The sisters, who founded Benefit in the late 1970s, were in the UK for the premiere of their short film Glamouriety. It tells the story of their career and brings to life some of our favourite characters Dr Feelgood (the complexion balm, who in Glamouriety is portrayed as a hot but unconventional doctor); Gabbi, (who appears on one of the brands make-up bags), and their most devoted customer Ralph. Jam-packed with singing, dancing, illustration and special effects its a joy to watch and funny to boot.
As youve probably realised, the Ford sisters are real characters which is exactly why the global brand is such a success; the first time ELLE met them was at a launch a few years back, where they sang and danced to a song they had penned. Its that blend of humour, creativity and the brilliantly-crafted products that has made Benefit what it is today.
The twins were brought up on a farm in Indiana, left for New York to pursue a modelling career before settling in San Francisco. Knowing they wanted to do something other than modelling they realised they were great at two things making casseroles and make-up. They flipped a coin and lucky for us it landed on make-up.
Below you can watch ELLEs exclusive interview with Jean and Jane Ford...
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