Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Video QuickTip #45 - December 22, 2009

Add a little ‘Flashdance’ to your New Year's makeup!

Brett gets together with Katerina Graham of The Vampire Diaries to show you a fun new trick
to add an 80’s edge to your party makeup.

Click below for the inside scoop!

is back in makeup. Incorporate this little trick to make your eyes stand out from across the room when the ball drops. It’s so quick and simple, Katerina says it’s great for anytime, not just New Year's parties!

Take your blush brush and pick up a lot of color from your favorite shade of blush or bronzer. Brett loves peaches and pinks best, but taupes and bronze shades work well, too.

Pick up a post card, business card, or anything with a straight hard edge, and hold it up to the face diagonally from the nose to the corner of the eye to the temple. With your blush brush, start at the base of the lash line at the corner of the eye and brush up on the card and onto the skin, blending the color into your eye makeup.

And there it is – instant edge and 80’s glam! And as a bonus, it’s super easy!

PS – Katerina loves Dr. KISS! Check out the clip for her very own Quick Tip using the tinted lip balm and buy it online at vanitymark.com!

Enjoy pretty and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Video QuickTip #44 - December 8, 2009

The holidays are here – time to break out your LBD, get decked out and celebrate!

Wondering how you can switch up your makeup routine to look a little more bright and festive without spending extra money? Brett shows us a simple and pretty eye makeup trick perfect for the season.

There’s no better feeling than discovering a new makeup trick with products you already own!

Grab your favorite pewter or colorful shimmer shadow (the shimmer is key! Think blues, greens, and violets...) and a tight little eyeshadow brush.

Dampen the brush and swirl the wet brush through the shimmer shadow (Brett used Scott Barnes Blue Angel). Make the mixture very watery and literally paint the eyelid, the tearduct and underneath. You want a good saturation of color on the lid. Wait 1 minute for it to dry and blend into the crease.

The finished lid has a bright wash of color and looks like a cream shadow. Bonus: this eye shadow method lasts way longer than a cream shadow….it’ll stay put no matter how long those parties last!

Happy Holidays to you and yours from Brett & Co.!