Makeup Artist Dedra Whitt Shares Camille's Beauty Secrets!

Wed, March 9, 2011 5:59pm EST by 2 Comments

Camille’s makeup artist dishes on the Real Housewife’s favorite beauty tips and secrets!

Dedra Whitt is Camille Grammer‘s best friend and makeup artist, so she knows the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star so well! Dedra tells us all about working with Camille, and how they get her looking so beautiful for the Bravo cameras.

Eye Shadow: “I like shimmery shadows because they are light and pretty. They can really pop the eye if you use them appropriately– not all over, just in certain areas.” Dedra loves to use I Nuovi‘s Metallogy: “They are almost three-dimensional.” Dedra also loves the lipsticks from this line: “They have flecks of gold so they kind of change color.”

Skincare Products: Camille’s favorite line is the exclusive Epicuren, which is “an amazing, amazing skincare line that really rejuvenates the skin.” (This line is available at spas and authorized retailers.)

Tanning Products: Though Camille’s glow is mostly natural from tanning outside, Dedra uses Sally Hansen tanning spray to enhance her color: “It actually works! We use it on her body.” (Sounds like Camille knows a beauty bargain when she finds one!) For Camille’s face, Dedra skips the tanning products and instead uses foundation in a slightly darker shade. Such a great tip!

Blending: “We always use the Beauty Blender to blend her foundation flawlessly!”

Concealing: Dedra uses Mally Beauty Cancellation Conditioning Concealer– her tip is to “tilt your chin down your chest so you can see where the dark circles under your eyes are, and apply the concealer on the bottom and blend up!”

Camille’s personal beauty tip:  “Sometimes in a pinch when I need a little color in my cheeks, I”ll add some lip gloss to them. It also gives a dewy, illuminating effect.” -Camille

Dedra says that she always does Camille’s makeup for the show. “We joke about it. If your best friend is a makeup artist and you don’t know how to do your own makeup, then you ask her to do your makeup every day!” Dedra even traveled to NYC with the housewives for a press tour. Sounds like Dedra and Camille have a truly beautiful friendship!

Check out Dedra and Camille’s favorite products below, then try them for yourself!

–Allie Jordan

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Posted at 1:15 PM on March 18, 2011  

great tips, thanks for sharing

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Posted at 9:40 PM on March 16, 2011  

These are some great tips for using makeup to make your face look good. I would suggest thought that you should also take steps to keep your skin healthy looking to start with by doing things like sleeping on silk pillowcase or eating the right types of food. makes some great silk pillowcase and sheets, also available on Amazon, and the food network has some great tips on food that helps your skin stay fresh and healthy over the long run. Everyday beauty is always a good choice.

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