Thanks to their good genes, celebrities only need a little help to look good. But contrary to popular belief, most celebrity women don’t wake up flawless. In fact, they enlist the help of A-list makeup artists to help them look as good as they do. Fortunately, you can look the same too with these five not-so-secret tricks straight from the A-listers and their makeup artists:
Start with good skincare.
Although your skin may not be as exposed to makeup and lights as celebrities, it still deserves the best care. Whenever you can, give your skin time to breathe by going barefaced or applying as minimal makeup as possible. For famous journalist and news presenter Sandra Sully, it’s all about keeping things simple: “I don’t like wearing much makeup. I let the girls at work have fun and I trust them to do what they know what to do. Outside of work, I just wear a tinted base.” Sandra also swears by Dr. Spiller as her favourite skincare brand and she makes sure to eat well to keep her skin healthy.
Prep your skin.
Celebrities spend hours in the makeup chair, but most of it is actually for prepping their skin. Some begin their routine with a hyaluronic acid sheet mask that refreshes dry and fatigued skin. Then, they apply facial oils and moisturizers with sunscreen to protect their skin from all the products that will be applied to it.
Invest in good tools.
Celebrity makeup artist Wayne Goss believes that good tools make a huge difference in the end result of any makeup session. He recommends finding the best sponges and beauty blenders to get the work done, especially when applying foundation. On using his go-to damp sponge, Goss says, “this stops the foundation from being overly absorbed and it also allows for the most beautiful application.” The trick here is to ‘dab not drag’ to get that flawless finish.
Be creative with makeup products.
A lot of celebrities do their own makeup and they are very creative in using them. Eva Longoria, for instance, says that, “sometimes I use a bit of concealer as a base on my eyelids since it can help my eyeshadow stay in place longer and it’s one less product to lug around…”
Invest in good brows.
Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic says that if you want to look good without putting in too much effort, invest in good brows. Aside from getting them threaded regularly to suit the shape of your face, Dedivanovic also advises using a good gel product. Most celebrity makeup artists swear by Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade for that precise look.
Of course, you can’t stop learning about makeup. Some people even go to beauty classes to learn and get their certifications. But if you don’t have the budget just yet, reading beauty sites like Beauticate is a great way to start.