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

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 FranzSkincareUSA.com

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)

FranzSkincareUSA.com

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 Miss-Spa.com

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

xoxo,

Missy

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 Olay.com 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 SalonCentric.com 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.

xoxo

Missy

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

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summer Beauty Must-Haves on KUTV’s Fresh Living

I think I can speak for all of us when I say, thank goodness it’s FINALLY Summer! With the temperatures rising…so do our moods. Sunshine is good for the soul! But before we head out to enjoy the much anticipated rays…here are some of my top picks to add to your Summer Beauty Rituals!

First up is my go-to solution for the perfect streak-less glowing tan: South Seas has multiple options when it comes to their fabulous formulations of self-tanners. Their “Hottest” item is by far is their Sea Foam Tanning Mousse. It’s super easy-to-use and when applied with their Bronzing Mitt, you get a streak-free finish that smells amazing! I have used my fair share of tanning products over the years, and have had some not so great looking tans, not to mention the obvious “I’m wearing a self-tanner” smell that seems to enter the room before I do! Thanks to South Seas, I no longer have those issues…and guys, the scent their formula’s have is seriously amazing. You’ll want to apply it everyday just so you can smell like you’re on a Beach Vacay in the islands! Their Sea Foam Mousse is a steal at just $24, and you can pick it up at SouthSeasSkincare.com

SouthSeasSkincare.com

Next up is a no-brainer when it comes to Summer Beauty Must-Haves: Waterproof Eyeliner & Mascara! Maybelline has launched their new Falsies Lash Lift Hydrofuge Mascara and at only $8.99 at Target.com you should definitely add it to your Makeup Bag! This mascara has fibers in it that allow you to build up your lashes to insane lengths! Apply multiple layers and don’t let it dry between coats…you want to maintain a clump-free lifted lash look!

When it comes to eyeliner, I’m a sucker for anything in a pen. It seriously makes application so quick and easy and with the Maybelline Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner in Waterproof…you’ll have that gorgeous winged liner even after a dunk in the pool! At just $6.99 do you even need to think about it? Get it now at Target.com

The perfect duo for Summertime

This last item makes me giddy like a 13 year old! It’s the Limited Edition Chi x Barbie Collection! Yes, that’s right pink lovers…Barbie and Chi have come together to give us the trusted hair brand’s favorite styling tools…now in Barbie Dream Pink! EEK! Can you stand the cuteness? Not only did they release the Hot Flat Iron and Curling Iron in the iconic Barbie pink, but for a limited time your favorite CHI hair styling products come in the pink packaging as well! Now we can live like Barbie all summer long with great hair! Available at Ulta.com

Limited Edition Chi x Barbie Collection

Well there you have it, my friends! My Summer Beauty Must-Haves! I hope you enjoy these great products! Have a great Summer!

xoxo,

Missy

Teen/Tween Beauty

Teen Beauty Segment on CBS Affiliate, Fresh Living.

First off, let me just congratulate you mom’s out there that are raising teens! What a difficult age, am I right? It’s like terrible two’s but you can’t pick them up and put them in time-out anymore! Plus, not only are their attitudes getting worse, but their skin is too! Thanks to the teenage raging hormones! UGH! I hated my teen years because the havoc my hormones played on my skin was a nightmare!

I knew when I had kids that I wanted to protect them from those harsh years of acne, and bullying! Sooo…we taught our daughters when they were young about the importance of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing ones’ face. It became part of their daily routine, just like brushing their teeth…and it has paid off!

Even though they were establishing good habits and keeping their skin clean, when those hormones went haywire…they started getting pimples…everywhere! We tried a lot of different products and brands and finally found the solution that worked for them.

Prana SpaCeuticals created a teen Acne line called, “BanAcne”. It’s formulated using banana extracts and oils to help rid the skin of infectious bacteria and create a healthy foundation that is protected from breakouts. It’s been life changing for my girls! The formula is gentle and safe for their young skin and it actually works! Hallelujah!

Prana SpaCeuticals BanAcne System – $73.00
SAVE 20% Using CODE #Alonetogether

There are a lot of great products from Prana SpaCeuticals that I love for myself as well! Be sure to check out their entire line at PranaSpaCeuticals.com (My personal favorites are their hydration masques, my skin feels quenched and supple which is difficult to do when living in the high desert) Bravo!

Skincare, Masks & Hand Sanitizer from Prana SpaCeuticals

Next up, let’s talk oily teenage hair! Gross! I don’t know how it can get so bad in only 24 hours! These girls wash their hair everyday and still somehow end up oily some days. Thank goodness we found COLAB Dry Shampoo!

COLAB is a multi award-winning dry shampoo that’s suitable for all hair types, colors and textures.

Their incredible formula effectively absorbs oil and instantly refreshes roots with an invisible, lightweight finish. Yes, I can even use it on my dark hair!

Hair feels clean, soft and beautifully fragranced in an instant.

What’s more, COLAB is totally vegan friendly, comes in a range of incredible fashion-forward fragrances and has been created by a team of beauty industry experts.

What more can I say? It’s everything you want from a dry shampoo and more…because it’s only $5.49 at Target, Wal-Mart and Rite-Aid. Uhhhmazing!

COLAB Dry Shampoo $5.49 at Target.com

As a professional Makeup Artist, my daughters have been around glitter, glitz and glam their whole lives! So much so, that I thought they wouldn’t have an interest in makeup until they were much older….to my surprise they started asking when they could wear certain things like Mascara, or Lip gloss when they were around 10-11.

I never wanted them to feel they couldn’t wear makeup. (That backfired on my parents when I was teen…because I “couldn’t” wear it, only made me want to wear A LOT of it even more!) So..I’ve let my daughter’s slowly transition into wearing tinted chapsticks, or colored mascara’s.

Now that my Lillybug is almost 13, she’s been experimenting with eyeshadows and blushes….but thankfully she is still perceptive to what Mom has to say about properly applying it at her age. She can wear pretty much any color of the rainbow and it still looks age-appropriate because she knows HOW to wear it.

One of my biggest concerns about raising daughters in this delusional world of “Beauty” is that they will lose sight of themselves by trying to conform to someone else’s idea of beauty. I think as Mom’s we need to set examples of self-love and sharing positive vibes with our offspring.

I was delighted to find RealHer Makeup. A brand that stands for something amazing! Check out their Mission Statement…it says it all!

“We are a high quality, CERTIFIED CRUELTY-FREE and PARABEN FREE makeup brand featuring empowering and inspiring affirmations on our product. Our mission is to inspire and bring out the best in every individual, to know their worth, to feel proud of their individuality, to love each and every one of their flaws, and to not fear who they really are. Each of our products come with a self-affirmation to remind us everyday that we are enough.”

Boom! Need I say more? Well, I will, because I never know when to stop talking! haha As a professional Makeup Artist my level of standard for cosmetics is ridiculously high. I was over-the-moon with the formulations that RealHer Makeup created. So much so, that I can tell you….I USE THEM EVERYDAY!! (insert gasp here)

When I heard about their sister line – Love You First, I knew it would be perfect for my girls. Designed for the younger fashionistas, this line has everything for our girls to feel empowered and look fabulous! My daughters love their eyeshadow palettes as well as the sparkly lipglosses. You can never go wrong when glitter is involved.

RealHer.com

I hope you love these teen-friendly products as much as we do!

xoxo,

Missy

Beauty From Home – (During Self-Isolation)

The lipstick effect is a theory that even in times of economic crisis, women will spend money on lipstick or other beauty products.  Why?  Because it boosts our morale! So to help YOU look and feel your best from home, we have some great, inexpensive, Beauty Products you can have shipped to your door during this “isolation” period.  

First up!  Revlon’s NEW Total Color Hair Color.  This boxed hair color is a completely CLEAN & VEGAN formula, free of ammonia, phalates, silicones, mineral oil, and more.  Not only does it provide 100% Gray Coverage, but it smells amazing!  They have a wide-range of colors to choose from and can be found at all major retailers and online. It’s ONLY $6.98 at Walmart.com and a life-saver for those of us going gray!
Full Product Review & Tutorial Here!

Next up – It’s all about the NAILS!  While unable to get in to see my nail tech, I’ve found that I can easily maintain that “Freshly Manicured” look by applying Color Street’s Nail Polish Strips.  These are super easy-to-use and provide a beautiful finish to your nails.  They even have them for your Toenails!  Prices range from $11-$14 and can be purchased at FingerNailNation.com

Lastly, let’s talk Skincare, particularly FACE Masks!  I am a HUGE fan of Face Masks.  In fact, most nights you’ll find me slathered in some crazy colored mask and scaring my children! haha  In all seriousness, though, face masks can provide an intensive facial treatment that will leave your skin brighter, smoother, and more hydrated.  Yes, please!  Some of my favorite masks can be found online at PureAuraBeauty.com  They offer a wide variety and even carry lip masks and eye masks!  Any chance to add more hydration to my skin, I’m in!  Starting at only $6 YOU too, can enjoy a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home!

Stay safe, healthy & beautiful my friends!

xoxo