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Bobbi Brown launches in Mumbai

Brown on her new ambassador Kate Upton, and two new collections

By ELLE team  March 13th, 2015

It’s been a small eternity since we told you Bobbi Brown was setting shop in Mumbai. But it’s finally happening. The store at Palladium will finally open doors next week. And – as a bonus – it will house two new collections, the Hot Collection full of summer brights, and Illuminating Nudes to perk up your skin. We caught up with the make-up genius:

The Hot Collection has Kate Upton’s foolproof favourites  
“It’s been created in collaboration with our gorgeous new face, Kate Upton. The Hot Collection pairs subtle nudes with pops of head-turning colour. Think the warm nudes of the beachfront and the bright lights of Miami. Fun, effortless and vibrant, Kate carefully selected each shade and product in the collection to reflect her playful, beach-ready lifestyle. Pair a well-defined nude eye with a high-voltage lip for a look that channels hot summer days, sexy summer nights and Kate’s easy confidence.”

Kate Upton’s zest for life sealed the deal
“I am always on the lookout for fresh, powerful female faces. I set out to meet Kate, and after we met, I fell in love with her spirit, natural beauty, and energy. I was drawn to Kate because – not only is she incredibly beautiful – she is healthy, comfortable in her own skin, has such positive energy, and is a woman who creates her own rules.”

The new “Cinderella cream” transforms your skin
“The Illuminating Nudes line is simple and gorgeous. Skin is the focus – re-energised and lit-from-within thanks to the new Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. (I call it “Cinderella cream’). On eyes, cheeks and lips, it’s all about subtle, light-reflective nudes that instantly give you a lift and a healthy, natural glow.”

Bobbi Brown doesn’t leave home without…
“I always carry concealer, foundation stick, blush and lip gloss to get an effortlessly put-together look. First I put concealer under my eyes to help cover up dark circles. Then I apply foundation stick to any areas that might need some extra coverage – usually around the nose and under the eyes. Then I apply a pop of blush to the apples of the cheeks to get a healthy glow. A little bit of lip gloss helps complete my look.”

To run a beauty empire, you must first dare to dream
“One winter, while home from college, I announced to my mother that I wanted to drop out of school. She said I couldn’t and insisted that I get a college degree – and I thank her for it.  She asked me what I wanted to do when I finished school and I had no idea. Then she said something that is so simple, but changed my life.  She said, “Forget about what you want to do with your life – pretend it’s your birthday and you can do anything you want.” I stopped and said I wanted to go to Marshall Fields (a Chicago department store) and play with make-up. And she said, “Why don’t you study cosmetics and get a degree from a school somewhere?” My passion for make-up led me to Emerson College in Boston where I pursued a degree in theatrical make-up.” 

Check out behind-the-scenes images featuring Kate Upton from the Hot Collection campaign, and get a first look at the brilliant products

Bobbi Brown, S-20, Level 2, Palladium, Lower Parel, Mumbai