Star-Tested Beauty Tips & Tricks
GROW OUT BANGS IN STYLE
After cutting “severe ’60s-style bangs” tells PEOPLE she’s growing them back out, and shares her simple and chic styling tip: “Now [that] they re long enough, [I] swoop them over.”
may not be able to choose a boyfriend, but she’s happily playing favorites with her skincare. “[I’m] obsessed with Epione moisturizer,” she said recently of the line developed by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian, which seeks to maintain skin – without going under the knife. “I use it daily.”
Want perfect arches like ? “I like to tell the actresses I work with to have a standing appointment with yourself every Thursday to do a little weeding,” says her makeup artist, Vanitymark founder Brett Freedman. “Doing it on Thursdays means you’ll always be ‘brow ready’ for the weekend.”
dazzled the audience at the MTV Movie Awards with a chic, grown-up new look – and a fun and funky flash of teal nail polish. According to Nonie Creme, Creative Director for Butter London, which created the Artful Dodger shade, nail color is one of the most high-impact (and cheapest!) ways to change up any look. “The only accessory you should be wearing on your hands is your nail lacquer,” she says. “Miley is spot-on trend with this color.”
ROUND BRUSH TUTORIAL
A round boar-bristle brush, a dryer and a little hair savvy are all it takes to get lustrous locks like , says her hairstylist Duffy. Hold your dryer above your head with the nozzle downward. Trail the brush closely roots to end with the hot air, section by section. The key to keeping the look from falling flat? A final blast of cool air to set the style.
FAKE A GLOW
Luminous skin like Ginnifer Goodwin’s is all about keeping it simple, says her makeup artist Mai Quynh, who preps skin with Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre moisturizer followed by Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Primer. Then she lightly dabs Mark Hook Up Highlighter only above cheekbones, on the bridge of the nose and under eyes.
BABY YOUR HAIR
“I use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo once a month,” actress Emmy Rossum tells PEOPLE. “It’s great for stripping away styling product build-up.”
“It’s all about vibrant pink,” says Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin about Hollywood’s hottest lip trend. The easiest way to wear the bright hue? Follow lead and opt for a gloss, which looks softer and more wearable than an opaque lipstick.
BRUSH AWAY FRIZZ
Combating frizz is as much about the brush you use as the styling products you select, says John Freida Creative Consultant Harry Josh. “Use one with densely packed double bristles; the long ones detangle, the short ones create tension. It pulls strands taut so hair blows out beautifully.” We love Sonia Kashuk’s Golden Locks Hair Brush.
CUT IT OUT
Perfectly shaped nails like are nothing if hands aren’t in tip-top shape. The most common route to a nail infection – and hangnails – is cutting cuticles, which protect nails, says celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann. Instead, opt for a softening product like Lippmann Collection Cuticle Remover or Bliss Manicure’s Best Friend daily treatment.
CHOOSE YOUR HUE
When traded her blonde hair for dark brunette, just before the new year, PEOPLE.com fans loved the results. And the man behind the look, George Papanikolas, JOICO Celebrity Colorist of the Andy Lecompte Salon, shares his tip for choosing the perfect color. “It’s best to gradually go a shade darker at time until you find the perfect shade for your skin. When you stay within two shades of your natural hair color – either lighter or darker – it’s usually the most flattering,” he says.
MEET YOUR MATCH
“An over-penciled eyebrow is the first thing an onlooker notices and has the tendency to look painted on,” says Amy Zdunowski-Roeder, FACE atelier makeup artist who has worked with the America’s Next Top Model team. But the remedy is nothing more than a matching game. “Select an eye shadow color that matches your hair color and apply with a small angled brush using light brush strokes,” she suggests.
Skip the salon! Changing up your look with the new year requires nothing more that a comb and a steady hand to create a glamorously wide side part like . “To find the perfect placement, just follow the arch of your eyebrow back,” suggests Fekkai celebrity stylist Adir Abergel.
BE A HAIR CHAMELEON
“Diane makes being versatile seem simple,” says Kruger’s stylist Adam Reed of the actress’s ever-changing hairstyles, which range from chic side chignons to retro waves and jeweled barrettes. And the new year is the perfect excuse to give yourself a push to try all those celebrity looks you’ve admired. “Changing your texture or adding accessories are tricks anyone can try,” he says.
SPF SAVOIR FAIRE
“Contrary to popular belief, only 23% of lifetime sun exposure is obtained by age 18 [years old],” says Dr. Sapna Westley. So to keep your skin looking flawless, try using SPF plus a gradual-color glow moisturizer instead of baking in the sun.
“As temperatures drop and central heating systems blast, the humidity in the air plummets,” explains New-York-based dermatologist Dr. Hadley King of winter’s drying effects on skin. “The result is increased trans-epidermal water loss: these dry conditions suck moisture out of the skin. This leaves skin feeling dry, tight, itchy, dull and ashy.” But getting skin as soft as requires a simple shift in your beauty routine. “Apply [moisturizer] immediately after a bath or shower to lock in the moisture.” Dr. King suggests budget-friendly Nelsons Pure & Clear Nourishing Moisturizer for the face and Aquaphor Healing Ointment for the body.
DERMATOLOGIST ON THE GO
Star-loved skincare guru Dr. Fredric Brandt is bring his expertise to your iPhone with a free app that gives skin analysis, Q&As – and even an instant UV index for your area.
PREVENT HAIR-COLOR FADE-OUT
“Shampoo’s not meant to wash the ends of your hair,” says Aussie celeb stylist Sarah Potempa. Protect color by using a small amount at roots only – the rinse will cleanse the ends as it runs down.
EXPAND YOUR OPTIONS
She might not be commitment-phobic when it comes to love, but hair is a different story. This half-up, half-down hairstyle lets her make the perfect compromise between relaxed and coiffed. Fekkai celebrity stylist Adir Abergel suggests applying a volumizer to roots before blow-drying regardless of hair thickness to make a look like this last.
MAKE SHADOW LAST
To help stars like Emma Roberts have perfectly fade-free eye makeup, makeup artist Dawn Broussard swears by prepping with a shadow base, which she says, “helps the longevity of the eye shadow and helps with creasing.”
CINCH THE SIDE BRAID
Get this trend to plait perfectly like , says hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins, by first fastening an off-center ponytail with an elastic band. Braid and secure ends with a second elastic, then slip off the first.
LOSE THE SHINE
“I used to use bronzers that had shimmer in it and it would kind of make me look oily,” tells PEOPLE. “A matte bronzer makes your face look more chiseled.”
LIGHTEN UP ON YOUR LOCKS
To keep hair bouncy like switch to a lightweight conditioner and apply it just to the ends of hair, suggests celebrity hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins.
FIGHT ARCH ENEMIES
Hooked ‘tadpole’ brows are flattering on no one. Create smooth arches like Lea Michele’s by always plucking from the innermost bottom of brows outward, suggests makeup artist Brett Freedman.
LO'S LIP SAVER
“I ve learned about a product called Bag Balm,” Bosworth tells PEOPLE. “It s used by farmers to rub on their animals during the freezing cold winter – but it s the best lip balm I ve ever used hands-down. My lips are really prone to chapping, and this is the one product that prevents that from happening for me.”
3-STEP PREP ACADEMY
“I always start by making sure the skin is totally clean,” says Kayleen McAdams, who reps her preferred cleansing choice, Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes in Morning Refresh and Evening Soothe. After following with moisturizer, “I always use a primer before the foundation just to kind of fill in all the holes and that give a sheen to the skin.”
HALLE'S AT-HOME SPA
is such a fan of Kinara’s Red Carpet Facial that she keeps prepped between visits with the spa’s at-home kit, which gives around 30 star-worthy treatments for $145.
“When you warm cheeks with bronzer and then add a hint of pink blush color to the apple, it gives a more realistic just-came-from-the-sun glow,” says Julianne Hough’s makeup artist Troy Surratt, who used this LORAC duo.
might not have to worry about stray grays, but those who do should follow her color cue. “Graying is almost like a sign that nature intended you to go lighter” says hair legend Oribe, who suggests adding dimension with semi-permanent dye.
To make circles head for the hills, Chanel makeup artist Rachel Goodwin suggests choosing an under-eye concealer just one shade lighter than natural, in a peachy hue to combat darkness or green to counter red.
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