Our Queen of the Caboodle Kelly — a.k.a. an actress who has spent countless hours in make-up chairs and shares the tips she’s learned — gives Breezy Mama the top tinted moisturizers. Plus! Her interview with the creator of Miracle Skin Transformer.
Remember the days when all we needed to look great was a swipe of mascara and some lip gloss? I have conceded that at 36, I can no longer get away without wearing some kind of coverage on my skin. I still hate the feel of layers and layers of product (i.e. primer, moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation) caked on my face. Tinted moisturizers have become my new best friend! They offer protection from the sun’s harmful rays while offering a sheer layer of coverage. Perfect for a day at the park or a night out on the town! Below is the list of my personal favorites. But first, I had the unique pleasure of speaking with Sarah McNamara, founder and creator of one of the most phenomenal new products on the market called Miracle Skin Transformer. It is a moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation all rolled into one! Here is what Sarah had to say about her amazing new product and being a mother of two:
How was the idea of the Miracle Skin Transformer born?
Miracle Skin Transformer was developed in order to make our beauty routines much simpler by introducing a multi-functional, market-first product that hydrates, enhances, and protects the skin all in one product. I noticed that many women, including myself, were fed-up with having to apply numerous layers of product, such as a primer, sunscreen, moisturizer and then foundation, that is not only costly, but left product buildup on the skin. MST Beauty New York was founded to offer time-saving, results-oriented, multi-functional products that support individuals in all aspects of their lives. Miracle Skin Transformer is an affordable, high-quality solution to enhance your look plus keep you protected and hydrated with minimal time and energy.
What was the process like to start with an idea and see it actually come to fruition?
This was the challenging part; trying to partner with a chemist that could interpret my vision. I wanted to bring to the market a formula of the highest quality with a large number of antioxidants that would provide customers with instant results.
The texture of Miracle Transformer is unbelievably smooth and velvety! It just glides on! How did you create your formula?
Miracle Skin Transformer is the first ever formula to be built with the right balance of hydration and protection benefits. We spent months in testing to perfect the formula. We performed two consumer studies in order to get feedback on the formula to make sure it is beneficial for the customer.
Recent studies have shown that although vitamin A is great in renewing skin cells when applied to skin at night. But when it is used during the day, even with a sunscreen, vitamin A can actually speed up the cells that cause skin cancer. Can you comment on why you decided to use vitamin A in your formulation?
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant which comes in different forms. If it is in the potent form, you should not use it during the day but if you do use it, it should be paired with a sunscreen and you should be careful of direct sunlight.
How do you balance being a mom and an entrepreneur?
As the working mother of two young boys, Aidan and Nicholas, I understand the importance of managing time. From launching a business to raising two beautiful children to being the glue for my family, I love juggling multiple roles while maintaining a high caliber of work both personally and professionally. I feel like I’m a better mother when I am passionate about a project that I am working on. When I spend time with my children, I am very focused on them. I split my time and concentrate on the task at hand. Multitasking is a key contributor to succeeding as a both a mom and an entrepreneur.
Besides Miracle Skin Transformer, what is your #1 “can’t live without” beauty product?
What does true beauty mean to you?
Beauty in today’s society is automatically associated with images of perfections of the outer body. However, true beauty comes from within. It is about self-confidence, drive, personality, and inner beauty. When a person has inner beauty, they are the essence of true beauty regardless of physical appearance.
In addition to Miracle Skin Transformer, some other fabulous tinted moisturizers to try:
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Growing up as an actress (appearing in several Barbie commercials, Charles in Charge, Highway to Heaven, Kids Incorporated, etc. and later in life in a Super Bowl commercial and a Ford commercial), Kelly was known as ‘Queen of the Caboodle’ for her ready-to-head -to-LA-for-an-audition tricks of the make-up trade.
Kelly is mother to Abigail, Marcus and Eli and lives with her husband Thadd in Long Beach, California. Although she is a beauty product junkie, you will most likely find her on any given day wearing no makeup, in her favorite pair of gray sweats, and yes, sporting a ponytail.