10 Celebrity Beauty Tips You Need To Know Now

Get the scoop on some fuss-free celebrity beauty tips to make your own from our beauty expert Emma Charlotte Bangay.

It may have taken three makeup artists, four dermatologists, two hair stylists and some fancy photography to get them there, but whenever we spy a celebrity staring at us from a blog or billboard, we still want the look she’s having, right?
Right. And when their beauty tips of the trade are this simple, why shouldn’t we?
Here's the scoop on some fuss-free celebrity beauty tips to make your own:
1) The key to a big event is to not try too hard, urges Renya Xydis, who calls Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman clients – and very close friends. “There is nothing worse than someone who is overdone and doesn’t look like themselves,” she says. Always take images of what you want to achieve into your stylist to eliminate guesswork, but be realistic of whether it will work for you. If you can only manage a blow-dry the day before an event, make friends with your dry shampoo on the day of, she advises. “It has the potential to save your style and give it some grit before you go out. “

2) Megan Gale’s makeup artist, L’Oreal Paris Makeup Director, Elsa Morgan, says that when applying Megan’s lip stain, she likes to keep it ‘smudgy’ by pressing colour with the pad of the finger into the centre of the bottom lip. “This way, concentrated colour is rooted here,” she explains, “giving it a more modern appeal than a heavy gloss or matte lipstick.”

3) Kate Moss says her nails are a paramount focal point for her entire look, noting they are as much a part of her beauty routine as hair and makeup. “I’m really good at painting… I like doing it. It’s one of the things I like to do on holiday. I line up all the girls and make their nails look nice,” explains the Rimmell spokes-model.

4) Think Jennifer Aniston always appears poised and serene? Well it has more to do with how she de-stresses, than her skincare, explains her yoga instructor, Mandy Ingber. Her favourite pose is Tree Pose, she explains. “She is a balancer.” All the balancing moves employ the core muscles, which promote posture and a pause of the busy mind. Plus the bonus of a brilliant mid-section! “She has great abs. She's always looking to work that area."
5) “Achieving a flawless base is all about keeping it subtle,” explains Napoleon Perdis Creative Team Makeup Artist, Shev Kelly, who has worked with MYER Youth Ambassador, Kate Peck. “Focus the application to the centre of the face keeping the hair and jaw line free of makeup. This ensures the foundation does not look mask-like and lets the natural skin texture shine through.”

6) “During winter, the air gets colder and humidity levels drop, skin gets dry, itchy, irritated and loses moisture,” explains Byron at Byron Spa Manager, Melinda Dunn, who has treated Elle McPherson and Oprah Winfrey.  “A body exfoliation or wrap in the winter months will keep your skin looking and feeling a million dollars.  By having a scrub or wrap, your lymphatics will be stimulated, dead skin cells will be washed away and your skin will drink up the moisture”.

7) Los Angeles based hairstylist, Cervando Maldonado, works with Kirsten Dunst for many red carpet events and says it takes only a few steps to get her modern waves. He blows her hair straight and then with a 1 ½ inch curling iron, creates curls before finger combing them free and setting with a light mist of L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil for shine. Hair is loose and carefree, whilst remaining manicured and glossy, he notes.

8) Don’t be afraid of active skincare, as it can further enhance your organic and natural options as you age, says Dr. Will Mooney, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon from Face Plus Medispa, which has hosted Geri Halliwell on her recent sojourn to Aus. "Active skin care is using what the skin is running out of or is innately low or lacking in,” he says. “This can include the use of Vitamins A-E, Minerals, collagen producing peptides, growth factors, stem cells and hydro-acids. Simply put, active skin care is essential for ageing skin”

9) "When I wake up, I splash cold water on my face for a burst of freshness,” says Lancôme Ambassadress and actress, Lily Collins. “After a workout at the gym and a shower I wash my face with a gentle exfoliating cleanser. In terms of make-up, I keep it very simple: a little concealer on red areas, a very light translucent compact powder, Hypnôse mascara, a little blush on my cheeks, which I apply with the brush, a touch of highlighter under my brows and some eyebrow gel.”

10) Singer Lorde baulks at straying too far from her natural ringlets – a fact that her hairstylist Richard Kavanagh applauds. “Lorde rocks her curls, so the natural kink can simply be given a sleeker line,” he says. His aim with Lorde is to enhance her ringlets, but soften the silhouette. To do this he steers clear of the blow dryer, instead applying a smoothing product through mid-lengths to ends prior to employing the curling iron to create definition

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