Monday, February 7, 2011

Getting Camille ready

So I get asked so much what goes into getting Camille Grammer of RHOBH ready for an event. Often times we don't have the luxury of time to get ready so we often tag team with her wonderful hairstylist Mitch Stone. It's not easy doing someones makeup while their hair is being pulled and curled. But after 16 years I know how to move with the flow if you know what I mean?!
I always start with moisturized skin. That's the most important element to beautiful foundation coverage. After her foundation I spot conceal. I then apply foundation to her eye area as well because it sets a nice base for eye makeup. Then we talk about color choices and how dramatic we want to go. Since Camille likes natural we always stay pretty clean. Neutrals and earth tones. If we want to go dramatic I will just apply more lashes and eyeliner.
So first I add a nice light base color all over the eye. Then I have her leave her eyes open and I apply a medium taupe in the crease to give her eye definition. Then, depending on the look, I apply a color just in the outer corner and blend in towards the center of her eyelid. That just pops the eye a bit. I line the eye with a cream liner and go over that with a dark shadow to soften it. Then mascara and lashes.
For her cheeks I always add a bright color in the apple by having her smile. It really brightens one's appearance. Then we do bronzer all over to tie it all together.
One thing I always do with my clients is to apply foundation all the way down the neck onto the decollete area to keep the skin looking flawless. Lip liner and gloss and we are done! Very easy!>

Remember apply concealer after foundation for a more natural appearance and to keep the mess to a minimum, try doing eyes first then foundation. What ever shadow has fallen can be wiped clean before doing the skin.


  1. Hey Deidra, I love the blog. Camille's make up is amazing, flawless. I had to comment because my fave feature is the eyelid. Is that consealer and foundation? It really makes such a beautiful statement, you see her and not a ton of smudged color that seems so popular. Very clean and eye opening, again, my favorite look and gorgeous. Jen in AZ

  2. Great post. I have learned a lot reading your tips recently. I appreciate that your advice is very practical and can be used by all women (not just those who are in front of a camera). Thanks again.

  3. Dearest Dedra, thank you for sharing your expertise. I watched the RHWOBH as an escape from my brother's suicide in November, and was always struck by Camille's lovliness. I thank you both.

  4. Hi Dedra, Can you give us names of the colors of Chanel lipgloss you use on Camille? Thanks!