Bobby Brown makeup contouring

Makeup maven Bobby Brown is tired of some celebrities abusing clown makeup contouring -- and she says it has to stop. Some artists wear so much contouring makeup that it looks like they underwent extensive plastic surgery.

"When I see contouring on people’s faces, it looks like dirt,” Brown tells The NY Post. “As a beauty expert, I believe in individual beauty, and it’s just not my aesthetic. We don’t need to be contouring like the Kardashians.”

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She added: “The contouring trend is so wrong because it tells women there’s something wrong with their face. There’s beauty in a full face, so I don’t like to paint in a cheekbone that doesn’t exist.”

Brown targeted the Kardashians as some of the worst offenders of the contouring craze.

Sorry, Kylie, but “lip-plumping and fillers never work,” Brown says. “We’re not all born with Angelina Jolie lips .?.?. and whoever said small lips aren’t beautiful?” If you can’t rock a bold lip, Brown suggests lining lips with a soft purplish pencil — like the Bobbi Brown lip liner in “Bobbi,” a shade she designed for herself — for a faint enhancement. Source

Brown says, as always, less is more. Reality stars such as Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton should embrace their African noses rather than contouring to achieve Anglo features.

"Make sure your brow fits your face, and if you’ve overplucked, don’t attempt to draw in the power brow of your dreams," said Brown. "I wish I had the strong brow I was given when I was a teenager... but I can’t paint it in,” she added.

Photos: Photomanlife

  • Anonymouse

    Wow, is that really Cynthia Bailey on the left??? She looks so.... different.

  • Dee

    Marlo looks great!

  • Fendi

    She looks transgender in that photo.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    NOW THIS is WATT EYE really needed to know/read :) (San smile)

  • iWasteTime

    I have to agree!
    I met a woman at a event, her face was beat to death, she saw me in Target and was talking to me and I had to say , ma'am who is you? She laughed and was like oh, this me with out the glam! |
    Bish you didn't even look like you. What kind of sorcery

  • SpillyNillie

    A lil contouring ain't neva hurt nobody!!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I went to this bish named Tasha's wedding several years ago. Now she is not even remotely cute :no: BUT HONEY she was Gorgeous on her wedding day. I mean beautiful!!!
    I promise you WastingTime I was looking at the bride like that's not Tasha :nono: no way no how :no:

    So I say all that to say this---> why would anybody wanna look like they don't even look? :blink:

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Have we confirmed that Marlon was born with an actual hoo ha? Something about her don't quite sit right. And she always with OLDER white cats. And going by some of the smutt that the Mrs reads, they love some brown strange. REAL strange.

  • Too Many Colors

    why would anybody wanna look like they don't even look?
    ^^^^
    Ask Lil Kim

  • iWasteTime

    exactly!
    I'm not a daily makeup wearer and when I do I look like me!!

  • SpillyNillie

    Marlo is indeed a woman. A woman who loves old white money.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Saw Crush on You video this weekend and wondered do she ever look at her old videos or in the mirror and go, WTF was I thinking?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Is she the one that NeNe said her cooter was all tore up?

  • Too Many Colors

    Leave Ted Turner ALONE. He a fine, nice, old southern gentleman.

  • SpillyNillie

    Yup

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    EYE YAM STEAL TeamLilKim though *pouts*

    But when Kim steps out she always looks like the new Kim, right? :yes:

    This chick looks like her regular self :shrug:

  • Too Many Colors

    Quiet Storm video was on at the Crunk bowling alley ? in ATL last weekend. We was like she should have stopped RIGHT there.

  • Too Many Colors

    It's about 5 Kims. So yes. 1 of the 5. Snorts...

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I was on youtube the other day and saw all of old Biggie videos :love:

  • iWasteTime

    She should've stopped at the Jumpoff video.
    She was so fly though, IDK Why she aint see

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    *turns head away real fast*

  • Too Many Colors

    I just said Quiet Storm. But maybe Jump Off. You right

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Hoo Ha :hahaha:

  • LibraGirlonly

    Lol lol

  • Vonn

    I hate to agree with this...but, well...

  • 88

    Why do women constantly pose like that? I hate that ish.

  • SummerBaby

    I agree I hate all that contouring. Cynthia sure has been looking different.

  • Too Many Colors

    Gavin thinks Gwen Stefani was cheating on him while they were still living together.

    Nigga you GAY. Wtf.?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Kim's first face was so pretty! She was a bad bish!

  • Vonn

    That's because you are doing it right. Make-up is to enhance what you have, not change you into a completely different person. i.e new complexion & bone structure.

  • Sexy CJ

    Shame on me......I didn't even know that was Cynthia on the left.........

  • Reddy

    It's not enough contouring in the U.S of A to get rid of my daddy's nose!! Hmph!! It's here...right in the middle of my damn face. Been with me for 31 years...I like her.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Don't unnastand what was the problem for she was pretty.

  • Too Many Colors

    Idk eem know how to do all of that mess. I just discovered makeup like 4-5 years ago

  • SummerBaby

    Make sure your brow fits your face, and if you’ve overplucked, don’t attempt to draw in the power brow of your dreams,
    --------------
    My brows are sew thin & refuse to grow back. I've tried Jamaican black castor oil & they're still thin ?

  • TheWildChild

    Wow, I didn't really recognize Cynthia Bailey ?

  • Reddy

    I miss Aunt Dot Kim...I wish she would talk about why she chose to do her face like that.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Those drawn in brows bother me. Especially when they look like a disconnected Mcdonalds Arch.

  • Reddy

    *sidenote* What the hell does Marlo have on? A dang sequined winter long sleeved onesie?

  • MookieFly

    Don't all that make up clog the pores? Take it off and face be lookin like a supreme pizza with the works

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Are we sure the two up top haven't had rhinoplasty?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I was just discussing Gavin and Marilyn with my sister yesterday ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Among other things

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Key words 'a lil'. Folks are contouring new faces.

  • Sexy CJ

    ************

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I agree. I've recently gotten into makeup and I follow a couple of makeup pages for ideas. I liked the contouring at first, but then I noticed that everyone just looks like a Kardashian. The makeup is so thick. It's several layers. I'm enjoying the natural look of Beyonce and Ciara right now. Even copying Ci's thicker brow.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What do you suggest they do when they're on a red carpet ???

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Somebody was angry with me because I didn't know their Facebook profile picture was THEM! I thought their page was hacked!

  • MS PEACHES

    Is this bish white?????

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I like my kneegrow nose and cheek bones but that's just me.

  • Fendi

    I have a cousin who this applies to. In photos, that bish is a 9.5-10. In person, that ho is a -2 on a good day.

  • Fendi

    You know hos love to look like they're auditioning for the kabuki, and don't know what the hell that is.

  • AnonymousRose

    I hate makeup .... I just wear beeswax chapstick, lol *****Shrugs***** I wore it once when I took some professional pictures, and hated it, my face looked like a different person...that was 20 yrs ago

  • Sexy CJ

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  • Sexy CJ

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  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I like to think that if folks are paying a grip for makeup they are also investing in the best skin care.

  • Vonn

    Not kabuki theatre. lol

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    I do like a touch of it myself. Just don't go full Kardashian with it.

  • MUNCHOSGIRL
  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Shade.

  • Empress

    I am so sick of this euro contouring thing. This line down the nose is so stupid. It makes everyone look the same. All these reality show ads look like Remy hair ads in the window of asian beauty supply stores. Same face, hair, cheekbones, and noses. No individual or afro-cultural beauty at all. But what can we do? If they don't look at their pictures and see a different woman they are mad. All in your own wedding photos looking like someone else. I love having my grandmother's nose. I think make-up should enhance not transform.

  • anjanette b

    Did she mean full lip like black people. They alway throw out the name of that one white girl. it's full like black people Bobby.

  • stav

    I love how she called these two out for contouring to get Anglo features, but called Kylie out for trying to have lips like Angelina Jolie. STOP! As if Angelina Jolie doesn't get fillers in her lips, and wouldn't that be to get African features. If you're going to try to call anyone out , just make it all accurate. I have seen Angelina's crusty lips in all different sizes , and you could see the injection marks, so don't try to pretend those features of hers are not enhanced(to look African). So next time come correct Bobbie Brown!

  • Empress

    My cousin always goes to the major title bouts in Vegas and she is usually there, he SWEARS Lil Kim is FINE. It's the major family argument at every cookout and he swear on on ten Jesuses that she is FINE in person.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She didn't ! Her natural lips... Her father has those exact same crazy lips! Angelina

  • Traceyindamiddle

    Real women don't realize contouring the way it is being done today...... was for trannies and gay men to look more feminine........THE Gays and trannies got real women looking like Shemales!! I cant stand that tranny post op surgery looking mess they have pushed off on women as the IN beauty trendy!!

  • Miany

    PREACH Traceyindamiddle

  • Miany

    nah Jenie...I googled....Angie daddy has zero lips.... like zero.

  • missmiami305

    i'm so over the contour look. especially when you can clearly see it. idk I like the more subtle look. not to mention all the overly highlighted brows...

  • Phatbootycutie

    Don't sit there and blame that crap on no trannies just cause you dnt know how to wear and or apply make up u chicks are effin crazy

  • Varnell Hill

    Alot of woman don't appreciate their real beauty. Always trying to look like someone else. There shouldn't be a big difference once you take off your makeup.

  • missmiami305

    lmao!!!!!!! chileeeee

  • missmiami305

    luv this and agree

  • missmiami305

    exactly! I still think Angelina got a lil fillers down the line

  • Monday

    THANK YOOUUUUUUUU AND FINALLYYYY

    The Kardashian trying to look "exotic mix"...

    Blacks are fine the way we are. Spend some time under the sun and your skin will glow naturally, no contouring needed.

    Leave contouring for yt skin trying to look like us. Watching theses videos on youtube is depressing, so many different things when all you need is the sun.

    Dear Black People,.... Please Stop

  • Monday

    Is this Cynthia?? Really??

    Oh. Noooooooo

  • Monday

    THank you. Females now look like men who wants to be like female...

    Which REAL men will love this?

  • BlahBlahBlah

    What is contouring? Is it like heavy foundation?

  • Mahogany

    Key ? word: SORCERY!!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    ???

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Who was told they were clitorally deficient?

  • barbeez

    Right. People are copying Kim K but she has a gay man doing drag makeup on her. She looked better when she did her own makeup.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    As a make-up artist. I've been saying the same thing. Also concealer is NOT made for brows.

  • i troll it like i see it

    And she is damn right! Bout time someone in the industry said it and Bobbi Brown at that?! thank you Bobbi! Heavy contouring is nothing new but it was something drag queens perfected to look more feminine. Real women don't need it!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Check her brother out then ! Somebody in her fam has those same crazy lips! Her natural lips

  • Jennifer Hudson’s Knees

    it was def her mom. her twins have those lips also

  • TheRealLee

    “The contouring trend is so wrong because it tells women there’s something wrong with their face." And people / companies that sell makeup is telling us what.

    Hmmm, here is an idea, why not just be natural with zits and all. Wash with soap and water, put some moisturizer on, and out the door you go. Everything in moderation. No one should be arbiter of a woman's looks.

    How should this woman present herself to the world?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Make up is sorcery, Witch craft. That's the only explanation I have for why it can turn an unattractive woman into a beauty.

  • KB

    ROFLMAO! ???

  • lyn Alexandra

    Totally agree, less is more, you see so many women at times going makeup free and get more compliments than when it's caked on, makeup should enhance your features not change your face!

  • lyn Alexandra

    Welp, if they wanted to look like trannies they've achieved that look, lol.... Less is more!

  • SehkmetGoddess

    Lil Kim is BEAUTIFUL in person. Her booty is much too big for her tiny frame. But, the photos do her no justice, EVER. But, she is gorgeous in person. She came out here to Austin and performed. She was little, cute, with a camel toe outta this world, Chile. Mr Papers was with her. They were cute together. He brought her water, she gave him a shout out. It was cool. I mean, the pictures are bad. Just.. Bad.

  • Canary Red™

    ?????????? bless you Bobbi bless you for speaking truth through and through!

  • Auditor

    Lol I do...don't have the time and patience for makeup...and the day you decide not to wear it yo ass look sickly. I'm good.

  • Auditor

    #dead

  • eljjai

    AND LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN! I'm sick to death of everybody walking around looking like a drag queen. And the weird thing is everybody contours the same way, it's creepy.

  • eljjai

    you'll find that they ain't. the makeup is their skincare.

  • eljjai

    don't get me started on those lashes. and people don't even trim them to look normal anymore. and they'll be at work at 8 in the morning with spider leg lashes thinking they look professional.

  • eljjai

    she sure as hell did. Ole fake hussie.

  • eljjai

    they were naturally more plush than the avg sprite. but then she took fillers to them to take it to the next level. especially since she is heroin-chic thin most of the time. She is living that filler life.

  • Sexy CJ

    Lol..........looking like they have caterpillars on their eyelids........

  • 88

    You can put your hands on your thighs and still be cute.

  • Sharon

    NO amount of contouring will HELP Sandra's ass..Contour your personality UGLY Coochie licker

  • Sharon

    NO amount of contouring will HELP Sandra's UGLY ass, Bitch NEEDS to make over IT's heart, IT is UGLY Inside.

  • Phatbootycutie

    Lmmfpao so true she needs to pray for a new heart ...Gdmorning btw

  • Phatbootycutie

    You seem to really have a problem with Trannies lol why what have one done to u why not just let them live. Why are women like that?

  • sunni_daze

    I agree it's like some women are going for the drag look, which works for men to make them look more fem but it just makes ladies look rather dudish.

  • Genia Gouch

    wow...that was a mouthful. No coffee yet?

  • Genia Gouch

    This is good information to share..Thank you! . Some people rely on the banana powder a lot...to the point it is changing whole complexions. I recently visited a makeup kiosk. They lady went on a long diatribe about oily skin. I told her no...that i believed in moisture and didn't subscribe to dulling out the natural glow of my skin. when i asked her what was the difference between my skin and dewy skin? she had no words

  • Sharon

    Mornin Phat

  • Sharon

    Awwwe, one of Sandra's "nieces" I suppose? or perhaps one of IT's Dyke girlfriends? either way, do you "wow @ IT's going N of Our President or Any celeb that IT deems talentless?

  • Genia Gouch

    absolutely i do. I've been a friend of the blogs going on 6 to 7 years. So trust i challenge when i feel the satire (IMO) has gone to far. Operative word "SATIRE"....Do you go in as hard on CNN, FOX news? Which news personalities on either network have you referred to as dykes or "ITS"..but we have no beef...SR can handle her own ish...it just seemed a little early for the personalized hatred...it stood out to me.

  • Sharon

    I digress Genia, SR seems to HATE folks for no other reason than IT can (Yes this is IT's blog) But IT's followers co-signing every hateful shady/shitty moment is just weird to me, Now that one can express themselves without being muzzled is awesome ...No ass kissing from me..IT is sooo not related to me. Cannot stand how IT attacks our Prez (Is IT even a Citizen of this Country?) & yet folks insist on calling IT "Auntie", seems a wee bit Cult like.

  • Genia Gouch

    ok.

  • Candance

    Makeup should be an enhancement not a total change. When I put on make up I look the same not like a reality star. The makeup is so out of control I can barely watch reality TV on HD... its crazy!!!!

  • Candance

    That isn't Cynthia.... isn't that the transgender chick that is or was suppose to be on the show.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    To all those UpVoting this, yall MUST know Tasha! :hahaha:

  • Fendi

    No, that's Cynthia. The Uggs are what give her away. She was wearing those sequined Uggs at some club recently. Her makeup looks horrible.

  • Fendi

    NeNe said that about Claudia Jordan.

  • Fendi

    And new races.

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I agree! Makeup is suppose to enhance your natural beauty not take away from it and make u look like a complete different person. All I know is when I see a woman that has used contouring makeup, I see nothing but a drag queen. I know these days the Trans are trying to take over but real women listen up, U should not be trying to compete with them nor try to look like them remember they are trying to be u and look like u! Stop with the hard face and paint

  • Vegas1989

    I said the same thing....SMH....Damn...wear Peter at?....LOL

  • Vegas1989

    She be wearing them out.......I think that's the only pair she has...because she has been rocking them for the past 7 seasons.....LOL

  • Fendi

    Or she has several pairs of the same Uggs. If I like something, I'll buy more than one of the same thing. *shrugs* Either way, she needs to retire her Uggs and start wearing something else. Uggs are not red carpet attire, unless she was at the opening of an Uggs store. Lol

  • Monday

    I never said anything like this, you read me all wrong.

    If I had a problem with trannies or transgender, I would speak about trannies.

    Seems you'd want me to have a problem with them. Why certain women like to assume?

  • Dr.Rue

    That's Cynthia and its the makeup. She's still naturally a beautiful woman. Just too much makeup. Her and Kenya are both naturally beautiful to me

  • Dr.Rue

    Doesn't makeup itself tell women something is wrong with their natural face??? So Bobby doesn't want people to contour or buy lip fillers she wants them to buy her lip liner instead? lol oh ok

  • chococherry

    That's good she's back with mr papers.

  • Judi Lauren

    Amen... tranny brows and ish.. you look like chick who is trying to look like a dude trying to look like a chick...

  • Joshua Takeover

    LOL @ the "Power Brow of your dreams". Yes ladies, quit that ish. That deep black with the fade away towards the center. Looking like who dun it and why