MIAMI, FL (February 22, 2017) – Beauty For Real (BFR), the essential line of high-performance beauty and makeup products, today announced its anticipated debut on the leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, HSN. On February 23, 2017, Beauty For Real founder and celebrity makeup artist Leslie Munsell will showcase signature items from her wildly popular cosmetics collection during the weekly Beauty Report with Amy Morrison at 7 p.m. EST.

Leveraging her 20 years as a beauty expert, Munsell was inspired by the women she worked with, in front of and behind the camera, to create an effortless, everyday line of long-wear products. Beauty For Real’s cosmetics are designed to outlast a 12-hour photoshoot or a 12-hour work day and contain natural plant-derived ingredients, antioxidants and essential oils, to counteract the visible signs of aging skin.

Just as athleisure has refined fashion, Munsell is redefining everyday makeup essentials for women on-the-go. With a straightforward approach, Beauty For Real’s products effortlessly enhance one’s natural beauty, at an affordable price, with long-wear formulas that rival even the most prestigious brands.

Appearing on the Beauty Report and available on HSN.com beginning February 1st, Beauty For Real will debut two spring collections comprised of the brand’s best-selling Blush + Glo and Light-Up Lip Creams for $29. Munsell will offer viewers an exclusive preview of her new TropiCoral Lip Cream + Color, and HSN customers will have the option to add Beauty For Real’s universal D-Fine Lip Pencil to their order for an additional $14.

Best-selling Beauty For Real favorites and HSN spring ‘must haves’ include the following:

  • Blush + Glo is a two-in-one blush and highlighter that delivers color and illumination while providing anti-aging beauty benefits and antioxidant protection. The versatile cream-to-powder formula features a patented Luminera ingredient with a diamond core complex, vitamin E, grape-seed and pomegranate extracts. The melt-proof product can withstand harsh weather conditions while still delivering the coveted South Beach glow in two universally flattering palettes. 


  • Lip Cream + Color is a unique formula that combines care for lips with saturated color and long lasting wear. Seven quintessential, dynamic shades contain cupuacu butter to deliver an emollient feel and promote supple, moisturized lips. The vivid new “it” shade for spring, TropiCoral, has been added to the Lip Cream + Color dossier. Beauty For Real’s ingenious lip product packaging comes with a built-in mirror and LED light for precision use anytime, anywhere.


  • D-Fine is the ultimate liner to define and enhance the lips. The creamy pencil dons a flattering universal shade to match all lip tones and is compatible with all lipstick colors and glosses.


For more information on Beauty For Real, visit BeautyforReal.com, and join the conversation @BeautyForReal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Beauty For Real:

Beauty For Real is an influential and innovative cosmetics leader, offering an expertly curated assortment of essential high-performance beauty and makeup products. Celebrity makeup artist Leslie Munsell launched Beauty for Real (BFR) in 2010 focusing on straightforward, easy-to-use products with ingredients such as plant-derived antioxidants, essential oils and vitamins to effortlessly enhance one’s natural beauty as well as address the signs of aging. Beauty For Real maintains products consistent in quality with the most prestigious department store brands, at an affordable price. Leveraging more than 20 years in the beauty industry, Munsell is well-known for her work on bold face names including Mariah Carey, Venus and Serena Williams, Shakira, Miranda Kerr, Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union among others. For more information, please visit BeautyforReal.com or follow @BeautyForReal on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. 


About HSN:
HSN is a leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to approximately 92 million households in the US 24/7 and its website - hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 40 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit www.HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.



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February 22, 2017 — Carole Ann Bell
How to Look Great Without Makeup, According to Celebrity Makeup Artist Leslie Munsell

How to Look Great Without Makeup, According to Celebrity Makeup Artist Leslie Munsell

Celebrity makeup artist Leslie Munsell shares her best skincare tips for mastering the no-makeup look that celebs like Alicia Keys and Jennifer Garner have been embracing.

Going without makeup doesn't have to be scary. Just check out the stars who pull off the look seamlessly, like Alicia Keys, Busy Philipps, and Jennifer Garner.  Read more

Beauty For Real featured in Health Magazine

Beauty For Real featured in Heath Magazine Article Jan 2017


Article by Lisa DeSantis

January 18, 2017 — Carole Ann Bell
Palm Beacher - Chic Tweaks to Start the Year

Palm Beacher - Chic Tweaks to Start the Year

Toss old products and start the year fresh by dedicating a month to revamping your beauty routine read more


Chick Tweaks in the Palm Beacher include HI-DEF Mascara by Beauty For Real

HI-DEF Mascara as featured in Palm Beacher Magazine

Article by: Melissa Puppo

January 13, 2017 — Carole Ann Bell
Small Changes That Make A Big Impact For Animal Rights

Small Changes That Make A Big Impact For Animal Rights

The Holderness Family’s “Christmas Gift Ideas”

The Holderness Family’s “Christmas Gift Ideas”

The Holderness family has been dancing in pajamas and singing during snow days for years — but last year they hit the record button on the camera and published their goofy video on YouTube. Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles continue to make hilarious videos around tent-pole events and circumstances most families face.
December 15, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
BoxyCharm December 2016 FULL SPOILERS!!

BoxyCharm December 2016 FULL SPOILERS!!


Dec 10, 2016

If you haven’t signed up for this box yet, it is $21 a month. And if you sign up in the month of December, your first box will be the December box including Beauty For Real's Lip Revival Sugar Scrub!

December '16 Boxycharm

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December 10, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
Beauty For Real featured in Indulge Magazine


Leslie is featured in Jennifer Scruby's beauty report for Indulge Magazine.
November 16, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
Equestrian Living - Dressage Rider & Makeup Pro Leslie Munsell embraces the concept that less is more.

Equestrian Living - Dressage Rider & Makeup Pro Leslie Munsell embraces the concept that less is more.

We first met Leslie Munsell at an Equestrian Living photoshoot in Wellington, Florida.  It was an ambitious shoot for a gatefold cover featuring many of the top riders, owners, and trainers.  That day, Leslie, tall and regal, was wearing her makeup-artist hat rather than her headgear of choice - a riding helmet.



Lips + Sips Lounge by Beauty For Real at Swim Miami

Lips + Sips Lounge by Beauty For Real at Swim Miami

Miami's Swim Week was all about subtle sexy this year. 




MIAMI BEACH, Fl. (July 14-17) — Swim Week was still all about sexy this year, but with a little less skin as designers focused on refined and conservative with one pieces, high necks and monokinis and fewer thongs.

Designers, buyers and models from around the world descended on Miami Beach for Swim Week 2016, a swimwear fashion and trade show now in its 12th year that has become one of the most recognized in the industry.

Beauty For Real was proud to be an official sponsor & to host The Sips & Lips Lounge with Peroni at The W Hotel.

Special thanks to everyone who made it possible & worked so hard.  Visit us on social media to see more cool videos of the glamour that is Swim Miami.


 Visit Beauty For Real on Instagram to see more photos & videos.

July 29, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell
BFR + Peroni Official Sponsors of Sips + Lips Lounge at Swim Week Miami

BFR + Peroni Official Sponsors of Sips + Lips Lounge at Swim Week Miami

Swim Miami - July 14-17, 2016

Beauty For Real joins forces with Peroni to bring 'Sips & Lips' Lounge to Swim Miami.  Hosted at The W Hotel, South Beach.  Enjoy a professional lip touch up with Beauty For Real's famous light-up lipgloss while sipping a refreshing customized Shandy by Peroni.

Beauty For Real will also provide professional hair and makeup for models walking the runway for designers; Mint Swim, San Lorenzo, Lybethras & Filthy Haanz.

ESPN Nude Cover feauturing Dwyane Wade and BFR's (TOTAL) GLO

ESPN Nude Cover feauturing Dwyane Wade and BFR's (TOTAL) GLO

Beauty for Real's founder Leslie Munsell jetted to New York as Dwyane Wade's personal groomer for his upcoming ESPN Body Issue cover, which featured Beauty For Real's (TOTAL) GLO.

To me, doing the Body Issue is bigger than looking at an athlete's body. It's more about the story we are telling of overcoming my fear of doing this. I had a fear of being naked in front of others and a fear of being judged. So to me, overcoming that is the biggest thing. Someone may look at me and think, "Why would you have insecurity?" Well, this is real life and I'm human, and these are the things that I deal with that many others might deal with.

When I was young, my belly button was an outie, and I never even wanted to take my shirt off when we were at the swimming pool or outside during water fights. The only people who went into the pool with their shirts on were the kids who were overweight -- and me. I knew that I was different. I knew from all the kids I had seen that nobody else had what I had. No one else had an outie. Even when I got to high school, I didn't want to do swimming class because I didn't want people to see my feet -- as an athlete, my feet were a little rougher -- and my belly button. I had my doctor write me a note to say that I couldn't do swimming, and the first day I sat down and watched everybody else and it just looked so fun. I eventually was like, "I've got to do it, I got to do it."

I was just never comfortable until about four years ago, when I started feeling comfortable with my body overall. As you go through life, you get more comfortable with yourself. It's like everything else with life -- you change, you grow. People might think it's simple, but for me it was hard to even feel comfortable walking around naked when it's just me and my wife. So the thought of doing it at a photo shoot in front of people [laughs] -- it was like, "No way ever."

In my underwear line, Naked, we have this thing called the "Naked Truth" -- and my naked truth, I always say, is me being my authentic self. That became a part of me doing this shoot. I'm like, "You know what, nothing is clearer than this, being my authentic self." Right here is just me baring it all. This is as authentic as it gets. I always joke when I'm with people, "I'm always naked now" [laughs]. I'm always naked in my everyday life. That's because I either have on Naked underwear or no clothes at all.

I don't even view my belly button now. I make jokes sometimes when I'm doing an interview or taking a photo and I'll say, "I'm making the outies cool." I'm representing for all the kids out there who have the outies.


AOL Beauty Award:  Best Texturizing Spray (South Beach) Spray

AOL Beauty Award: Best Texturizing Spray (South Beach) Spray

Our Summer Beauty Awards is your guide to the best products on the market. Bloggers from our Lifestyle Collective test and review top skin, nail, hair, fragrance and makeup products for the season -- and we give you the scoop on their favorites!

Warm-weather can be brutal on hair, making it frizzy and unmanageable. Luckily for us, there are great products to make summer hair styling a breeze. Whether you are after that just-off-the-beach look, or a perfectly sleek mane, our judges tried all the essentials, so you don't have to.

While our judges are busy picking their favorite nominee in the hair styling category, we want to know which are your must-haves! Don't see your favorite? Let us know the hair styling products you can't live without in the comments below!

Check out the Beauty Awards page over the next few weeks for the rest of our product reviews and rankings!

June 27, 2016 — Carole Ann Bell