Christie Brinkley Brings Her Beauty Secrets to Cosmetics

At 63 years old, Christie Brinkley loves social media.
Brinkley, who handles her own social media accounts and is expanding her use of Instagram Stories, deftly shoots selfies on par with a Millennial (her kids told her, however, that Snapchat is for their age). Instagram, in fact, was the impetus to expand her skin care brand, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care, into color cosmetics.
“I’ve really gotten into social media,” said Brinkley from a suite at The Mark Hotel in Manhattan, where she was wearing a gold YSL dress prior to a press preview of her makeup last week. The festivities included blowouts at the Frédéric Fekkai Hair Salon, along with makeovers and facials using Brinkley’s products.
“It was always my plan to add cosmetics, but my Instagram ladies kept asking me for help with their makeup. So I told the guys [Andrew Surwilo and Thomas Shipley, the cofounders and co-chief executives officers of Atlantic Coast Brands, the creator of Brinkley’s beauty brand] it was time.”
The 22-stockkeeping unit Christie Brinkley Authentic Beauty will debut via HSN on Feb. 8, followed by a rollout at the end of the month at select Kohl’s Corp. doors. As with the skin-care collection, the makeup will also

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