Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Video Quick Tip #57 - August 31, 2010

This Sunday Brett spent the day playing pretty with Rules of Engagement star Bianca Kajlich
in preparation for the 2010 Emmys.

Want to see exactly how she got the glam smoky eyes and dewy cheeks that she wore to the ceremony? This week's Quick Tip takes you behind the scenes and into Bianca's home as she preps for her big night with Brett.

Bianca planned to wear her hair slicked back into a sleek ponytail for the Emmys this year, so the focus would be on her face. To accentuate her Grecian light mauve dress, Brett gave her dramatic smoky eyes with tones of pewter, brown and plum and highlighted her cheeks and lips with light-reflecting dewy shades.

Try Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Soft Plum - just dab on the apples of cheeks. For additional glow, Brett added Benefit Girl Meets Pearl highlighter on top of cheeks...it's like the icing on the cake!

- Use a soft brown/plum shade like MAC Quarry and 'recess' the eyelid by brushing up from the lashline into the crease and almost into the brow. Brush underneath the lid as well, keeping close to the lower lashline.
- Highlight the arch of the eyebrow by using a pale shimmery shade like MAC Nylon right under the brow bone.
- Add a drop of water to a dark burgundy plum eye shadow like MAC Blackberry and take a small brush (as the colors get darker, your brush should get smaller!), swirl into the damp shadow and brush tightly along the lashline and make a sideways 'V' shape - taking the line softly around into the crease of the lid. As the shadow dries, lightly feather the line so it's not too severe.
- Once the eyes are dry, add a drop of water to a silvery pewter shade like MAC Idol Eyes and brush on top of the lower lid to add sheen and dimension.
- Use a dark mascara on lashes like L'Oreal Voluminous in Carbon. Brett loves this mascara!

Even if you have killer brows like Bianca, you want the darkest feature on your face to be your lashes. For the red carpet, Brett applied MAC Goldmine (an intense gold shimmer shadow) wet to the brows with a fantail brush to lighten and brighten her brows. Set the look with clear brow gel like Vanitymark Ultra-Brow Gel in Acrylica!

With so much color and drama on Bianca's eyes, Brett wanted to keep her lips low key and glossy. He used Bella Donna Pink Diamond lip gloss for a hint of color and shine that wouldn't overpower her look.

Don't forget the rest of your exposed skin! Brett used his own Vanitymark Shimmerskin, a champagne-hued shimmery body makeup on Bianca's arms and décolleté to make sure her skin didn't look low-watt next to her gorgeous makeup!

Now, even without a makeup artist by your side, you can get 'red carpet ready' the same way the stars do!

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