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Brooke Shields is Suing Charlotte Tilbury Over Eyebrow Pencil Shade

Written by Sena Tokel, student from Solent University on 10 May 2019

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American model and actress Brooke Shields has filed a law suit against celebrity makeup artist and cosmetic brand Charlotte Tilbury over the use of an eyebrow pencil named ‘Brooke. S’.

Filed at the Superior Court of California, the complaint alleged that model Shields’ “bold eyebrows” that have been the “trademark of her look” are being sold on the Charlotte Tilbury website without her permission.

Whilst the brow pencil does not refer to the models full name, Brookes is claiming that her reputation is closely tied enough to her ‘bold’ eyebrows to create confusion amongst consumers of the product.

The lawsuit claims that her ‘bold’ eyebrows have been the trademark of her look and says she is currently “investigating and developing potential opportunities to create her own cosmetics line with an emphasis on eyebrow-enhancing products” and the sale of this product could potentially interfere with her creating her own cosmetics line.

In a statement Brooke’s attorney Alex Weingarten said:

“Brooke Shields’s career as a model, actress, author, and entrepreneur spanning decades has made Brooke (and her eyebrows) a household name, in fact, Brooke’s eyebrows have been her trademark since Time magazine declared her ‘the ‘80s look’ in 1981”.

The product is currently available at major makeup retailers including Sephora, Amazon and Nordstrom who are also named as defendants in the suit.

“This is an egregious violation of Brooke’s rights, which we will litigate vigorously to vindicate” said Shields’ attorney.

Shields is seeking damages from the makeup artist and for the brand to remove the eyebrow pencil from all retailers.

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