Who knows where Kendyl Bell finds time to primp with all her humanitarian work?

Kendyl Bell is living proof that try, and you will succeed. On her fourth attempt, Bell—a BYU graduate, humanitarian and government worker—won the title of Miss Utah USA 2012. 

In addition to smarts and public speaking savvy, the gig requires a certain aesthetic. Bell stays fit by teaching Zumba, and credits a few products with boosting her beauty. So before she left for the national competition, she spilled those stage-commanding secrets to Beauty Buff.

Big Sexy Hair 'Powder Play,' $12; Ulta

"This stuff is worth its weight in gold. It will give you volume and make you look like you have twice as much hair as you do!"


The Perfect Face 'See Thru' lipstick, $17.95; ThePerfectFace.com

"Last forever, smooth, makes you look natural but PERFECT!"

Jergens shimmer lotion, $15; Target 

"This lotion is rich and moisturizing but gives your skin some soft shimmer that makes you look and feel radiant!"


Lily.B skincare; ranges from $22 - $45; lilybskincare.com 

"This makes my skin come alive! My face looks fresh and flawless with these products."


Cover Girl 'Lash Perfection,' $5; Target

"I have practically no eyelashes (thanks, Dad), but this mascara helps build and thicken the lashes I've got. It doesn't smudge and it really works!"


Banana Boat 'Summer Color,' $7; Wal-mart

"As self-tanners go, this is the one that fakes people out every time, because it doesn't look fake. It gives the most beautiful deep suntan color and is so easy to apply. I have tried a bunch of different brands and this one is the best!"


Utah Truffles, varies; DKTruffles.com

"Chocolate keeps me young and pretty."

You can follow Kendyl on her journey to the crown HERE, and catch the Miss USA competition on NBC June 3.