Wonder how the celebrities keep themselves primped to perfection? While we may not have The Body of Elle McPherson or the features of Christy Turlington, we can copy their beauty regime to look red carpet ready.
What do the supermodels and Hollywood beauties do to keep their skin and hair in peak condition? Everything from blow-drying their eyelash curler to storing their facial lotions in the fridge, it seems!
Here are 15 of the simplest celebrity beauty tips ever. Do try this at home!
- Sharon Stone uses natural grape-seed oil on her sensitive skin, in lieu of moisturiser. "After the shower, I pat it on, and then I'll use it throughout the day and at night," she has said, noting that it keeps her easily reactive complexion calm.
- “Every time I go to Paris, I always get in a supply of the fabulous facial cleanser Bioderma Crealine H20,” says singer Kylie Minogue. “I don’t know anything more efficient or gentle to remove make-up.”
3. "To make lashes curl better, take a hair dryer to your eyelash curler for one or two seconds before using it," says actress Isla Fisher. The warmth on the lashes encourages more curl.
4. “Put Vaseline on your eyes at night—all over. It helps condition your lashes. My mum taught me that,” Jennifer Aniston has quipped.
5. Lancôme Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover proves Julia Roberts' skin saver. “It just makes me crazy. Even before I could get it for free it was still the one I used,” the brand ambassador laughs.
6. “I like to keep my SK-II Facial Treatment Essence chilled in the fridge,” notes devotee and brand ambassador, Cate Blanchett. “Patting the chilled, nutrient rich liquid on my skin instantly soothes and relaxes me and is most certainly my favourite way to enjoy the product.”
7. “Over the years I have learnt how to relax and enjoy the red carpet experience which can still be very daunting,” notes Kate Winslet. “So, even though I don't drink much, I would avoid alcohol completely for a couple of weeks beforehand and the same goes with salt. It can make the eyes puffy!”
8. “Yoga is the absolute best set of tools I can recommend to help one feel and look one’s absolute best at any age,” says supermodel Christy Turlington. “When you are balanced and when you listen and attend to the needs of your body, mind and spirit, your natural beauty comes out.”
9. "I use omega-3 oil. I love light oil on my skin. It's one of my favourite feelings in the world," Gwyneth Paltrow has enthused in a recent interview.
10. Sarah Jessica Parker keeps her naturally wavy lengths in check with Serge Normant Dry Shampoo. “It's the gift that keeps on giving! There’s nothing like it, and it smells fantastic.”
11. "A shimmery bronzer is the perfect way to look alive,” Eva Mendes has been quoted as saying. “If you don't want to wear makeup, mix some with moisturiser. You'll look pretty but not made-up."
12. " I think when you colour your hair it can take a bit of a toll on it, so I think it’s important to take care of it,” says Lauren Conrad, who is a devotee of Wella conditioners, which she uses a few times a week to keep her blonde tresses moisturised.
13. “I use the Neutrogena Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes,” Kim Kardashian said recently in an online interview. “They take off everything but really gently—even mascara! I used to just go on a flight, fall asleep in my makeup, and not care. Now I really wash it off!”
14. “If I don't exfoliate in the morning, I'll clean my face at night and exfoliate everything gently so that my skin is really soft,” says Elle McPherson, who loves Dr. Brandt Do Not Age Transforming Pearl Serum to keep her complexion plump in the A.M or P.M.
15. “Jbronze Daily Beauty Balm is my everyday beauty staple,” says Jennifer Hawkins. “As the first thing I put on, I use this all the way down from my face to my neck and décolletage. It’s also amazing as a tinted moisturiser when you have no time for foundation - quick, easy, out the door!”