Beauty Basics on a Budget Seminar

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The 1st ever Beauty Basics on a Budget was held this past fall in Detroit, Michigan. It was a huge success! Please check back as I will be hosting more Beauty Basis on a Budget seminars in New York, Detroit, and Chicago for 2012! This is such a great opportunity for women to bring their basic makeup collection and learn tips and tricks with what you have. Can't wait to roll out plans for 2012!

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics New Brushes: Obsessed!

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If you are looking for good brushes, check out the brushes at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics!

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New to 'B Stands for Beauty' is The B Word!! The B Word is a weekly commentary from me about. . . whatever comes to mind. It will be related to my life and this journey to be successful in my career!
I hope to hear from you!

My Best Friend...A Lawyer!

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Shout out to my best friend, Delilah P. Strickland! She just completed Law School! I will be getting my friend back in just a few weeks once she takes the bar exam!

Her only request was that I be there to do her makeup and lashes. Go figure :-)

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I have gotten so many compliments on the makeup look for my birthday, I decided to share my current skincare regimen and makeup colors! For those that know me well, I am very disciplined about my skincare regimen and I encourage everyone to do the same.

Just because I am a makeup artist doesn't mean I pound on the makeup. Actually I hardly ever wear foundation and for the record I don't even wear makeup everyday.

Note: I received a basic facial from Spa POSH in Northport, NY, one week before using Repechage Products. I had a few extractions. Also items in bold are the ones I used specifically for this look. I've included other products I use as well.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
I ran out of Exfoliant so I have been mixing a little sugar with my cleanser twice a week. I usually use Dermalogica Daily Microexfoliant, every other day.
Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
Since I was going out for the evening and wanted to look my best, I used the Glytone Essentials Boost Mini Peel Gel Mask on my face and neck.
Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum
Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment
Striking Multi-Peptide Serum
Embroylisse Lait Creme Concentre Moisturizer
Kinerase SPF 30 Daily Defense Cream Moisturizer

Face Products...
Youngblood Cosmetics Minerals in the Mist RESTORE
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NC50(which is my desert island product...I MUST WEAR concealer)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Deep Dark
FACE Atelier Cosmetics Skin Finish (I drench my face in this and wait!)

Brows - MAC Cosmetics Embark Eyeshadow
Underneath brow/Lid - FACE Atelier Cafe Au Lait Eye Shadow
Crease and eye liner - Youngblood Cosmetics Black Opal Eye Shadow
Mascara - FACE Atelier Sculpt Mascara
Lashes - Smashing 100% European Hair Lashes

FACE Atelier Cognac Bronzer as a highlight
Some peachy coral matte blush that has no name :-(

FACE Atelier Lipstick Revenge
FACE Atelier Lip Glaze Shiraz

If you have questions post them below, on Facebook or Twitter !


Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. She is also Beauty Editor of Hope Today Magazine. Her work can be found at

I was talking with a friend the other day and he asked me about his skin care regimen. Even though I am not a dermatologist I am always willing to lend an ear and a bit of advice on proper skin care technique because without good skin care knowledge, good makeup is hard to achieve. As a makeup artist, I am on a crusade to encourage my clients and my readers about proper skin care. It doesn't take a lot of money to invest in a few good products. In my opinion, good habits will also help your skin just as much as that "million dollar" product.

What prompted me to write this post is that there are a lot of misconceptions about how to care for your skin. There are some old school remedies that work, but more and more research is taking place and proper education should be reiterated constantly. Large pores, dry skin, and excess wrinkles are concerns for most people as they age. Simple things such as wearing an SPF at all times can help slow down the progression of large pores and excess wrinkles. Sunscreen is necessary for ALL complexions at ALL times of the year! Unprotected exposure to the sun can increase the size of your pores. UV rays penetrate the skin layer even when the sun is not out.

Sunscreen also can prevent other skin issues such as skin cancer. Skin cancer has become a very common form of cancer and it stems from overexposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays. I encourage everyone, no matter your skin complexion, to wear a sunscreen on their face and body at ALL times of the year. It is necessary to wear SPF even when the sun is not visible to the naked eye. This does not include wearing a foundation that has SPF ingredients. If your foundation has SPF, great, but don't solely rely on that to protect your skin. It is best to wear a separate specific SPF or a moisturizer with SPF.

Your sunscreen should be applied after you moisturize your skin in the morning. (You are wearing moisturizer, right?. That is another post!) If you are going to be outdoors reapplying your sunscreen is necessary every 2-3 hours. Even if you have not been wearing a sunscreen its not too late. Starting now can help previous possible overexposure not become cancerous. Also you will be establishing good habits!

If you have questions about SPF, let me know! More Skincare Awareness coming soon...

Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. She is also Beauty Editor of Hope Today Magazine. Her work can be found at
I am just getting back into the swing of things. I am so fortunate to have worked at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI for their Fall Musical, Hairspray. I taught 13 girls wig and makeup tips and tricks which I called Wig & Makeup Boot Camp. The curriculum for the Boot Camp was intense. They learned Gender Transformation Makeup, Glamour Makeup, Age Makeup, Wig Prep, and Wig Maintenance, etc. These girls are fabulous and they pulled off a show with 35 wigs and prepared hair and makeup for 65 students total.

The Pioneer Theatre Guild Wig & Makeup Crew

For all production photos please visit, Myra Klarman's Blog . Below are some backstage photos I was able to snap despite all the madness. I can't wait to go back to Michigan (my home) and design Seussical in the Spring.

Tracy & Amber

Penny & Prudy


Brenda & Louann

Motormouth Maybelle & Corny Collins

Tammy & Mr. Pinky

2/3 of the Dynamites

Little Inez & Edna

Mr. Pinky's Assistants

Beatnik Chick

Dressers (Yes they needed wigs too)


Lauren working on Edna's 3rd look

Aaliyah adding Hair Accessory to Velma

We had a great time!

Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. She is also Beauty Editor of Hope Today Magazine. Her work can be found at
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On a recent job, I met entrepreneur and super fabulous Sandrysabel Ortiz! She is the designer of The Heel Condom, the most necessary shoe accessory! I am just in love with these and will be rocking them for a few shindigs this holiday season! Please go to the and check out "the ONLY condom you can reuse!"

Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. She is also Beauty Editor of Hope Today Magazine. Her work can be found at
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