The Makeup Breakup
Another way to put your beauty regimen on hiatus: Split up (just for a bit) with your cosmetics kit. Real Simple asked Bobbi Brown, a makeup artist and the original makeup minimalist, what three products she pares down to while on vacation. Remember: This time of year, you’re supposed to look fresh-faced and undone.
1. Under-eye concealer. “Nothing brightens up your face like concealer: It’s my desert-island product. You can use it to hide dark circles and cover up a blemish in a pinch.” Try: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, $23, bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
2. Cream blush. “This is a great double-duty product. You can use it on your cheeks and your lips.” Try: Nars Cream Blush, $29, narscosmetics.com.
3. Mascara. “It’s the number-one way to make your eyes stand out. Gently lift the lid and apply close to the base of the lashes. You can even dip a Q-tip in your mascara and apply it as liner.” Try: L’Oréal Voluminous Original Volume Building Mascara, $8, drugstore.com.