Katie Holmes Designs a Palette With Bobbi Brown: 'It's All About the Effortless Chic'

08/02/2013 at 10:48 AM ET

Katie Holmes Bobbi BrownJeff Vespa/Getty

Katie Holmes‘s résumé just keeps getting longer. From TV star to Broadway actress, mom to model to haircare guru, there isn’t much she hasn’t tried.

And now she can add “makeup maven” to that ever-expanding list. For fall, the actress expanded her role as the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics to become a collaborator on a compact and a brush set, called The Bobbi & Katie Collection.

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“Our objective was to do something that is very helpful to all women,” Holmes told WWD. “You can put it on in the back of a cab, you can put it on in your bathroom at home, you can put it on in the parking lot at your child’s soccer game. It’s simple, but we like to have special things that make us feel good, and I think that’s what this palette achieves.”

Comprised of eight eyeshadows, two Pot Rouges and a mini eye pencil (the latter of which Brown credited to Holmes and called “genius”), the palette is inspired by an old journal of Holmes’s and by her conversations with Brown. “These are things that will perk you up. And I look to Bobbi for that, because she’s an incredible makeup artist,” she said. “I’m always asking her, ‘What do I do when I’ve slept four hours and I’m going to a meeting? What do I do so I don’t look like I’m exhausted?’”

She might need even more of those tips in the upcoming months. She’s got another Holmes & Yang show coming up at New York Fashion Week and is filming two movies at the moment — not to mention toying with the idea of launching a fragrance. “I’m interested [in perfume],” Holmes said. “We all need a little help in smelling good, especially in the summer in New York City!”

Tell us: Are you excited to check out Holmes’s first foray into makeup? Would you try her perfume?

–Alex Apatoff

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xoxo on

SHE’S DESIGNING the products??? Um, okay…..

NC on

Good for her!

Victoria on

Love her and Bobbi Brown! Can’t wait to see what they do!

Life goes on on

So she became a chemist over night. She is lending her name and that makes her more money.

Amy on

It is so nice to see her do all of these things. It seems like Tommy Boy kept her hidden from doing what she loves.

Advertising on

This just screams ‘Special Advertising Section’

Danielle on

Katie is trying to find her calling , and it’s nothing wrong in trying other venues….I wish her the best…….and remember people……she is a wounded soul…..so be nice to her.

Elsa on

It’s funny that you mention Holmes and Yang in the copy, but you didn’t mentoin fshion designer for her resume. I’m especially interested in learning about the genius in the eye pencil. It does seem like Tom was holding her back. Go Katie!


Riddle me this or should I say hypocrite. How can she sale, advertise and market something she herself does not practice or excel at for that matter. She does not wear makeup or good fashion but yet she continues to pimp these things. It’s simple really; just like J-LO, S-Vergara, Heidi Klum, K-Hudson, V-Beckham, J-Alba and ECT. If you want people to buy what you are saleling, it helps to show them or model the products for them. GET IT. It’s hard for me to buy high fashion and make-up from TOM BOY Joey Potter. Ha-ha, Am I missing something? People that have actually succeseded in this venture actually look amazing almost every day, you want to see them, the rock and rule the Red Carpet consistently. I mean, you want to be these women: J-LO, S-Vergara, K-Hudson, V-Beckham, Heidi Klum and J-Alba. I DON’T WANT TO BE A FRUMPY, OLD LOOKING, PLAIN, TOM BOY, PAUL BUNYAN looking woman. I like sex too much.

Melissa on

I LOVE Bobby Brown products! Her skin care line is fabulous. The cosmetic line has a wide variety of options and colors. As for Katie not wearing make up, she does wear it, now that she is single. She wears it not the way a clown would! Being a BB fan, the one thing that she emphasises is that a woman should bring out her beauty and best features. She doesn’t want a woman to hide behind a mask of make up.

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