Friday, June 24, 2011

Steal Celebrities' Beauty Secrets

Celebrities’ Beauty Secret No. 1: Fake hair
Most stars don’t want you to know this, but a ton of them use hair extensions to get longer, thicker hair. So if you’re trying to copy a celebrity’s hairstyle and you’re just not getting the same full results, it’s probably because they added in a few hairpieces. Try clip in extensions for the same effect. 

Celebrities’ Beauty Secret No. 2: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Moisturized skin looks softer, plumper and has a glow. Dry skin shows fine lines and makes you look older. That’s why celebrities chug water like it’s going out of style and eat plenty of water-rich foods like fruits, veggies and clear soups. That plus plenty of moisturizer and hydrating serums will give you the same glow. And if you need to fake it until you get there, try a highlighting product on your cheekbones, temples and brow bone. 

Celebrities’ Beauty Secret No. 3: Makeup that lasts
When you’re famous, you’re getting photographed constantly, so your makeup has to look good 24/7. To keep things like blush and lipstick from fading, celebrity makeup artists use a layering method. On cheeks they’ll start with a cheek stain, then layer cream or powder blush over it and set it all with a translucent powder when the face is done. For lips they’ll also start with a stain, then use lip liner, then lipstick, then gloss if needed. This way, when one layer fades there’s something underneath it — so you always look good in photos. 

Celebrities’ Beauty Secret No. 4: Get mascara-ad lashes
There are two ways to do this. One, you can apply false eyelashes for major drama (lots of celebrities use this secret on the red carpet). Or, if you want a more natural look, but still with plenty of glamour, try using a fan brush to apply mascara. This brush lets you get into the roots of your eyelashes and paint each lash with product, so you get long, thick and defined lashes. 

Celebrities’ Beauty Secret No. 5: Take a better photo
Sure, celebrities look thin because they diet and exercise constantly, but they also know the secret to standing and posing for the camera so they look their absolute best. Here’s how you can copy them: Don’t stand with your body aimed straight at the camera, instead go for a 3/4 turn and put one foot slightly in front of the other. Also, put your hand on your hip to make both your torso and arms look thinner. 

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