The 25 Best Star Beauty Tips of All Time

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Smile Often

“A woman is most beautiful when she smiles. Other than that, the most valuable tip I’ve learned is always use a skin moisturizer!”


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Invest in Eye Cream

“A good eye cream is really important when you are traveling, busy and stressed-that’s when the dark puffy circles can get you.”
-Kate Winslet

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Wash Your Face Even if You’re Tired!

“Don’t go a full day or night without washing your face. You have to get all the dirt and makeup out of your pores.”
-Mary J. Blige


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Reconsider Oil

“I use omega-3 oil. I love light oil on my skin. It’s one of my favorite feelings in the world.”
-Gwyneth Paltrow


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Stick to Staples

“When I was shooting a movie in Montreal, it was freezing. If you take a little bit of Aquaphor and dab it on your face, it keeps your skin looking fresh. I dubbed it Aqua For Everything.”
-Lucy Liu


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Be a Water Baby

“Once I started drinking more water, my skin, hair and nails all flourished.”
-America Ferrera


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Layer Your Finishes

“I always like to start with a matte base then add shimmer.”-
Scarlett Johansson


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Get Rosy …Literally

“After applying foundation and a little blush, dust your face with translucent powder, then mist skin with a rosewater spray and lay a Kleenex over for a second. It makes your face seem flawless in a way that looks as if you aren’t wearing any makeup.”
-Liv Tyler


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Repurpose Your Lip Stain

“I wear lip stain on my cheeks underneath my foundation.”


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Bronze All Over

“I dust my cheeks and eyelids with bronzing powder for a natural glow.”
-Rachel Bilson


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Skip Sunless Tanner

“Every woman-even women of color-should wear a blush bronzer. Not a self-tanner bronzer!”


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Mix Moisturizer and Bronzer

“A shimmery bronzer is the perfect way to look alive. If you don’t want to wear makeup, mix some with moisturizer. You’ll look pretty but not made-up.”
-Eva Mendes


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Prep Your Eyelids

“For a smoky eye, moisturize the area first, so when you line the lid with a pencil it will smudge naturally.”
-Ellen Pompeo


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Fix Smudges Easily

“Apply loose powder on top of the foundation under your eyes, so if a little shadow spills, it’s easier to wipe off.”-Katherine McPhee


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Blow Dry Your Lashes

“To make lashes curl better, take a hair dryer to your eyelash curler for one or two seconds before using it.”
-Isla Fisher


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Get Dewy Lids

“If you use petroleum jelly on your lids, it gives you a dewy, angelic look.”
-Freida Pinto


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Blend Your Own Shades

“I love to layer tons of different shades to create new colors. I start with matte lipstick that’s really dry then I put a more creamy, moist lipstick on my top. And my trick for not getting it on my teeth? Be really careful!”
-Gwen Stefani


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Wipe Off Your Lipstick

“To make lips look naturally pink, I put on red lipstick, wipe it off, and then apply clear gloss.”
-Halle Berry


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Skip Nail Polish

“I love the look of buffed nails. They look neat and chic without actually having to paint your nails-and it takes no time!”
-Joy Bryant


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Spritz Your Outfit

“I love walking into a closet and smelling lingering perfume, so I always spray my clothes. And at the end of the bottle, when the atomizer no longer reaches the tiny little dribble that is left, I unscrew the top and pour the remainder onto a t-shirt or dress.”
-Sarah Jessica Parker


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Master the Art of Smiling

“An actress friend of mine shared a great trick. She told me to stick my tongue behind my teeth when I smile to keep from over-smiling. If you smile without doing it, sometimes your gums show a little too much. It’s an actor’s trick!”
-Jessica Chastain


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Tone Down Your Concealer

“Use concealer that’s two shades lighter than your actual skin tone and dot it under your eyes. It draws attention to your eyes and makes you look refreshed-which is great when you’re extra tired or have traveled a lot.”
-AnnaLynne McCord


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Consider a Cat Eye

“I don’t use a real eye shadow brush-I just use the spongy brush that comes in the package. It fits nicely underneath my eye and creates a nice, everyday cat eye. I blend, add a little black eyeliner on the inside and I’m done.”
-Ashlee Simpson


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Use a Light Hand

“My best beauty secret is simple: Have the right palette and the right colors and remember, you need so much less makeup than you think.”
-Jessalyn Gilsig


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Be Yourself

“I’m a really smiley person, so I’ve just learned when I’m doing my own makeup, I have to make sure it’s smile ready and not too heavy. As amazing as the Victoria Beckham pout is for photos, I just can’t do it!”
-Rosario Dawson

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