Video: In The Bathroom with Brix Smith-Start

The TV presenter and fashion expert opens up about plastic surgery, her time in The Fall and the entire contents of her bathroom cupboards.

Contains pugs.


Products mentioned:

Vaishaly skin care range (facial wash, cleansing balm, day moisturiser, night cream, night nourisher) from £45

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair £44

Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Night Creme £63

Estée Lauder Perfectionist Serum £50

Estée Lauder DayWear UV Base £33

Bioderma Sensibio H2O  £3.00 – £19.98

Bioderma Photoderm AR Tinted Cream SPF50+ £10.33

Similar Pug make up bag £9.75

St Tropez Illuminators £12.26

MAC Strobe Cream £22.50

MAC BB Cream £22

Gee Beauty Mineral Sheer Tint (not available online), their website here

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose, £32

MAC Prep + Prime Eye, £12.50

MAC Eye Shadow Palettes, mascara and individual eye shadows available from MAC




















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  • IreneB

    What an absolutely lovely woman, I love her attitude to life and her amazing bathroom. x

  • Betty Chickens

    I LOVE Brix, and not just because she is a blonde pugmama. She is just a brilliantly positive example of my generation and how age doesn’t have to diminish you.

    • Ali Nightingale

      That’s why I admire her so much Betty, my generation too, and the refreshing lust for life that I strive to embrace every day.

    • Debra Brock

      Agreed – she looks amazing and is so upbeat. Also I want her bathroom, badly.

  • Fi Nightingale

    Loved Brix since the eighties. Awesome woman.

  • Margaret Doherty

    Nice lady. Not too much hassley stuff either. (She looks really wee!)

  • Nicola Rossall

    she’s one of my favourite women. I love her world view.

  • Ali Nightingale

    I have had the biggest girl crush on Brix for years. I adore her even more now that I have seen this; probably my favourite of all the videos so far. And she’s totally passionate about the products that we love. Adore to the power of ten. Can we have more Brix please ?

  • Jo Candice Marie

    Hello – is there a list of the items that you talk about? Specifically the Estee Lauder ‘Day Wear’ and ‘Perfection’ products. Great bathroom vid – loving this series x

    • Sali Hughes

      We’ll get onto it, but the Day Wear UV products is in today’s Guardian column. Sx

      • Sali Hughes

        Product not products. Butter fingers.

        • Jo Candice Marie

          thank you, ace x

          • Debra Brock

            Finally done – phew!

    • Lou Bogart

      I assume the ‘perfection’ product is Estee Lauder’s Perfectionist CP+R serum. I love it.

  • Heidi Cull

    OMG I LOVE IT !! Brix + Beauty ftw !!

  • pprose

    Amazing video – the best one in the series so far! Brix is so engaging, I love her personality and philosophy on life! Sali’s face looks gorgeous in this video too!

  • Heidi Cull

    also, so inspiring that she takes care of herself so well.

  • Nicola Ridings Watson

    Love Love Love. I could have watched another half hour. I want to see the rest of her house too.

  • Victoria Wildman

    Amazing and we didn’t even get to the perfume!

  • Rooty Tooty

    How can you not love a woman who fits the word ‘vagina’ into a sentence every day? She seems like such fun. I love it when my positive suspicions about someone are confirmed like this.

  • Shelly Preston

    She’s soooo delicious. This is soooo good

  • Sherry Trifle

    I love this Sali. Great interview, deep conversation, gorgeous products and bathroom suite. My favourite

  • Cuntpuffin

    Omg she’s amazing! So inspiring. And her skin looks really good. Thank god for someone who finally admits to botox.

  • Jane Porter

    Well I think Brix must be my better looking, slightly older sister.! I love her and the fact that she says she is happy! I’m a pretty optimistic person but some people take it to mean that I’m unfeeling or not anguished enough. I prefer to think that I know how lucky I am. Bizarrely I was beginning to think of Botox in my pug snout area this week.
    I think I may have a girl crush!

  • Danielle

    Sali, can you tell us more about the UK Bioderma launch? I’m addicted to Crealine for removing my clients makeup and my own eye makeup, but it’s so expensive and difficult to get.

    • Debra @ salihughesbeauty

      Hi Danielle – it’s popping up in pharmacies in the UK now but also available online at http://www.escentual,com

      • Danielle


  • Kate Kitchendisco

    Bloody love Brix

  • StavRuler

    She does not look 50!!!

  • katycoo

    once more bloody love watching two people wang on about make up in a bathroom, it’s oddly relaxing yet informative. you both look lush too.

  • heather

    what was the brand of mineral foundation? it looked so nice.

  • Beklet

    Her happiness is so infectious!

  • Lara Thompson

    Great fun and really informative. Toronto salgs, are you onto this amazing mineral foundation? Want!

    • Violet Beauregard

      On it Lara! Will let you know how I get on. xx

  • Bekahbea

    This was so great to watch. The warmth between you two was palpable. And Brix is utterly Fabulous at Fifty. Brilliant role model.

  • Jackie Gunner

    I enjoyed this so much. Best one yet. Has anyone managed to find that foundation? I know I can’t be the only one searching the internet for it, and wishing I had some Canadian friends. 😉

    • Violet Beauregard

      Jackie, I think Gee only sells in-store. They sell some stuff on, but not this product. Am going to get a sample this weekend and report back! xx

      • Jackie Gunner

        I’m glad to hear that someone’s on the case VB. Do let us know what you think. xx

  • Violet Beauregard

    Loved this! She has such a positive attitude and is brimming over with enthusiasm and joie de vivre. And you can see the results in her glowing skin.

  • Steffi Gtl

    Absolutely hated her on that Gok Wan show (hated the show in fact – I WATCH STUFF I HATE BECAUSE I’M A MISERABLE COW) but i actually enjoyed this. Great chemistry, great interview. I did shudder at the detox bit but you know I’M A MISERABLE NEGATIVE COW. Nonetheless thanks for the videos! It looks so effortless which probably means it involves a lot of work and i really appreciate it.

  • Beanie O’D

    I love her. I think this might be my favourite video yet.

  • Anne

    Brilliant video. Do you have the products list somewhere? there are a couple of things I would like to buy, especially the small yellow bottle for the bath :) Thank you

    • Beens

      The bottles are called Soul Tonics by a brand called Zephorium :)

      • Debra Brock

        I’ve just linked the products.

  • Allegra1952

    Love love love!

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