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Blossoming Beauty: Spring Makeup Ideas

Blossoming Beauty: Spring Makeup Ideas

As the frost of winter melts away, spring emerges with a promise of renewal and vibrancy. It’s the perfect season to refresh your makeup palette and infuse your look with spring’s bright, blossoming energy. 

Let’s explore some spring makeup ideas that will have you radiating beauty like the season itself.

 

Embrace the Dewy Glow

dewy makeup

Spring is all about that fresh, dewy glow. I can guide you in choosing a lightweight foundation or a tinted moisturizer that gives your skin a radiant, natural finish. Pair this with a highlighter on the high points of your face to mimic the gentle kiss of the spring sun.

 

Pop of Color

colorful eyeshadow

Nothing says spring like bursts of color. Opt for eyeshadows in pastel hues like lavender, mint green, or baby blue. I can show you how to blend these shades for a seamless, eye-catching look. Don’t shy away from colorful liners or mascaras to add an unexpected pop to your eyes.

 

Floral-Inspired Lips

pink lipstick

Spring’s flowers bring colors that can inspire your lip choices. Think soft pinks, corals, and even bold fuchsias. A lip stain with a balm overlay can provide a comfortable, lasting color that’s perfect for any spring adventure.

Brows and Lashes

full brows and lashes

Full, natural brows and fluttery lashes complement the spring makeup vibe. Work with a makeup consultant to find the best brow shape for your face and mascara that gives your lashes volume and length without heaviness.

 

As Your Make-up Consultant

As your make-up consultant, I’m here to guide you to master application techniques that enhance natural beauty. Whether learning how to achieve the perfect dewy base or mastering the art of color blending on the eyes, I can elevate your makeup game.

 

Spring Forward!

This spring, let your makeup reflect the season’s essence of renewal and growth. Experiment with colors, textures, and techniques to find what makes you feel most beautiful. And remember, I can be a valuable ally in your beauty journey, providing personalized advice and insights to bring out your best self.

Let this spring be a time for blossoming beauty inside and out. Happy Spring!

valentines day makeup look

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Makeup Look Trends to Love This Year!

Get ready to fall head over heels with these dazzling Valentine’s Day makeup look trends! Whether you’ve got a hot date or you’re hitting the town with friends, these top 5 trends will have you looking fabulous and feeling fantastic. 

Let’s dive into the looks that are stealing hearts this Valentine’s Day!

1. Red Lips to Love: Bold and Beautiful

Red Lips to Love: Bold and Beautiful

It’s time to pucker up with the most iconic Valentine’s Day makeup look – the bold red lip! This year, it’s all about making a statement. Think vibrant, unapologetic reds that scream confidence. Whether you’re a matte lover or a gloss fanatic, a red lip is your ticket to instant glamour. Pair it with a flick of mascara, and you’re ready to captivate!

2. Sparkle and Shine: Glittery Eyes That Twinkle

Sparkle and Shine: Glittery Eyes That Twinkle

Glitter on Valentine’s Day? Yes, please! This year, it’s all about eyes that sparkle like the stars. Imagine lids dusted with shimmering golds or silvers, adding just the right amount of drama. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not go full-on glitter goddess? Just balance it out with a nude lip, and you’re golden!

3. Cheeks that Charm: Rosy and Radiant

Cheeks that Charm: Rosy and Radiant

Get ready to glow with a Valentine’s Day makeup look that’s as sweet as a bouquet of roses. A soft, rosy blush is the way to go for that just-kissed flush. Cream blushes are your best friend here, blending into your skin for a look that’s both natural and radiant. Swipe it on, and watch the magic happen!

4. Smokey Eyes: Sultry and Oh-So-Sexy

Smokey Eyes: Sultry and Oh-So-Sexy

Smokey eyes on Valentine’s Day? Absolutely! But this year, it’s all about a softer, more romantic twist. We’re talking velvety browns, deep burgundies, and maybe a hint of purple for that extra pop. It’s sexy, mysterious, and perfect for a night of romance. Finish with a soft lip color, and you’re irresistibly enchanting.

5. Bold and Brave: Graphic Liner That Wows

Graphic Liner That Wows

For fearless hearts, the graphic liner is your playground this Valentine’s Day. Think bold, think dramatic, think you! Whether it’s a classic black wing or a splash of vibrant color, this trend is all about making your eyes the star of the show. 

Go wild, get creative, and let your personality shine!

Capture Hearts with your Valentine’s Look!

There you have it – the top 5 Valentine’s Day makeup look trends that are sure to make this day unforgettable. There’s something for every style and every mood from timeless red lips to bold graphic liners. So go ahead, experiment, and let your Valentine’s Day makeup look be an expression of all the love and joy you feel.

Happy Valentine’s Day, and here’s to looking fabulous!

makeup brushes guide

Makeup Brushes Guide: Their Types & Uses

Here is your essential makeup brushes guide! Let us see the dazzling world of makeup tools! Whether you’re a makeup enthusiast or a budding beauty expert, understanding the various types of makeup brushes and their uses is what you need to know. 

Makeup brushes are the cornerstone of any makeup kit. They are not just tools; they are your partners in the journey of beauty. The right brush can make all the difference from a flawless foundation application to the perfect eyeshadow blend. But with so many makeup brushes available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. 

Don’t worry; I got you covered!

 

 

Types of Makeup Brushes

 

Foundation Brush

A foundation brush is a must-have in your makeup arsenal. Designed to give you a smooth, seamless finish, these brushes come in different shapes – flat, domed, and angled. The key is to find one that works with your preferred foundation formula, be it liquid, cream, or powder.

Concealer Brush

concealer blush

Say goodbye to blemishes and dark circles with a concealer brush. These small, precise brushes allow for targeted application and blending, ensuring a natural-looking coverage.

   Powder Brush

powder blush

A powder brush is fluffy and large, perfect for setting your makeup with loose or pressed powder. It helps in achieving a matte, velvety finish without disturbing your foundation.

 

 

Blush Brush

The blush brush, usually with a rounded or angled head, is designed for a perfect cheek color application. It picks the right amount of product and blends it effortlessly for a rosy glow.

Contour Brush

Contouring is an art, and the contour brush is your paintbrush. With its angled bristles, it perfectly fits the contours of your face, allowing for precise sculpting and definition.

Eyeshadow Brush

eyeshadow brush

An eyeshadow brush comes in various shapes and sizes, each designed for specific eyeshadow application techniques. Whether it’s packing on the color or blending the crease, there’s an eyeshadow brush for every step.

 

Eyeliner Brush

eyeliner brush

For those sharp wings or subtle lines, an eyeliner brush is essential. Choose between a fine-tipped brush for precision or an angled brush for ease and control.

Lip Brush

lip liner brush

A lip brush ensures a crisp and precise application of your favorite lipstick or gloss. It’s useful for bold and dark shades that require accuracy.

 

How to Choose the Right Makeup Brush

When it comes to choosing makeup brushes, consider the following:

Bristle Type: Brushes come with natural or synthetic bristles. Natural bristles are great for powder-based products, while synthetic bristles work well with cream or liquid makeup.

Quality: High-quality brushes not only perform better but also last longer. Look for brushes with soft, dense bristles and sturdy handles.

Compatibility: Ensure the brush is compatible with the type of makeup you use most often.

Makeup Brush Maintenance

Taking care of your makeup brushes is crucial. Regular cleaning prevents product buildup and bacteria growth, ensuring your skin stays healthy. Clean your brushes with a gentle brush cleanser or mild soap, rinse thoroughly, and let them air dry.

 

Mary Kay Essential Brush Collection

Still undecided about which makeup brush to use or to buy? Check out Mary Kay’s five-piece brush set. This Essential Brush Collection is crafted with precision and quality, ensuring a seamless application for a flawless finish.

Happy Glamming Up!

Makeup brushes are the backbone of any successful makeup application. By understanding the different types of makeup brushes and their uses, you can achieve professional-looking results right at home. Remember, a good makeup brush not only enhances your beauty routine but also helps you express your individuality through makeup.

So there you have it, your ultimate makeup brush guide. I hope this helps you in navigating the world of makeup brushes with confidence and ease. 

Top 5 Things You Need in Your Beach Bag

Sandy Toes, Happy Heart: Top 5 Things You Need in Your Beach Bag

Packing for a day at the beach requires careful consideration to ensure you have everything you need for a fun and comfortable experience. Here are the top five items to pack in your beach bag:

  1. Sunscreen: This is the most crucial item to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF (at least 30) and apply it generously to all exposed areas of your body. Reapply every two hours or more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating.
  2. Water and Hydration: Staying hydrated is essential, especially when spending time under the sun. Bring an ample supply of water or other hydrating beverages. It’s best to use a reusable water bottle to minimize waste.
  3. Beach Towel: A large, absorbent beach towel is a must-have. It will come in handy for drying off after swimming, lounging on the sand, or even providing a clean surface to sit on. Look for quick-drying and sand-resistant options for added convenience.
  4. Sunglasses and Hat: Protect your eyes and face from the sun’s glare and harmful rays by wearing sunglasses with UV protection. Additionally, a wide-brimmed hat can offer shade and help keep you cool throughout the day.
  5. Beach Entertainment: Make your beach day more enjoyable by bringing some beach-friendly entertainment. Consider packing a good book, a portable speaker for music, a frisbee, or beach toys if you’re going with kids.

Apart from these top five items, don’t forget essentials like a swimsuit, a change of clothes, flip-flops or water-resistant sandals, and a beach bag to keep everything organized.

If you plan to be at the beach for an extended period, you might also want to bring some snacks, a cooler with refreshing drinks, and perhaps an umbrella or beach tent for additional shade.

Most Popular Mary Kay Skincare Products for the Summer

Mary Kay offers a range of skincare, makeup, and sun care products that are suitable for summer. Here are some Mary Kay products that are perfect for the summer season:

  1. Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15: This lightweight CC cream provides natural coverage while protecting your skin from the sun with SPF 15. It’s perfect for those hot summer days when you want to even out your complexion without wearing heavy foundation.
  2. Mary Kay TimeWise Age Minimize 3D Day Cream SPF 30: For more advanced sun protection, this day cream offers SPF 30 to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. It also provides anti-aging benefits, keeping your skin hydrated and helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  3. Mary Kay After-Sun Replenishing Gel: After a day of sun exposure, treat your skin to this soothing and moisturizing gel. It helps replenish and cool the skin, providing relief from any sunburn or irritation.
  4. Mary Kay Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick: During the summer, opt for lightweight and long-lasting lip colors like the Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick. It comes in various vibrant shades perfect for summer outings.
  5. Mary Kay Waterproof Mascara: Whether you’re hitting the beach or lounging poolside, the Waterproof Mascara ensures your lashes stay voluminous and defined without smudging, even when exposed to water.
  6. Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder: Keep shine at bay with the Translucent Loose Powder. It sets your makeup and helps control oil, giving you a fresh and matte finish throughout the day.
  7. Mary Kay Hydrating Lotion: Hydrate your skin without feeling greasy with the lightweight Hydrating Lotion. It’s perfect for summer days when you want a light and refreshing moisturizer.

Remember, using products with SPF is crucial during the summer to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Additionally, hydrating and soothing products can help counter the dehydrating effects of the sun and keep your skin looking healthy and glowing.

Always consult with a beauty consultant to find the best Mary Kay products that suit your skin type and needs.

You're never fully dressed without lipstick - Mary Beth Dulin

You’re never fully dressed without… lipstick!

You're never fully dressed without lipstick - Mary Beth Dulin There’s power in the perfect lip color! #MyMKLife #MKBeautifulMoments You can’t finish a look without the perfect lipstick and gloss! I also think you can’t complete the look without a smile 🙂 ” you’re never fully dressed without a smile” Here I’m wearing Powerful Pink lipstick with Pink Ballerina lip gloss. I love layering lipsticks and glosses because you can tone up or down the lipstick color based on the gloss. How do you feel while wearing a strong lip color? Confident? Empowered? Beautiful? Do you walk a little taller? #powerful #bosslady It’s a proven fact that people pause and look at women wearing lipstick for just a moment longer than those who don’t. Consider that when you decide to skip it at the next big event or meeting. I want you to have ALL the time and attention you deserve when talking and presenting.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week - Mary Beth Dulin

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!

The influence of a great teacher can never be erased. #MKBeautifulMoments

Tag a teacher here that may need some extra pampering to celebrate their hard work. I will send some free samples in the mail for some #MKselfcare #freesamples

Who was your favorite teacher?

Did you have one that sticks out in your mind as a truly influential person?

I have 2: First is my 4th grade teacher who hosted a dessert event during school, I just thought that was the best thing EVER!!! Looking back, I was so excited about it because of my love of food. Later I went to culinary school to become a pastry chef.

My second was my High School History teacher. He made the class US government so interesting and understandable to my HS brain. I learned so much and continue to have interest to this day in politics and government.

Tell me about your favorite teachers.

…and if you are a teacher, THANK YOU!! I know these last 2 years have been harder than most.

Let’s not forget those small thank you gifts.

It's Teacher Appreciation Week - Mary Beth Dulin

Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System

Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System

Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System
I’m boosting my routine! These products are great compliments to my skincare routine. #MKYourPower

P.S. – You can receive a FREE* stand with your purchase of the Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System!

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I’m in love with my Timewise repair foaming cleanser with my skinvigorate brush.

The brush has a built-in timer so you know how long to wash each section of your face.

Did you know this brush will clean your face 85% better than with your hands?

After I wash my face, I add in the NEW Mary Kay Clinical Solutions® HA + Ceramide Hydrator and massage it in with my sonic serum massage head.

AMAZZZZING!! I love this gel booster for the huge hydration factor. Ceramide helps improve skin hydration and support normal barrier function. HA (hyaluronic Acid) cushions skin and holds onto moisture and helps to plump skin.

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WOW Lashes with Mary Kay

Your Mary Kay® Mascara Wardrobe

WOW Lashes with Mary Kay

So excited that I get to choose between all these fab-u-lash mascaras to celebrate #NationalLashDay

Did you know…. Every 3 months you should change your mascara? This should happen even when it’s still full. We don’t want bacteria to grow in our mascara and touch our lashes getting close to our sensitive eyes.

To help remember when to replace your mascara, I have created the Mascara Club.

Mary Beth Dulin - The Mascara Club

A new mascara will be auto shipped to you every 3 months along with samples- no need to think about re-ordering all year!

Check out this video for all the details:

Mary Kay® Micellar Water - MBDulin

Mary Kay® Micellar Water and Mary Kay® Hydrogel Eye Patches

Mary Kay® Micellar Water - MBDulin

Need a quick refresher? Mary Kay Micellar Water and Mary Kay Hydrogel Eye Patches are two speedy superstars that help make “me” time a lot easier to find. #MKPowerduo 

The micellar water is what we call “lazy lady water” a great way to clean your face in between full washes.

Going to the gym? Micellar water after to get rid of the sweat.

Have a lot of makeup on? Micellar water the makeup off so your cleanser can work correctly on your face.

Can you barely get out of bed to wash your face at night? Micellar water is better than NOT washing your face at all. It certainly does not take the place of your cleanser…. But its better than nothing.

Mary Kay® Hydrogel Eye Patches - MBDulin

Hydrogel eye patches are one of my favorites!! These pump hydration into the delicate eye area decreasing puffiness and fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps a lot with dark circles and looing tired!

I love to use these in the morning over coffee, or at night right before bed.

It’s an instant spa treatment at home.