nice to meet you…briana

There’s a lot that goes on behind the makeup at Benefit, so what better way to get to know Benefit than to meet some of the people that work here! Today we have a little meet n’ greet with Briana, who does design in our Creative Services department.

b is for briana

I’m most inspired by…

  • Art movements like Art Deco and Art Noveau
  • 1960s Americana
  • I’m also greatly insipired by COLOR… sometimes I even have to tone it down a bit because I love it so much!

The five things I love/can’t live without…

  • five pillows all to myself when I sleep
  • Netflix ‘watch it now’
  • Peet’s coffee from the bene-lunch room
  • My Spray-on Toner facial Mist
  • Belts as a major accessory (…when in doubt, belt it!)

When I need creative inspiration…I browse around my favorite blogs, like design*sponge, little green notebook, lovelypackage.com, (just to mention a few). And listening to The Smiths always gets the creative juices flowing.

The one Benefit product I swear by is… high brow. The wonder powers behind this 2 second application brow product are unbelievable. Younger, brighter, awake in a blink!

My favorite place in San Francisco/Bay Area… My home in the East Bay. I feel like I’m in my own little retreat.

My favorite thing at my desk is… My bulletin board. If I’m stuck and I need some ideas, I just look at it and it all comes to me!

The color wheel: My favorite color is… Anything blue. From navy, to teals, to aquas… I just can’t pick one. They all make me happy by just looking at them. Blues are chicken soup for the artist soul!

My best makeup trend from high school or the one I most regret… 90s Matte dark lipstick… Sooooo not flattering to my skin tone.

If I could live any other place I’d live… In Cartagena, Colombia. Magic realism to the MAX!

My creative outlet is… My children!

My favorite Benefit moment… Spotting girls out on the street wearing/using things I’ve made and designed. I always have to fight the urge to approach them and yell “hey girlfried, I made that!”