Star-Tested Summer Beauty Tricks

We got the inside scoop on Elizabeth Banks's color-blocked smoky eye, Emmy Rossum's all-natural skin softener and more celeb get-gorgeous secrets, straight from their hair and makeup pros!

01 of 25

COLOR-BLOCK YOUR EYES

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And you thought the bold trend was just for clothing! Makeup artist Fiona Stiles created a multihued look on Elizabeth Banks’s eyes for the MTV Movie Awards. She applied shimmery gray shadow to the bottom lash line (her pick: VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad in Satisfied) then blended purple on the lids. She finished with an iridescent pink in the inner corners.

02 of 25

GET YOUR SKIN TIPSY

GET YOUR SKIN TIPSY
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That’s what Emmy Rossum does. The actress is a fan of Caudalie’s vino-based products, which are formulated with antioxidant-rich organic grape water. She also indulges in the brand’s Vinosource facials at N.Y.C.’s Plaza Hotel, a treatment that uses fresh grapes to boost hydration. Cheers!

03 of 25

LOVE YOUR CUPID'S BOW

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No, that’s not the name of a new cheesy chick flick. The Cupid’s bow is that little dip in your upper lip. Why do you need to know this? Because dusting on a bit of powder to highlight the area, as Carly Rae Jepsen’s makeup artist does (she used tarte’s Amazonian clay shimmer powder in Champagne), makes your lips look extra full and kissable.

04 of 25

UPBRAIDED

UPBRAIDED
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JWoww and Snooki may take hours to do their hair for summer nights out, but most of us prefer to ditch the blow-dryer for an easy updo like Lily Collins’s plaited look in hot weather. Create two loose braids on either side of the forehead, says stylist Thomas Dunkin. Next, twist the braids so they blend with the rest of your hair, pin into a bun, then hit with Sebastian Professional .

05 of 25

RIDE THE WAVE

RIDE THE WAVE
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Tousled surfer-girl waves are the official hairstyle of summer, but if saltwater does nothing for your strands, fake it with the Beachwaver tool, used by stylist Sarah Potempa on . Set the iron to left or right depending on which side you’re curling, then hit Go. The rotating barrel will do all the work. Genius!

06 of 25

YOU GLOW, GIRL

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Highlighter is an often-overlooked – but totally key – component of a radiant makeup look. A swipe on the cheekbones is standard, but for a sexy allover gleam, makeup artist Beau Nelson brushed in Rose Diamond on cheekbones, brow bones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow.

07 of 25

DO THE DEW

DO THE DEW
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Dewy skin looks gorgeous after a day at the beach – sweaty skin, however, isn’t quite as alluring. Toe the line à la with an oil-absorbing powder like Tarte’s Smooth Operator Amazonian clay finishing powder, which makeup artist Denika Bedrossian used to reduce shine in the star’s T-zone and leave her cheeks glowing.

08 of 25

GO FOR THE COLD

GO FOR THE COLD
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To give hair extra bounce for the Kids’ Choice Awards, celeb hairstylist David Babaii washed it with IT&LY Pure Shampoo and Conditioner, then followed with a final cool-water rinse. The shot of cold H2O adds volume and seals the cuticle, guaranteeing shine.

09 of 25

LET YOUR LIPS BE YOUR ACCESSORY

LET YOUR LIPS BE YOUR ACCESSORY
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Want to hit the boardwalk without heading home to change? Look totally done-up with bold bright lips, like . To complement her neutral dress and minimal accessories, makeup artist Lorrie Turk gave her a head-turning pout and kept the rest of her look low-key. Using a lip brush, she applied CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolor in Cheeky.

10 of 25

DON'T NEGLECT THE DéCOLLETAGE

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Daring to bare in a sexy bikini top? Follow lead and apply an illuminator to your chest. Her makeup artist used St. Tropez Violet illuminator, but anything with a bit of reflective quality will make your skin look instantly sexier and sun-kissed.

11 of 25

GIVE FAUX LOCKS SOME LOVIN'

GIVE FAUX LOCKS SOME LOVIN'
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It’s no secret that celebs get long locks overnight with extensions, but you may not know the insider trick for getting them to look natural and shiny. Rather than leaving the added sections untouched, Selena Gomez’s extension specialists Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee applied Shine Drops by Unite to the pieces after blow-drying. The result: faux strands that look like the real deal.

12 of 25

USE A CHEAT SHEET

USE A CHEAT SHEET
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The eye shadow palette Miranda Lambert used at the ACM Awards (Too Faced Natural at Night Eye Palette) comes with handy how-to cards so that creating three different looks – night, fashion and classic – is a cinch. (We also recommend taping to the mirror a picture of an eye look you want to emulate and using it as a guide.)

13 of 25

GET GLOSSED OVER

GET GLOSSED OVER
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Jessica Chastain knows the power of a good gloss. Her hair guru, Negin Zand of Sally Hershberger in L.A., used L’Oréal’s Fiberceutic treatment to amp up the beauty of her red mane (rather than covering it with dyes or highlights). Known in the industry as “Botox for hair,” it strengthened and thickened Jessica’s locks and made the color really pop.

14 of 25

PIECE OUT

PIECE OUT
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Celeb stylist Mark Townsend uses a special technique to give hair a piecey look and keep it from being helmet-headish and overstyled: He takes a dollop of Malin+Goetz Hair Pomade, rubs his hands together to warm up the product, then “rakes” his fingers through her tresses.

15 of 25

DITCH THE HEAVY METAL

DITCH THE HEAVY METAL
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A bun like the one rocked at the Oscars only looks chic if it’s sleek. So celeb hairstylist Lorenzo Martin used a metal-free elastic band to pull the hair back, preventing breakage and flyaways, then finished off the updo with L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Smooth & Shine Serum.

16 of 25

USE BRONZER AS EYE SHADOW (REALLY!)

USE BRONZER AS EYE SHADOW (REALLY!)
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After prepping Paula Patton’s lids with primer, makeup artist Fiona Stiles applied CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer (in Light Bronze and Brown Bronze) from the lash line up to the brow “to add a little depth to the eye” for the Vanity Fair Oscars party.

17 of 25

BE HANDS ON

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had a very handy hairstylist to thank for her beautiful, beachy look at the Vanity Fair fete. Celeb stylist David Babaii skipped the brush and instead used his hands while blow-drying Kate’s mane to enhance texture before curling sections and spritzing on IT&LY Purity Design Pure Definition Hairspray.

18 of 25

DO THE TWIST

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“Twists are the new braid!” Hollywood hair pro Ted Gibson, who styled Chloë Moretz’s mane for the Jason Wu for Target launch, told PEOPLE. He sprayed Chloë’s wet hair with Build It spray (from his eponymous product line) before blow-drying her locks. Next he reinvented the traditional plait by creating seven braids starting at the crown and pulling everything into a low chignon, finishing it with a spritz of Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold hair spray.

19 of 25

TRY A PASTEL POUT

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If a hot pink or deep red mouth isn’t your thing but nude lips are too, well, nude for your taste, find a happy medium with pastel, like did at the SAG Awards. Makeup artist Kristofer Buckle applied a hint of the girlie hue using L’Oréal Infallible 8 Hour Le Gloss in Pink Topaz.

20 of 25

JUST ADD WATER

JUST ADD WATER
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Want to know which free product used to achieve the perfect cat-eye for the AMAs? Water! Makeup artist Lorrie Turk dampened an eye-shadow brush with H20 before painting the singer’s lids with CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow in Tapestry Taupe and Snow Blossom.

21 of 25

FAKE IT

FAKE IT
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Get a faux glow like by layering tinted moisturizer, bronzer and blush. It sounds like overload, but when properly blended, the result is surprisingly natural. Makeup artist Molly Stern prepped Kate’s skin with Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Sand, added warmth with Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset, then dusted NARS HighlightingBlush in Miss Liberty on her cheekbones for a just-back-from-vacation finish.

22 of 25

GET TOUSLED

GET TOUSLED
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Fresh-out-of-curlers waves can look too polished and stiff. So for Golden Globes do, celeb hairstylist Davy Newkirk used his fingers to comb through the actress’s just-curled ringlets, tousling the strands and applying Alterna Bamboo Style Moldable Texture Paste for a boho, beachy effect.

23 of 25

DOUBLE-DOWN ON CORAL

KATY PERRY'S TRICK: A BIG BRUSH
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To complement hair and the orangey-hued accents in her dress, makeup artist Jake Bailey opted for both coral lips and cheeks the night of the AMAs. “I swirled a tiny bit of coral shimmer blush [NARS in ‘Orgasm’] on the apples of her cheeks,” says Bailey, who then gave Katy a bright coral-red pout with CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor in Flame.

24 of 25

PUMP IT UP

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The key to va-va-voom volume is a ¾-inch curling iron and Morrocanoil Luminous Hairspray, which has major holding power but still allows for movement, says Morrocanoil Global Brand Ambassador Robert Vetica, who styled Jess’s mane for the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards.

25 of 25

GO DEEP

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Celeb hairstylist Robert Vetica emphasized a deep side part to achieve the glamorous look sported at the L.A. premiere of New Year’s Eve. A dramatic part is a quick and simple way to change up your style and try something high-impact. Vetica ensured that Hilary’s locks stayed smooth and frizz-free by using Moroccanoil Treatment while blow-drying.
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