Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #31 - June 30, 2009

Style yourself younger with Brett’s special guest "Cher!"

Brett’s friend and fab actress/comedienne Nadya Ginsburg joins him doing her best Cher impression in this funny and informative Quick Tip on looking youthful.

Click below for the inside scoop (and the LOLs)!

Brett and "Cher" recommend:

1. FOUNDATION – Don’t go too alabaster. No matter what your natural skin tone is, mix in a bit of bronzer to your foundation for a nice lift of color.

2. LIPS – No browns or mauves allowed! Pick something juicy for your lips – like a watermelon or cherry gloss. Glosses aren’t heavy and really make your lips pop.

3. HAIR – As you get older, soften and lighten up your hair. If you’re chestnut brown, add some subtle dark and golden blond highlights. In Cher’s case, she wears a wig in the lightest shade of jet black!

4. HAIRDOS – You want touchable hair that you can run your fingers through, so stay away from helmet head styles!

5. PLASTIC SURGERY – Many women consider going under the knife as they get older, but remember to go easy! Your goal should be to look good for your age, not to look like you did in college.

With these tips, becoming an ageless beauty (just like Cher!) will be easy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #30 - June 23, 2009

Calling all Boy Meets World fans!  Topanga, aka Danielle Fishel (now hosting The Dish on The Style Network) meets with Brett to get the real dish on brow grooming.

Danielle has big, thick eyebrows that she loves, but she occasionally has the habit of overplucking.  Brett gives her some expert tips to create the perfect shape that looks natural and is easy to maintain.

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Q – What brow shape should you aim for when tweezing?

A - Eyebrows should have a nice swoop that gradually gets thinner towards the tail… don’t tweeze brows into a “sperm” shape!

- If you've overplucked, lightly fill in with a brow pencil to get the proper swoop shape until brows grow in. Use a brow pencil in a lighter shade than your natural brow so the pencil color doesn't compete with your real brows. Brett used Vanitymark's Ultra-Brow Pencil in Blondie on Danielle.

Q - Should you tweeze above the brow? 

A - Brett says yes!  If you have “cobwebbing” above your brows, tweeze those strays for a cleaner, tidier look.

Q – How bold should eyebrows be?

A – You want your arches to make an impact, but if the brow dips too low into the corner of the eye/top of the nose area, you can look stern.  Simply take off the bottom 1-2 rows of hair in that corner to lift the brow…instant brow Botox!

Q- Where’s the best place to tweeze?

A – Believe it or not, airplane bathrooms!  Quarters are tight in these bathrooms, which means your proximity to the mirror is perfect for up-close tweezing.  Plus, the bad lighting shows every detail.  Just don’t tweeze during turbulence!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #29 – June 16, 2009

Looking for a way to add oomph to your eyes without heavy, dark liner this summer?  Try silver liner!

Brett is joined by model Allee Sutton in Nashville to show you how to make your eyes pop with silver eyeliner and wow the crowd.

Click below for the inside scoop! 

To keep your eye makeup summer-appropriate use silver liner to amp up your look instead of darker shades.

Stay close to the lash line when lining your eyes and line right into the tear duct area.  Once you apply mascara, you’ll see the perfect hint of silver shining through!

Looks clean, modern and fresh - perfect for summer nights!

Want a way to make your lips summer-worthy, too?  Brett’s fave this summer is peach-gold lip-gloss!  Layer over your regular lipstick for glossy, summer-ized look.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #28 - June 9th, 2009

Summer is here - out with the turtlenecks, and in with the strapless shirts. What's a girl to do about back-ne?

In this week's Quick Tip, Brett suggests... dish detergent?!?

It may not be the most glamorous of subjects, but we all want to know how to conquer it, and Brett shares his favorite tool, cleanser and secret weapon (think sparkly clean dishes) to banish back-ne.

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THE TOOL: Try a synthetic hair back brush. They tend to be cheaper and easier to find than their natural hair counterparts. Buy 2 or 3 because they don't last long, but they make up for it in softness! Wait until the end of your shower to wash your back. Let the brush absorb water and get nice n' soft while you suds up the rest of your body.

THE CLEANSER: Use a cleanser that isn't thick, creamy or in bar form on your back. These types are harder to rinse off than liquid cleansers and can clog pores. Neutrogena's liquid cleanser is a good bet.

THE SECRET WEAPON: And here's the kicker. The secret line of defense against back-ne is DISHWASHING DETERGENT!

Say what??

If you want to really kick back-ne to the curb, or if you have a big event coming up, dishwashing detergent will really do the trick. After cleansing with your liquid cleanser, put dishwashing detergent on the back brush and scrub every other day for about a week. It dries out your skin, and when your skin is dried out, there's less oil. And less oil means less back-ne.

And there you have it!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #27 - June 2nd, 2009

Do you love benetint? Well, have you tried posietint??

In today's Quick Tip, Erin Simpson from benefit visits with Brett to talk about posietint - the perfect poppy-pink summer cheek stain!

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Looks can be deceiving! Both Brett and Erin agree -- posietint looks super bright (even a little like Pepto Bismol!) in the bottle, but the color is subtle, sheer and flattering on all skin tones once you put it on.

Brett recommends dotting it on each cheek in a circular pattern and then blotting up and back with your finger for the perfect light flush of pink. Everyone he tries it on falls in love and he's betting you will, too!

In other news, Erin dishes out the latest scoop from benefit. So what's next for the fun and flirty cosmetics line? A new line of lipglosses! benefit will be adding some new gorgeous colors to the fan favorites and introducing a new custom applicator that gives the perfect amount of color every time!