Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Video Quick Tip #62

The retro red lip is definitely "in" but sometimes it's nice to reach back to the sultry and fashionable nude lip.

Brett met up with Patricia Heaton of The Middle (and Everybody Loves Raymond!) for a photo shoot and he gave her a quick n' easy glossy nude pout.

  • First prep lips by padding on foundation and powder.
  • Take a nude/beige lip liner like Brett's fave, the Benefit Lana pencil and lightly line all along the natural lip line and slightly out and above.
  • With the same liner, begin darkening and filling in the lips just on the corners of the mouth. Extend the color 3/4 of the way in on the lips, just leaving the center of your pout bare.
  • Add oomph to lips with a champagne-hued gloss like Jemma Kidd School in Bare. Put extra gloss in the center of lips to draw light there and make lips look plumped and juicy!
How simple (and pretty!) is that?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Video Quick Tip #61 - November 9, 2010

Did you think Sue Heck was an awkward teen in real life, too? Not so!

Starlet Eden Sher from ABC's "The Middle" and Brett got together for a recent photo shoot, and created this vid on applying lash falsies.

For an easy lash boost, you need 3 items:
  • Dura Lash by Ardell - look for the short, black individuals
  • Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark Tone
  • Tweezers
The idea is to add 5-6 lashes to the ends of the lashline - this will amp up your eyes to that perfect almond shape we all crave!

First apply mascara and curl lashes as usual. Dot on a little of the Duo Lash Adhesive near the outer corner of the lashline and work your way out. Apply 3-4 lashes with tweezers along the outer half of the lashline and lightly press onto the glue, stopping where your natural lashes end. Go too far out and they'll look droopy...go too far in and they'll look unrealistic, as your lashes get shorter towards the inside corner.

Look up and down in a mirror to see where any gaps are. Add 2-3 more lashes to beef up and thicken the outer lashline. Let the lashes dry for a minute and then add another coat of mascara and curl lashes to "marry" the real and fake lashes together. Brett loves using L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon. Be sure to really get each lash!

Now flutter those lashes and enjoy pretty!