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
$58
“That Limitless Glow” Multi-tasking Serum
$79

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 JLOBeauty.com,  in-store and online at Sephora or Amazon.com 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. 

DANCING WITH THE STARS – PETA MURGATROYD

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 SouthSeasSkincare.com 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 trueluscious.com – 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!

xoxo,

Missy

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 Olay.com

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 Coconu.com 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 KocostarUSA.com

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!

xoxo,

Missy

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 www.RebelBeauty.com and be sure to follow me on Instagram @RebelBeauty.  
xoxo

Missy 

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 BleauBeauty.com

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 Macys.com

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 Ulta.com 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 Ulta.com 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 T3micro.com to purchase your faves!

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

xoxo

Missy

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 ModaBrush.com

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 HudaBeauty.com 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 FentyBeauty.com

Wishing you all the best this Holiday Season.

xoxo,
Missy

Fall Beauty Report

Let’s kick off this Beauty Report by diving right into the Fall Beauty Trends.

Hairstyles this year are going to be much shorter as people are heading into the salons and wanting their Quarantine hair chopped off. The most requested look? The long Bob, or “Lob”. A flattering look on all face shapes.

The “LOB” on J-Lo, does it get any cuter? Image Credit: Getty Images

To style the hair we are seeing super fun hair accessories. Not just for little girls anymore! Headbands, Pearl Clips, Satin Scrunchies, Stylized elastics and more.

Some of my new fall favorites are from the latest Beauty Brand Launch, Bellefixe. This all new hair accessory brand is adding some flare to hairstyles everywhere. This line provides quality, on-trend pieces that inspire people to accessorize their beauty – one clip, pin or headband at a time. To get yours, visit Bellefixe.com

Let’s talk makeup trends for fall. The fluffy brow, bolder winged eyeliner, and of course, the RED lip!

Image by Getty Images

When it comes to eyeliner, the winged look is my go-to! It elongates the eye shape and provides the perfect definition. This season though, we are seeing it a little more bold. Also using colored liners in orange and blue are making quite the statement this fall.

The winged liner look in a cobalt blue

When I saw that the classic Red Lip was here to stay for Fall, I wasn’t surprised at all. This is a FABULOUS way to add some glam to your look. I love a good red lip and pairing it with a winged liner, Uhhmazing!

My look at the Pinups 4 Pups Fashion Show – RED Lips all the way!

All these looks can be achieved with the newest Makeup Brand Launch by Selena Gomez, Rare Beauty. Rare Beauty is breaking down unrealistic standards of perfection. ​

This is makeup made to feel good in, without hiding what makes you unique—because Rare Beauty is not about being someone else, but being who you are.

My absolute favorite in the line is the “Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner Pen”. This formula glides on smoothly, no tugging at the skin, and stays on all day, providing a deep, intense, black pigment. For $19 at RareBeauty.com, it’s a MUST-Have for any season!

Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner – RareBeauty.com

Which fall trend are you loving right now? Share them with me by tagging @RebelBeauty on IG.

xoxo,
Missy

Pumpkin Spice Makeup Tutorial

I LOVE this time of year! The leaves begin to change, the cooler weather sets in and…..PUMPKIN SPICE officially arrives! Now, not only can you have it in your latte, you can add some warm flavors to your makeup look!

In this video I used:

*Real Her Eyeshadow Palette in “Embrace Yourself”
www.RealHer.com

*Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner
www.RareBeauty.com

*Real Her Mascara in “Eye am Beautiful”

*KISS Lashes in 01
www.KissUSA.com

*Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in “Brave”

No more “MASKNE”

Watch my TV Segment on Fresh Living to get all the tips!

At this point it looks like wearing Masks everywhere we go is the new norm, and as we are just getting used to it, we now have to deal with those pesky skin issues like “maskne”, (acne caused by wearing a mask). So what can we do about it? Incorporate some new things into our beauty routines:

My Dermatician Anti-Microbial Skin Mist – $28

First off, let’s talk germs, bacteria and viruses! Yuck, but guess what? They thrive under your mask…perfect humid environment to run amuck and cause skin issues. Which brings me to MyDermatician.com and their NEW Anti-Microbial Skin Mist. This hypochlorous acid formulation kills germs and viruses on your skin, safely! Totally safe to spray on your face, your kids, your pets (yes, spray your pets paws to eliminate unwanted odor and bacteria which will end up on your bed if you have a dog like mine who refuses to sleep anywhere but on my pillow.) I keep a bottle in my purse so when I’m out and about in public spaces, I know I can safely eliminate any bacteria and viruses which may have landed on my skin. This helps prevent those nasty acne flare ups too! Way better than trying to slather hand sanitizer on your face! (BTW- Don’t ever do that! Sooo bad for your skin and not to mention, it stings like a beast!) So head over to MyDermatician.com and grab your bottle for $28.

Wearing more makeup on your mask than your face? Time to switch brands!

This next issue is for all you makeup lovers out there, like me. We refuse to stop wearing our makeup just because we have to wear a mask. However, it’s pretty nasty when you take your mask off and it has more makeup on it than your face! So here are some tips you can incorporate to keep that makeup on your face and not on your mask:

Switching your foundation to Covergirl’s OutLast All Day Wear Stay Fabulous foundation. This liquid formula goes on super smooth and sets to a beautiful matte finish that stays put! It is transfer resistant and great for mask wearers.

Covergirl also has a line of Outlast Liquid Lipsticks which provide intense color with maximum staying power! No worry about this lipstick rubbing off!

CoverGirl Outlast Foundation and Liquid Lipsticks: CoverGirl.com

You can also add use a makeup setting spray, like Skindinavia’s Bridal Finishing Mist. I’ve been using this formula for years on my clients because it:

  • Prevents color shifting and fading
  • Keeps makeup in place all day
  • Works up to 16 hours
  • Oil-free
  • Paraben-free and hypoallergenic
  • And like all Skindinavia products, vegan and cruelty-free

Grab a bottle today!

$29 at Skindinavia.com

Lastly, oil blotting papers are a huge help to remove any surface oils and/or makeup sitting on top of the skin. Don’t have any? No worries! Grab a kleenex and separate the layers of tissue so you have just one. Use it to spot treat excess oil and you’re ready to wear your mask without worry of makeup rubbing off!

Liked my tips? Please follow me on Instagram @RebelBeauty

Thanks for stopping by, have a beautiful and safe day!

xoxo

Fall Beauty Finds!

Rich Moisturizer, Superhero Cosmetics & the first FDA-Cleared Transparent Face Mask!

Great skin is always #1 on my list, however I don’t always have hundreds of dollars to spend on skincare.  I have LOVED the OLAY Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Face Moisturizer. As we enter the dry, fall and winter months here in Utah, our skin needs a potent moisturizer. This one is great because it is non-comedogenic and we can wear our masks over it without fear of getting “Maskne”.  Win!! 

Another great reason to switch to OLAY is that during the month of September they will donate $250 for every limited-edition Camo print jar sold on Walmart.com to SWAN – Service Women’s Action Network- an organization that supports, connects and advocates for servicewomen.  LOVE!

When I saw that Revlon launched a limited-edition Wonder Woman 1984 collection, I totally geeked out!  Normally in September we are headed to FANX to celebrate our beloved superheroes. Since the pandemic has ruined that for us we can at least get our “Superhero Fix” with this beautiful collection featuring the iconic Wonder Woman logo. My fave is the Ultra HD Matte Lip Mousse, in Scorpion Red, it will have you feeling “powerful” all day!

Lastly, I get soooo sad when I have to put a mask over my beautiful red lips, and expertly sculpted cheekbones, that I scoured the internet for a fix, and boy did I find it!!  The first ever, FDA-cleared Transparent Face Mask!  YES!!  Not only can everyone see your beautiful face, but this mask is so much more comfortable and breathable!  It won’t fog up, and it provides the protection we need during this pandemic.  So go sport that bold lip and give Covid the middle finger!

For more beauty tips and tutorials visit RebelBeauty.com and I’m also on IG @rebelbeauty

How to Get that Summer Glow!

Everyone looks better with a healthy glow, am I right? Keyword being “Healthy” though, people! Stop baking in the sun and get your glow on with my new favorite Self-Tanner by South Seas! They have so many formulations, so there really is something for everyone! I LOVE using their Tanning Mousse on my body for a deep, natural, island tan. For my face, I use their Tahitian Glow Lotion….this stuff smells amazing and you are instantly transported to a tropical paradise! Seriously, I love this product. You can pick up some for yourself at SouthSeasSkincare.com

My girl, @MorganNorstrand looking flawless in her SouthSeas Self-Tanner!

I was browsing the makeup aisle in my local Walgreens in search of an inexpensive but glamorous bronzer…I found it! Wet & Wild has a great selection of shimmering bronzers for under $5! I grabbed them all and headed to my studio to play.

Normally when applying bronzers, I like to leave the “Diamond” of the face untouched by bronzers, but with this look I applied the bronzers to the nose as well as inner apples of the cheeks…be sure to watch the video…since this is tricky to explain in words. haha

Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for being here!

xoxo,

Missy