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!


New at 'B Stands for Beauty' -
THE B WORD!

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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 :-)


Brandalyn Featured on Stylecaster.com

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Stylecaster is a women's fashion, beauty, and lifestyle interactive online experience.


Check out Brandalyn at Stylecaster Studios!


Benefit Cosmetics at Henri Bendel New York - Fifth Avenue is gearing up for Fashion Week! Starting today make an appointment by calling 212-904-7968 or just come by to check out what's new and receive a complimentary brow mapping consultation.

Purchase $75 of Benefit products at Henri Bendel New York - Fifth Avenue this week and receive a free gift!

I am most excited about their NEW Perk Up Artist Palette ($30) launching this Thursday for Fashion Night Out! You can definitely find it at Henri Bendel!


Enhance your complexion and use this product with your foundation to Correct, Cover, and Brighten!

CORRECT: Disguise redness & discoloration with the creamy yellow neutralizer.

COVER: Hide dark circles, imperfections and blemishes with the beige concealer.

BRIGHTEN: Turn tired eyes into big, bright eyes with the perky pink shade.


Benefit Cosmetics is the go to line for problem solving! Their products are legendary for taking care of makeup problems that drive you nuts! 


Come by Henri Bendel New York on Fifth Avenue for Fashion's Night Out! I will be there :-)

For more information, contact Henri Bendel Benefit Cosmetics at 212-904-7968!

P.S. I started working in Makeup for Benefit in college almost 10 years ago! I am extremely happy to be back working with them for special events at Henri Bendel, of all places :-)! It is beautiful place to get pampered and talk makeup! See you soon!


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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
You know the company with the fabulous Celebre HD cream foundation that is super affordable, Mehron? They are having a cool contest!

Check out the Mehron Website for all the details on how to enter the Mehron Media Sensation Video Contest!

Good luck!


Are you going to enter?








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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

Are you a daydreamer? Do you dream about your life and your career, family, etc? This giveaway is for YOU!

Victoria Colligan is one of my newest clients and I am so happy to work with her. Approximately one year ago, I transitioned my career to strictly freelancing in New York. It was the scariest decision I have ever made; even scarier than moving to New York City from my beloved Detroit! I can't express enough how wonderful is it to provide makeup and hair services for a client that gives me the inspiration I need on a daily basis.

Her newest book, Dream it, Launch it, Live it is the perfect resource and jolt of encouragement needed after one full year of trying to figure out this "entrepreneur life." I am so lucky! And so are you?  I am giving away a copy of her book to one fabulous woman reader of  B Stands for Beauty!

Email me at b@brandalynfultononline.com a couple of sentences about your business and what your dream is for it to be! In the subject line it MUST say: B STANDS FOR BEAUTY: Dream It! Submissions will be accepted until August 26, 2012 Midnight EST.

If you have any questions, leave comments below! Please share this post with a friend!

Check out Victoria giving great business tips on Fox Business Live! Makeup/Hair by Yours Truly!



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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

This is just a babble and a peak into this crazy life I chose as a freelancer. I have so many things I want to share with you from this week!

I went as far east in New York I have ever been to Ronkonkoma in Long Island to participate in a Stila event at the Smith Haven Sephora (I also ate at the Cheesecake Factory...YES!!!). Stila just relaunched a few weeks ago their Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip Colors! I loved them when they were Longwear Liquid Lip Color, but now they are even better with a new name and new exciting shades. I am in love with Carina and I had to let everyone on Instagram and Facebook know (see pic below)! They are ONLY at Sephora as of now!

I learned about Fracking on set this week! Just look it up if you are interested in gas and natural resources!


I worked on an editorial submission with one of my favorite Brooklyn photographers, Melissa K. Lahring at the beautiful Prospect Park Picnic House. I used OCC Lip Tars and NEW OCC Skin: Conceal as well as other favorite OCC products (Pris is my holy grail!)! If you are familiar with B Stands for Beauty, I love David (Founder) and I love OCC! If you don't know about Lip Tars read this post. The new concealers are extremely pigmented and look lovely when sheered down as a foundation. Starting in September OCC Lip Tars will be available in select Sephora locations. In October, the top 5 Lip Tar shades will be available in all Sephora, Beauty-To-Go sections.

Back at the Lion King the one makeup application I freak out the most about (Zazu), I got no notes on. Meanwhile, I have to keep and eye out for a few other things #workinprogress! Lesson of the day: Don't Freak Out!

I will not make the claim that I am a beauty junkie (I am allowed to deny it!), but when I find something I like, I tell the world! LORAC Natural Performance Foundation has caught my eye this week. I tried it and loved it! Have you tried it? So after a fun day in Long Island, I took off my Stila Stay All Day Foundation (which I am loving right now for superb coverage and price), and quickly tried this on for the train ride home. What do you think?

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lip in Carina

Well, that is it for this week. I could go on, but these are the highlights! I am always tweeting for Mehron Cosmetics at @MehronMakeupNYC! They have some cool things coming down the pipeline so stay tuned! 

Looking forward to another crazy week...





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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
Really excited about a shoot I did a while back published on The Libertine


Photographer: Stefanie Djie Makeup/Hair: Brandalyn Fulton Model: Cathy Borsi (MC2)

To view the exclusive post of  "Hot Child in the City" editorial visit The Libertine


















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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

Hop on over to This That Beauty and check out my review on AVON SuperExtend Extreme Mascara!

Are you picky about mascara and want natural looking lashes?

Check out the details at This That Beauty!

What is your favorite mascara?



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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Brandalyn is also the co-founder of BR Brides (www.brbrides.com) an on-location makeup/hair luxury service. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
New York Makeup Artist Top Picks for Lipstick
I'm still celebrating (in my head) National Lipstick Day which apparently was yesterday! Did you see my collage on Instagram?

If you don't know by now a bold lip is my signature! My motto is, "Bury me in a bold lip!!!" When I first started my career as a makeup artist (wow! almost 10 years ago) lip gloss was it! Everybody wanted lipgloss. Times are a changin'! Bold lips have always been in style and now I assure you that any and everyone can find a great lipstick!

I've always been in love with lipsticks, but the innovation in the last few years with lipsticks is just amazing! Yes, you can wear a matte lip and not dry your lips out or you can get a lipstick-like product that has the texture similar to a gloss.You can find lipsticks that do not come off after 5 seconds or get all over your man's face! The most classic iconic red lip can look great on anyone with confidence!

I took a look in my purse to see what lip products were in there! One time I found 15 different lipsticks and glosses. LOL! I've downsized since then, but below are 5 lipsticks I am carrying right now!

Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color, $22
(new name, same formula, additional colors): Stay All Day Liquid Lip, $22. Sephora Only.






Even though the next product is not a lipstick, I love this gloss so much! 
It provides so much color, just like a lipstick, I had to include it!


What lipsticks are you wearing right now?
















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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Brandalyn is also the co-founder of BR Brides (www.brbrides.com) an on-location makeup/hair luxury service. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
No, for real! Are you surviving the heat? How about your makeup?

If the answer to this question is no, maybe, or if you have any hesitation in answering the question, hop on over to This That Beauty Blog! Check out my first video for This That Beauty talking about products you absolutely need this summer!

Again, here is the link Tips to Help Your Makeup Survive the Summer Heat and don't forget to share it with a friend!

If you have any questions, let me know!


Stay Cool and Beautiful!















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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Brandalyn is also the co-founder of BR Brides (www.brbrides.com) an on-location makeup/hair luxury service. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

I was on a shoot a while back and worked with a woman who obviously had not gotten a brow grooming prior to the shoot. Due to time and budget constraints, I was not able to groom them, but they weren't horrible. Usually, I can work some "makeup magic" and make them look even and shaped. I noticed after I was done she was in the mirror and decided to razor them herself....HOLD UP! If you don't like something a makeup artist does to your face, it is okay and preferred for you to say something politely (unless you're a model/actor and that is what the director wants). Letting the artist know will help you AND help them, but that is another post!

There is nothing wrong with doing a quick clean up with tweezers in between brow maintenance visits, but please do not attempt to create-a-brow on your own. I do not recommend using a razor on yourself at any time. There are a number of reasons regarding hair growth issues, but all in all, it just isn't safe! I see too many people with OOPS written across their lower foreheads from using a razor.

I cannot stress this enough! I am very picky about my own brows and only get them threaded every other month or professionally maintained with tweezers by a highly trained brow expert (I highly recommend www.raedawnj.com if you are in NYC). I actually like and embrace my full brows. In between visits I will tweeze a hair or two. I actually know how to shape my brows, but there is a certain level of anxiousness one gets when its time to attack the brows. Many people just go HARD and they take off too much and make them too thin. Besides if you continually remove hairs-creating shapes that truly don't suit your face-your hair may not grow back. If you have a steady hand and a good eye...go for it, but if you are trying to save a couple bucks by being in the mirror "razoring" away, I beg you to stop.

I am never the one to tell someone how they "should" look, but there is much truth to "brows are the frame of your face." My professional advice as a makeup artist and face analyzer (hey it's true!) is be good to your brows! If you can get your hair done, nails done, dog groomed, lawn mowed, car washed, clothes tailored...okay I am sure you get my point, get your brows maintained by a professional. Talk to them about your ideal look, if your brows will allow that, and if it makes you look natural, friendly, and approachable.


Stay Beautiful!
















Please Note: There are professionals who use a razor technique similar to a barber, that is ok if and only if they have been professionally trained and have the proper equipment, lighting, etc. I know some professionals that use a razor technique and it look great; it is not my method of choice. I just don't suggest using a razor on yourself.


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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Brandalyn is also the co-founder of BR Brides (www.brbrides.com) an on-location makeup/hair luxury service. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

Honestly, I wanted to name this post, "Things I Hear That Make Me Say Whaaaa!" but that would have been confusing. As a follow up to one of my most popular posts, Concealer Pound Fail, I find it absolutely necessary to briefly discuss a few things I hear regularly that are detrimental to a beauty girls' ears.

What I love most about my career as a makeup artist is the opportunity to chit chat about all things beauty. Below are the top 7 things I hear in conversation often that can create unnecessary problems in your beauty journey.

1. "I do not wear moisturizer." Different skin types need different products. No matter if your skin is oily, dry, or combination it is essential to put on some type of moisturizing product whether it be an oil free lotion, gel, or cream. A lot of moisturizers have SPF in them, which is absolutely necessary. Moisturizers with SPF help with anti-aging, hyper pigmentation, and skin cancer. If your skin looks or feels dry, lacks radiance and vitality, moisturizer will at least make your skin look prettier. If the best one for your skin is selected it will even help make your makeup look better and sometimes last longer because it is protecting the outer layer of your skin. You might have to change moisturizers depending on the season and where you live, but all in all, you want a product that helps your skin retain moisture.


2. "All of my makeup and/or skincare products need to be from the same company in order to work properly," or "I ONLY wear MAC!" Not true. You don't cook with just one seasoning so mixing up makeup brands and products is usually fun and can be very beneficial. It is important to not mix too many active ingredient skincare products together that may react to each other. Also if your skin is sensitive it may be best to not change too many things at the same time. Give yourself adequate time to know which products are working for your skin.


3. "If I try a product once and I get a pimple, it broke me out." If you experience an immediate reaction of discomfort, that might be a reason to discontinue using a product, but usually it takes a week or longer to see if a makeup or skincare product is working for you. A lot of times a breakout would have occurred regardless of you using that product. It could be the result of a number of things. Give a product a chance. Do not expect overnight results with skincare and make sure you are doing the proper steps with makeup to get the maximum benefits.


4. "Because I have oily skin I can only wear a powder foundation." There are some great liquid and cream foundations on the market that look amazing on people with oilier skin. It takes the right prep which include moisturizer, primer, and setting products to ensure a great looking foundation.


5. "I only wash my face once a day and I use bar soap." This is a little controversial, but I recommend washing your face morning and night. Washing your face at night is more important because it essential to cleanse your skin from makeup and all the debris collected throughout the day. Some argue that you don't need to use harsh cleansers in the morning, which is true because how dirty can your skin get overnight. I always wash my face morning and night. Nothing wrong with facial bar soaps, but they can be a little drying. Bar soaps for the body and antibacterial soaps can be too harsh on the face for most people.


6. "I only buy a new mascara because it dried out." Mascara should be replaced every 6-8 weeks; 3 months is pushing it and is enough time for your mascara to be contaminated about bacteria. You can do what you want, but itchy eyes, flaky mascara, and other random issues can be the result of old mascara.


7. "I didn't know I needed to wash my makeup brushes." I hear this so often! At home wash your personal makeup brushes at least once every 2 weeks. Don't let a month go by without a deep shampoo (my favorite is antibacterial dish soap, Parian Spirit, or Cinema Secret's Brush Cleanser). MAC, Sephora, and Ulta all carry fast drying antibacterial brush cleansers for quick cleaning during the week.


I hope this post helps anyone who may have been misinformed about their beauty regimen or about makeup products. Feel free to leave questions or comments about beauty misconceptions. Let's discuss!


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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Brandalyn is also the co-founder of BR Brides (www.brbrides.com) an on-location makeup/hair luxury service. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

I remember visiting Chicago and discovering ULTA Beauty years ago. When I lived in Michigan I couldn't wait to go to the Chi so I could get a moment to shop there. Then we got one! Then I moved to New York City where the nearest ULTA was in Jersey :-/

Then (drumroll)... Ulta opened a location in Queens last October. I made the trip out there (cause you know anything past Laguardia is far too me...lol) for a beauty event with Stila Cosmetics. HEAVEN!!! I like Ulta because it has mass beauty products, prestige beauty products, hair products, a salon, etc. all under one roof!

I have started to make a lot of my mass beauty purchases there because they have AMAZING deals like "Buy One, Get One" on Maybelline, Rimmel, NYX, and L'oreal! As a makeup artist I go through mascara like crazy and I can never pass up BOGO 1/2 off or free on essentials like mascara. They also have tons of hard to find beauty brands like Mario Badescu, Too Faced, Kinerase, and Laura Geller.

They even have amazing monthly circulars (pictured above) with a coupon that can be used on mass products and highlighting deals around the store. Right now they are having BOGO 1/2 off on Physicians Formula and Olay Skincare for the month of July...runnnnn! If you like more high end products, shimmy right over to the prestige side and experience Philosophy, Mario Badescu, Clarisonic, Kinerase, and Peter Thomas Roth.

I also like the cute beauty box deals that seem to be specific only to Ulta. Brands such as Benefit, Stila, LORAC, and Too Faced always have one of kind deals only at ULTA.

Check out Ulta and really explore all the store has to offer! I've heard rumors that they are considering opening one in New York City soon! YAY!

Stay Beautiful!















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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. Brandalyn is also the co-founder of BR Brides (www.brbrides.com) an on-location makeup/hair luxury service. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

If you have been in Sephora lately, you may have noticed the large announcement that "Tangerine Tango" is the color of the season. Tangerine is always in season for me. Here are a few blushes that are my absolute favorite and a tip if things in the coral family scare you!

Kevyn Aucoin - The Pure Powder Glow Fira Mango

Mehron Professional Makeup Cheek Powder Just Peachy or Tropical Coral

FACE atelier Ultra Blush Tangerine

MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush Melba

Stila Cosmetics Self-Adjusting Custom Coral Blush

IMAN Cosmetics Blush Afterglow

Milani Cosmetics Corallina

I love to layer my coral blush over bronzer and slightly pinker blushes. If you are afraid of coral...layer it! Dust it lightly on the apples of the cheeks. I know you will love the effect!

Stay Beautiful!















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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
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I loved Charlize Theron's simple style at the 2012 MTV Music Awards last night! Her makeup was naturally beautiful with a hint of gold shadow around the eyes, soft cheeks, and just enough pink gloss for the lips. Her hair was a smooth blowout flipped out at the ends. I love this look! Its fresh, natural, and polished!

Charlize has always been one of my favorite actresses. As of this weekend she will have two movies at the box office: Snow White and The Huntsman & Prometheus.


Her red, strapless, peplum dress by Lanvin did not disappoint. 


What do you think?

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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

I am excited to announce that I will be on the BlogTalkRadio show of Cocktails 'n' Convo on Saturday, June 30, 2012!

I can't wait to join the hosts, Erika & Robin, the Event and Style Diva, for some great fun! I will be discussing summer time beauty and the following topics:
  • Beauty items that every woman must have in her makeup bag
  • Skincare basics at any age
  • Drugstore beauty finds (looking beautiful without breaking the bank)
  • Beauty trends

Be sure to check out their blog at http://cocktailsandconversation.blogspot.com/ and be sure to tune in to their BlogTalkRadio Show on Saturday Mornings at 8 am. Can't wait to be a part of it!

This is the link for the June 30th show! Make sure to mark your calendar!

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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
Demonstrating how to mix Heat at The Makeup Show New York
Photo: Sherry Blossom

I have worked at almost every single makeup show for FACE atelier since 2008 so they are my makeup family - well real family ...you know what I mean. I have fallen in love with the line for several reasons. FACE atelier is known for their foundations, but they have so many products that I use daily in my kit.  

I answer many emails regarding the best shades of foundation to order. I am always happy to help, but for makeup artists wanting to try FACE atelier, the 7 shades that I highly suggest to try first are listed below.

At The Makeup Show in New York, FACE atelier had an awesome deal for any 7 shades for a set price. These are the shades that I continuously sold.

0-
2 - Ivory
7 - Tan
10 - Cocoa
0+
0++
Heat (used to warm up any of the shades in the line, also can be used as a liquid blush)

The above selection would allow you to match any shade. Some artists chose not to do 0- or 0++ depending on their clientele. Shades 5-Sepia, 9-Toffee, and 11-Mink were also popular.

I use on a consistent basis 2(go through it like water), 5, 7, 10, 11. Like most artists I am a custom application type of person, but I use these shades straight out the bottle on the regular.

I hope this helps those that would like to get into the world of FACE atelier. Other must have products are:

Facade - liquid to powder blush
Lip Glazes - lip glosses
Ultra Matte Spray - the coolest mattifier spray on the planet that doesn't build up
Transforming Gel - transform anything into a water resistant finish
Camo Duets - amazing concealer that stays put

Of course, I use other products in my kit, but FACE atelier has become a staple. I have met many artists through the years at the booth! It is always amazing when artists email or call thanking me for introducing them to FACE atelier!

If you need help with mixing the manipulators (0-, 0+, 0++, Heat), let me know!

Stay Beautiful!

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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
I have been away from my blog for quite sometime and I MISS B STANDS FOR BEAUTY! Lots of things have been happening both personally and professionally, but I'm back!

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Back in February, I hosted another seminar called, Tackling Beauty in the New Year in Detroit, Michigan! Milani Cosmetics and Dermalogica were the sponsors for this fabulous seminar held at the Historic McDonnell House in Southfield, Michigan (If you need a location to hold an intimate event in Southeastern Michigan, I highly suggest them).

My main concern as an artist is to address the beauty needs of all women. This seminar provided a comfortable setting for women to discuss their beauty and skincare issues.

Check out this awesome video put together by The ARTchiTECHs that show some highlights from the seminar.




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Stay Beautiful!

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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
When I am called in to work at The Lion King, I am assigned to do certain characters' makeup. I do Zazu, Young Nala, Young Simba, and sometimes Pumba. I also help maintain the show and help actors with quick changes for makeup. Unfortunately, when the Young Nala or Simba get to a certain height they must leave the show :-(

Aubrey wanted to do my makeup and so as his initiation to "leave" The Lion King I allowed this to happen. Hey its pretty funny! Great insight on the creative process :-)





And as you can see from this picture...he is a much better Simba than me! LOL!
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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
I took one makeup class in college...that's it one! I did not attend makeup school! I worked at a makeup counter and took art and art history courses, but I also attended MANY makeup workshops! I have been a student of Sam Fine, Billy B, Jon Hennessey, D'Angelo Thompson, Danessa Myricks, Roshar, Jenai Chin, James Vincent, Valente Fraazier, Bianca Alexander, Reggie Wells, Keri Blair, Kevin James Bennett, etc! I can go on and on...

I am a firm believer that makeup workshops are the best education and a great way to connect with other artists. Check out the schedule for the Make Up For Ever Education Series in New York!

I might even see you there ;-)





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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

Maybe I have been watching too much football, but I am all about tackling beauty in the new year! This is the sequel to Beauty Basics on a Budget! I had such a great time demonstrating beauty techniques and answering beauty questions in September so I thought lets do it again bigger and better this time!

Tackling Beauty in the New Year will focus on the following:
  • Improving your skin care regimen - Demonstrations using skincare and DIY products
  • Finding the right concealer - Tips and tricks to achieving bright well rested eyes!
  • Learning all about the new eye shadow trends for Spring/Summer - Yes! You can wear it!

Join me at the beautiful Historic McDonnell House on Sunday, February 19th for a afternoon of fun!

Just look at the top of the blog for the link to register or click here! Can't wait!


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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.


I love it when people ask me questions about makeup, men's grooming, wigs, or hair! It is one of the reasons I started this blog so please please please ask me anything! It helps me with posts and to make sure I am providing information that people care about.

Thanks to a few friends asking me about the "white cloud underneath people's eyes," I came up with this blog post about concealer.

The next post will be about lip gloss and things to know when looking for the perfect lip gloss!

Send in your questions to brandalyn.fulton@gmail.com or inbox me on Facebook! I will try to get to them as soon as possible. As always thank you for your shares, comments, and for visiting www.bstandsforbeauty.com!


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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

People ask me all the time why did I move to New York...uh duh...for Restaurant Week! LOL! No seriously...

STOP what you are doing and go to www.nycgo.com to find more information about Broadway Week, Off Broadway Week and NYC Restaurant Week!

To everyone that has been contacting me about tickets to see The Lion King or Mary Poppins or any Broadway show you can get 2 for 1 tickets on a LOT of shows from January 16-February 4. Such a great deal!

P.S. I will be doing makeup at the Lion King from January 18-28th :-)

I got my list of things to do printed out. How about you?



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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
Concealer Pound Fail #FAIL: The REAL DEAL about Under Eye Concealer

There are several ways to approach the use of concealer. I hope this post will help shed some light on a great product that seems to be misunderstood.

Under eye circles, natural discoloration, lack of sleep, hereditary darkness around the eyes are all reasons to use concealer. I encourage women to use concealer to take the focus away from the under eye area so people can see your eyes and if you are wearing it, eye shadow. Finding the right concealer is tricky. Concealer is usually more dense than foundation and is used to cover particular areas of the face that need heavier coverage. If you feel your foundation is not giving you enough coverage under the eyes, for pimples, around the mouth or other areas of concern on the face, you may want to consider using a concealer. The main two functions of concealer is to mask and to highlight. It is very difficult to find a great concealer for under the eyes. We have all seen the makeup blunder moments and below are a few steps to consider when finding the right concealer and how to apply it.


Please Note: I am using images to help educate and to help people visually relate to common issues found with using concealer. In no way does this serve as criticism to the celebrity or their makeup artist.


1. The basic rule of thumb is the color of your concealer should match the skin around the eye (preferably the cheek area). I use this as a guide so that when you blend the concealer down it blends effortlessly. This also can mean the color you use underneath your eye may not be the same color you use to cover a pimple on your chin.

2. Apply the concealer underneath the eye area in a stippling motion. Blending back and forth is doing just that; moving the product back and forth. Be sure to build up the product and press it into the skin so you are achieving maximum coverage. This also prevents using too much product which can make your application look cakey.

3. Finish the makeup. It is essential to blend the concealer until you can't see where it starts and stop. You may need to set with a powder or work the edges in with your foundation. You should never be able to see where the concealer ends.

4. Use proper skincare. Treat the eye area differently from the rest of your face. Apply eye cream before concealer application and at night to hydrate the skin. Many eye creams are packed with antioxidants to treat the skin and contain optical diffusers to help with discoloration.


5. Test the product by taking pictures with a flash. If your concealer looks too light in pictures, but ok in real life you are probably using the wrong powder to set it or too much powder. While translucent powder is easy to use, too much of certain powders can cause this problem. I recommend using powder with a shade slightly lighter than the concealer to set to avoid this from happening. If your concealer is just a smidgen too light, slightly gray or ashy looking, perhaps dusting a bronzer (with very little or no sheen) or powder to warm it up slightly might help.


6. Be careful with highlighting. YES! We all want to highlight underneath the eyes, but it is not ok for your concealer to be so light that its the first thing to capture everyone's attention. While it may seem trendy to have a beautifully contoured face with a nice highlight underneath the eye, do not force it. In the left picture above, her artist is not finished with the makeup. This is so you can see the under eye color her artist is using which is distinctively lighter than her skintone. A makeup artist or someone highly skilled in makeup may be able to use the right techniques to pull this off. Kim Kardashian uses a lot of makeup on the face and if you aren't going to do that be sure to use a more consumer friendly approach to applying your makeup. Just focus on a great makeup application and simply reducing the darkness or discoloration. All makeup techniques require balance. Notice with a great concealer application with highlight, there is usually some definition underneath eye with liner or bottom mascara. Also there is usually blush and/or bronzer applied too. Please do not try highlighting without doing the necessary steps to balance everything out.

7. It really doesn't matter what product you apply first. You can do concealer or foundation. When I apply makeup on my clients, I like to do foundation and then concealer so I can see what the foundation covers. I can add concealer only where it is necessary. On myself, it changes depending on how much makeup I am applying. Some days I am only putting on a little concealer to wake me up and mascara.

Whew!! I know that is a lot to worry about for one product! I am sure in the above photos this was an isolated situation. We ALL have our moments of being off because we are human. I hope this helps answer some of your questions regarding concealer. It takes time to find a great concealer and sometimes you might even have to change your concealers with your foundation when the seasons change. If you purchase something you don't like return it within the store's policy and work with an artist to find the right shade and powder combination. NO! Your concealer does not have to be a #fail!

If you have any questions, let me know!

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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
Should I hire a Makeup Artist for my Headshot?
If you ever find yourself asking this question, check out my 5 Advantages to hiring a Makeup Artist on Soul Kisses TV.

I was fortunate to work with Tamala, the founder of Soul Kisses TV, on Hairspray in Northport, NY and provide makeup for her most recent headshot!

I hope you find the information useful!


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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig/Hair Artist, Beauty Expert, and Motivational Speaker. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she studied Theatre Production & Design and Sociology specializing in Design Rendering and Color Theory. Brandalyn is known for her attention to detail and is continually sought out for her efficient and flawless makeup application. In addition to TV, Bridal, and Print work you can find Brandalyn doing makeup backstage for New York Fashion Week and backstage for Broadway shows such as The Lion King and Mary Poppins. When not doing makeup or wigs/hair, Brandalyn is writing and speaking all about beauty and empowerment at www.bstandsforbeauty.com. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.

I am so blessed and thankful to see another year! I spent New Years Eve in church! I could not have been in a better place! I am so thankful for 2011! It was a year of transformation. I am in awe with how I am growing personally and professionally. I can see, feel, and LOVE getting older, wiser, and becoming more Brandalyn :-)

With this post, I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on 2011. I have been doing this all week while creating a vision statement and vision board. I am a firm believer that sometimes you need to toot your own horn! It is so easy to say what you haven't done or what you didn't do. I am humble and also believe in just doing the work, but how can one move forward if you don't sit back and recognize what you have accomplished.

  1. I completed a full season as Wig & Makeup Supervisor at the John Engeman Theater.
  2. I taught Runway Makeup to LA makeup artists at the LA Makeup Show.
  3. I became a member of a wonderful church in Harlem, First Corinthian Baptist Church.
  4. I held my first seminar of Beauty Basics on a Budget in Detroit, Michigan.
  5. I was featured on several websites including SherryBlossomBeauty.com and ScandalousBeauty.com.
  6. I became a Makeup Swing on Broadway and learned makeup tracks at The Lion King and Mary Poppins.
  7. I left my steady paying job to become a freelancer and didn't "really" know what was in store for me.
  8. I worked at NYU as an Assistant Wig Designer and taught Makeup to Opera and Musical Theater students.
  9. I served as the Makeup Consultant for the Broadway show, Lysistrata Jones and saw the show come together and provided makeup for Broadway Star, Patti Murin.
  10. I assisted Broadway Wig Designer, Mark Adam Rampmeyer at the prestigious Papermill Playhouse and was Associate Wig Designer for White Christmas!
  11. I am now on an assistants' list for a fabulous Makeup Agency in NYC.
  12. I have dedicated more time to my blog, www.bstandsforbeauty.com, and YOU my readers.

I am probably leaving somethings out and I am typing pretty fast, but I have tears in my eyes because 2011 was a GREAT year and I am extremely thankful. My peers and colleagues are amazing. I get messages in my inbox ALL the time and constantly have people embracing me with genuine love and support! Lord knows I need it!

This year is going to be nothing less. I am turning it up a few notches and taking it to the next level. I have discovered a great deal about myself and where I would like to take my career. If you stick with me...YOU WILL SEE! There are a few goals I had in 2011 that I didn't get to, but life is not always about accomplishing goals. I have learned that it is about enjoying the journey and the process of growing. I encourage you to never lose sight of your goals but to also enjoy the moments that it takes to reach those goals. There are so many lessons to learn and experiences to truly treasure. I haven't lost sight of the goals I didn't get to achieve in 2o11 because I will keep at them in 2012!

My advice to anyone in Makeup Artistry or anyone striving to get to the next level:
  1. Take care of yourself mentally! Feed your brain and soul with positive and prosperous thinking.
  2. Its all about the follow up. Stay persistent and be strategic with your words and actions.
  3. Be genuine. Do not set your goals based on someone else's success. Determine your own success.
  4. It is a cliche, but it holds much truth..."THINGS TAKE TIME"
  5. Do not be afraid to achieve your goals. Tackle your fears and move them out the way
I have so much to look forward to in 2012. I look forward to sharing with you! Happy New Year!


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Brandalyn Fulton is a Makeup, Wig & Hair Artist residing in New York City. Her work can be found at www.brandalynfultononline.com.
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