13 Red Carpet Life Hacks That Celebrities Use to Look Perfect
Celebrities spend a lot of time getting prepared for a red carpet event. Their preparations usually include makeup, styling their hair, and attending the final fittings of their outfit. And the stylists do their best to make sure that the stars look flawless throughout the entire event.
At Bright Side, we put together simple but effective life hacks that help celebrities feel confident on the red carpet.
A sponge and socks to remove deodorant stains
Deodorant stains on a black dress can ruin any look. But you can get rid of them with the help of a special deodorant removing sponge. But if you don’t have one at hand, you can use a regular nylon sock. You just have to rub the stain with it, and the stain will be gone.
When a dress is transparent or has high slits, it’s not always possible to wear regular underwear. So, in cases like this, celebrities use adhesive panties. However, mishaps still can happen. Model Olivia Culpo, for example, complained that her panties became unstuck right on the red carpet.
2 sets of shapewear at once
Kim Kardashian doesn’t hide her love for shapewear, and she even launched her own brand. Once she mentioned that she sometimes wore 2 sets of shapewear at once. She had to do this to feel confident in front of the cameras.
Dresses with a deep cleavage or transparent inserts imply that your chest will be covered with something inconspicuous. Pasties are one of the favorite life hacks of celebrities. Classic pasties are usually skin-colored, but there are also many decorative, sparkling options that attract attention.
Emergency necessities in the purse
To be prepared for any emergency, stylists put first aid necessities in the purses of the celebrities, such as a safety pin, a threaded needle, and adhesive tape. In case a celebrity forgets the designer’s name of the dress she’s wearing, she can look at a cheat sheet in her purse too.
Sandpaper for shoes
Janet Mandell is a famous stylist who works with clients like Ariana Grande and Gigi Hadid. She usually sandpapers the bottom of her clients’ shoes because the red carpet can get a little bit slippery.
This life hack guarantees that a celebrity won’t slip and fall right in front of their peers and surrounding paparazzi.
Anti-static spray to prevent a dress from clinging to the legs
Satin has a tendency to go static quite easily. A sure way to get rid of this irritating clingy effect and let the dress create beautiful folds is by using an anti-static spray. If you don’t have it, you can replace it with hairspray.
Tissue paper for the armpits
This trick helps avoid dark circles under the armpits and deodorant stains. Jessica Biel, for example, puts tissue paper under her armpits while she’s driving to an event, and before stepping out of the car, she throws it away. By the way, trimmed pantyliners are also used for the same reason. They can be taped or stitched to the inside of the armhole.
Increasing physical activity
The fitness guru, Harley Pasternak, whose clients include Rihanna, Megan Fox, and Kim Kardashian, asks them to wear fitness trackers. And right before the event, she makes them increase their physical activity. Another tip is to reduce the amount of consumed sugar. This helps avoid puffiness during the event.
Plastic bags to put on knee-high boots
If you have to put on high, tight boots, famous stylists recommend using ordinary plastic bags. A plastic bag reduces friction and lets your feet slip easily inside the boot.
Toothpaste for shoes
Toothpaste is useful for more than just cleaning teeth. It can also help you clean up scuffed shoes. Stylists recommend rubbing a sufficient amount of paste onto the scuff with a damp cloth and then wiping it off.
Ribbons for the waist
Stylist Micaela Erlanger usually adds a grosgrain ribbon inside most of her dresses. It instantly nips the celebrity’s waist and gives them a little added shape. And it’s not binding, like a corset or shapewear. By the way, a ribbon worn as a belt makes your waist look thinner.
A dancing loop to hold a long skirt
A dancing loop is a small loop made with matching fabric that blends into the dress. It’s at about hand level so you can loop your finger or hand inside and lift the skirt up. Many stylists equip their dresses with such loops so that celebrities could walk gracefully without being afraid of tripping.
Do you have life hacks that you use to feel confident at an important event? Tell us in the comments below.
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