Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Small Guide To Britney Spears

Britney's Body

Derek Degrazio toured with Britney Spears to keep her in-shape during the Femme Fatale tour. Britney is a southern girl at heart that is known for her guilty pleasure snacking from Cheetos to Starbucks Frappuccinos. This guy Derek is gold. He doesn't make you guess on things to do, he tells you exactly what to do to get your life back on track. Below is an interview he does and gives the absolute basics on things to keep you motivated and some workouts to get you started that he put Britney on for the past year. For Britney's Circus Tour, it was a low carb diet and no fuit or juices. Berries and melons allowed. Four to five small meals a day, and combining fats, proteins and complex carbs together to keep metabolism strong and fast. You can find him on facebook at

 Oatmeal and Eggs - Ultimate fat fighter.
  Almond butter, cottage cheese and cinnamon spread onto rice cakes. 
Metabolism bumper, fat dumper.


Call it natural plastic surgery: The new, super-effective moves that celeb trainers are using to precision-sculpt star's bodies. What's better, cheaper and far less painful than plastic surgery? Exercise, duh. Celebrity trainers believe results can be as effective as a tummy tuck or even liposuction. Below are a few moves you can do in your living room.

For Your Butt
      Bridge Series - Lie on back, knees bent and pressed together. Feet on floor, arms by sides. Lift hips off the floor as high as you can, pause, and then lower slowly. Do this 20 times. Repeat again with your knees at shoulder length apart. Do three sets a week.
      Booty-Lifting Trinity - While standing, lower into a squat. As you come back up, take a giant step right and bend the knee you're stepping with and keep your left leg straight. Push off right heel and return to start. Step right foot forward and lunge, bending both knees about 90 degrees and return to start. Switch sides and repeat with left leg. Do two sets of ten reps three days a week.

For Your Tummy
      Double Leg Raise - Lie on back with hands under butt. Lift legs straight up toward ceiling with your knees slightly bent. Pull belly button toward spine and slowly lower legs to six inches off the ground. Keep your lower back on the ground at all times. Do this fifteen times without taking a break, and repeat that set again.
     Hip Thrust - Lie on back with legs raised straight up to the ceiling, arms by sides, palms down. Push belly button in, and lift hips several inches off the floor, aiming toes toward ceiling. Get hips as high off ground as you can without pressing hands into floor to help you. Lower butt to ground; do two sets of fifteen reps.

For Your Muffin Top
      Windmill - Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Extend right arm overhead and left arm by side; while looking up at right hand, bend left hand toward floor. Pause, rise back up and repeat ten times. Do the same for the opposite side. Do three sets a day, three days a week.
     Waist Rotation - Stand with feet shoulder width apart, knees slightly bent. Extend arms in front of chest, press palms together. Twist torso left, then right as quickly as you can while keeping your lower body and hips still. Continue twisting thirty times on each side. Do three sets a day, three times a week.

These simple moves were given by trainers who work with Britney Spears, Gisele Bundchen, Jessica Alba and Halle Berry.

*Britney was caught many years ago using a diet pill known as Zantrex-3.*

Here is a sample of what Derek and Britney did on the Femme Fatale tour.

Bobby Strom used to be Britney's trainer back in the early days of her career. This is his ab workout that was used with Britney to prepare her for awards shows and photo shoots.

Britney Spears shares her situp routine with Ellen. Skip to 4:25 to jump to the details.

Spray tan, Spray tan, Spray tan!

Britney's Face

Britney has picked many products as her fave over the years. After some research, here are three I found.

Britney likes using Christian Dior and MAC makeup.

Britney's Smokey Eye

There is no "one way" to do the smokey eye. There are many versions of it, and in my opinion, when done right are all beautiful. The look I'm going to help you achieve in this article is the smokey eye of Britney Spears, in the photo to the right. All the products used are from MAC Cosmetics. Please do your eyes before applying foundation. Working with dark shadows causes fall out that you often have to clean up, causing you to have to fix your foundation. If it seems that there are a lot of steps, it is because I'm trying to be as thorough as possible.

1. If you are going to use an eye cream, make sure it is a light eye cream formulated for under eye makeup. Use sparingly so that it doesn't interfere with the blending and longevity of your makeup application. MAC's Fast Response Eye Cream is a good choice.

2. Now let's start with a good base so that your eyes will stay smoldering all day and night! Use Prep n Prime Eye in a choice that suits your skin tone. Apply it sparingly from lashline up to your brows with either your finger, or a synthetic brush such, you want to apply either a paint or paint pot. With lighter to medium skintones such as Britney's, I like to use Bare Canvas in the paint or Bare Study in the paint pot. With darker skintones Bamboom in the paint and Groundwork in the paint pot are good choices. You want to apply a small amount of either of these shades all over lid from lash line to brows in quick strokes so that it doesn't dry before you've finished! Next, take a tad of the product and apply just under the bottom lash lines. This step is CRUCIAL in keeping your eyeshadow on and helping you to blend!

3. With your finger search for your crease by feeling for your eye socket. using the 217 brush and a warm brown eyeshadow (try corduroy), apply eyeshadow in a "windshield wiping" motion, back and forth into your crease and above staying away from the area just under your browbone. I like to switch from the "wind shield wipe" motion to little circles to make sure it's nice and blended. Use a lighter brown such as Soft brown or Malt to soften the line of your darker brown shadow by softly blending right on top of the edge of your darker brown. This is to ensure that you don't have any harsh lines.

4. Take a light creme colour base such as Pearl and with your finger, or once again the 242 brush, apply a tad (and I mean a tad!) of it on the inner half of your eyelid. Do not go into the crease with this, doing so can cause creasing. Take a nice silvery color such as Silver Pigment or Electra, and using the 242 brush, pat the shadow on top of the creme colour base going just up to the crease. The creme colour base underneath the shadow will not only help the shadow to stick but will also help to create that beautiful bright shade as seen on the inner corner of Britney's eye!

5. Okay, next is the trickier part. Take a short yet full bristled brush that is stiff, such as the 213 brush, and pick up some product from a black shadow (Carbon). On the outer part of your eye between your crease and the end of your upper lash line, create a "sideways v" with the point of the v pointing outward using the tip of your brush (as seen in the photo). Don't brush this on, pat in on. This will help deposit the color. Now take your 217 brush and, just barely tapping into the black shadow, place the brush on the v and start blending a bit in a circular motion right over the v. Without picking up any more product take your brush in the crease all the way to the inner part of your eye in the "windshield wiping" motion . Repeat this entire step as needed to obtain the amount of darkness that Britney has, or that you feel comfortable with. Try not to over blend the outer v though, you want that to be more defined. I always like to start with a little and keep adding until I get my desired affect because it actually looks more blended and pretty this way! After blending is done, pick up some more of your silvery color that you used and pat on the same area as in step four to brighten anything that may have been erased by blending your black shadow. Take a clean brush and dust a tad of a highlight color under the brow, try Naked Lunch. Apply liquid liner (Boot Black) on top of your upper lash line and in your upper water line (makes lashes look fuller!).

6. Take a deep black kohl eyeliner such as smolder or feline. Draw a line on your bottom lash line. It doesn't have to be perfect. Take a pencil brush (219), dip it in black shadow, and making little "erasing" motions buff that black eyeliner out with the black shadow. Repeat as needed to get the desired affect. Take your 217 brush and, without picking up any more product go over what you just did in fast sweeping motions to help buffer it downward a bit. This will create a very pretty smokey affect. If you pay close attention to the photo, you'll see that it goes from being very dark at the lash line and progressively buffs out to a lighter, almost greyish shade. Doing the process above with the right brushes with help create this look.

7. Wipe off our pencil brush, dip into a white shimmery shade such as White Frost and pat it close to your tear duct. Pick up more product and place in the "inner v" of your eye (closest to your nose). Apply a few coats of mascara top and bottom (try Prep n Prime Lash followed by Plush Lash in black). Apply natural looking lashes such as number 4's or 7's with Duo Adhesive. Allow to dry. Apply liquid liner on top of the strip part of the lashes to hide any glue that may be showing.

8. The photo above doesn't include this. But if you want even more drama you can add black liner to the inner water line on the bottom!! And don't forget to do your brows!! You're done!! Enjoy!

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