Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Video QuickTip #41 - September 29, 2009

Foundation is tricky - we want a smooth and even skintone, but we don't want to look like we're wearing a mask!

Brett gives us the secret behind the flawless faces on the red carpet with this foundation trick.

You need three things:

1. A good, graduated brush - Brett likes the MAC 107 graduated brush.
2. Misting water - try Paul Mitchell brand or Evian Misting Water from the drugstore.
3. LORAC Natural Performance Paraben-Free, Oil-Free Foundation - Brett loves the light and sheer vibe of this foundation. And as a bonus - it has a cool dispenser pump!

Pump a little foundation onto your hand. Lightly mist the top of the brush with the misting water and swirl into the foundation which thins it to the perfect consistency. Gently sweep the foundation all over the face with the brush - forehead, eyelids, under eyes, cheeks, chin, and down onto the neck to make sure everything is even.

This combo is the KEY to a polished finish!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Video QuickTip #40 – September 8, 2009

We all face tough times, but our face shouldn't show it. Special guest 'Jessica Simpson' joins Brett to talk about their best tips for "breakup makeup" in this funny and informative Quick Tip.

Even when you're in an emotional state of distress, remember to hold your head high. Don't let everything go! Just because you don't feel great doesn't mean you can't look great. Continue your regular beauty routine - put on makeup everyday, get your brows done, mani-pedis, facials, etc.

Look for makeup that's going to stay put through the tears - waterproof mascara is your friend! Also, try cheek and lip stains. Once dotted on and rubbed in, they literally stain the skin and won't budge no matter how many sobs and tissues you go through.

If 'Jessica Simpson' can do it, so can you!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #39 – September 1, 2009

Kim Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Rihanna-- all have rocked the little spider-like sprigs known as individual lashes on the red carpet. But how do they work? How do you apply them with ease? How do they not look silly?

There probably isn't another beauty product on the planet that has caused so many questions. Brett to the rescue!

  • Always buy the shortest length available. Brett loves Andrea Perma-Lash in short black.
  • Use tiny cuticle scissors to trim down the first row of lashes in the pack--these will be used on the inner corner of your eyes where the lashes are naturally shorter.
  • Pick up individual lashes close to the base with precise tweezers, lightly dot on lash glue, and blow on them before applying to lashes.
  • Apply the longer lashes to the outer edges of your lashline first and 'picket fence' them right in with your natural lashes heading inward and using the shorter falsies on the inner corners.
  • Brett recommends using Duo waterproof glue - the dark tone is perfect for evening. Try the clear or brown tones for day.

And there you have it. Red carpet lashes made easy!