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Meet Tracey Brown

Founder, Editor-in-Chief—Blinging Beauty

Beauty Expert, Freelance Writer, Editor, Journalist,
Spokesperson at Brown Beauty Consulting,

On air talent for eHow Style Channel

This is my Bio:

Tracey Brown, beauty expert and member of the team that built beauty powerhouse, is founder and editor-in-chief of Blinging Beauty.  While at Sephora, she fostered the growth of brands that are now household names—Perricone MD, Dr. Brandt, DDF, Caudalie, Sue Devitt, Stila, and Urban Decay among others.

As an international makeup artist, trainer, and educator, she has worked with prestigious brands—CHANEL, Smashbox, LORAC, L’Oreal Professional, and Laura Geller—while her artistry crosses all mediums—print, runway, television, film and video.

Tracey’s clinical skin care expertise, with an emphasis in acne, anti-aging, and hyperpigmentation, has grown out of her hands-on experience as a salon owner with a paramedical esthetics practice.  Post-secondary esthetic instruction from innovative cosmetic chemists, Dr. Howard Murad and Rebecca James Gadberry has empowered her as a force for empowering her clients to “read the label.”

After working in prestigious San Francisco spas, Tracey was recruited to open the celebrated Red Door Spa on Post St.  Personal product training from Dr. Perricone, Ole Henriksen, and other noted skin care developers has given her an extraordinary product knowledge base.

Tracey is now a brand strategist and published journalist, being called upon for her expertise by such mediums as CNN and CBS.  She is often quoted on Trya’s TypeF, authors several online beauty columns, with her product reviews and editorials counted as press along with major national women’s fashion/beauty magazines.  As a journalist, interviews with Diane von Furstenberg and Iman are cherished moments.  Best life epiphany—learning that makeup obsession is perfectly normal while interviewing makeup artist extraordinaire Pat McGrath.

me and dvf polaroid

In demand for speaking appearances, Tracey’s “5 Minute Face” workshop is always a sell-out and her “Beauty Boot Camp” workshops are national treasures.  She was the first beauty expert (2011) on the board of National Women on the Rise (NAWR), named a top 10 social networking website by Black Enterprise, and is a four-star beauty guru on Fab over 50.  

jones magazine pat mcgrath interview by tracey brown

Tracey is a member of Look Good…Feel Better, volunteers with physicians who treat burn survivors and mentors teenage girls with self-esteem workshops.

This is what I do:

• Beauty startup consultation
• Speaking engagements
• Events & promotions
• Social media
• Brand ambassador
• Media spokesperson
• Trainer & educator
• Seminars & workshops
• Representation at events
• Marketing collateral
• Quotable source—products, ingredients, makeup, skin care, hair care, body care
• Professional services—on location Bling Team providing hair and makeup, personal shopping, image consultation, corporate makeovers


This is why I do it: 

• Obsession (Thank you Pat McGrath)
• Passion
• Expertise
• Experience

This is how I do it:


• Articulate & persuasive
• Outstanding interpersonal skills
• Strong verbal & written communication
• Engaging presenter & impactful trainer

• Highly organized & resourceful
• Prioritizes & multi-tasks effectively
• Meticulous attention to detail

Personal Attributes
• Passionate & progressive
• Proactive & self-disciplined
• Results-oriented
• Work well under pressure
• Impeccable work ethic

This is what I can’t live without:
• Red lipstick
• Trashy lashes
• Eye cream
• Sunscreen
• Concealer
• Stunner shades
• Red Wine
• Great Books
• Tall Shoes
• French Roast Coffee
• My three fabulous daughters

This is what I can live without:
• Early morning alarms
• Flats (shoes)
• Cheap perfume
• Bad manners
• Bad eyebrows
• Bad breath

These are my favorite beauty quotes:

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.”— Coco Chanel

“A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.” —George Meredith

“Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.” —Ambrose Bierce

“Ask me anything.” “A day without blush is like a day without sunshine.” —Tracey Brown