Benefit fans are mourning the death of one of its Founders, Jean Ann Ford who lost her life to cancer last week, aged 71.
“It is with great sadness, we share that our beloved co-founder, Jean Ann Ford has passed away,” the brand wrote in an Instagram post. “Jean leaves behind a make-up dynasty, a legacy of creativity, and the belief that ‘laughter is the best cosmetic’! Jean’s daughters know that their mother’s sharp creativity and bad ass spirit will live on in Benefit customers around the world.”
The Ford sisters sold a controlling stake in Benefit to LVMH in 1999, exiting the brand once and for all in 2012.