Celebrity Beauty Secrets

Blended Brunette

RACHEL WEISZ
MARIE ROBINSON
“I use a chestnut color on Rachel Weisz’s hair to add depth and shine, then light-brown highlights around her face and ends so it looks more natural.”

Shades of Blond

KIM CATRALL
MARIE ROBINSON

“Kim Catrall has light-brown hair, so I bring her base up to a dark-blond color. Then I add highlights on the crown and around her face to achieve a brighter look, and caramel tones as lowlights to give her hair dimension. The end result is many layers of warm blond and light blond.”

Radiant Cheeks

Brooke Shields
NICK BAROSE

If you like using cream blush like Brooke Shields does, “Apply it under your tinted moisturizer -- the color will peek through and look like a natural flush.”

Smooth Complexion

PATRICIA CLARKSON
NICK BAROSE

“Patricia Clarkson taught me to use a damp sponge to pat over foundation after applying it. This gets rid of any excess, especially around the jawline, under the eyes and by the smile and helps prevent makeup from creasing.”

Sun-kissed Glow

January Jones
RACHEL GOODWIN
Rather than using blush in the summer, “Sweep [bronzer] on top of your cheekbones and under them, instead of on the apples of your cheeks, for a more natural look.”

Well-rested Eyes

Jennifer Hudson
TIA DANTZLER

“I love using navy kohl [eyeliner] on the inner rims of Jennifer Hudson’s eyes to brighten and open them up. The blue color enhances the whites of the eyes, making her look instantly more awake.”

Stay-put Shadow

Rosario Dawson
BRETT FREEDMAN
“I love the dewy look of cream eye shadow, but it doesn’t last, so I take a shimmery cake shadow and apply it on Rosario’s lids with a damp brush. When it dries, it looks like a soft glaze -- and it won’t budge.”

Picture-perfect Skin

Julie Bowen
BRETT FREEDMAN
“When I apply foundation to Julie, I smooth it on her face, under her jawline and down her neck. That way, the color is even and she won’t end up with the dreaded pale face in photos.”

Va-va-voom Locks

ALI LARTER
SARAH POTEMPA

“I add volume and keep a lightness to Ali Larter’s hair by drying it upward loosely until about 80 percent dry with the blow-dryer on hot. Then I apply mousse and use a round brush to finish drying the last 20 percent. I always lift the hair and brush it in the opposite direction it will fall.”

Sleek and Elongated

ANNE HATHAWAY
ADIR ABERGEL

“To make Anne Hathaway look graceful, I pull her hair into a classic low chignon and part her hair at an angle and further back.”

Face-framing Strands

KATE BECKINSALE
ADIR ABERGEL
“To create a tousled updo on Kate Beckinsale, I back-combed the crown area first for a Brigitte Bardot effect. Then, I gently loosened a few pieces in front. The key is to avoid pulling out too many sections, as it can hide your face and look clumpy, or too few, which can look like frizz.”

The Right Place to Part

KRISTIN DAVIS
ADIR ABERGEL

“A side part can look ’80s, so the trick is to part no deeper than the highest point of your eyebrow arch. Don’t go beyond it unless you want a super-extreme look.”

Effortless Updo

SANDRA BULLOCK
ADIR ABERGEL

To get extra grip on an updo, “Lay down your bobby pins on a paper towel and spray them with a sheer hold hairspray before using them.”

Modern Fringe

JENNIFER GARNER
ADIR ABERGEL

“I blow-dry Jennifer Garner’s bangs to one side with a medium-sized round brush. To lock in the style without using product, wait for hair to cool down before removing the brush. To finish the look, I used my fingers to give her bangs a little separation so you could see a bit of skin underneath.”

Day-at-the-ocean Hair

EVA AMURRI
GINA BERTOLLI
“To get a beachy look, use dry shampoo to lift away oil. Then lightly spritz a saltwater spray to the ends of your hair. Flip head upside down and diffuse on a low heat setting. I’ve done this on Eva Amurri.”

On-the-go Curls

KELLY BENSIMON
DANIELLE IRENE
“If you don’t have a curling iron but want to create soft curls, divide hair into four sections, apply a bit of styling wax, twist into buns and pin. After 20 minutes, let hair down and you’ll have tousled curls.”

Double Benefit

EMMA WATSON
TED GIBSON

“Baby powder soaks up excess hair oil and adds volume to your locks.”

Subtle Highlights

ASHLEY GREENE
JASON BACKE

“Ashley Greene wants to be a brunette with the sparkle of a blonde, so we did hidden highlights -- ones that weren’t visible from her hairline or part -- in a neutral, sandy blond shade. It gave her hair a summer-y feel.”

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