Don’t you just love it when you see someone with the most perfect hair and makeup, and they share their tips with you? Well, I sure do. Recently, a few of you wrote in to ask how I get camera ready. Whether it be for The Doctors, my book covers, or a charity event, I have a few trusted beauty wizards that I trust with my life…well, maybe not my life…but at least with my face and hair!
This week, I’m sharing tips from my go-to, get-gorgeous guy, Brady Wardlaw. Brady has been getting me all gorgeous for my biggest moments for years, and he has introduced me to countless products that I can’t imagine living without.
Here are the details from a recent shoot. I hope they’ll make you feel as good as I felt when I was photographed.
Hair Prep: To keep my hair smooth and super shiny, Brady applies Oribe Royal Blowout ($64)…
…followed by Oribe Gold Lust Oil ($37) for polish and additional shine.
Hairspray: Lastly, he seals the deal (and sets the hair) with the always classic Ellnet Hairspray ($14.99) for touchable, brushable hold.
Foundation: To even out my skintone and perfect those little imperfections, Brady relies on his favorite foundation, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62). He says “It’s my favorite oil-free foundation that still has a dewy finish, for the look of healthy skin.
Powder: To set the foundation and keep me glowing, but shine free, Brady uses Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder ($36) throughout the t-zone.
Eyeshadow: On the lids, he applied the Urban Decay Smoked Palette (currently, just $22 online).
Eyeliners: “I used two liners for this look – the Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision pen Waterproof Liner ($30) for the cateye with a kick…
…and Hourglass Cosmetics 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner ($16) on the lower lash line.”
Lashes: When it comes to getting glamorous, false lashes are an essential. So, in addition to two coats of mascara, Brady applies Ardell Demi Wispies strip lashes (approx. $5 – in Black).
Lips: To really play off the seductive look, and make those smoky eyes shine as the standout, Brady applied Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude #1 Pale Pink ($30)…
…with a small dab of By Terry Rose Balm ($60) to give a little shimmer and sheen.
Moll’s Bag of Tricks: Apply a shimmering, paler lip gloss in the center of the bottom lip only, to create an illusion of depth, leaving you with plumper, fuller-looking lips.