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Question time with legendary make up artist Bobbi Brown

She’s one of the world’s top makeup artists – and a secret closet cleaner.

The last thing I binge-watched was… Grace and Frankie on Netflix.

The best career advice I’ve ever received is… from Leonard Lauder: Don’t ask for permission but beg for forgiveness.

The three qualities that got me where I am today are… naivety, tunnel vision and perseverance.

The kind of work I’d do for free is… any fun shoot or makeup on someone I love or admire, and anything to help those in need.

My go-to party outfit is… skinny tuxedo pants, a sequinned cardigan, high platforms, a mini cross-body bag and a pair of big, sparkly earrings.

My advice to my younger self would be… chill out, try to be present, do more weights than aerobics and don’t forget to relax sometimes and have fun.

I feel content when… I’m with my husband and three sons, wherever we are.

Top of my bucket list is… spending a week at a retreat by myself.

If I could live in another country it would be… the UK. I love the people, the accents, that Union Jack flag. I just love all things British.

The music that makes me want to dance is… hip-hop – from Biggie and Kanye to Jay Z and Flo Rida. In fact, I got low with Flo at one of his concerts when I jumped on stage to dance with him!

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My hidden talent is… cleaning and organising closets.

A book that left a lasting impression on me is… Breaking Night by Liz Murray.

My ultimate dinner party guest would be… Jamie Oliver.

The best thing not yet invented is… your full day’s worth of vitamins in the form of potato chips.

My most cringe-worthy moment was… when my dancing on stage with Flo Rida and Salt-N-Pepa ended up on YouTube.

A person whose work I admire is… my husband, who buys old buildings and renovates them in a cool, industrial way.

In my handbag right now is… my iPhone, iPad, Beats headphones, [Bobbi Brown] Telluride bronzer and Naked lip gloss, healthy snacks and some paperwork.

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