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Introducing "BE! by," the new main official Facebook home of 

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2016 Desert Island Products: Makeup

Getting trapped on a desert island is an irrational fear of mine, so what better than a second blog post detailing my weirdly thought out plans for if it happens? I mean, have you seen LOST? I still have not, but I digress.

Makeup is obviously a passion of mine, and a tool I use when I want to look my best. While I doubt I'd care about my appearance while stranded on a desert island, let's pretend. I mean, these are just for fun anyway, right!? Check out my top three must-have makeup products, below.

NAKED Urban Decay Concealer

This product really does feel weightless. It's so buildable, but you really don't need a lot, especially if you color correct your under eyes beforehand.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

I'm all about the fresh and dewy look, and this foundation achieves it effortlessly. The finish feels like you're wearing nothing at all!

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Fake a tan! Not sure I'd have to do that on desert island, but I digress. This one gives your skin the most natural tan look that lasts for many hours, it's flaw-free.

What are your top 3 favorite makeup products!? Leave a comment.

Drugstore: Micellar Water Cleanser

You guys! This is not a drill.

I found this flawless face wash at the drugstore... and it was only $6.99 for 13.5 ounces. I die.

It's called Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water. You don't need to wet your face before or rinse after, you literally just put it on a cotton pad and wipe it in. It transfers all the dirt and grime to the cotton pad. It was gross but amazing. It left my face feeling so smooth and soft. I've never had a cleanser leave my face feeling quite as balanced.

This would be amazing for guys or girls who aren't interested in a complicated skincare routine. This is the simplest skincare product since moisturizer! Soak a cotton pad. Rub it into your skin. That's it. BRB dying.

Both the pink and blue cap versions say they remove makeup. I got the blue one because it removes "even waterproof mascara." I'm all about that extra power. I'm excited to try using it as a makeup remover tomorrow. Yaaaas!

Stay tuned for a follow-up review in one of my upcoming skincare videos.

What do you wash your face with? Tell me! Leave a comment.


Live Week 2/29-3/4

Viva la "beauty for everybody"!

I will be broadcasting live on Facebook every night this week at 6pm PT/8pm CT/9pm ET.

The shows will be highly interactive discussions, and I'll even do tutorials. Most importantly, they'll be FUN... and full of cats. Glorious cats!

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Inspiration Board: Brie Larson

This is a very special Inspiration Board for me, as one of my all-time favorite little-known actresses has just hit it big! Brie Larson won this year's Academy Award for Best Actress.

I first discovered Brie Larson in the mid 2000s... when she was a teen pop singer! The music was catchy, frothy, and my friends and I related to it a lot. Especially her songs "Shoebox" and "Loser in Me."

I later re-discovered my love for Brie Larson when she played Toni Collette's daughter on Showtime's original series United States of Tara. The show is one of my favorites of all-time, and she did a fantastic job blending comedy and drama on a show dealing with the daily struggle of mental illness.

I have yet to see Room, the film she won Best Actress for, but I plan to buy the Blu-ray on Tuesday. Can't wait!

When I think of Brie Larson beauty-wise, overall simplicity and great eyeliner game come to mind. Check out my favorite photos of this amazing actor and artist, below!

Brie keeps her makeup simple and focuses on eyeliner. What's your beauty style? Comment below!