I’ve seen a lot of interesting lawsuits coming and go in the beauty world in my time blogging! Lawsuits between Urban Decay and Victoria’s Secret, lawsuits against Walmart for being racially insensitive by locking up their makeup and beauty products, lawsuits against St Ives for having a facial scrub that’s far to harsh, everyone is suing everyone. I work in insurance and it’s a fairly common joke in my business life that if you live in New York that someone is out their suing someone for some ridiculous thing or another.
The latest beauty lawsuit is the Brook Shields Charlotte Tilbury lawsuit. I actually think it’s a ridiculous lawsuit but who am I to say?
Here’s the thing….
Whenever we think of Brook Shields two things might come to mind! One of which I’m sure are her iconic brows! I mean really? Brook Shields brows are probably more legendary than she is. They should have their own press team. The second thing is likely Blue Lagoon but really, it’s all the brows all the time isn’t it? I’ve never been a fan of strong, bushy brows probably because I struggle with bushy brows myself and I don’t think they are a blessing but more a pain in my a$$ because if I leave them alone they will seriously just grow into one big unibrow. Bushy brows are pretty hip and happening though nowadays and they’ve been making a major come back particularly on the runways.
Brook Shields though is apparently sueing because her eyebrows are apparently as epic as we all imagine them to be! She’s suing Charlotte Tilbury according to instyle.com because Charlotte created a brow pencil that’s named Brooke S. She’s also apparently pointing fingers at retailers of the product such as Beautylish, Sephora, and others for selling the product.
She is apparently requesting that the court stop Tilbury from using her name and stop sales of Brooke S at all retailers and is seeking “unspecified monetary damages”. Apparently her defense is that her career as a model, actress, author, and entrepreneur has made Brooke (and her eyebrows) a “household name.” And also, she is starting her own line of brow products and feels it will confuse consumers if Charlotte has a product laying around named after her. She further claims Charlotte never asked her if she could use her name.
I think it’s ridiculous as I said above. I hate to say it but most people that use makeup at the moment probably don’t even know who Brook Shields is. Sad to say but potentially true considering how young makeup users are. They’d likely not even put two and two together with the pencil name being Brooke S.
What DO you think of this lawsuit?
Crazy? Or does Brooke deserve compensation?