Beauty Hacks – From a Makeup Artist

I can be a little impatient when it comes to beauty. I mean, I love beauty and glowing skin, but I am super hesitant to try 50 different combinations. I just want to know what works. Give me the good stuff! This girls-girl just wants to know WHAT to buy. 

I reached out to my friend Kelsey Mossè because she is one of those women you just TRUST will have the answers.

Kelsey and I met during when we were both prepping for a fitness competition.

Kelsey is one of those women you just want to Insta-stalk because she is so genuine, beautiful, and gives some amazing beauty tips. She is a wife, a makeup artist, and a girl on the go, just like us!

I asked Kelsey to share some of her favorite beauty hacks and must have products. I have to say, I was pretty proud of myself that I already used some of the products she recommended. Especially the L’Oréal Paris Double Extend Mascara, because it is AH-mazing!

I hope you find these tips helpful and don’t forget to share them with your gal pals! Let me know what you thought of this post and if you would like to see more like it!

PS… Don’t forget to go Insta-stalk follow Kelsey on Instagram!

Okay, let’s get to it! 

M O I S T U R I Z E R:

•Face wash strips skin of its natural oils leaving skin dry, tight and scale-y.

•Did you know it actually trains your pores to produce more oil throughout the day to compensate for not being moisturized?

•Moisturize your skin! It will leave your skin soft, supple, radiant and young.

For dry skin try: Maskcara Beauty Milk Moisturizing Cream $50.00 
Benefit Cosmetics Triple Performing Facial Moisture $32.00.

For oily skin try: Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion $27.50 

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer Oil-Free $4.99.

E X F O L I A T E:

•Exfoliating your skin is just as important as moisturizing it.

•Because your skin is a living organ, it sheds cells causing that dull rough appearance. 

•By exfoliating you are essentially scrubbing off the dead cells and rough texture to brighten and smooth your skin

•A daily exfoliator can be used if it’s gentle, or you can do this about 3x a week with something a little more powerful.

For everyday use try: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid with salicylic acid $29.00.

For 3x a week try: Rodan+Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Paste $80.00.

P R I M E R:

•Primer is a base for make-up that allows it to go on smoother. 

•Gel formulas help to smooth and fill fine lines, wrinkles and large pores.

•Primers will make your foundation last longer and your skin will look better.

For dry skin try: NYX Cosmetics Studio Perfect Photo Loving Primer $13.00. 

For oily skin try: Becca Cosmetics Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector $36.00.

S K I N  F O O D:

Omega Fats: these are the healthy fats that your skin needs! It helps with collagen restoration and helping you stay radiant. You can find omega fats in salmon, almonds, avocado and olive oil or olives.
Water: drink more water! Water helps to keep moisture under the skin. Your skin is a living organ so drink plenty of water to replenish your skins texture and appearance and aging.

Anti-oxidants: fight against free radicals in our environment. Eat foods like, berries and green veggies such as kale and spinach, chia seeds, dark chocolate and cilantro.
{Try this skin glowing smoothie recipe or add cacao to your day-to-day}

Vitamin-C & D: this is essential for brightening and glowing skin! Eat, drink or supplement Vitamin- C & D to brighten your skin! 

B E A U T Y  M U S T  H A V E S:

FoundationMaskcara Beauty IIID Foundation – creates a 3D glow, no more 1D foundation flattening out our faces! Maskcara uses 2 colors to highlight/brighten and contour/define your face for a beautiful glowing 3D coverage. It is also great for traveling with just 1 compact that holds it all! Try it and you will agree! $48.00 

Also, watch this How To Video

Contact for a color match & to order: – Artist #1859

Before & After:


MascaraL’Oréal Paris Double Extend Mascara– this mascara coats each individual lash. It creates a latex “tube” around each lash to lengthen. Wears great, smudge free and won’t flake or fail! Washes off in hair like fibers $8.99.

 Finishing SprayMAC Cosmetics Fix + Setting Spray helps for longer lasting make up and gives a pretty sheen to your skin. Mist and go! $24.00.

Follow on Instagram @mascara.and.mimosas 

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