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Marla Malcolm Beck co-founded Bluemercury in 1999 with her husband Barry Beck. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with Barry and their three kids. An absolute beauty junkie, Marla sees every moment as beauty in real life – from trips with family to her daily role as CEO of Bluemercury and developer of two cosmetics lines, M-61 Skincare and Lune+Aster Beauty.

Ingredient Spotlight: I Love Coconut Oil!

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Ingredient Spotlight: I Love Coconut Oil!

Coconut oil is having a moment. We see it everywhere from the grocery store to our smoothies, and now, our beauty products. Read more here

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Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days. Not because I have a big brunch celebration or get great gifts. It just reminds me of my mom. And it reminds me of how much I love being a mom. Read more here

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Mask Mania - Which Mask Is Right For You?

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Mask Mania - Which Mask Is Right For You?

Masks – which have been around since the Brady Bunch – are back. Read more here

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Packing Essentials: Palm Beach Winter Escape

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Packing Essentials: Palm Beach Winter Escape

Resort travel during the winter is not my favorite. I am pale and pasty, and the last thing I want to do is get into a bathing suit. Read more here

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Vacation Solutions: Healing Miracle to Treat Windburned Skin

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Vacation Solutions: Healing Miracle to Treat Windburned Skin

Last week I went out to Aspen skiing with Barry and the kids for spring break. I always bring a ton of products for the cold, dry weather and this time I packed almost a whole suitcaseful. Read more here

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New + Notable: Spring Eye Palette Love

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New + Notable: Spring Eye Palette Love

I love a good palette. They just make life easier. Compact, easy to travel with, and beautiful to look at - here are three of my newest favorites. Read more here

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Dreams of Hugh Jackman & Michael Douglas

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Monday night it was almost 70 degrees in NYC and what was supposed to be a lovely, warm fall party, instead felt like a Midsummer Night’s Dream. I went to Marty Zweig’s stunning apartment overlooking Central Park to celebrate the Motion Picture and Television Fund. It was one of the loveliest cocktail parties I had been to in a long time. The host graciously showed us his unbelievable museum quality art collection of Renoirs, Degas, and more. Hugh Jackman, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones mingled with the 20 or so other guests as if we were all just hanging...

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New York City 48 Hour Whirlwind

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Still recovering from a 48 hour NYC whirlwind. It was unbelievably fun and unbelievably exhausting. Took Acela up to New York City from Washington on Wednesday at 2pm. Here is the rest:WEDNESDAY 8 P.M. Dinner at Diane Von Furstenburg Studio for Independent Filmakers Project. Chatted with Ed Burns about his new movie coming out, met Diane, hung out with Uma Thurman and Jaime Lynn Sigler. Everyone was so nice. This organization funded one of my favorite indie films – “Maria Full of Grace.” All things indie are always good. Went to bed at 1am. Left hotel at 4am.THURSDAY 5:20 A.M....

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My Bluemercury Haul

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I went shopping at bluemercury in Bethesda the other day. Yes, I know it sounds odd. Although I have closets and closets full of beauty products, sometimes there I things I use in large quantities that the vendors do not regularly send me. So I have to shop just like everybody else. So what did I get?1. Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer. I have been using Laura Mercier Primer for almost 9 years. I would never put on foundation without it. Primer helps the foundation sit on top of the skin, rather than absorb into the lines and pores. 2 years...

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Oldies but Goodies - Fall Makeup

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I felt like I was stuck in an August makeup rut so I rummaged through my makeup drawers for some fall colors. Here are my new addictions to old products for fall: 1. Laura Mercier Chestnut Lip Pencil. This goes with any fall neutral - it's the only lip pencil I am gravitating towards right now. 2. Nars Belize Lip Gloss. The perfect light nude to go with high drama eyes, which I love. 3. Bobbi Brown Caviar Eye Shadow + Trish McEvoy Brush 11 Precise Eye Lining. This is the perfect fall eyeliner. The color is the deepest chocolate...

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