When it’s your job to make people look amazing, you pick up lots of tricks along the way, which is why we find make up artists some of the biggest fountains of knowledge when it comes to skincare and beauty. They’re paid to make top celebrities look stunning on the red carpet, so they definitely know a secret or two. We’ve put together a few tips which come straight from celebrity make up artists to help you to get that red carpet finish:
Speak to any make up artist and they’ll tell you that one of the most important things about getting a flawless finish is making sure your skin is properly hydrated. Foundation will not sit properly if your skin is too dry, or even too oily, so pick a moisturiser which is perfect for your skin type and your make up will have a better chance of looking flawless.
One of the most asked-for finishes by people braving the red carpet is that they have a ‘natural glow’, a sort of inner radiance which makes the skin look lit up. Matte foundations won’t give you a dewy finish, so we’d recommend Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, which instantly brightens the complexion.
It’s in the Eyes
If there’s one part of your face that you want to stand out when the flash bulbs are popping, it’s your eyes. However, all of the make-up and concealer in the world won’t help if your eyes are puffy and tired. Decleor Hydra Floral Everfresh Hydrating Wide-Open Eye Gel is a lightweight anti-ageing formula which is designed to create a youthful and well-rested appearance.
When you’re trying to look flawless, the last thing you need is a glowing red face, but stress and rushing around can play havoc when it comes to redness. Dermalogica Redness Relief Essence works synergistically to relieve, restore and hydrate sensitive skin against redness, discomfort and dehydration.
Treat Your Feet
If there’s a risk of people taking photos of you from all angles, there’s always a risk of someone grabbing a slightly embarrassing snap. Celebrities take particular care of their feet because photographers ALWAYS manage to zoom in on a wonky toe or cracked heel – Nailtiques Avocado Foot Cream is specially formulated for feet to aid healing of rough, dry or cracked skin and help you avoid having feet like Shrek!