The dos & don’ts to looking youthful over 40

Before we jump into what the dos & don’ts of makeup, let’s make sure you’re getting your skin to look its best prior to makeup application. The biggest thing I notice in my clients as they age is dryness. Skin loses hydration as we age so we need to combat that by incorporating a moisture-intense face cream. My go to? OLAY! I seriously LOVE their skincare and not only does it work, but it’s affordable. They have a lot of different lines to choose from but if you’re looking for intense hydration, grab their Collagen Peptide 24 Max Face Moisturizer.

  1. Don’t cake your face with heavy foundation and/or concealers.
    Do mix your heavier foundations with your favorite hydrating moisturizer to give you a light, dewy complexion.
    *Pro Tip: Mix your eye cream with a dab of concealer to help avoid creasing in the fine lines around your eyes. Try OLAY’s Collagen Peptide 24 MAX Eye Cream
  2. Don’t use heavy powders or “bake” your skin.
    Do use translucent setting powders to set your face without the crepiness.
  3. Don’t use pinky shades of blush on the middle of your cheeks.
    Do use peachy tones of blush from the apples of your cheeks and upwards towards your temples.
  4. Don’t use black eyeliners to line your bottom lashline!
    Do use black eyeliner on the inner rim of your top eyelid (tight-lining)
  5. Don’t use matte or thick lipsticks!
    Do dab on a moisturizing creamy lipstick with a shiny finish in a peachy or berry shade.
    *Pro Tip: Apply chapstick to lips, than using your finger press some lip color on top of the chapstick for a flushed and natural look

My TOP picks for Best in Beauty from Cosmoprof 2021

When it comes to the latest releases in the Beauty industry, you can bet that I’ll be there to check it out! I had the privilege of attending Cosmoprof North America 2021 in Las Vegas earlier this month. I know, my job sucks 😉

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) is the leading B2B beauty exhibition in the Americas. CPNA serves as the premier launching pad for new beauty brands, introducing revolutionary technologies, product innovations, and new channels for distribution, packaging, and manufacturing.

My first stop was in the Discover Beauty section where I was blown away by the new innovations from Meloway Makeup. Not only did they WOW me with their first-of-its-kind bendable mascara wand, (Pro makeup artists have been bending & breaking wands for years!) but they also just released their 2-in-1 Liquid Eyeliner + Makeup Remover Pen. With this powerhouse product in your kit you can be sure to get that perfect winged liner in no time, and did I mention, it’s waterproof? YESSS!!

Both products are just $22 and can be found at

My next stop was over at KOVO Essentials where I learned all about the cutting edge formula in their ultimate pick-me-up Award-winning all day toner mist. Check out these key ingredients:

  • Probiotics — Anti-bacterial/Anti-inflammatory
  • Peptides — Skin Protein
  • Green Tea — Tones Skin
  • Rose Water — Calms Irritation
  • DMAE — Improves Elasticity
  • Cannabidiol — Relieves Redness
  • Coconut Water — Hydrating
  • Witch Hazel — Repairs Skin
  • Aloe Juice — Calms Inflammation

Grab yours @

I didn’t forget my guys and made sure to make a stop over at Reuzel where they have everything a man needs to look like a gentleman. Skincare, Beard care, Hair care, they’ve got it all and the best part? It’s all under $20! You’re welcome.

Want a good hair day…. every day? Well, thanks to my friends at EVA NYC not only can you get top styling products and tools, but you can help save the planet! That’s right, their products are made of 100% recyclable aluminum.

Simplify your styling routine with one miracle potion. Their Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer offers is a multi-tasking formula that gives hair its daily dose of vitamins and nutrients, with 10 benefits in one bottle.

  1. Strengthens*
  2. Heat Protection*
  3. Reduces Frizz 
  4. Detangles
  5. Softens 
  6. Cuts Drying Time*
  7. Adds Shine 
  8. Nourishes 
  9. Smooths 
  10. UV Protection*

Did I mention it also smells incredible? Grab yours @

I couldn’t end my trip at Cosmoprof without stopping by London Based Hairbrush Comapny, Rock & Ruddle.

They have the BEST hairbrushes ever! Why choose a natural bristle hairbrush? Natural bristles have microscopic scales that release and spread the natural oil produced in the scalp (sebum) down each hair shaft making it shiny, supple and healthy. A Rock & Ruddle hairbrush both cares for your hair and feels comfortable to use plus they have so many unique designs to choose from.

Check them out @

Thanks for coming along with me at Cosmoprof 2021! See you next year!



Spring Beauty “Glow”

Is it really almost Springtime?  Somebody pinch me!  I am so excited to share with you my finds for getting radiant, glowing skin, just in time for Spring Break!

Last year when I heard Jennifer Lopez was FINALLY creating a skincare line, I started stalking her and her team. Seriously, they probably are so sick of hearing from me by now, but hey, it paid off because I am NOW sharing this long-awaited line with you!  JLo Beauty is an innovative skincare collection featuring powerhouse ingredients and infused with expertise and experience of the iconic Jennifer Lopez. The brand’s tagline is “Beauty has no expiration date’, a reminder that you can feel youthful at any age. The brand’s hero ingredient is a proprietary Olive Complex: a 4-part olive blend of squalane, fermented oil, extra virgin oil and leaf extract that delivers major antioxidant protection and is clinically shown to deliver all-day moisturization and that star glow. 

“That Limitless Glow” Multi-tasking Mask
$18 or 3 pack for $48
“That Blockbuster” Wonder Cream
“That Limitless Glow” Multi-tasking Serum

I’ve been very impressed by the collection but what stands out to me as my favorite is definitely the Multi-tasking Mask!  I use masks all the time and it really is a great way to elevate your skin in a short amount of time.  Each mask comes soaked in 1 oz. of her multitasking serum, it penetrates deeply, visibly firms and tightens the skin, and YOU feel it tightening, it boosts skins radiance and luminosity! It pulls the jawline taught with the ear loops,  so it feels like you’re getting a face lift while wearing it!   I seriously LOVE this mask!  They’re $18 each or you can get the 3-pack for $48.

The entire JLo Beauty collection can be found online at,  in-store and online at Sephora or You can also follow the brand on instagram @JLoBeauty

This next product is one I’ve been anticipating as well!  With Spring Break just around the corner I’ve got the perfect tanning solution!  I LOVE South Seas Official for all of my tanning needs, and now they have partnered up with Peta Murgatroyd – celebrity mom and pro dancer on Dancing with the Stars, to create this amazing Peta Jane Tanning Mousse & Bronzing Mitt Duo which provides smooth, streak-free, professional tanning results to instantly bronze and glamorize your skin to perfection with ease. 


It works on any skin tone Without looking orange, it dries immediately and   what I love about this formula is that it smells just like my Dolce & Gabana Light Blue perfume!  You get a gorgeous tan with a beautiful fragrance. This duo is $30 and can be purchased online at and be sure to follow them on instagram @SouthSeasOfficial

As a makeup artist, I, of course, have to share some makeup with you guys. So to get your glow on I want to share with you one of my new favorite makeup Palette’s from True & Luscious.

At True & Luscious, clean beauty means never having to worry about harmful chemicals or irritants that might be lingering in your makeup. Their Lucky Glow Palette is a multi-dimensional complexion palette that features expertly curated buttery bronzers, highlighters and blush that can be layered together seamlessly to create a luminous glow. Handcrafted with pure, concentrated pigments in a sheer base, each luxurious shade can be worn on its own or blended to create an endless range of looks from a healthy glow to full glam!

Their products range from $22-$46 and can be found online at – also your purchase of the Lucky glow palette donates $1 to Fighting Hunger.

I’m going to be doing a giveaway of some of these products so head over to my instagram @RebelBeauty to enter!

Happy Spring Everyone!



Valentine’s Beauty Products!

I wanted to share with you some great products and beauty tips to have you looking and feeling fabulous this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re going out or just staying in!

First up from Olay Body – Feel fearless in your skin by elevating your nighttime body care routine, Olay Body launched two innovative products that work overnight to moisturize and renew the skin’s surface and reveal vibrant, radiant skin — Olay’s Cleansing & Renewing Body Wash with Retinol and Nighttime Rinse-off Body Conditioner with Retinol. 

You’ve heard me talk about the benefits of Retinol in facial products, but now Experts added the high-end skincare ingredient retinol to these two body products, and they work overnight to moisturize and improve skin 3X better than the leading body wash, transforming your skin to look vibrant and radiant. and I know it doesn’t say this on their bottle, but I LOVE using this in place of shaving gel.  It makes my legs super smooth,

 So this Valentine’s Day get healthier-looking skin in your sleep with this innovative duo from the body skincare experts: Olay Cleansing & Renewing Body Wash  with Retinol and Nighttime Rinse-off Body Conditioner with Retinol. Both Dermatologist-approved and available at most major retailers for $7.99 or online at

Now, for a lot of couples out there, Valentine’s Night can lead to “good, clean, healthy fun” in the bedroom, which brings me to my next product: Coconu- Coconu was founded to help couples lead healthier, happier lives by offering 100% safe and organic personal care products. This dedication to health and happiness includes partnering with companies that share a similar mission, such as the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.

Coconu is the first USDA certified organic coconut oil personal lubricant to provide clean sexual wellness options. Coconu products are 100% natural, hypoallergenic, 100% cruelty-free, and 100% edible. Coconu offers water based, oil based and hemp infused lubricants. 

Their products start at just 19.99 and can be purchased discreetly, online at and Right Now – Feb 15th you can get 15% off your order by using the code VALENTINE.

Are you planning on staying in this Valentine’s Day?  Give yourself a self-spa day at home with KOCOSTAR’s Body Therapy Kit. This kit offers convenient, innovative, and area-specific beauty treatments. Strengthen damaged nails, replenish dry and cracked heels, and revitalize dehydrated hair while you sit comfortably at home. Just open the packaging, take out the treatment wraps, and rest! Give yourself or your Valentine a great gift after a hardworking day!  Get yours at

Next, I wanted to share some pro artist makeup tips to achieving the perfect Valentine Red lips, without the dreaded smearing or mask rub-off!

So first we are going to line the lips with either a clear lip liner, or a nude liner.  This will create a barrier for the lipstick so it won’t bleed outside your lipline.

Next, dap a bit of concealer onto the lips.  This works as a primer and will help adhere the lipstick and keep it from budging.  

Now just grab your favorite RED lip color and apply.

Lastly, you can “set” your lipstick by peeling a tissue into 1-ply and placing it over the lips and stippling translucent loose powder over them.  This will keep your pout looking perfect all night long.

For more Beauty Tips, Tricks & Tutorials be sure to follow me on Instagram @RebelBeauty

Happy Valentine’s Day!



New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

The most requested tutorial I get is on the “Smokey Eye”.  For most people it can be rather intimidating dipping into those grays and blacks.  Don’t worry!  It’s actually a pretty simple eye look to master.

As with any eye look, it is always important to remember your eye shape and apply shadows where it compliments them. For this particular look, we will be using dark tones to add intensity to the eyes. 

First you cover the mobile lid with a dark, cream shadow.  Cream shadows are great for adding dimension and they work really well as a primer, keeping shadow from creasing.  I like to top the cream shadow with a similar color, only darker.  Be sure to blend this color into the crease, and just above.

Next, you can add more dimension and shape to your eye look by adding a dark, black shadow to the outer corners of the eye.  I also like to run this color under the bottom third of my lash line.  It gives a nice finish and connects the top and bottom lashline.

I also like to add a pop of silver over the center of the lid.  I don’t have big round eyes, so this helps my flat lids look like they have a more rounded shape to them.

Next, highlighting the tearduct area can really add to this look.  Creating a brightness and wide-awake look.  Any shimmery Vanilla color will do the trick.  Just dot it on the inside corners of the eyes.

Eyeliner and lashes are a must with any “Bold” eye makeup look.  I love a winged liner and strip lashes. Be sure to add mascara BEFORE lashes, and AFTER.  This will give you a seamless lashline.

Lastly, when going bold on the eyes, it’s important to balance out the facial features and go light everywhere else.  This means a lighter lipstick in nudes or light pinks looks best.

For more tips, tricks and tutorials, please visit my website at and be sure to follow me on Instagram @RebelBeauty.  


Sleigh Full of Beauty

Holiday Shopping for the Beauty Lover in your life? I’ve got you covered! From skincare, makeup, and luscious locks. These products are sure to bring joy to everyone on your list.

My first gift is from Bl’eau. This unique Canadian skincare line sources their clay from the ancient glaciers of British Columbia, which is enriched by the cyclical flow of ocean and glaciers, and it is loaded with over 60 unique minerals and rare elements. It’s naturally powerful properties  help to detoxify, rehydrate, refine your pores and yes, moisturize skin. All of their clay masks are made from Canadian glacial oceanic clay, including their signature product, Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask.

This mask is nothing like the other clay masks I’ve used.  This one doesn’t get tight, dry or irritating.  Instead it soothes, refreshes, and hydrates my skin, leaving it soft and glowing. They’ve also included Glacial Mineral Water in their Hydrate Collection which features their Glacial Mineral Toner, Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Emulsion, and their Hydrating Glacial Moisturizing Cream.  This collection ranges from $19-59$ and can be found at

Next up is my gift of Makeup from Macy’s!  With deals all month long, you can snag some of my favorite brands like NARS, Nudestix, Stila and more!  This new eyeshadow palette from NARS called After Glow is the perfect gift for all skin tones.  Also the Magnetic Nude Glimmers from Nudestix are incredible! They can be used as a  luminous skin brightener and highlighter for eyes, cheeks and lips that sets for all day waterproof wear.  For more amazing makeup products, Check out

Now for the gift of beautiful hair!  Founded by hair icon, Guy Tang, this styling line was created to enhance and prolong all hair color. Previously only available to the professional, this line is now available on for consumers to purchase for the first time! Everything you need to re-create Guy Tang’s iconic looks seen across all your social media platforms. Prices range from $22.50-$32.00 The #mydentity Styling Product Line includes #MyConfidant Shampoo and Conditioner, #MyControl Spray and two finishing products, an oil and a shine spray.

As a professional makeup artist and hairstylist, When I’m on set I HAVE to make sure my clients’ hair holds it’s style while looking shiny and fabulous.  This #MyControl Medium Sculpting Spray is NOT your regular hairspray!  It doesn’t feel sticky, wet, or hard, This super fine mist spray creates a touchable moveable hold you’ll love. 

I use this to hold my daughters bouncy blonde curls.  I have really dark hair, and I love that this spray doesn’t have a white cast that mutes the vibrancy of the hair, but instead it adds shine and makes hair look super healthy. Head over to to pick up your Guy Tang #mydentity Styling  Line.

Now to effortlessly create beachy waves, perfectly defined spiral curls, full-bodied glamour waves, and everything in between look no further than T3 Micro  with advanced heat styling tech, exceptional results, and—always—beautiful, healthy hair.

From next gen hairdryers that provide quick dry times and smooth locks, to styling tools that are sure to give you a great hair day, every day. My favorite in their collection right now is their Interchangeable sets. This curling wand trio features everything you need to change your look in a snap: the T3 Convertible Base—the foundation of the T3 Convertible Collection—and three interchangeable straight and tapered ceramic wands. One base, three barrels, endless styling possibilities.

I love styling my daughters hair with the 1″ straight wand barrel.  It gives her the bouncy curls she loves, and I love that it doesn’t damage her hair. My go to signature look is soft, loose waves and with the larger 1 ½” Straight Wand Barrell, it’s easier than ever to swap out the barrels.  I also love the convenience of having multiple styling tools with only ONE base!  Saves so much space, and is another favorite thing of mine when working on set.  
T3 has specials running all month long, so don’t miss out on the savings….head over to to purchase your faves!

For more information on these products you can visit my website at or follow me on Instagram @RebelBeauty for more tips, tricks and tutorials! 
Happy Holidays!



National TV Holiday Beauty Stocking Stuffers

I teamed up with my TV bestie, Dawn McCarthy of to bring viewers our Holiday Beauty Stocking Stuffers segment which aired nationally on Celebrity Page TV!

First up, one of our favorite Powerhouse serums is from Foster’s Lab– It Repairs, Protects and Renews your skin and is a celebrity favorite!

What’s so great about this serum is that it’s packed full of ingredients that you would have to spend hundreds of dollars on multiple serums to get. Also, this is a go-to of mine when I am on-set doing Make-up on Celebs.

It’s under $50 and it also protects and repairs from Blue Light since we all are guilty of spending too much time in front of our screens. It also protects from environmental pollution.

With multiple anti-inflammatories this will give you brighter skin tone and help reduce any acne with ingredients like: Bakuchiol, Vitamins A & C & Cacao seed extract.

Now for a favorite and must-have stocking stuffer- Lipstick & Lipgloss from Royale Roulette.

Not only are you going to look good in this lipstick but you are going to feel good because they donate $1 from every product purchased to a charity, and this line is vegan, cruelty-free and Non-GMO.

Right now till the end of the year all their lip products are $10! What are you waiting for? Click here to order now.

Guy Tang’s #MyDentity

Now that we have covered Skin & Makeup for our stockings, we are excited to tell you that you can now purchase Guy Tang’s hair care line under $35 at It was previously only available to professionals.

When on set I HAVE to make sure my clients’ hair holds it’s style while looking shiny and fabulous.  Guy’s #MyControl Medium Sculpting Spray is NOT your regular hairspray.  It doesn’t feel sticky, wet, or hard. This super fine mist spray creates a touchable moveable hold you’ll love. It’s also great for layering and bulking up the hair.

I have really dark hair, and I love that this spray doesn’t have a white cast that mutes the vibrancy of the hair, but instead it adds shine and makes hair look super healthy.

Be sure to add Guy Tang’s #MyDentity Styling line to your stocking!

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Makeup Tutorial

The holiday season is my favorite time to shop for NEW Beauty products.  Brands tend to launch limited edition makeup collections and always have something fun and glittery.

In this Holiday Makeup Tutorial I wanted to focus on a softer, less dramatic look, since most of us will probably be spending the Holidays at-home and not out on the town. (insert sobs here)

As a makeup artist, the most important part of any look is the application!  Using the right tools and brushes can help to achieve the perfect, blended makeup look.  

My favorite brushes right now are from MODA Brush.  They have so many styles to choose from and right now they have their metallic collections just in time for the Holiday Season. These are 5-piece Full-Face Kits that give you all the necessary brushes for a complete makeup look.  They also come in the perfect brush holder which includes a lid, so you can take them to go as well! They are $49.99 and can be purchased at

I’m a big fan of Huda Beauty and they just released their 18 eyeshadow palette in “Naughty.”  This is a gorgeous palette complete with a variety of textures, finishes, and colors.  These are flattering shades on any skin tone. Right now this palette is available at Sephora and for $67.

I ALWAYS add lashes to my makeup looks, and this particular look had me reaching for my KISS Blowout Collection lashes in PageBoy.  These are the perfect flirty lashes without being too dramatic.  I applied them with Kiss’ new Lash Glue Liner in black.  Such an easy-to-use application to falsies!  Simply line your lashes with the eyeliner and then press your lashes onto the line!  No mess, no sticky fingers, no problem!

To brighten up the face I used NARS Blush Duo to add contour and blush to my cheeks for some added color.

To finish the look I used Fenty Beauty’s NEW Limited Edition Gloss Bomb Mini Lipgloss Kit.  This kit is $36 and is only here for the holidays!  They have 4 beautiful shades of lipgloss and they taste good too!  You can find this kit at

Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season.


At-Home Spa Treatments

One of my favorite things to do is take an evening for myself and pamper my skin. I LOVE facial masks and I use them at least twice a week. When I discovered there was a NEW Microcurrent Technology Mask that absorbs 6 times deeper into the skin, I HAD to have it!

Franz Skincare is the first to offer this Microcurrent Technology in their dual mask systems. They harness the power of the ocean by utilizing water to create tiny, waves across the skin, allowing the nourishing ingredients to be absorbed way more efficiently than masks of the past!

Franz Thomas developed the Franz Diffusion Cell method. This technique tests skin’s permeability of key ingredients. The more efficiently nutrients reach your skin, the more effective your treatments are.

Ranging from $40-$100 these masks are available online at

But if you’re lucky enough to be reading this BEFORE November 15th, I have a discount code for you to score 30% OFF your online purchase! Use Code: FALL30 and stock up on your favorites! (also these are great gift ideas for the Holidays)

Now, let’s talk dry skin. UGH! This time of year has my feet and hands cracking and in desperate need of hydration, which is why my next product is a must-have for anyone suffering the same issues: Miss Spa’s Exfoliating Foot Treatment and Deep Therapy Hand Treatment are a game changer!

You can completely transform your skin with these little booties and gloves. Enriched with flower oils, the deep therapy hand treatment nourishes the hands and even softens your cuticles! The peppermint and glycolic acid foot treatment sloughs off any dead skin on your feet, and reveals fresh, soft skin. (No more rough skin snagging on the sheets!)

These beauty treatments start at just $6, so you can grab a bunch and make sure your skin stays hydrated throughout the winter months! Miss Spa is sold at most major retailers, but you can also pick them up online at

Now, go take some time to pamper yourself before the hustle and bustle of the Holidays! After all, you deserve it! 😉



Beauty Essentials Under $35

Segment Featured on CBS Affiliate – Fresh Living

I love it when I find beauty products that actually work and don’t break the bank! These are some must-have essentials:

Olay Regenerist Retinol24 MAX Night Collection. This powerhouse formula offers 20% more of Olay’s Retinol 24 Complex and delivers beautiful results! I have been using the Night Moisturizer in this collection for about one month and I can visibly see my skin is smoother in texture, and brighter in tone.

Olay’s proprietary combination of Vitamin B3, plus Olay’s most transformative Retinoid Complex, including Retinol and Retinyl Propionate, make this collection a must-have for anyone looking to improve their skin quality.

Each product is under $35 and can be purchased at or at your local retailer.

Next, I just had to share my love for The Wet Brush! For years I have been using their Original Detangler Brush and have loved the results. Did you know most damage occurs to the hair when it’s wet? Stop using the wrong brush and breaking your hair! With a wide variety of brushes you can definitely find the solution for your hair. I LOVE using the Shower Brush Detangler. Yes, you use it in the shower. It really helps keep the hair smooth and free from those dreaded tangles!

Also included in their line is their Speed Dry brushes. These help aid in drying your hair and help circulate the air from your blow dryer, so you can “Speed” up your dry time.

I highly recommend these brushes! I have loved using these on my both my daughters, and I even have the mini detangler brush in my purse for those brushing touch-ups!

You can grab your perfect Wet Brush at or at most major retailers.

Lastly, don’t forget to grab a pack of dual-tipped cotton applicators too! These little guys are perfect for everyday beauty uses. I use them to correct makeup mistakes, apply creams, touch-up lipstick, fix nail polish, and so much more! At under $5 these are a must to keep handy on your vanity.