BB Cream, Foundation, Makeup, Men, Sunscreen

Be my BB | Être mon BB

By now you’ve probably seen my countless pages of beauty stuffs in Bisous Magazine and said to yourself, “I want to know more!”

I give.

BB Creams have changed my life. Like, really really so. Foundation is becoming a thing of the past in my kit as the array of my favourite BB creams mixed with concealer is all I need to make my clients’ skin look flawless. No matter the texture.

Why?

Because using these magical creams makes you bypass steps (moisturizer, toner, SPF, illuminator, line filler, etc.) and lets your skin actually look like SKIN, not makeup! Red carpet and male clients are especially happy.

Check it…

DiegoGG2Diego Klattenhoff from Homeland for the Golden Globes
chad and kenzie cropChad Michael Murray and Kenzie Dalton for Elton John’s Oscar Party

And now to the good stuff. Here are my favourites…

COMODYNES BB CREAMComodynes Skin Perfector: 6 in 1 is something I’ll probably never survive without ever again. This stuff is pure witchcraft. Skin is refreshed without being greasy. It smoothes and perfects unlike any product I’ve ever worked with. The only downfall is that it doesn’t come in light/fair and, sadly from what I hear, it probably won’t any time soon. But if you are medium or dark complected – this is the answer.¬†¬†$24.99

GARNIER bb cream cropped

And if you ARE fair skinned and want to drop less cash Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream is for you. ¬†These tubes are also hanging out in my kit because the quality, price and accessibility¬†are fantastic. Smells amazebeans. Beautiful coverage. Definitely don’t need any moisturizer with this stuff as it replenishes moisture and keeps on giving. $11.99

B Kamins

If you normally don’t wear makeup and hate the process of putting on creams but still want to look your best every day – B. Kamins BB Cream is the way forward. Though at a higher price point, just think… you’ll be bypassing ALL other products (this formula works on its own for most skin tones although I’ve noticed much better results on lighter pigmented folks). This sheer formula will highlight only the best and leave you smiling at your own radiance. $49

Kevyn Aucoin

Last, but certainly not least, is the luxurious Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Tinted Balm. Light weight. Comes in 4 rich shades. Velvety and precise, this sleek tube is an oil-free master of aging delay and evenness. Would you question this brand? I wouldn’t. $48

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Dior, Fragrance, Men

That Dior Man Smell | Cette Odeur Homme Dior

The way to describe this scent by my beloved Dior is natural elegance.

This potion was first introduced in 1966 and has since had a bit of an overhaul to keep up with today’s boys. Although I don’t believe there is a boy out there who wouldn’t want to smell as manly as this.

Crisp citrus, amber and Bergamot are some of the tones and, boy, do they leave a mark. One of these days when I’m dressed in a tux – you’ll take a whiff of me in nothing but this deliciousness.

The best part? It’s shaped like a couture flask. I mean, really – how is there anything about this that’s not sexy? Impossible.

Are you man enough?

*Available now!

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Beauty, Bisous, Editorial, Grooming, Hair, Health, Makeup, Men, Moi, Skin

BISOUS

After months and months of tears, pain, hunger, begging and love – a new fashion baby is born.

Created by someone I’m honoured to call a friend, Shelli Wright is the brains/beauty/brawn behind this love child and the mother of a new generation of women who are not afraid to say “fuck yes”!

Design Director/Co-Editor: Chris Bredesen
Art Director: Jasmine Hromjak
Beauty Editor: MEEEEE
Fashion Editor: Courtenay Brandt
Web Designer: Nathan Taylor
Motion DP: Josh Gibson

And don’t forget to check out my Bridgitte Bardot makeup tutorial and goes along with one of our French Icons in our Icon Like On editorial spread!

Bisousxxxxxx!

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Away, Grooming, Makeup, Men, Video

Getaway | Escapade

So, back at the very end of August…the day after Josh and I moved into our new abode…we drove to Palm Springs for a day and a night to spend it shooting with our friends Shelli and Chris¬†[and a pack of super hot models].

There was a ton of laughter…

And cute boys…

Here’s a little somfin’-somfin’ for you ladies…

Daniel Amsalem – Palm Springs from Bredesen Productions on Vimeo.

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Beauty, Concealer, Grooming, Lips, Men, Powder, Skin, Video

For Katie and Other Producers | Pour Katie at Les Autres Producteurs

Though I would indubitably want to be hired to paint faces on every [(high) paying] project thrown my way – I only own one set of two hands. Alas, nobody’s perfect.

On jobs where my presence is attained but not obtained, I have my humble recommendations for producers who double up as makeup/hair artists and are smart enough to come ready for anything:

  • Translucent Powder is of optimum importance as nobody wants to be immortalized on screen as a sweaty, shiny mess. My favourite is Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder.

  • Tissue Paper¬†should always be on hand to wipe up snot rockets and pat down sweaty brows and noses.
  • Hairspray can not only rid unruly wisps of hair-in-the-face but can double up as an eyebrow tamer when used along with clean mascara spoolies [most beauty stores sell these]. I like Bumble & Bumble Classic Hairspray in travel size. This formula doesn’t weigh down hair, works great on any texture, and smells yums.

  • Lipgloss for women and Chap Stick for men and children – clear lipgloss can spruce up any face and lessen worry of dry, bleeding lips. Big fan of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream which can also be used on dry skin anywhere on the body, especially important for gestures by hands with ashy cuticles.

  • Concealer for blemishes or discoloration of the skin and dark under eye circles. My new favourite saviour is Joe Blasco’s Red Away which is also waterproof thus fantastic for waterworks.


  • Beauty Blender Sponges are great to get rid of any foundation or powder streaking on the face of your victims. You can buy them with a cleanser that will prolong the life of your sponges up to seven months. [They come with super simple instructions for both applying and cleaning.]


  • Wet Wipes – for when you have to take everything off! Though I prefer Korres Pomegranate Wipes, simple unscented baby wipes will do.

  • Brushes are also a good idea – www.crownbrush.com has a really great selection of travel brush kits!


After all that you’ll need a pretty carrying case. ūüôā

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