New Year, New Glam

Hey, Qburghers

It’s 2022, time for a fresh start; a clean slate! Here are some of my fave things to give your look that little extra polish for ’22 and beyond!


Are you using a skin cream after you shower? You should be. Try Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion. The full-bodied formula is great for dry skin. Their real point of difference is that it’s infused with 12% Alpha Hydroxy. This sugarcane-derived ingredient promotes cell turnover and boosts collagen. You may feel the tingle! They suggest testing on a small area to make sure it jives with your skin. $17.99 for 12 oz at Amazon.com


I LOVE anything honey. Back in the day, I had almost the entire line of Burt’s Bees in my medicine cabinet. Seems the world has caught up with Burt as there are now many honey and honey-inspired products on the market. I stumbled on Gourmand Eau De Parfum’s Miel l Bébé at Urban Outfitters and it was instant love! Notes of honey blossom, mandarin, and praline. Delish! $18 for 1.0 oz at UrbanOutfitters.com


The winter months can give your skin a serious case of the “blahs.” Like Barb and Star say “We lost our shimmer”. Luckily I have a little trick to boost your skin tone that’s oh-so-natural that’s easy breezy. Clinique’s Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complextion Multitasker to the rescue! This bronzing gel is meant to be mixed with your favorite facial moisturizer or foundation. Play with how much you add. A little gives some glow… more gives full on Hawaiian vacation. Genius! One shade: $31 for 1.0 oz at Clinique.com 


It’s 2022 and you might want to give your arches a little more vividness without the commitment of filling in with color. My trick has always been to use a sweep of clear brow gel on your natural brow hairs. The clear gel darkens the brows for a little more pop. So natural because it’s colorless. Impossible to mess up! I know it’s good because I formulated it! My Brett Brow Arch-Control gel brushes brow hairs up and out for ultimate brow fullness. Magic! Oh, and use promo code “Qburgh” at checkout for 40% off your order! One shade: $18 available at BrettGlam.com

enjoy pretty.

Brett is a Pittsburgh native and works with some of the world's most beautiful and famous women as a make-up artist. Known for his crisp, high glamour style, Brett's client roster ranges from young, punky pop stars to ladylike living legends. Before starting his own cosmetics line (Brett Glam) in 2007, Brett had deals with Revlon, Neutrogena and Pantene just to name a few. Get a glimpse of his glammy life (and nab a few makeup tips!) with his buzzy Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. (He / Him / His)