Beauty & the Blogger

By Tonya Abeln
Photos by Hunter Zieske

Bella Kueber is the honest, frank, funny and fabulous face behind Bella of Louisville, where she blogs her way through life, love and Louisville. Her willingness to share her own experiences and vulnerabilities have garnered her a following that seeks positivity, empowerment and, it must be said, a little bit of glitter to sprinkle on their day. Bella, of course, means beautiful, and if you follow her blog, you know she is all about glowing and shining light on others, so it seemed only natural to try one of spring’s biggest makeup trends on her — the glow. VT


Bella’s glow was polished with a ZenSKYN bronzer in Rose Gold and Luxury Lip Gloss in Firebrick.


Erica McDowell, owner of SKYN LOUNGE says the key to achieving this look is to use highlighter on your cheekbones by putting product on your fingertips to accent points of the face that would naturally get sunlight.


We don’t all have bountiful brows like Bella, but Erica says you can fake it by brushing brows upward, then applying a soft powder to fill in the sparse areas. She advises using a half shade lighter than your hair color. Comb through one more time to soften the look.


Bella’s look was achieved using all products from the ZenSKYN cosmetic collection available at SKYN LOUNGE and online. A Mineral Photo Touch Foundation was used, which helps diffuse imperfections while smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. A Pressed Pigments Powder and Baked Blush in Petal helped lay the perfect natural foundation.


As a social media manager for recognizable brands like Topp’t Handcrafted Pizza + Chopped Salads, the newly re-branded NOVA Salon and the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala, Bella’s job requires her to keep large audiences informed from the convenience of her phone.


“It’s an insta-mask!” Bella offered. “As much as I try to remember to put moisturizer on my neck, I often neglect it and feel like it is one of the driest parts.”


“Your digital addictions may cause unexpected premature wrinkles on your neck from constantly looking down at your phone, “ warns McDowell. “On Bella, we used Carita’s Genesis of Youth Neck and Decollete Firming Serum Mask. Simply apply a thin layer to neck and chest and leave on for 20 minutes. For best results, combine with LED light therapy.”