How to… look red-carpet ready
Ever wonder how celebrities achieve that flawless beauty on the red carpet? Here’s your chance to learn how to always look photo-ready even if you're not being followed by the paparazzi.
Step 1: You are what you eat
As the saying goes, you want to make the inside beautiful before you can work on your outer appearance. Try doing a cleanse or detox to keep your body healthy and help you glow from the inside out! Need to fit into that little black dress you bought last year? Stay away from salty foods, carbonated drinks and starchy carbs. Check here for a list of ways to beat the bloat.
Step 2: Stick to a routine
Keeping a consistent skin care routine is the secret to achieving healthy and radiant skin. If you’re testing out new products or treatments, make sure to try them out a couple weeks in advance to avoid breakouts or bad reactions on your big day. It's also important to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You should drink eight to 10 (8 ounce) glasses of water each day to keep your skin plump and moisturized.
Step 3: Prep and prime
The key to having a flawless face isn’t only about choosing the right foundation but also starting with a great primer. The key to choosing the right primer is to find one that works best for your skin type. If you have oily skin, choose a primer that will keep your skin matte all day long. If you have dry skin, choose a light-infusing primer that will help your skin look and stay dewy.
Step 4: Conceal your imperfections
Not everyone is blessed with amazing skin, so we look to foundation to help solve our problems! For a flawless face, you want to use a full-coverage foundation. This will cover any redness and imperfections without looking too cakey. Always double-check indoors and outdoors that your shade is not too dark or too light for your skin tone so you’re not left with that awful line of foundation along your jaw. For a little extra coverage, it’s always important to use a brightening concealer under your eyes to cover up dark circles so you look awake and refreshed. Tip: Use a brush (not your fingers) to apply concealer and foundation so coverage is even and will last all day.
Step 5: Make it last
Use a translucent finishing powder to keep your foundation in place and give you a radiant complexion. If you have dry skin, use the powder only on your T-zone, where you are most prone to redness and oil. Top off your look with a natural-looking blush to add color.
Step 6: Define
It's always important to define your eyebrows because it helps frame your face and highlight your eyes. You don't want fill them in so much that they overpower your look, but you do want them to be noticed with the rest of your beautiful features. Try using a blush or bronzer to help contour your face to make your cheekbones and jaw line really stand out. Last but certainly not least, line your lips with your favorite and most flattering lip-liner and lipstick. Pucker that pout and you'll be looking gorgeous and ready for the red carpet!
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