We love spilling the 'T' on celebrity beauty secrets and techniques. So when we met some of the industry's top hair and makeup stylists at a cocktail party Thursday, we knew we'd have to get them to share the beauty knowledge wealth. Luckily they had tips galore! Check out these 5 cool pieces of advice straight from Hollywood's behind the scenes elite. Add them to your get-ready repertoire and let us know if they work for you too!
Sure super model Adriana Lima has killer good looks worthy of every centerfold she's graced, but even a Victoria Secret angel keeps a few secrets up her sleeve. Wonder how she makes her signature smoky eyes look red-hot every time? The secret is in the mascara. Our girl Erica Gonzalez gave us the scoop. "When women apply their mascara, they coat the underside of the upper lashes, but they forget to coat the top too," Erica said. "Make sure you add mascara here as well. It will cover up eyeshadow that might powder off and adds that extra smoked out flair you're after." Try L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara for $8.
The focal point of many a makeup look are the eyes. Who doesn't love to stare into a beautiful big pair of peepers? That amazing gaze so many celebs serve up at award shows and on photo shoots isn't without a few helpful enhancements, however. Take the gorgeous green eyes of actress Scarlett Johansson. "To open eyes, actresses like Scarlett use a cream or white pencil on the bottom waterline," Erica dished. "This will instantly make eyes look bigger and brighter and it's a red carpet essential." Try Sephora's Nano Eyeliner in Pure White for $5.
Jennifer Lopez knows all about giving great face. The beauty mogul has always dished on her favorite accessories and fragrances, but her makeup is often a mystery. Thankfully we got a small but important deet from celebrity makeup artist, Jackie Gomez. "Never underestimate the power of white eyeshadow, " she told us. "JLo never walks a red carpet without a touch of white shadow placed in the corners of her eyes. The technique works wonders to make eyes bright, vibrant, and camera ready." Try NYX Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in shade ES02 for $5.
So many stars are known for their stunning red lips. Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Rita Ora, and Rihanna are a just a few of the iconic members in the crimson club. And they likely all know about this next secret spilled by Jackie. "To get your red lipstick applied perfectly the first time every time, use a lip line perfector," Jackie explained. The wax-like base lines lips, but stays clear, so when you go to apply your lipstick, it will never run outside the lines. Genius!" Try Make Up Forever's Lip Line Perfector for $20.
When it comes to the Real Housewives franchise on Bravo, who doesn't love to watch a guilty pleasure episode or two...or three. People may want to watch the housewives, but they don't want housewife hair. Celebrity hairstylist Gina Guercia agrees. "Don't focus on creating perfectly neat curls," she said. "Today's trend is all about a natural tousled look. Take random sections of hair, don't follow a pattern, and curl hair sections from middle down."
We can already picture a look that combines all five of these great tips! Which are you going to try? Let us know with a note below!
Check out some of the amazing work of Top 5 Management's professional stylists and see their tips in red carpet action too!