Bobbi Brown has stepped down from her eponymous beauty brand.

The 59-year-old make-up artist - who founded her namesake cosmetics company in 1990 - has announced she has decided to leave Bobbi Brown Cosmetics after 25 years to embark on a new adventure, and the style guru has admitted she is ''proud'' of her successful brand and the products created.

Speaking in a statement about her departure, the brunette beauty said: ''I am thankful for the extraordinary people that I've had the privilege to work with over the years and proud of the creative endeavours and innovative products we've created together.''

And Bobbi - whose brand was bought by the cosmetics giant Estée Lauder in 1995 - has also thanked her ''lauder family'' for the opportunities they have given her.

She continued: ''And the Lauder family, for the many opportunities they gave me.''

Bobbi has admitted celebrating the brands 25th anniversary in the business was what made her decide to quit the beauty house.

Speaking previously, she said: ''[It] made me realize it was time to start a new chapter and move on to new ventures.''

Although Bobbi has teased she will begin a new venture in the future, she has decided to keep her future plans close to her chest, although she is rumoured to be revealing all of the details next year.

Meanwhile, Bobbi has admitted she never thought she would be a successful businesswoman or even be a recognised person in the public eye.

She explained: ''I have never ever thought about being a businesswoman, being someone in the public eye - and certainly not with such a giant business. If there was a crystal ball I'd have run the other way.

''But what I love is being able to bring something to the market that actually changes women's lives - and then people get to buy it and I get to make more things.''