Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Video QuickTip #51 - March 23, 2010

Put your best cheek forward!

While on tour in New Orleans, Brett and Reba set aside a minute to play pretty and show us their simple blush trick to get cheeks that really POP with definition and color.

It’s all about the CONTOUR, the BLUSH and the HIGHLIGHT.

You need the following tools:

  • tight contouring blush brush - Brett likes the MAC 116 brush.
  • fleshy face powder compact one shade darker than your natural color - Brett uses benefit get even pressed powder #3 on Reba!
  • pretty pink matte blush shade of your choice - Brett says to stick with fruity, juicy shades…nothing brown or ruddy!
  • champagne hued highlighter powder - Brett likes LORAC Perfectly Lit Powder in Luminous.

Brett's no-fail guide to getting chiseled, perfectly flushed cheeks:

CONTOUR - Start with the fleshy face powder and brush into the area where the cheekbone meets the hairline. Dot and smooth along inward underneath the cheek bone to the apple of the cheek.

BLUSH - Brush your blush shade of choice all along the cheekbone area.

HIGHLIGHT - For the finishing touch, add highlighting powder along the top of the cheekbone and on the apple of the cheek – it’ll really catch the light when you smile!

Smile pretty and let those cheeky apples of yours take focus!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Video QuickTip #50 - March 9, 2010

What was your favorite Oscar beauty look this year?

Brett loved Amanda Seyfried’s modern shimmery taupe and fleshy pink makeup. Watch as Brett and Aynsley copy the look – it’s easier than you think!

The key to Amanda’s modern neutral look lies in the shimmering taupe and pewter winged eyeshadow!

  • Use a muted beige shade (like MAC Wedge) and brush over the whole lid area, under the lower lash line and wing out slightly.
  • Take a deeper plum brown shade (MAC Blackberry is great) and brush onto the outer corner of the upper lash line and up into the crease of the lid (like a sideways ‘V’).
  • Use a dark charcoal gray liner (like Benefit’s Stainless Eye Pencil) to line the whole lower lashline and the outer corner of the upper lash line, winging out to mirror the shadow shape.
  • Highlight the brow bone with a champagne hue, and for the final shimmering touch, use a small wet eyeshadow brush and apply a iridescent silvery violet shade (like MAC Idol Eyes) to the upper lash line, a bit of the lid and into the tearduct area. It will dry to a nice, luminous finish and really catch the light!
  • A black-black mascara (like L’Oreal Voluminous) adds impact to the lashes.
  • With so much interest in the eyes, you want to make sure your brows are clean and structured. Use a brow pencil one shade lighter than your actual hairs (try one of the 7 shades from Brett’s Vanitymark line) and lightly fill in the brows, concentrating on the tail.
  • Benefit Sugarbalm Blush adds a rosy pink flush to cheeks with a hint of shimmer.
  • Bobbi Brown Blush Pink lipgloss is like your own lip color, just a little more vivid.
Now look in the mirror – don’t you look just like Amanda? Enjoy pretty!