Empowerment Series: On-Air Beauty Expert for E!, Access Hollywood, QVC, Aesthetician, and Founder of Beauty Magnet, Liz Kennedy Shares her Glow with AW
Liz Kennedy is a well-known beauty expert. She was the face of Cindy Crawford’s “Meaningful Beauty” skincare line for QVC, as well as, Host, and Producer of a makeover segment of The Steve Harvey Show. The stunner has been seen on New York Live, Nick Cannon Show, CBS New York, Amazon, and countless other platforms. The knowledgeable entrepreneur also sits on CTZN Cosmetics’ Advisory Board.
Social media has a way of pulling the wool over our eyes. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell what is real and what’s not. I had been watching Liz’s Instagram reels and TikTok for some time. I quickly became a fan of the beauty expert’s advice. Her gorgeous glow hijacked my attention and sparked curiosity. What girl doesn’t want the secret to glowing skin? I decided to go straight to the source and find out how she achieves that great look. Our Zoom meeting surpassed my expectations in every way, as she patiently, offered her best skincare tips with AW.
Congratulations! Your Beauty Magnet made it to Cosmopolitan’s List of Best Dermarollers! Can you share a little about your product and how it came to be? When I was in aesthetician school, I constantly complained about not being able to find my beauty tools. Like every other woman, I was always looking for tweezers or rollers that were all spread out in my drawers. So, I invented the Beauty Magnet. My five favorite skincare tools, as an aesthetician, magnetized. A high-quality skincare tool that includes a dermaroller, extractor, eye serum roller, tweezer, and rose quartz roller. The 5-tools-in-1 is your skin’s best friend!
The Eye serum roller helps cool the eye to reduce inflammation and helps push eye products deep into the skin. The comedone extractor is a loop to help extract blackheads and whiteheads easier. A dermaroller has tiny needles that are painless and offer a prickly massage for the face. This tool is great for acne scars, skin texture, only to be used at night. Also, tweezers and rose quartz roller are useful gadgets. Worthy mention: It is essential to remember to clean all your beauty products with isopropyl.
I read, among women’s biggest concerns are dark under-eye circles or bags, dry/dull skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Personally, the dark circles and dull skin are problem areas for me. Stress manifests in different ways, it can significantly wear down the skin. One of the first things, I noticed about your skin was its beautiful glow! Your skin looks healthy, hydrated, and youthful. Women want glowing skin. What is your secret? Do you have a nightly routine that you follow? Absolutely, I have a nightly routine. I do a 5-step, double cleanse at night. Using a toner, serum, and moisturizer is a good idea. You can also use a drop of facial oil or vaseline. I don’t wash my face in the morning. I believe it strips the face of natural oils. I don’t recommend washing your face in the morning unless your skin is acne-prone.
I am a big fan of facial oils, two drops suffice but not too much. For example, jojoba and macadamia oils can help a get a healthy glow. Of course, in combination with a good skincare routine, there should be healthy eating for optimal results.
In your opinion, what are the (3) biggest mistakes women make with their skin? First, I think using products that an influencer or your friend tells you to use is not ideal. You should keep in mind that everyone has different skin. Second, we forget to clean our tools. It is essential to highlight the importance of cleaning skin tools properly, whether it is your dermaroller or gua sha. Lastly, make sure to always use an SPF, daily.
Outside of the proper products, can you name best practices we can incorporate into our daily lives, e.g. exercise, diet, etc that have helped you maintain your glowing skin? “Your outsides are a reflection of your insides.” I take supplements, drink green juice, carrot juice, use IV drips once per month to make sure, I am getting all the vitamins needed. Green powder superfoods which you just add to water to are a great way to incorporate skincare ingredients. We should not forget that sleep is essential for the body to regenerate. Listen to the experts. Watch your intake, food, sleep, and hydration are all part of proper skincare. The inner-outer approach is best.
Name the must-have products women should have in their tool kit? An SPF, skincare tools that help circulation and get rid of debris, and oil cleanser. Consider, oil-based cleansers that are gentle enough to break down the makeup aggressively but won’t strip the skin.
What is next for Beauty Magnet? I would like people to understand that Beauty Magnet is not just going to be about toolset, other products are coming. I want it to be a lifestyle brand. We plan to incorporate everything behind the mindset of being a beauty magnet. Magnetizing all things beautiful to your life and you.
We like to end AW interviews with a positive message, quote, or advice that will inspire, empower or encourage. Please offer some helpful advice for women that are not feeling beautiful today? The second I feel this way (not beautiful), I do something for myself. It can be pilates, yoga, taking a walk, relaxing bath, listening to classical music, or doing a 5-minute meditation. Seek an activity that you enjoy alone. All these things can help uplift you when are not feeling attractive. Giving yourself the grace to allow for self-care is a requirement.
Fortune Business Insights reported that the skincare industry will hit over $145 billion in revenue by 2028. The numbers demonstrate that we care about our skin. When you come in contact with others, the first thing people will see is your complexion. Whoever, you welcome into your space will likely, take notice of the health of your face. The outside reflects the inside and beautiful skin begins with you. The responsibility to eat right, exercise, combat stress in a healthy manner, regularly cleanse, and nurture the skin is yours. You can use the most expensive products in the world but remember, beauty begins within, and tapping into that magic helps create the inner glow.
AW is incredibly thankful to Liz for sharing her beauty secrets with our community. These tips will be invaluable to women who may not have time to research or funds to find the ideal tools by trial and error. You deserve to live in your best skin. Don’t wait one more day, start your beauty routine tonight!
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