Academy Awards Beauty Tips From The Pros

by on Monday, February 24th, 2014 with

Pretty gosh darn important when you think about it.  A smile is a wordless expression anyone can use to connect. It’s a universal symbol we can all appreciate. It’s powerful too. It can elicit instant feelings of warmth, compassion, pride, joy, humor and understanding just to name a few. And when special occasions hit, think…birthdays, weddings, showers, graduations, class reunions, company parties, any red carpet event…your smile is your number one accessory in everything from photos to interactions! So as we head into the home stretch of award show season with the Oscars just days away…Sunday, March 2nd…I’ve been asking my colleagues…other makeup artists, estheticians and wardrobe stylists their secrets to amplifying your smile to bigger levels of brightness and whiteness. Here’s what I found out:
  • Eat More… crunchy vegetables and fruit. Biting into carrots, apples, celery sticks and other healthy cripsy things naturally remove stains from your teeth. Think of it as giving your teeth a scrub or exfoliation like we do when we remove the dead skin cells from our faces.
  • Avoid…smoking cigarette and moderate the amount of coffee, tea, red wine and dark fruit juices you drink. Consider drinking through a straw and try to brush teeth immediately afterwards.
  • Lipstick Lovers…avoid dark colors as this has the ability to make your teeth look yellower!
  • The Banana Peel Effect…simply rub the inside of a banana peel all over your teeth for 2 minutes. Then brush your teeth with toothpaste. You can do this safely until you get the desired level of whiteness. (Who knew?)
Then when it comes to what to purchase at the drugstore…the feedback I’ve been receiving is pretty unanimous: Opt for a Crest 3D Whitestrip’s product as they tend to work the fastest helping you achieve a whitening result that’s red carpet worthy!  The good news I unearthed is…the brand just came out with 3 new products over the last 2 months. So here’s the “411”/inside dish on what to target on your next trip to the drugstore:

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit, $65
·New FlexFit technology allows these Whitestrips to stretch and mold to custom fit your smile for superior coverage and improved application
· Provides 30% more coverage to whiten more teeth
· Whitens as well as a $500 in-office professional treatment*

Crest 3D White Brilliance Toothpaste

Combines our most advanced whitening toothpaste technology with advanced freshness
· Contains an Illuminating Complex designed to give shine and luster to the tooth’s surface for a brilliant smile after just 1 use
· Utilizes micro-cleansing whiteners to polish away surface stains

Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost
· Non-fluoride formula allows for 3X the amount of stain lifting ingredient**
· Designed for use after your favorite Crest 3D White toothpaste to boost brightness
· Amplifies whiteness after every brushing thanks to a unique concentrated micro-polishing complex

The thing I love the most about 3D White products at the end of the day, is their ability to keep us out of the dentist’s chair for a whitening treatment. So it’s saving us on time we don’t have to spare, dollars we need for our kid’s college fund and then most importantly…pain and suffering. My famous and true story about in-office whitening goes like this: the one time I tried it all I remember is the nurse turning the doctor and exclaiming: “Oh boy we have a drooler here.” A drooler? I’m a drooler? And home I went post the treatment with my dool covered Alexander Wang t-shirt and kinda cold. So…NO Bueno! Crest 3D to the rescue from that point on. They’ve been effective in whitening my smile and inadvertently saving me on dry cleaning too LOL!
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