Brooke Shields ‘sues British company over eyebrow pencil’ | Ents & Arts News
Brooke Shields is reportedly suing a British make-up company for selling an eyebrow pencil she claims is cashing in on her well-known brows.
US entertainment sites TMZ and the Blast say they have seen court documents detailing her case against Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, which sells a pencil in a “Brooke S” colour.
The lawsuit says the “brow lift” product interferes with Shields’ ability to officially endorse other make-up and create her own products.
It reportedly says her “bold eyebrows have been the trademark of her look” and that she has spent time “developing potential opportunities to create her own cosmetics line with an emphasis on eyebrow-enhancing products”.
She is also said to be suing retailers including Bloomingdale’s, J.C. Penny and Nordstrom to stop them selling the product.
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty was created by the British make-up artist of the same name and is headquartered in Hammersmith, west London.
Shields already has her own clothing line and jewellery line sold with shopping channel QVC.
The Blast quotes Shields’ lawyer as saying: “This is an egregious violation of Brooke’s rights, which we will litigate vigorously to vindicate.”
Shields rose to fame as a child model and actress and later got Golden Globe nominations for her part in sitcom Suddenly Susan.
She was also famously married to the American tennis star Andre Agassi for several years in the late 1990s and was good friends with Michael Jackson, speaking at his memorial service in 2009.
Sky News has contacted Charlotte Tilbury Beauty for comment.