Sunday, April 30, 2017

ECO ANGEL: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore Wild Flower

Our April Eco Angel is actress and Flower Beauty founder Drew Barrymore.

Drew Barrymore was born in California in 1975 and grew up in Sherman Oaks. Her childhood was less than perfect and by the age of 14 she became emancipated. Drew was one of Hollywood's most famous child stars with her memorable role as Gertie in Steven Spielberg's 1989 scifi classic E.T. the Extra Terrestrial - which was the highest grossing film of the 1980's.  

Drew Barrymore 1991

In the 90's Drew starred in many movies including Poison Ivy, Mad Love, Batman Forever, The Wedding Singer, and Ever After. In 1995 at the age of 20 Drew co-founded her own production company Flower Films. The company's first film Never Been Kissed starred Drew Barrymore in one of her most famous roles as insecure copy editor Josie Geller. 

Drew's company Flower Films went onto to produce her films Charlie's Angels, 50 First Dates, Music and Lyrics, He's Just Not That Into You and Whip It!Drew's filmography includes acting roles in 48 films through her career spanning four decades from 1980 to 2015. 

Drew Barrymore | He's Just Not That Into You

In 2007 Drew became a brand ambassador for Covergirl cosmetics. 

Drew: "It was getting my sort of college degree in being a co-creative director for Cover Girl for eight years, being part of the campaigns, and concepts, and marketing, and photography. Working with [makeup artist] Pat McGrath and trying to drive the brand into something I felt like could best serve, as well as the women we were trying to reach gave me so much education that it felt like a waste not to do something with it." 

With her beauty knowledge and experience Drew Barrymore founded her own cosmetics brand Flower Beauty in 2013. Her mission; to empower women to feel beautiful with affordable cruelty-free beauty products. 

FLOWER: "FLOWER empowers women by developing products that help you look and feel great in your own skin, and to embrace your individual beauty with the support of inspired, luxurious products made with you in mind." 


Being an actress Drew has worked with many celebrity Makeup Artists, so she knows a thing or two about beauty! 

Drew:  "I’ve also been in a makeup chair since I was 6-years-old and had the fortune of working with the icons of the beauty industry, so learning, being in love with products, pigments, brands, companies, and just being a constant student of makeup."


Drew's beauty company FLOWER has now expanded to include fragrance, brushes, bags and eyewear. 

Drew: "[The idea is] to build the branches of your tree from a nucleus. The nucleus is colour cosmetics with Flower: Fragrance, brushes, bags, eyewear — things that naturally evolve and don’t feel like they are greedy and all over the place."

Flower Eyewear offers 36 prescription and sun glasses sold in Walmart stores across America. 

FLOWER: "Love the way you look. You no longer have to spend a lot of money to get the high quality, fashion forward eyewear you want and deserve." 

FLOWER EYEWEAR | Good Housekeeping 

Drew: "I'm so lucky that I get to work in such a wide-array of design arenas every day. It's so energising." 

Just like many women Drew loves wine and launched Barrymore Wines to celebrate her love of creating memories around the table. 

Barrymore Wines by Carmel Road includes 3 wines including Drew's Blend Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Rosé of Pinot Noir. 

Drew: "I am passionate about wine. There is so much to discover and experience and my travels help me do that. Barrymore Pinot Grigio is made from Monterey grown grapes which is adjacent to the beautiful Blue Grand Canyon section of the Pacific ocean where extreme winds and deep, cold water create the perfect mix of fog and cool temperatures, ideal for growing the perfect grape. Please enjoy this varietal around the table, a place where I feel some of the best memories are made."

Drew: "I have been a long time lover of Pinot Grigio. I know for me as a wine drinker, first impressions is really important and it was one of the reasons that for this label I actually put my Grandfather's crest because I thought if you did gift this wine and brought it looked like something that wasn't overly feminine but it was just more of a timeless gift. I think about the presentation of wine because it's something that you remember that somebody gave you, you bring them into that experience and then you create a memory. And I think that wine has that amazing ability to be something that is so in tandem and so synonymous with memories." 

Drew Barrymore | Barrymore Wines

Drew shares more about her life since the age of 14 in her memoir Wildflower. Her autobiography is a portrait of Drew's life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges and experiences of her earlier years. 

Follow Drew's daily adventures and join her 7 million followers on Instagram! 

Drew: "Instagram: that’s my platform. I need one and one only.  I’ve never done Snapchat, never done Twitter. Facebook is important but I’m personally invested in Instagram — that’s my channel."

From child star to Hollywood legend to beauty pioneer - Drew Barrymore is a healthy, happy and successful woman and we can't wait to see what she does next! 

Drew Barrymore


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 This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine April 2017.