It’s hard to look at the flawless complexions of celebrities and imagine that they’re anything less than supernatural beings. Fortunately, stars are usually quite human. They have a variety of tips and tricks up their ball-gown sleeves to cover up their imperfections. Here are six steps anyone can take to get themselves camera-ready for their own special “red-carpet” night.
Believe it or not, all it can take is a special massage to plump and tighten your skin for the night. Celebrities like Hugh Jackman indulge in a lymphatic drainage massage a few hours before an event. This special massage triggers muscles in the face and neck, and results in smoother texture and a tighter complexion instantly.
2. Argan Oil
This amazing oil is a fairly well-kept secret among celebrities, considering it is good for nearly every beauty area you can think of. For that youthful glimmer that stars like Amanda Seyfried sport on the red carpet, mix a couple drops of oil into your foundation or tinted moisturizer. Be sure to apply a healthy amount along your jawline for a truly photo-worthy complexion.
Microdermabrasion has been a common practice of celebrities for decades now, and is becoming easier and easier for the common man to take part in. The ultimate exfoliation practice, it keeps the youngest layers of skin rejuvenated and your complexion soft and smooth. It’s also ideal for stretch mark removal, and can be done in the comfort of your own home.
4. Cake-Free Makeup
One thing that may baffle you about celebrity makeup is how smooth it always looks compared to your own dry and flaky foundation. A common celebrity trick is to first dip your brush in moisturizer. Remove the excess cream off the bristles, and then dip into your powder. This will give you the ultimate control over shine without dulling the look of your skin.
In an ideal world, we would all be able to afford a weekly facial. While celebrities often do put out this kind of expense, it’s a bit unreasonable for the rest of us to manage this kind of constant skin attention. If you have a big event coming up, invest in a facial a few days before. It will get your skin in its best shape quickly. Avoid an extraction facial if your skin takes a while to recover from spots.
6. Toning Tan
While many celebrities show up on the red carpet looking delightfully browned from head to toe, some stars opt for a more custom-tailored tan. Use tanning spray to contour areas you want defined, such as under your triceps and your cheekbones. You’ll need professional help, but if you can nail this look you’ll have your body looking fit and powerful without lifting a finger.
When it comes to red-carpet beauty, the trick is to tailor your skin to look great on camera. You may feel that your makeup looks too thick, or that your shine is unnatural. Get an expert’s opinion on your look for the evening, and then go out and be confident.