“Spring Cleaning Your Skin Beyond The Makeup Brush Shares Our Skin Routine Secrets!”

Products featured clockwise: Bliss ex-glosion eye cream, CeraVe moisturizing cream, No7 Restore and Renew Face and Neck Multi Action Serum, Bliss Jelly Glow Peel, Health Pro Exfoliating/Cleansing Face Brush, Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend, Dove exfoliating soap.

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and rebirth. Your skin routine needs some renewal as well. Beyond The Makeup Brush wants to share our favorite skincare products to get your skin spring ready! I love trying the latest skin products out there but try to keep main staples that I use year round. One of those beauty product staples is Dove soap. I have used Dove soap since I was in high school, which was recommended by my dermatologist. Gals, you can’t go wrong with Dove soap its gentle on your skin and is very affordable.

One beauty product you definitely want to invest in is a facial cleansing brush. One great brand is Clarisonic or if you’re a beauty on a budget check outHealth Pro Exfoliating/Cleansing Face Brush which can be purchased on Ebay for $39.95. I use my brush about once a week to get all the impurities out. It tends to dry out my skin if I use it more than that.

Another to die for favorite of mine is Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend which can be found at your nearest Target store for around $24.99. This is another great essential you must have in your daily skin routine. I tend to get really dry skin due to some of the prescription acne creams I use. A little dab of this in the morning before I put on my makeup does the trick.

I just recently discovered the Bliss beauty line and wanted to see what all the hype was about. I purchased the Bliss Jelly Glow Peel and Bliss Ex-Glosion Eye Cream at Target for $9.99 and $17.99. I really like the Jelly Glow Peel if your looking for a a gentle cleanser this is a girl’s dream! I’m starting to use the Glosion Eye Cream at night and so far I haven’t seen any noticeable results but it is a nice gentle cream as well.

Drum roll please…last but definitely not least are my two favorite beauty products No. 7 Restore and Renew Face and Neck Multi Action Serum which can be purchased at Target for $33.99. This serum is a beauty blogger’s must have serums. It is targeted to treat both the face and neck with clinically proven results. I have been using it for about a month now and have noticeably seen results on my neck and face. I use this serum at night after I wash my face and put a dab on my neck and face with an upward motion. The price is a little on the high side but for a retinol formula it’s definitely adorable!

My second must have beauty product I can’t live with out is CeraVe Moisturizing Cream which can be purchased at Target for $10.19. I can’t say enough good things about this cream. It is dermatologist recommended and is great for dry skin. I have used this cream for a few years now and will never go back to another. It is a thick cream that is fragrance and oil free that soothes dry and irritated skin. So there you have it friends now go do some spring cleaning!!

-“Keep Calm Spring Is Coming!”

Leave It Up To Us To Give You Our Must Have Essentials This Fall!!

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Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons.  What’s not to like, everything from warm fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, colorful leaves, the smell of crisp air, and ankle boots!!  Beyond The Makeup Brush wants to share our must have essentials for Fall.

Autumn is all about warm shades whether it is dark berry lipsticks, rustic reds or midnight blue nail polishes. Lovelies,  these are the must haves this Fall.  I love “Maybelline Color Sensational” Lip Color in “Blissful Berry” pictured below.  This is a great berry shade for Fall and can be purchased at Target for $3.79.  It’s a rich dark berry color that goes on smooth with a touch of nectar honey.

Now that you beauty babes out there have your Fall lip shade in check.  What about those nails?  This Fall it’s all about the midnight blues, warm beiges and anything jewel toned inspired.  I love OPI’s “Eurso Euro” pictured below.  It tends to be a dark navy blue color when applied.  I purchased this shade at Target for $5.99!

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Now that Fall is officially here you still want to keep that flawless face.  What better way to use a CC cream.  I love Thrive Causemetics “Buildable Blur CC Cream” in “Natural Beige.”  If you’re not familiar with what a CC cream it is the best invention since sliced bread!  A CC cream is lighter than a foundation but has more coverage than a BB cream.  If you have red spots, acne scars or an uneven skin tone, CC cream is a great product to correct your imperfections. I love Thrive Causemetics because it is vegan and cruelty free and the company stands for a great cause!!  I purchased this product on their website Thrive Causemetics for $38.00 and it comes with a free makeup bag!  They also carry a BB cream if you have flawless skin and just need a touch of coverage, lucky gals!

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Chocolate and Gold are a gals best friend! Now you can have both in this incredible must have”Chocolate Gold” eye shadow palette from Too Faced for $49.00.  If you are going to invest in one makeup product for Fall, I would definitely check this palette out.  I purchased this palette at Sephora or can be purchased on Too Faced website as well. The “Chocolate Gold” eye shadow palette is actually infused with real gold and cocoa powder, pretty amazing right? The colors are so pigmented and go on velvety smooth. These shadows are very versatile that allows you to go from a natural daytime look to a dramatic look for a night out!

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I’m a huge believer in skin care and any product that keeps your skin soft all year long. I discovered the Pacifica products a few months ago at Target, and absolutely fell in love!  I love the “Pacifica Dreamy Youth Rose and Peptides” body lotion.  It’s not too thick and has a clean rose scent. It’s great to put on right after taking a bath or shower and keeps your skin soft all day long.  I purchased at Target  for $14.99 be sure to check out their whole line of beauty products.

One Fall trend that I absolutely adore is long delicate necklaces you can layer.  I love this  “Filigree Oval Long Necklace” by “A New Day” purchased at Target for $14.99.  Whether its gold, sliver or beaded, long delicate necklaces are staple this Fall season.  Gals get those layers on!!

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-“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”-Stanley Horowitz

 

 

 

It All Starts With A Great Foundation!!

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In life many things start with a strong foundation. This saying is true with your makeup as well.  I have struggled for many years trying to find the right foundation for my skin type.  At one time I probably had 10 or more foundations in hopes of finding the right one. I have combination skin so I tend to get oily on my T-Zone and dry everywhere else. When I breakout I tend to scar easily so I’m always on the look out for a full coverage foundation that lasts all day.

Ladies, I’m here to share my foundation favorites and tips on what to look for in a great foundation! Here are a few of my top picks from high end to drug store foundations. My number pick for anyone that wants full coverage foundation that last all day would be “Kat Von D Lock-It” Foundation pictured above. My twin sis Annie recommended it to me because she absolutely loves Kat’s makeup.  I use the shade 53 in the Medium-Warm Undertone.  It gives you a flawless coverage that lasts all day.  It comes in 30 different shades so you shouldn’t have a problem finding your perfect match.  I do have to say that if you tend to have very dry skin this foundation is probably not for you.  I purchased mine at Sephora for $35 along with this great “PRO Domed Foundation” brush #78 at Sephora for $36.  This is a great brush that is worth the investment. It’s used to apply liquid foundation and gives you that flawless full coverage look.

If you’re a babe on a budget then fear no more I have some great drugstore foundations I highly recommend.  Another full coverage foundation that I absolutely love is” Revlon Colorstay” Foundation.  This can be purchased at any Walmart, Target, or local drugstore for around $7.29.  I have used this foundation for over 15 years and love that it is full coverage, shine free, semi-matte finish and does last up to 24 hours. I use the combination/oily foundation for my combo skin but it also comes in normal and dry skin as well.

The second foundation that I recommend if you don’t need full coverage and don’t mind spending a few extra dollars is “Aveda Mineral Dual Foundation.” This foundation can be applied wet or dry for light or heavy coverage. I do love mineral foundations because they tend to be a little bit lighter and are healthy for your skin. I use this mineral foundation over concealer to get a fuller coverage. Aveda products are sold in salons across the U.S. or you can get online on their website at www.aveda.com for $26.00.  The one thing I am not a fan of is the packaging.  It does not come in a compact because it’s intended to be used in salons with makeup artists with their built in palettes.

Last but definitely not least is “Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte Poreless” foundation which can be purchased at Walmart, Target or any local drugstore for around $7.99. This product gives you that natural look.  So if you don’t need alot of coverage and just want an all over even poreless look I would recommend this foundation for you.  If you go on www.maybelline.com you can take a short survey to find your perfect shade.  I am shade 220 in Natural Beige.  Like anything in life whether its love, your home or your makeup it all starts with a great foundation!

-“May Your Day Be Flawless As Your Makeup” – Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Summer Ready With Our Prize Pack Giveaway Valued at $65!

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From left to right: Soap & Glory “Sugar Crush Body Scrub,” Bare Republic “Mineral Sunscreen,” Messner Bee Farm “Lip Balm Locket in Lavender and Lemonade.” Soap & Glory “Original Pink Body Spray,” and Soap & Glory “Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream.”

Beyond the Makeup Brush would like to treat you to some of our favorite must have beauty products to get your skin ready for summer!  I love Soap & Glory body products such as their “Sugar Crush Body Scrub” which has a nice fresh hint of lime scent. It’s great to exfoliate your dead skin after laying out by the pool or at the beach.  Of course you can’t go out in those bright sunrays without some strong SPF.  I’m a big fan of Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen “Neon Sunscreen Sticks” SPF of 50.  I’m a huge believer in sunscreen all year-long. When I’m out in the sun I definitely use an SPF of at least 40 and tend to use makeup products with some kind of SPF year round.

When it comes to hand lotions I’m a bit of an addict. I absolutely love hand lotion. I  always carry a few small bottles in my handbag with me.  Soap & Glory’s “Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream” is one of my favorites. It moisturizes your hands so well from first application, with its rose scented silky cream. The scent is to die for!  Of course you can’t go without the Soap & Glory “Original Pink Body Spray, it has a fresh fruity smell and goes on cool and light, perfect for those hot summer nights. I’m a huge supporter of local businesses and  recently came across this small locally owned company the Messner Bee Farm at the Makers Faire here in Kansas City.  I love things that are all natural and locally owned.  I fell in love with their lip balm lockets made out of bee’s wax. The scent of lavender is so calming to me and I’m sure your lips will fall in love with their lavender and lemonade flavor as well!

So friends in order to win this summer prize pack giveaway you must do one of the following 1. Subscribe to our blog if you already haven’t  2. Follow us on Instagram @beyondthemakeupbrush and tag two friends and like our post about this giveaway.  3. Follow us on our Facebook page at beyondthemakeupbrush  *Follow us on all three social medias and you will be entered three times.   You must be 18 years of age to enter and in live in the United States. Winner will be drawn randomly July 14th at 5pm CST and will be notified by email or direct message.  Good Luck and thanks for going “beyondthemakeupbrush!”

Spring Beauty Must Haves

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Bath & Body Works Super Soft Body Butter in “Moonlight Path.”

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Defy and Inspire 2 makes 3 duo nail kit.” Bachelor Nation” and “It’s Nothing Personal” shades.

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Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Rose.

 

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, so why not revitalize your spring beauty routine and look! I have found some fabulous beauty products that are a definite must have for this spring and most importantly affordable. I’m a big believer in freshening up your look each season.  Whether it’s a new shade in nail polish or lipstick or just splurging on one great statement piece. A neutral shade handbag that will go with anything is a fresh update. I found three great products recently I would love to share with you all.

First, I absolutely love the Bath & Body Works “Super Soft Body Butter” in Moonlight Path. It is so luxurious and feels like butter no pun intended lol. In the morning I apply to my legs and arms and it keeps me moisturized all day long. Oh and the scent is so heavenly! It can be purchased at any Bath & Body Works for $16.50.

Secondly,  I was browsing the beauty section at Target the other day and spotted this new nail product…don’t judge me it’s an addiction! The “Defy and Inspire” 2 makes 3 nail kit. Target has launched their very own nail line with some quirky shade names such as “Bachelor Nation” and “It’s Nothing Personal.” This 2 makes 3 kit comes with two shades and when you add the shades together you get a whole new look. I tried these shades on my toes and was pleasantly surprised that the two shades did achieve a third nail look. This kit can be purchased at any Target for $5.49.

Thirdly, I saved the best for last!  The “Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Rose.”  I adore this product, it is a lip moisturizer with a little color.  I tend to wear it under my lipstick or on weekends when I don’t feel like wearing a heavy shade. I received this as a gift from my mom who learned that the princess to be Meghan Markle has this as part of her beauty routine. I believe she likes the shade “Candy!” If it’s good enough for a princess its good enough for me! It can be purchased at Sephora for $24.00.

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”- Robin Williams