My 4 Master Cleanse-rs! For dry/combo skin


Hello Beauties!

I’m doing a Master Cleanse. No, I’m not drinking lemon and maple syrup juice for 3 days, or sipping on kale juices. I’m talking about skincare from the bare beginnings.  Pop the hood on this bad boy to find out what I consider the best cleansers for my dry/combination skin.


The Daily Beaute's Master Cleanse'rs
TDB Master Cleansers – Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel, Reviva Labs Glycolic Acid Facial Toner, La Mer The Cleansing Lotion, Lather Chia See & Passion Fruit Cleansing Oil.


TDB's Mastet Cleanse-rs Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
TDB’s Mastet Cleanse-rs Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

I can’t get enough of Mario Badescu’s Enzyme Cleansing Gel! I received it in my first Face Flawless Skin gift bag! This gel formula is such a gentle cleanser, perfect for those who need texture help. My skin can get dry and with dryness comes dullness. This cleanser gets that layer of blah right off leaving behind silk. I mean that.






The Daily Beaute's Reviva Lab Gycolic Acid Toner
The Daily Beaute’s Reviva Lab Gycolic Acid Toner

If you’re looking to resurface skin that’s glowing, vibrant, and receptive to your moisturizer, get you some Reviva Glycol Acid Facial Toner! Now I know it’s not a cleanser but you NEED THIS. For all the times you had patches of dry skin clinging to your foundation you can now kiss goodbye. As I embark into my 30’s I’m starting to see my skin not bounce back as quickly from a breakout or even .. who cares! The point is a glycol acid toner is the best thing for anyone looking resurface their dry/patchy skin.


Lather Chia Seed and Passion Fruit Cleansing Oil
Master Cleanse-r: Lather Chia Seed and Passion Fruit Cleansing Oil

Lather’s Chia Seed and Passion Fruit Cleansing Oil is the ish!!! Taking all day makeup and grime off your face with a product magnet like this puppy is what you need in your life. Once again, the perfect dry skin necessity. I know what you’re thinking. Oil that I knowingly put on my face?! My friend, this is the gentle makeup remover you haven’t used yet. It breaks down making cosmetic formulations to the point of dissolving and lifts from whatever surface applied to. Think of when you get an oil on eyelash glue, the tougher of cosmetic polymers. It will life the glue from your lashes and leave that clean surface. This oil is soothing and easy to remove from skin, with an Enzyme Cleansing Gel perhaps?



TDB | Master Cleanse-rs La Mer The Cleansing Lotion
TDB | Master Cleanse-rs La Mer The Cleansing Lotion

Oh, La Mer The Cleansing Lotion is the best. When I want a rich cleanser that’s good for loosening up the dirt and crap and deposit the goods you need for vibrant, clear skin., I call on this beauty. Most milky cleansers can leave a film on the face. Who wants that? This cleanser is anything but filmy and in conjunction with an Glycol Acid Toner, your face will be due some “ooh”‘s and “ahh”‘s.




I’m in constant search of a dry skin holy grail products. I prefer my SKIN to glow and makeup be an addition. Check these products out and the brands themselves as they all have the right idea about skin vitality.

5 Reasons You’re a Makeup Enthusiast and NOT a Makeup Artist

KRISTEN: Hi, guys! I have my friend Jamice Parks on the couch with me as we discuss some friendly topics. My friend is a makeup artist, based in New York City. Today we’re going to talk about a topic that’s near and dear to my social media heart – 5 reasons you’re a makeup enthusiast and not a makeup artist.
JAMICE: Shade, but no shade.



KRISTEN: I came up with this topic of discussion because I was working on a TV show called “B.O.R.N. to Style” and I was doing women’s makeup every single week. And, on top of that, my friends were asking me to do their makeup – all of the time!


JAMICE: Yeah, I do.
KRISTEN: Right. It’s annoying. Stop it. So, I lost the desire to be a makeup artist and I realized that it’s is just not my passion. I, Kristen Elise Brown, am a makeup enthusiast, not a makeup artist.



JAMICE: Well, for me, I kind of feel like I’m a little bit of both.


 JAMICE: I feel like I’m a little bit of both because I love to do makeup, I love to make people feel good about themselves, I love to get a few coins, but I don’t want to work for a big brand. I feel like Instagram and other forms of social media are taking the whole essence away of skin care and beauty, and products, and what’s really for your skin, and what’s not for your skin. It’s just annoying to where everybody wants to look filtered rather than really enhancing what they naturally have. I get annoyed so that just makes me more into beauty products, like I love everything about beauty from hair, nails, clothes, it doesn’t matter.

KRISTEN: Then you’re a makeup artist and you’re just passionate about makeup. We’re going to go into the reasons why – 5 reasons why.


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Let’s go! I saw an article about a makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes. She’s a makeup artist, she’s also a manicurist, but she did something phenomenal – she did half of her face in Instagram social media beauty and the other half in what makeup artists are doing today, what they’re recreating in the makeup chair.


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But, everyone looks the same. That was what she said, and that’s what I see when I’m scrolling down. Saying,“Is that her?” And it’s the same with the other girls. They all look like the Kardashians.

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 9.05.54 PMJAMICE: Yeah. That’s true. I like how she tried to separate the two. People tend to create YouTube and Instagram and say, “Oh, this is what’s hot on the runway,” when it’s really not. Nobody’s walking around with a sculpted brow, a cut crease, glitter and all this stuff on the runway. They’re not doing that. It’s mainly about skin, glow, like really bring up that essence of a woman. Not necessarily, “I want to mask who you are,” because I get that feeling that that’s what’s going on in Instagram. I mean, if you’re mature enough not to take this so seriously and just take little points from, “Oh, I like those eyes and I like those lips, I like that glow, and I like that blush,” rather than take it and try to identify yourself with it, then I feel like it’s okay if you’re mature enough to know how to separate the two.
KRISTEN: Don’t identify yourself with one look. Maybe their lips are not as overdrawn as before, but it’s the same thing over and over again.


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KRISTEN: Urggghhh, it drives me insane! I get so tired of seeing these looks and it’s so cool-looking and then you go, “Wait, why does this look familiar? Oh, right, because the other look you did has the same exaggerated cat eyeliner.” It’s like a bunch of Amy Winehouse babies.
JAMICE: I do understand it’s our social media that’s being very repetitive and boring and it’s like, “What are you teaching your viewers differently than what you did in your last video?”
JAMICE: So I totally get that. A side note, this is a shame, if you take it personally, then that’s your own problem.
KRISTEN: Comment below.

JAMICE: We’re just trying to educate, inform.

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KRISTEN: We’ll start a conversation about why you think that we’re wrong. Or we’re right. Whether you agree with us or not. So, that brings me to our third topic, which is a little off-hand, but do you really how to color correct?!

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JAMICE: It can kind of come off as, “I’m putting orange on my face to cancel this out or I’m putting some green something on my face to cancel it out,” so I totally understand how that would come off intimidating but once you start to understand your skin tone and where it needs to be camouflaged and you start to invest into color correcting, you’ll notice a difference in your makeup as far as different lighting throughout the day, how it wears.

KRISTEN: If you don’t know these things or if you haven’t invested the energy into learning about color correcting, that would make you a makeup enthusiast and not a makeup artist because as an artist of anything, of any medium, the color wheel is your friend.

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KRISTEN: I wish I could draw it out for you. It’s a color wheel that you need to look at and go from one end to the other and see what compliments and what contrasts, and that’s going to help you color correct. But once again, you should have known that already because you’re a makeup artist.
KRISTEN: In order that I don’t get burned to death, we’re going to move on to the next topic: no product diversity in a makeup kit.

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JAMICE: One of the main products that are in a makeup artist’s kit as far as skin, well, of course like prepping products, like primers and eye creams and things like that, is a face and body water-base foundation, whether it’s from Make Up For Ever or from Mac, it doesn’t matter because a lot of photo shoots or runway shows they really want to exude skin to look healthy and dewy and supple and nice in clarity. Something that’s so heavy and it can really read wrong in cameras, like anything in a high SPF kind of thing…
KRISTEN: Because when you get so close, you can see the texture difference.
JAMICE: Yes, exactly.


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KRISTEN: There are artists who get jobs because of their social media artistry, like makeup artist Ariel Tejada. He does all of these amazing looks, he posts them periodically. Guess who decided to like his stuff and then book him?


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Kylie Jenner. Now his work is plastered on that girl’s face she’s posting, tagging him, and I’m pretty sure he’s getting booked more and more because of that. I mean, her lip kit sold out so quickly, I’m sure his email box has blown up since then. That’s a point I’m saying. Maybe makeup artistry on social media doesn’t really say you’re a makeup enthusiast, it’s just how you do your looks. Are you versatile?
JAMICE: I feel it’s necessary to learn, expand more. I feel like as a makeup artist he should really talk to his client and be like, “You should try something like this. This would really accentuate your cheek bones and your eyes. Try something different.”
KRISTEN: But what if she has….
JAMICE: “You’re a trendsetter, let’s try this. Let’s stop doing the whole typical, you know, same makeup.” Like she has the same makeup I see every Mac girl look put on everybody. I work at Mac so I’ve done it. I’m guilty.
KRISTEN: That’s the Kardashian-Jenner look though.
JAMICE: Exactly, the whole contour cream, powder, the whole shebang.


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KRISTEN: Yeah, exactly. Besides the one, what is her name? Kendall…

JAMICE: Kendall.

KRISTEN: Kendall Jenner. Everybody else has that same highlight, contour, paint-by-numbers look. Then she does this look. How can she not follow in her sister’s footsteps? It works so well for her sister.

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JAMICE: Yeah. Me, as a makeup artist, I feel like it’s my job to tell people, “This is going to accentuate this. This is not going to accentuate this. This is going to make it worse, this is going to make it better.”
KRISTEN: You know, all this boils down to, are you a makeup artist or are you a makeup enthusiast? Does that mean you’re only on social media? What do you think? Oh, my God, what do you think? Do you think that social media is the end-all be-all or don’t get on it?  Can they coincide together?



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KRISTEN: These are the 5 reasons why you may be a makeup enthusiast and not a makeup artist. I want to thank Jamice Parks for sitting on this couch with me and joining me for my Daily Beaute talk. You can add us on Instagram, add us on Facebook. We’re here, we’re ready to listen to you.

JAMICE: If you want to get to know me and more what I’m doing, my Instagram is @1andonlyjamice. You can find me on Facebook under Jamice Parks. You can find me on Twitter under 1andonlyJamice as well.

KRISTEN: Thank you for joining us today and remember you are more than just a pretty face.



Bring on the Fall: Zendaya Coleman

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Très’ Jolie, Zendaya! Always a statement maker and fearless hair aficionado! Fall is the perfect time to go dark with berry hues, deep brown lip liners, and smudging the dark shadows.

To achieve this look:

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1. apply a Matte Foundation with a Beauty Blender or your warm fingers.

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2. Use three shadows: an orange shade in your crease with a fluffy brush, the deeper brown with a flat shadow brush, and the black shadow? take a slanted brush, dip it in your contact solution in it give yourself a soft matte cate eye. Tighten your lash line with a kohl eyeliner. apply Mascara to top lashes.

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3. With the FLUFFIEST blush brush, apply this blush from the tip of your cheekbone to your ears, lightly. blend until it looks seamless.

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4. Line your lips with a bark hued lipliner and then apply Gold Label Cosmetics lipstick in Dark Children


image credit: Fashion Bomb Daily

Life on the High Line.

I wonder how many people have used that line. Anyways. This past week I went to the Highline for a lil fun and glam. take a peek.

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Dress: Zara   Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti Design

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Foundation: Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation     Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Promade    Lips: Gold Label Cosmetics lipstick in Evil Twin.