Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Video Quick TIp #58 - September 21, 2010

This week's Quick Tip gives you access to an exclusive video Brett made for Temptalia.com, one of his favorite beauty blogs!

Brett recently did a photoshoot with the lovely Katherine McPhee and he documented it all complete with some red lipstick tricks and tips for Temptalia readers.

Click below for the inside scoop, direct from Temptalia.com!

For the December cover of Genlux, Brett wanted to give Katherine a 70s menswear vibe. He used another Katherine (Hepburn) as inspiration for her hair, and old Avon catalogues as a muse for her winged out eyes. For the lips, he went classic red. Here's his favorite technique for a long-lasting matte lip:
  • Apply foundation over lips and around the mouth (helps with crispness).
  • Add dusting powder like Shu Uemura or DermaMinerals On-the-Go Finishing Powder to set makeup and act as a base for lipstick.
  • Use a great red lipliner first, like the Paprika shade from Mineral Essence. Go over the entire lip to 'stain' the lips and help the lipstick hold. Plus, it will really control the shape of lips for a better final outcome.
  • Add more dusting powder on top of liner and dab to set.
  • Now that your shape is set, take a matte lipstick like Lancome Red Haute and fill in the penciled area. A lip brush really helps refine.
  • Optional extra step: Want to take this red lip from matte to modern? Add a bright red gloss on top! Glossy red lips were all over the runways last week, including Prada and Ungaro.
And there you have it - the key to red lips, a look that never goes out of style!

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