A star’s best friend is the makeup artist who makes her red carpet and magazine ready. And many top models and TV and movie actresses have learned how to replicate the tricks their makeup artists use to glam them up. Read OK!’s guide to the beauty secrets Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore and others have learned from their glam squad gurus.
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Emma Watson: The Harry Potter cutie's makeup artist showed her how to banish makeup mistakes. “Makeup artist Linda Cantello taught me this tip: If you make a mistake with your mascara, dip a cotton ball into some foundation to remove it and conceal at the same time,” Watson said in an interview.
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Taylor Swift: The pop star revealed she learned the secret of long-lasting red lipstick from makeup experts. “There are tricks I’ve learned from makeup artists on shoots,” Swift said. ‘They put on the red lipstick, then blot it with a tissue, then they put powder over the tissue and sort of press it onto your lips. Then re-apply. It turns it into a stain that lasts much longer.”
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Kerry Washington: For ten years, the Scandal beauty has relied on her makeup artist Carola Gonzalez to know exactly what’s right. Gonzalez has taught Washington the importance of perfect eyebrows and she told The Hollywood Reporter she makes sure the actress doesn’t have one hair out of place.
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Kim Kardashian: The reality TV queen has blogged about how her makeup artist Rob Scheppy uses contouring to make her face look sculpted. Scheppy says he used the Kardashian Beauty Endless Summer Matte Bronzer in the darkest shade and wrote online, “Using a small contour brush, I applied only the darkest color to the hollows of the cheeks then using a blush brush I applied only the lightest color to the top of the cheekbone for a more sculpted look.”
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Jennifer Lawrence: Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey taught the star how to apply dramatic eye makeup for the 2012 The Hunger Games premiere. “Jennifer likes to be daring with her look. She’s not afraid to really wear makeup,” Dempsey said. She rimmed Lawrence’s eyes in black using Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color, then swept gold eyeshadow all over the lids. She completed the dramatic eye by using a feathery brush to gently blend the liner out into the gold shadow to create a halo of sparkling black.
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Drew Barrymore: The actress who started her own makeup line, Flower Beauty, has talked about how a makeup artist gave her a tip “that I absolutely love and I actually apply it in my own life. I take an eyeliner and I start on the waterline of my eyes, which just gives some nice depth of color and makes my green eyes pop. What really works for women in glasses is [also doing] the upper waterline, especially the corners, you want to drag it all the way around up top. When I've done this, at the end of the day I come home and I can't believe how much bigger my eyes look!”
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Georgia May Jagger: Models are constantly being made up, so they’ve learned more than a few tricks at the feet of makeup masters. Jagger has revealed, “I really love matte lipstick, and a makeup artist taught me to put a bit of powder on over my lipstick to tone down all the shine.”
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Karolina Kurkova: The blonde supermodel got some good advice on how to highlight her brow area: “A makeup artist taught me to use a little shimmer colored powder on the brows to make that area look more alive and natural.”
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Rebecca Romijn: The former model who has also starred on Ugly Betty is known for her beauty and she gives longtime makeup artist Monika Blunder props for her help. “I’m a slow learner when it comes to makeup,” Romijn has confided. “She taught me how to use Dior Airflash Spray Foundation. I just cover up my hair when I come out of the shower, hold the can about 18 inches from my face, and spray. Do it fast.”
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Blake Lively: The former Gossip Girl’s longtime makeup artist, Elaine Offers, has chosen the perfect products for Lively. Offers has said, “Blake is known for her summer glow, so for most red carpet appearances, I’ll add a bronzer.” For the 2014 MET Gala, Offers said she prepped Blake's skin with a couple drops of Olie Biologique oil, and then followed with some Sircuit Secret Sauce Moisturizer.