Having spent hours in the make-up chair for various performances, celebrities know more than most about the ins and outs of beauty. The following tips come from those who are pretty much paid to look good – take note girls…
The stunning A-list actress goes against convention and does not wash her face in the morning – instead she focuses on a good cleansing routine at night.
“At night your skin is rebuilding oils that you need to keep your skin young. In the morning you can splash it with water but you don’t want to get rid of that.” she says.
Dr Sam Bunting (leading dermatologist) agrees, saying that sebum is nature’s best moisturiser, unless you suffer from oily or acne prone skin.
Cate shuns high-priced exfoliation treatments and makes her own concoction at home. The star uses olive and macadamia nut oils combined with sea salt and a little grapefruit juice.
Dr Bunting approves, saying, “I think you can cheat when it comes to exfoliating the body.”
Queen Bey avoids coffee if she’s tired and reaches for the gold eyeshadow instead, “I put a little gold eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes, it’s more subtle than white but it makes you look more awake,” she says.
Celebrity make-up artist Nathalie Eleni says this is a great tip and to try a shadow with a little shimmer to help lift tired eyes.
The Celebrity Juice star uses a unique trick for contouring her face using concealer, “I do a whisker trick,” she says. “I apply it in stripes from the outer edges of my nose and corner edges of my mouth out on to my cheeks. Then I blend to brighten the front of my face. The lighter colour lifts sunken areas.”
Nathalie agrees this is a good tip, saying she often uses lighter coloured concealer from the corners of the nose to the smile lines and darker shades under the cheekbones.
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