Beauty Inside and Out: Bobbi Brown

The entrepreneur and makeup artist believes in vodka on the rocks—and green smoothies—as self-care.

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In the ultimate quest for inner beauty and outer glow, Marie Claire asks our favorite trailblazers to share intel on finding balance in their busy lives. Read it all here, in Beauty Inside & Out.

You probably know Bobbi Brown (opens in new tab) as the makeup artist founder behind her eponymous global cosmetics line. Add to that best-selling author (opens in new tab), mother of three boys, all-around wellness obsessee, and serial entrepreneur. Since leaving her namesake brand in 2016, she has launched the supplements company Evolution_18 and a new beauty venture called Jones Road. How does Brown, 63, keep herself in check? For starters, two glasses of lemon water to help her feel “hydrated and alkalized” each morning. Later, she wraps the day with a vodka on the rocks (“which I also consider part of my self-care routine,” says Brown) and some deep breathing. “It seems simple, but taking a few deep breaths and shutting off the chatter before bed clears my mind and brings me an instant calm.” Here, more of her top feel-good finds and a smoothie recipe that powers her through just about anything.

Inner Beauty

EVOLUTION_18 Chill Gummies (opens in new tab)
"A few years ago, I fell in love with taking CBD as a supplement and needed to make my own. I take two every night; they’re delicious and help me relax immediately."

Hyperice Hypervolt massage gun (opens in new tab)
"This device is amazing. It totally relaxes and recovers my stiff muscles."

D.S. & Durga candles (opens in new tab)
"I was never a candle person until I was gifted a D.S. & Durga candle. They’re pretty, they smell delicious, and they bring the most calming energy."

Athletic Greens (opens in new tab)
"This is the best tasting green powder I’ve had and trust me, I’ve probably tried all of them. I either mix it in water, or add a scoop to my daily smoothie for extra vitamins, minerals and superfoods."

Outer Glow

Jones Road Beauty Miracle Balm (opens in new tab)
"I promise, it’s all in the name. The formula is perfect—it’s moisturizing but has enough color to enhance the skin, highlight, and just make you look better overall. My favorite shade is Tawny, especially when I need some extra color in the winter months."

Olaplex Bond Maintenance Shampoo & Conditioner (opens in new tab)
"This stuff completely transformed my hair. The treatments work to repair damage and strengthen hair from the root to the tip. It’s also made my hair worlds thicker and shinier."

Augustinus Bader The Cream (opens in new tab)
"I’ve said it a million times but the Augustinus Bader Cream is the only insanely expensive skincare product I can justify buying. It’s the best."

Color Wow Root Cover Up (opens in new tab)
"This product is a lifesaver, especially without my hair colorist during the pandemic."

Recipe for Success: Bobbi Brown's Chocolate Collagen Smoothie

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My go-to smoothie adds beauty and gut benefits. Plus, the chocolate flavor totally curbs my sweet tooth.

Blend and Serve

1. Add 1 cup of almond milk or preferred plant-based milk, 2 tbsp. cacao powder, 1 scoop Evolution_18 Beauty Collagenand 1 shot of espresso (optional) to a blender.

2. Blend on high until smooth (about 30–60 seconds).

3. Pour over 3-5 ice cubes and serve. (You can even make it the night before, chill in fridge, and serve the next morning.)

Recipe by Chef Carla Contreras (opens in new tab).

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