Cincinnati native, current El Pasoan, Ashley Rosales, or better known as Instagram star Mua_Ashley has been a busy girl launching her own lipstick line, being interviewed by People magazine, doing tons of gorgeous makeup tutorials and so much more!

She recently held a private live tutorial at the MAC Store at the Cielo Vista Mall and I am totally bummed I missed it. While all her gorgeous tutorial are extremely impressive, the most impressive thing about this talented woman is that she is a former Marine.

As she recently shared with, Ashley was station at Fort Riley in Kansas for 2 1/2 years. After a foot injury, she was medically discharged from the marines and turned to her love for cosmetics to continue to inspire people.

She began to watch many YouTube makeup tutorials until she was confident enough to make her own. Now, she has more than half a million followers, has promoted Kylie Lip Kits and is collaborating with Smolder Cosmetics. Ashely credits beauty blogging and her husband for helping her get back her confidence instead of falling into depression.

@kyliecosmetics SURPRISE ME mini velvet lipstick 👄

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At only 26, Ashley is hoping to move to Los Angeles to further her career. She is currently here in El Paso, due to her husband being stationed at Fort Bliss. Even if she isn't a native, El Pasoans love her work and that she does show us love in her Instagram profile. I really need to start getting in on this makeup tutorial fame, because like Ashley, I am not a natural. She makes it look beautifully easy.

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