DEATH OF A DOCTOR

Mariah Carey`s Make-up Artist and friend Kristofer Buckle brought to my attention the sudden death of Cosmetic dermatologist to the stars Fredric Brandt. The City of Miami Police Department confirmed that Dr Brandt’s death was a suicide by hanging, at his Coconut Grove home in Miami. There are rumors going around that Fredric was ‘devastated’ over the comparison between him and a character on the show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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Columnist Lesley Abravanel said Brandt, 65, was ‘devastated’ recently over rumors comparing him to a character on the Netflix show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She also reported that he was found dead at his Coconut Grove mansion in Miami by his housekeeper where he lived alone. She called 911 at 9.19am.

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I looked up Frederic´s official website which states: Dr. Brandt sees himself as a physician, but also as an artist, as he helps patients sculpt the younger demeanor they seek with a variety of non-invasive procedures, many of which he pioneered or perfected himself. With practices in both Miami and New York City, Dr. Brandt sees more than 40 patients a day. Patients rely on Dr. Brandt for the resolution of medical concerns, but also for his innovations in the realm of in-office procedures. In addition to professional papers, Dr. Brandt is the author of “10 Minutes/10 Years” and “Age-Less: The Definitive Guide to BOTOX, Lasers, Peels and Other Solutions for Flawless Skin” – revolutionary skin-care manuals that contain advice and information from the master of youth himself on how to achieve perfect, youthful skin at any age.

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In an interview with Jane Holzer in 2009 he described his daily routine for Interviewmagazine:

I get up at 6:30 a.m. My yoga teacher comes and wakes me. Every morning I always tell him it’s like waking the dead. We do yoga until about 8:00—I have it down to, like, a timetable—and then from 8:00 until 8:25 I shower, brush my teeth, and do all my morning cleansing. Then I eat my breakfast from 8:30 to 8:45, and then at 10 to nine I’m off to the office. Further he described his work: What I try to do is to make your face look like it did when you were younger. I always tell people it’s not just about filling in the lines, but re-creating the shape of your face as it was in your early- or mid-twenties. People see the lines as they age but they don’t see how their shape is changing. I think it’s all about restoring the contours. You can fill in a line and it makes you look a little better, but it doesn’t make you look younger.

Sephora, where he sold his hugely successful skincare line says about him:

With over 20 years in practice translated into a hugely popular skincare line, Dr. Brandt fuses cutting-edge science with active botanicals and remains always in search of state-of-the-art ingredients and technologically advanced delivery systems.

His associates and staff are profoundly saddened by Dr. Brandt’s passing. He was one of the country’s leading dermatologists and pioneered the use of injectable fillers and botulinum toxin with his innovative and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Brandt was dedicated to his profession, artistry, and every single one of his patients. Above all, he was kind, caring, compassionate and a true friend to all. Dr. Brandt will be forever missed by his staff, associates, friends, and patients.

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RIP, Fredric Sheldon Brandt (June 26, 1949 – April 5, 2015)

WHO IS KRISTOFER BUCKLE ?!

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Kristofer is the magician who makes talented people look like superstars. Pretabloguer had the honor to meet Mister Buckle backstage at the World Music Awards in Monte-Carlo, where he was responsible for the flawless look of Pop Icon Mariah Carey. But there is more to Kristofer than just being Mariah´s make up artist…

 

THE STAR POLISHER

The celebrity make up artist is also know as the star polisher. He is the one who turns the girl next door into a real diva with star qualities. If you want to copy Christina Aguilera´s look at from the movie Burlesque take a look at Kristofer´s tutorial here.

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His career began when photographer Steven Meisel saw his work and booked him for the cover of Italian Vogue. So far he has worked with all the big stars but even he has celebrities he has never worked on including Madonna and Cher.

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Today Kristofer is know for his signature look: clean, symmetrical, built in glamour with attention to bone structure. His  beauty advice is:

 

“…confidence will always make you look more beautiful than any amount of makeup. But if you use makeup on a confident woman, she is unstoppable!”

 

Kristofer Buckle´s favorit concealer is True Match by L’Oreal. He prefers color and texture over any other product!

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HOW TO GET THE PERFECT LOOK

All of our pretabloguer readers can look like a star and achieve the perfect look. Kristofer Buckle was so kind to explain to us the three common beauty blunders here.

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Also we summed up some Kristofer´s essential tips for you:

  • Start a Scrapbook

A great way to gather new ideas is by creating a scrapbook with pictures and tips from magazines. Beauty, fashion and even tabloid magazines are full of how-to tips and new-look ideas. Clip interesting items that seem particularly relatable to your needs and paste them into the scrapbook to reference and remember. This is the best way to easily develop an idea of what is possible.

  • Experiment Down Low

Women can waste a huge amount of money experimenting with makeup. Experimentation is great, but there is no need to buy high-end products from high-end retailers. If a woman wants to try out a new color of eye shadow, she should look to the local drug store first.

Buy a cheap version first and try it out. There is no reason to have low confidence in low-priced products. If the color or style doesn’t work, at least it isn’t a huge waste of money.

  • Color on Narrow Faces

The key for women with narrow faces is to apply color close to the nose, keeping away from the perimeter of the face. This keeps the perimeter of the face brighter and makes it look a little wider. Also, darkening a little right under the chin will help provide a stronger end to the face, making it look shorter.

  • Color on Round Faces

Women who have round faces should apply color farther away from the nose, toward the perimeter of the face. This provides a shadowing effect, making the face seem thinner.

  • Equipment

There is no best product to use. There are no magic fix-alls. What is best is what works best for each woman. If someone has an old eyelash curler that she has had for 10 years and it works perfectly well for her, there is no reason to change it. Beauty is individual; therefore each woman has to discover what ultimately works best for her.

  • It All Adds Up

The most important thing to remember with good makeup is that everything should be small and subtle. No one part of the makeup routine should dominate the face. Applying makeup should be done sparingly so that each part (eyes, cheeks, lips, etc) can work together harmoniously to bring out a face’s best feature.

 

“Natural assets will get you attention, but intelligence will keep it!”

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