Hannah Bronfman : We’ve been together for eight months. We met at a nightclub, actually.
Brendan Fallis : Who says you can’t meet somebody in nightclubs these days?
Hannah : He totally tried to pick me up.
Hannah : We’ve also yet to have a fight…
Brendan : …Or really an argument of any sort. I don’t know how that’s possible. [Laughs] But anyway, we’re pretty low-maintenance people. I use your facewash, which is Tracie Martyn. I’m also only using face-cream products that you’ve collected over the years, that you don’t use, and those just become mine.
Hannah : I’m a product whore. I have so many products, it’s crazy. But in Scotland I bought you that Clinique rollerball eye thing—
Brendan : So, I have this really big complex with my eyes—there’s no easy solution to bags under your eyes. So I think if you wear eye cream that tightens your eyes, or feels like it tightens your eyes...
Hannah : He just loves the cooling effect.
Brendan : I just love the cooling effect. [Laughs] And other than that, I get my hair cut a lot. I love having it clean; I hate having neck hair. Hannah did it for me two times ago, and then I went to Freemans to get my hair cut, and the girl who was cutting my hair was like, 'Who are you letting cut your hair. Look at these problems. Never do this again.'
Hannah : I’m not that particular about my hair, but I do love this all-natural, all-in-one cleansing conditioner from a company called Wen that I originally found through my friend in college. I found out that they sell on QVC, and I love QVC—love it. I used to wake up in the mornings hungover and watch QVC for two hours. I used to have a really bad online-shopping problem in college, and I have kicked the habit, and now I just go to C.O. Bigelow, and I love Zitomer’s. There’s a place that I get my Tracie Martyn stuff called Honey In The Rough on the Lower East Side. And I love Sephora. I could go into Sephora every day. I have so much makeup, even though I end up not putting any of it on.
Brendan : She doesn’t really wear a lot of makeup, so I’m not really into a lot of makeup. I’m into people who look like they should look, and just accentuate a little with their makeup, but don’t try to have a full different face. I think Hannah looks the most beautiful in big glasses in the morning. [Laughs]
Hannah : Like, I just got this new eyebrow pencil, which I can’t find at the moment—which is really upsetting—but I’ve been trying to just accentuate a few features, one being my eyebrows. Just little touches.
Brendan : And I notice every time.
Hannah : You do notice every time.
Brendan : Same response every time: ‘Eyebrow pencil today?’ ‘Yep, yep, okay.'
Hannah : One time it was really funny—you were out of town, and I sent you a video or something, and you’re like, ‘Those look cray...' You were like, ‘...cray on.'
Brendan : I used to work with this extremely well-dressed gay man, who would only wear black and white Alexander Wang everything, and he’d always say, ‘[Concealer is] all you should wear,’ and I just couldn’t do it. Although I like my beauty and upkeep of my looks, I haven’t crossed that far into the realm of makeup and pushing metrosexuality beyond where it shall go. So, I just have my clippers—that’s what I used to shave my face—battery-operated, travel the world. The eye stuff that she got in Scotland, dental floss, a comb from the best barber shop, Crow’s Nest Barbershop, a toothbrush, and that’s about it. And I take the Old Spice “High Endurance Challenge': if it doesn’t work, you’re allowed to send it back, and get your money, which I don’t know who would, but great concept. For toothpaste, we just started using that Marvis toothpaste.
Hannah : It tastes like candy; it’s delicious.
Brendan : Almost too good, like you want to keep brushing your teeth. We use the purple Jasmine one. I also like Sensodyne. It’s for sensitive teeth, but as your dentist will tell you, you should just use it all the time because you’ll never feel like you’re having problems.
Hannah : And this is my amazing new deodorant: it’s Weleda, it’s a rose spray. I’m very picky about my deodorants. I probably didn’t wear one for a long time because it’s hard for me to find one that works well with my body, and this is amazing. I’m really into it. I like to keep it natural and simple; I don’t really do too much. When I get out of the shower, I put a little body oil on, then I wash my face with this all-natural Tracie Martyn Purifying Cleanser. I’m really into it; it’s an oil that you lather with water. And then, depending if I’m going to be out in the sun or not, I’ll put either the moisturizer with SPF in it, like Caudalie or something, or if I’m not really going to be in the sun that much, I’ll put on the Rodin Olio Lusso. I went recently for a facial at Mario Badescu, which I really liked, and they gave me this Buffering Lotion that I put on maybe once a week, at night, and my skin’s been looking great.
Because I have so much makeup, I need to see what I’m working with. It’s nice to have a real boudoir where I can put all my stuff on. I like having glass jars to put all my products in; I like the way they look all together. But this is what I’m into right now: this Murad primer that has a matte finish that I put on before any makeup, and it just helps with summer and the heat and shine. It’s sort of like tinted moisturizer, but it’s lighter, it’s better for summer. A little eyebrow gel...I can’t tell if I like the way firm eyebrows look, but I’m trying it out. My eyebrow pencil is from Make Up For Ever, and I’m really into this cream blush from YSL. It doesn’t even look like you’re wearing makeup, and you have a nice little flush. And I recently picked up the Smashbox Lip Stain—it's really nice and doesn’t run out immediately, which I feel like happens with a lot of lip stains, and on the other end of it, it has a balm. These guys are good.
Brendan : I don’t like cologne; she doesn’t like perfume. But I’m also allergic to cologne, so I can’t wear it. I can’t walk through a department store—I used to get migraines. In tenth grade I got this sweet Calvin Klein Eternity for Men from my girlfriend—it was sweet—I’d wear it and then I’d get these crazy headaches... I wouldn’t be able to read; I would just see a dot moving around. I’d get a headache for a whole day, and then I’d try to wear it again so I could impress her.
—as told to ITG