10 Tricks Celebrities Use to Look Stunning on the Red Carpet
If there’s one thing we all probably envy about celebrities, it’s how they look flawless at all times. And with so much exposure and cameras around them, stars can’t afford to look unkempt. The truth is that, in addition to makeup, hairstyle, and wardrobe, celebrities use some tricks in their daily lives that help them look amazing.
Bright Side did a little digging into the lives of celebrities and discovered some beauty secrets that we want to share with you.
1. Beyoncé’s hack to apply foundation
The singer’s makeup artist revealed some of the tricks he uses to give her beautiful skin a completely natural look. Among them is a key one: first, apply a moisturizing cream and, when the face is still wet (meaning that the cream has not been completely absorbed), use a sponge to apply the foundation. This way, both products blend together, and the skin looks much more hydrated.
2. Halle Berry’s two lipsticks
Halle Berry has a wonderful trick for giving your lips a touch of natural color: “First put on red lipstick, wipe it off and then apply a clear gloss. The red lipstick will leave a slight stain on the lips, and the gloss will add that extra glow.” It’s good, isn’t it?
3. Miranda Kerr curls her eyelashes with a spoon.
Motherhood means you have less time for beauty routines. If you used to take your time applying masks and creams on your face, having a child might complicate things. That happened to Miranda Kerr, who uses an ingenious trick to curl her eyelashes: she does it with a spoon. The model said that she first applies a coat of mascara and then pinches them between her thumb and the spoon.
4. Salma Hayek makes an anti-wrinkle mask with special products.
Salma Hayek seems to have found the formula for eternal youth, and the best part is that she doesn’t keep it to herself but shares it with the world. The secret to wrinkle-free, glowy skin lies in a natural mask made with 3 hibiscus flowers, half a glass of green juice, 4 tablespoons of oatmeal, 1/4 cup of almond milk, and 4 tablespoons of honey.
5. Sharon Stone jumps in the bathtub after putting on makeup.
Most people would think that the logical thing would be first to take a bath and then do your hair and makeup. Well, Stone does precisely the opposite. First, she puts on all her makeup, then jumps in the tub for a while. According to the actress, “the steam helps the makeup penetrate and makes my skin look dewy.” That is one of her best secrets to looking radiant on the red carpet, and it certainly works for her because she looks more beautiful and younger as the days go by.
6. Megan Fox moisturizes her body with grape seed oil.
“After showering, I moisturize with grapeseed oil from Whole Foods. It’s a great moisturizer and lighter than olive oil,” the actress explained in an interview. So, if you thought celebrity beauty treatments were extremely expensive, this trick throws that belief out the window, as the oil costs about $12.
7. Emily DiDonato adds volume to her lips with a brush.
The model’s YouTube channel dedicates several videos to her makeup tips and tricks. But one that she never tires of repeating is lip brushing. She uses it to exfoliate them, lift the dead skin in the area and give them a “Botox” effect but very natural.
8. Sandra Bullock uses a quirky balm for eye bags.
At 58 years old, the actress is glowing. Her skin looks luminous and almost wrinkle-free. Bullock gave a rather particular answer when asked about her beauty tricks: she uses an anti-hemorrhoid cream under her eyes to reduce bags. Judging by her face, the method is more than effective. And some dermatologists back it up: “Hypothetically, it may be helpful for under-eye bags because it constricts blood vessels, which can reduce puffiness.”
9. Scarlett Johansson’s apple cider vinegar
“I researched natural skincare and found that apple cider vinegar is really effective. Using it as a toner might be harsh, but if you have breakouts, it can be really healing,” Scarlett explained. Another trick the actress uses to look and smell impeccable is to mix her perfumes and not always wear the same one.
10. Paula Echevarría buys shoes a size bigger.
Celebrities love heels. A good pair of shoes with some height can stylize your figure while looking elegant. However, as often the events in which celebrities participate last many hours, heels can make their feet hurt. The trick Paula Echevarría found to remedy this is to wear shoes a little bit bigger than her size. And it seems so compelling that she applies it even when resting or on vacation.
What is the strangest trick you applied in your beauty routine? Did it work for you?