Bobbi Brown's Simple Steps for Healthy Living

What the makeup guru uses to look her best outside—and in

Images loading...

Bobbi Brown's 12 Secrets to Simple, Healthy Living

Makeup Artist extraordinaire Bobbi Brown made a fortune building a cosmetics company built on the idea of understatement. Nudes, natural hues and an emphasis on pretty skin won Brown a legion of makeup groupies. Women were thrilled to find a brand that helped them look great . . . yet still like themselves. So it's no surprise that a woman who "gets" the appeal of simplicity follows the same principle in her personal life. Here, Brown shares 12 simple, little things that make her feel good inside and out. And our guess is, like her Shimmer Brick Bronzer, this list will work for pretty much everyone.

Photo courtesy of

Travel Packet of Nutritional Supplements

"To look and feel your best, it's important to make sure your body is getting all of the nutrients and vitamins it needs. I always have travel-sized packets that I mix with water when I'm on the go."

Photo courtesy of


"A pop of pretty pink blush on the cheeks is the best way to create a beautiful, healthy glow."


Shown here in Peony, $26; click to buy

Photo courtesy of


"Nothing gets me pumped up like a good playlist. Artists like Flo Rida, Jay-Z and Kanye West really get me going when I need extra energy."


"I call concealer the secret of the universe because nothing else instantly brightens and lifts your face like concealer."  


Shown here: Creamy Concealer, $24; click to buy

Photo courtesy of

Vitamin Water Zero

"I love the way this tastes—and that is has no calories."

Brightly-Colored Scarf

"On the days when I don't have time for a full face of makeup, throwing on a pink scarf instantly brightens my complexion."

Photo courtesy of

Hummus and Carrots

"This is one of my favorite afternoon snacks because it fills be up without leaving me hungry a few hours later."

Photo courtesy of

Bronzing Powder

"Sweep bronzing powder where the sun would naturally hit your face (nose, chin, forehead) for a healthy glow without the risks associated with sitting in the sun."


Shown here: Bronzing Powder, $38; click to buy

Photo courtesy of

EXTRA Moisturizing Balm SPF 25

"A rich moisturizer is great for instantly plumping and hydrating the skin. And a formula with SPF is even better."


Shown here: EXTRA Repair Moisturizing Balm SPF 25; $93; click to buy

Photo courtesy of

Blueberries and Plain Yogurt

"One of my favorite snacks that kills cravings and is healthy for you."

Photo courtesy of

Spinning Class

"I get my best ideas while I'm exercising. And breaking a sweat helps me clear my head."

Photo courtesy of

Share Your Thoughts!


Post new comment

Click to add a comment
Member Voices
Shoes & Accessories
Woman of Style and Substance
Swim & Lingerie