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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.

My Holiday Hosting Tips

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My Holiday Hosting Tips

Sometimes our house can feel like Grand Central Station during the holidays! With a constant stream of parties, school events and friends and family in from out of town, things can be pretty hectic. Here are some things I always do to make sure I'm prepared ahead of time and can make the holidays feel extra special for my guests. Planning ahead is key! 1. Treat guests with a small gift. When I'm hosting a dinner party, I love incorporating the Lune+Aster Swipe + Celebrate set into my table setting, it creates such colorful, festive pop to the setup. For overnight...

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Byrdie Beauty Diaries: My beauty and wellness rituals

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Byrdie Beauty Diaries: My beauty and wellness rituals

I gave Byrdie an exclusive sneak peek into my daily beauty wellness rituals and wanted to share my week.  Enjoy! Day One 6 a.m. I wake up at 6 automatically since I am so used to being on the 6 a.m. morning shuttle between New York City and Washington, D.C. I will go for a four-mile run in the morning. I like to do high-intensity interval training on the treadmill. It is a great way to clear the mind and reset for the week.  7:30 a.m. After the kids leave for school, I spend my mornings focusing on product development. We have...

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5-Minute Weekend Face - Swipe+go

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5-Minute Weekend Face - Swipe+go

  We are always on the go in the summer and I love being able to do my makeup in just 5 minutes. Here is my ideal summer face for the weekends. Slather M-61 Hydraboost SPF 30 all over face and neck. Use Lune+Aster Dawn to Dusk Gel Eyeliner in Navy, and swipe Stratosphere Volumizing Mascara on eyes. Dab all three Lune+Aster Supermoon Bronzer & Glow Palette colors on cheeks, and the lightest color on eyes. Swipe on Lune+Aster Vitamin C+E Lip Gloss in CEO. Ready for anything!

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FAMILY FINDS

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FAMILY FINDS

I have so many beauty products in my home. My teenagers and Barry are always discovering new favorites. See them here.

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Current Loves

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Current Loves

From my current solution for pale legs & arms, to the items my teenage daughter is reaching for, read my current loves here

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Sometimes You Just Need Your Mom

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Sometimes You Just Need Your Mom

Sometimes we just need our moms. For this Mother’s Day, I’m reflecting on the importance of moms in our lives here.

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5+ Current Obsessions

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5+ Current Obsessions

From the best new sunscreen to my kids' favorites, read about my current obsessions here

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Creating New Products: Where Good Ideas Come From

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Creating New Products: Where Good Ideas Come From

Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how I come up with ideas for new products. The truth is, they come from you. From our clients, from our beauty experts, from everyone! Over the years I’ve learned that the answers are always right in front of you - you just have to listen. Read more here

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Bronze Away the Winter Blues

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Bronze Away the Winter Blues

There is nothing like a good bronzer for when your skin looks pasty and white in the middle of winter! I love just popping a bronzer on my cheekbones for extra contouring and a hint of sunkissed skin. Read more here. 

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Samples Survival: My Africa Packing List

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Samples Survival: My Africa Packing List

We traveled through Africa this past holiday – it was an unbelievable family trip as we were “unplugged” for most of it. We each only packed a teeny tiny duffel bag. I dug through my drawers and came up with a set of precious samples I brought with me. Read more here.

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