If you love staying up to date with the happenings of your favorite celebs, then you may have often found yourself wondering about their beauty secrets. Is it really possible to look that good in real life, or is it all down to airbrushing and having make-up artists and hair stylists at your beck and call?
Below, we’ll round up the tricks and hacks that the glitterati deploys to look camera-ready, whether on the red carpet or simply popping out for a pint of milk.
So, if you want a show stopping smile like Beyonce, dazzling eyes like Miranda Kerr, or Catherine Zeta-Jones’s luscious locks, we will be revealing the makeover tips you need to get their look!
Get a Mega-Watt Smile
One thing that all celebs have in common is the gleaming whiteness of their smiles. If you want to get a mega-watt grin, it’s easier than you think! Teeth whitening has been a treatment that’s become increasingly popular over the last few years, and now it’s even more accessible with the arrival of affordable at-home whitening kits that offer professional results.
An option such as the Snow Whitening kit is an all-in-one system that’s super easy to use. It features innovative LED technology, and most users see results after the first use. Results often last up to six months, too. Getting on board with an at-home whitening kit is an excellent start to your celeb makeover!
Super Smooth Skin
Do you love how celebs’ skin always looks radiant, with a fresh, natural-looking glow? This is one of the easiest beauty hacks to replicate.
Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone has revealed that the secret to her always-gorgeous skin is that she never skimps on sunscreen. The sun’s harmful rays can wreak havoc on our skin, causing premature aging and uneven skin tone. Sun exposure is, of course, linked to an increased risk of skin cancer, too. Choose products enriched with sunscreen for added convenience, or try mixing a few drops of your usual foundation into a sunscreen for a beautifully natural glow.
Kim Kardashian also has a tip for us mere mortals: she suggests adding sugar to your usual body wash to create an exfoliating scrub that’ll slough away dead cells and leave the skin gorgeously glowing and feeling as soft as silk.
Ever wondered how actresses and models get their legs to look so flawless? We’ve got the answer for you! Mad Men star Christina Hendrick recently spilled the beans on how her pins look so annoyingly perfect on camera.
The actress revealed that if she is wearing a short skirt in a shot, her makeup artist will mix foundation into body lotion and apply this to her legs before filming begins. This creates an airbrushed, picture-perfect finish you, too, can quickly achieve before heading out to a party.
Here’s another easy makeover tip that’ll have you looking like your fave celebs: use clear lip balm around your eyes to make them stand out and for a wide-awake, dewy look. Supermodel Miranda Kerr swears by this technique, and it’s a key way that she enhances the big blue eyes she’s famous for.
Be sure to use a natural balm rather than a lip gloss, which would result in a too-sticky finish. Your hair getting plastered to your eyes could ruin the look….
We love to admire celebs’ hair, whether worn long and fairy-tale flowing or gathered in a spectacular updo. But how do they get their locks to look so luscious, full of volume, and healthy?
Getting regular cuts and enjoying home hair masks are a great start to your celeb hair makeover journey, but if you’re really committed to replicating the look, you’ll need a bottle of beer. Really.
Catherine Zeta-Jones says that the secret to her ever-gorgeous hair is regularly dousing it with beer. This may sound crazy, but the alcohol gets rid of product build-up, while the amino acids and vitamin B in beer can prevent hair fall and regulate the scalp’s oil production. The yeast plays its part, too, smoothing hair scales and making locks shine.
Shampoo as normal before giving your hair a special bath, douse your hair in beer and put on a shower cap. Relax for five minutes, and then rinse the hair thoroughly.
Fabulously Full Lips
If you want the perfect plump pout, there’s a hack for this, too! Mariah Carey is a big fan of adding mint extract to her favorite lip glosses and lipsticks: mint increases blood flow and circulation, making your lips fuller and more healthy-looking.
You can find mint extract at most health stores or try using a mint-enriched lip balm beneath your usual lipstick for a similar effect.
So there you have it: easy ways to get a makeover that’ll have you looking like your favorite celebs without spending a fortune! Use these tips to create the ultimate pampering day, or deploy one or two as and when you need them – then head out the door camera-ready and confident!