The Essential Double-Ended Cosmetic Brush Collection (5-Piece)
Princess Marcella Borghese didn’t shop for cosmetics. When she married into the famed Italian family—an ancestral force that produced one Pope and countless statues of chiseled topless men in awkward poses—Marcella grew accustomed to custom-made products. Most were made from natural ingredients and formulated by her personal chemist to match each and every outfit she wore. In 1956, the Princess packed up eight custom lipsticks, eight matching designer outfits, and hired three models before heading for the American offices of Revlon. By 1958, Marcella had a partnership with the famed cosmetics brand, lending her regal name to the high-end cosmetics line.
Current CEO Georgette Mosbacher says Borghese remains a combination of “the tradition of classic Italian beauty and modern sensibility.” Some formulations are derived from natural and organic ingredients, such as mud masks and serums. Other skincare products harness innovative anti-aging ingredients. Says Mosbacher, “We believe every woman has a secret beauty waiting to be revealed and we want to help her discover it.”