Celebrities influence many aspects of our culture. From the latest trends to finding hot restaurants in big cities, there’s a reason celebrities are considered the first “influencers,” even since before social media took off in the early 2000s.
Since the inception of celebrity culture, celebrities have had a heavy hand in guiding our decisions, whether it’s the scents we choose or the designers we opt for. This is no exception when it comes to makeup and beauty, as some of the best-held secrets in the beauty industry have come from celebrities and their glam squad.
Whether you’re shopping for makeup, skincare or haircare, beauty is a huge industry. If you’re looking to up your beauty game and learn some secrets from the best in the business, keep reading for 30 celebrity beauty secrets that will revolutionize your beauty routine!
From red carpet award shows to “no-makeup” makeup looks, celebrities and their makeup artists have mastered all aspects of makeup and application. Check out these 10 innovative secrets from beauty masters on how to improve your makeup game!
1. Get Your Glow On
To recreate Riverdale star Lili Reinhart’s youthful glow, add in a little something extra to your foundation. Before applying your foundation, mix in a few drops of your favorite facial oil for a dewy, lit-from-within look that will elevate any everyday makeup look.
2. Pucker Up
Singer Taylor Swift is known for her signature red lips, which she admits takes some work. She suggests “put on the red lipstick, then blot it with a tissue, then put powder over the tissue and sort of press it onto your lips. Then re-apply. It turns it into a stain that lasts much longer.”
3. Light It Up
Actress and model Padma Lakshmi has an easy hack up her sleeve for making any drugstore eyeliner instantly smooth, creamy and long-lasting. Briefly take a lighter to the eyeliner tip, and watch your $2 pencil transform in front of your eyes.
4. Conceal, Conceal, Conceal
Take a money and time-saving tip from director and actress Eva Longoria’s routine. Instead of toting around an eyeshadow primer, add a little concealer to your lids as a base to ensure your eyeshadow stays set for hours.
5. Steady Hands Ahead
Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario) has made over your favorite celebs, from Kim Kardashian to Shay Mitchell. His clients need to be flawless, and his hack for perfect winged eyeliner every time is as easy as steadying your elbow on the counter.
6. Spray It On
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker might be recognized for playing the iconic Carrie Bradshaw, but can be identified from always smelling great. She likes to spray her perfume all over her clothes, so she can always reminisce on her favorite scents.
7. Forget the Tools
Hailey Bieber’s natural look was picked up in her days spent getting runway ready. To replicate her “no makeup-makeup” look, she picked up from artists backstage to “first put foundation on their hands, rub it together, and then press it into the skin, rather than applying it with a brush.”
8. Conceal and Correct
Actress and activist Emma Watson has had her fair share of turns in the makeup chair. She learned that to cover up a mascara misstep, dip a cotton ball into foundation to remove the mascara and cover it up at the same time.
9. Make It Pop
Former Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel gives us the long-held answer to looking like we got more sleep than we actually did. Use a cream pencil on the inside of your eye and place a little shimmer in the corners to look like you got a full eight hours.
10. Swipe Then Wipe
Actress Halle Berry reveals the secret for creating beautifully flushed lips without needing an expensive lip tint. For a natural-looking tinted pout, put on red lipstick, wipe it off, then apply a clear gloss on top.
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11. Opt For Oil
Actress Emma Stone used her allergies to her advantage to find a new skincare hack. If you also have sensitive skin or allergies, use cold-pressed olive oil as a body moisturizer instead of lotion.
12. No Butts About It
Philanthropist and actress Sandra Bullock is used to the spotlight and spills her best-kept beauty secret to her youthful appearance. She swears “putting butt cream under my eyes is one of my best beauty secrets, and stops me from getting lines.”
13. H2O, Always
Actress and activist Gabrielle Union looks eternally young, and her hack will make the fountain of youth accessible to everyone. She drinks a gallon of water every day, and found that it made a difference in her skin, nail growth and even her hair.
14. Moisturization Nation
Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic has one more secret for red-carpet ready skin. His key to dewy, glowy makeup is as easy as moisturizing the face and body before applying makeup, to ensure the powders will blend into the skin and not look cakey.
15. Listen To Your Gut
Celebrities from Alicia Keys to Victoria Beckham have skincare tricks that don’t require any sort of product. By eating superfoods like salmon and removing dairy from your diet, your insides will help clear up your skin.
16. Look to Your Pantry
“Black Widow” star Scarlett Johannson looks to a pantry staple to heal any pesky breakouts. She keeps her skin flawless by religiously following the old trick of applying apple cider vinegar to dry out any acne.
17. Keep It Icy
Model Kate Moss always needs camera-ready skin, and has a DIY trick to always nail it. She advises: “Fill a sink or a bowl with ice cubes, cold water and slices of cucumber and hold your face in for as long as you can, it instantly reduces puffiness and tightens up your skin.”
18. SPF, OMG
Celebrity esthetician Shani Darden has tons of expertise from years of consulting with household names like Chrissy Teigen and Jessica Alba. Her #1 piece of advice is simple: apply SPF every day, no exceptions.
19. Don’t Sweat It
Model and “Project Runway” host Karlie Kloss shares her trick for treating your skin kindly, even after an intense workout. She doesn’t wear any makeup during exercise, and is sure to cleanse her skin before and after her workout to remove any sweat buildup.
20. Got Milk?
Model Cindy Crawford took a page from Cleopatra to retain her age-defying skin. She gives herself regular milk facials by spritizing a combination of milk and mineral water all over her face, as the lactic acid in milk gently exfoliates and brightens.
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21. Avoid The Frizz
Style and beauty guru Lauren Conrad has plenty of wisdom on all things beauty, but has a valuable hair tip anyone can recreate. Try not to blowdry your hair in the bathroom after showering — the steam and humidity will make your hair frizzier!
22. Argan You Happy?
Singer and former Black Eyed Pea Fergie is ready to share the secret behind her Fergalicious hair. Simply coat your hair with Moroccan Argan Oil, put your hair into a bun, and leave for an hour for hydrated, shiny beachy waves.
23. Overnight It
Actress Eva Mendes might have some of the best hair in Hollywood, but you can too. She recommends coating your hair in conditioner “before you go to sleep and leave it in a shower cap until morning. Then rinse and voilà.”
24. Brew’s Up
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has an unconventional way of keeping her hair looking luscious. She submerges her hair in beer after shampooing to remove any buildup, lets it sit for five minutes and then rinses.
25. Not Just For Toast
Model and actress Denise Richards also turns to her kitchen to get her famously tousled tresses. In the shower, she applies avocado to her hair to get hydrated, strong and shiny locks.
26. Keep It Juicy
Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman is known for her strawberry-blonde mane, and has a hair hack stored in the fridge. To maintain her color, she mixes a cup of cranberry juice with a quarter cup of water and rinses after washing her hair.
27. Hold the Condiments
Actress and activist Salma Hayek opts for a pantry staple to achieve her signature voluminous locks. Instead of using condiments on her sandwiches, she uses mayonnaise as a hair mask for added shine and hydration from the egg, lemon juice and vinegar.
28. Skip A Wash (Or Two)
Actress and model Jaime King religiously follows a well-known haircare secret. She advises only actually washing your hair once or twice a week, to avoid stripping your hair of any of its nourishing natural oils.
29. Warm Oil Massage
Actress and recent addition to the Jonas family, Priyanka Chopra has a DIY trick to achieving her silky hair. For a natural deep-conditioning treatment, massage warm coconut oil into your hair, leave for an hour and rinse.
30. Two Is Better Than One
Celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin knows a thing or two about hair, with clients like Elizabeth Olson and Jennifer Lawrence to sing her praises. She advises: “I massage a cleansing shampoo into the scalp to invigorate the skin and then apply a hydrating shampoo to the ends.”
Whether you’re a beauty queen with a 10-step routine or just stick to a spritz of perfume and swipe of mascara, everyone can learn a tip or two on how to up your beauty routine. It’s never too late to learn from women who changed the beauty industry or celebrities who share their hacks to perfect makeup.
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