Better.TV's Rhiannon Ally talks to beauty expert AJ Crimson about getting a 5 minute face and how to choose lipstick shade
to match your skin tone.
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Rhiannon Ally: We are always trying to keep up with the latest trends, tips and techniques when it comes to our beauty routine. Well, today we have a very special treat. Celebrity beauty expert AJ Crimson is here. He is going to share his top secrets that are both quick and easy. Welcome AJ!
AJ Crimson: Thank you.
Rhiannon Ally: It’s so nice to have you. You’ve worked with Estelle. You have worked Marie, Brandy, who I love. What is it like working with all these celebrities? Are they demanding or did they let you do your thing?
AJ Crimson: You know what they always let me do my thing and that is what I think is really great like I have heard some horror stories from some of my other friends but every time we walk in the room, it is really awesome to know that they just trust me and they trust what I am going to give for them that day.
Rhiannon Ally: And you have also worked with a lot of guys out there like A- listers, P. Diddy and Forest Whitaker.
F AJ Crimson: Forest Whitaker, Yeah.
Rhiannon Ally: Is it different working with the men versus the ladies?
AJ Crimson: You know what? They are usually really quiet and it is not a lot of word, to be honest.
Rhiannon Ally: If probably takes you about a couple of minutes.
AJ Crimson: Couple of minutes yeah.
Rhiannon Ally: Whereas --
AJ Crimson: Or maybe 10 minutes tops.
Rhiannon Ally: Whereas how long do you usually spend on the women?
AJ Crimson: You know the women maybe about -- maybe 30 to 45 minutes like with Estelle we have got it down to a science because we do it so much. We literally work almost everyday so I can probably get her done in about 30 minutes.
Rhiannon Ally: Nice!
AJ Crimson: Yeah. No more than an hour.
Rhiannon Ally: Now a lot of women -- no more than an hour. Wow, that is good because a lot of women do not have an hour. A lot of women are late to hair appointment, late somewhere and we only have a few minutes. You are going to show us a 5-minute face. I love this.
AJ Crimson: Absolutely, 5-minute face whether you are on the run doing errands or taking the kids to school. You can get this 5-minute face and this is really quick and easy. We could take your moisturizer and this could be anything. Here we have Olay Regenerist and we are going to take a little bit of that and you can take a pump of your foundation whether it is liquid or you can take a bit of your foundation stick and you rub that in to basically make your own tinted moisturizer.
Rhiannon Ally: Oh wow!
AJ Crimson: You are going to pat that into the skin so that is really quick.
Rhiannon Ally: That is going to look a little lighter than the typical?
AJ Crimson: Lighter and feel lot fresher than most then you are going to take your eyelash curler. We love eyelash curlers. This is going to really pump the eyes up and give you these wide doll-shaped eyes. The air exactly makes you look awake. There is nothing like that with a little bit of mascara. Coat it over the top and then you get your lip gloss which you can take anyone of those. Kissable Couture makes some really great ones. When you are curling the lashes and you put that mascara on, three coats is what I suggest. That is what really going to make the eyes pop and make them stand out and you if you do not want all of the shine from the moisturizer, take a little bit of powder and just dust it in the T-zone and around the corners of the nose.
Rhiannon Ally: Four easy steps.
AJ Crimson: Four easy steps.
Rhiannon Ally: I love that!
AJ Crimson: Absolutely.
Rhiannon Ally: And you are going to look like you spent a lot of the time when you --
AJ Crimson: You look like you spent a little bit of time. It’s not like just get up and go and shape the hair out but you know look a little polished. That will be great for the gym, that will be great throughout the day.
Rhiannon Ally: Okay so I love lipstick but I have never quite figured out how to pull it off.
AJ Crimson: Okay.
Rhiannon Ally: So you are going to tell us how to pick the right shade and how to do it.
AJ Crimson: Okay with the perfect red lip, it’s very simple. If you are fair like a Scarlet Johansson, you want to go with something a little bit lighter and brighter like the one we have here. If you are like a Jennifer Lopez or Eva Mendez and you want to go with something just a little bit deeper and then if you are a deeper skin tone like in Estelle for instance, go for something a little bit matte like the one we have here from Mac but the great thing is you think where you are going to make that last throughout the day. Depending on the shade that you use, take a corresponding liner.
Rhiannon Ally: And that is how you are going to make it last all day long.
AJ Crimson: And this is how you are going to make this last all day long so once you’ve chosen your tone you are going to basically line the entire lip with that.
Rhiannon Ally: Alright. Well, now we know how to wear red lipstick.
AJ Crimson: Absolutely.
Rhiannon Ally: Thank you so much AJ.
AJ Crimson: You’re welcome.
Rhiannon Ally: And for more unique and create a beauty tips from AJ here, go to Bettertv.com and click on the link.