June 03, 2011 06:00 PM

Amanda Schwab/Startraks; Flynet

Jessica Biel has the kind of radiant beauty that might make us more than just a little jealous (lest we forget ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake ruminating on her “green eyes, big, pouty lips, fair skin…”), but lucky for us, she’s willing to share tricks of the trade. Regarding her luminous skin, “One piece of advice was from my friend’s beautiful French mother who literally only ever washed her face with Dove soap and water,” she tells
. “So I’ve heard that bit of beauty advice, and then of course — sleep, water, hydrate!” In addition to a bargain beauty bar, Biel also swears by graduating makeup throughout the day. “I like to be practical and to wear something that’s not going to fade so I can go to a business meeting and still look professional but not over the top,” she extols. “And then when I’m going out at night, what I like to do lately is a smudged line right under the eye and right along the lash line.” And though the 29-year-old acknowledges her upcoming milestone 30th birthday, “I’ve definitely started to think about it,” she says, drastic measures are not yet part of the plan. “I’m a bit of a ‘fraidy cat when it comes to anything really aggressive.” Tell us: What are your best beauty tricks and tips? –Justine Harman


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