Posted on Apr 28, 2009 | Comments 6
Whether they’re strutting their stuff on the red carpet or being hounded by the paparazzi, you would hardly see any Hollywood celebrity looking less than perfect when they are out in public.
What do you think are their secrets when it comes to maintaining that glamorous look? Which beauty products can the celebrities not live without?
If you think that a Hollywood superstar’s red carpet look is achieved almost effortlessly, think again. Sometimes, it takes an army of stylists – both for their makeup and clothes – to make the stars look their best.
Now, all that glamour also requires day-to-day maintenance and routine skin care. Which beauty and cosmetic products do celebrities use to maintain an almost flawless complexion?
How about the items that they use to maintain a dewy-looking skin on their faces and bodies? These and a lot more are the questions that ‘mere mortals’ are asking when it comes to how that Hollywood glamour and beauty is achieved.
Modeling your look after a celebrity may sound like a next-to-impossible feat – but it is something that you can achieve yourself.
All you need to do is discover the secret products used by celebrities to maintain that seemingly effortless Hollywood-quality beauty and glamour. Read on to find out exactly what these items are.
The Top 10 Must-Have Beauty Products Used by the Most Fab Hollywood Celebs
So what exactly are the top 10 beauty products that most celebrities cannot live without? Learn a thing or two – or ten – about beauty by checking out the following list:
1. Product: Moisturizing Cream
Recommended Brand: Crème de la Mer (2-oz jar, $220.00)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: A-List Celebs!
Crème de la Mer has enjoyed an almost cult following among A-list celebrities and women from around the world.
Some say that this is a moisturizing cream which defies the laws of nature – and the mere mention of the name is enough to make a woman feel young instantly.
What this moisturizing cream does is to firm and soften the skin – leaving it virtually creaseless! As you may already know by now, part of the ‘magic’ on how Crème de la Mer works is you warm up the cream in your hands before applying it to your face, neck or eye area and make sure to include this as part of your bedtime ritual.
2. Product: Nude Lip Gloss
Recommended Brand: Maybelline Superstay Gloss 12-Hour Color Power Gloss (Satin Glow, $7.99)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Jennifer Aniston
You can’t read a tabloid or a gossip magazine and not see a picture of Jennifer Aniston. No matter what she’s wearing, that gorgeous hair and her sun-kissed look, LA glow has become her signature look. Now, if this is something that you would like to imitate, check out Maybelline’s Superstay Gloss in Satin Glow.
What’s unique about this beauty product is that it has two applicator sides: one with the color and one with the gloss.
First, apply the colored end of the applicator and then apply the clear gloss to complete your Jennifer Aniston nude-lipped look.
3. Product: Kohl Eyeliner
Recommended Brand: Lancôme Le Crayon Khol, Smoky Eyeliner (Black Coffee, $23.50)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Lily Allen
If you would like to achieve the in-your-face makeup that Lily Allen usually sports, make sure to go for the dramatic eye look. Start by using a product like the Lancôme Le Crayon Khol Smoky Eyeliner in black coffee.
What the product does is easily define, color and give contour to your eyes so that you can instantly achieve that Hollywood celebrity look.
4. Product: Volumizing Mascara
Recommended Brand: Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara (Black)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Avril Lavigne
Another celebrity look that you can imitate is Avril Lavigne, whose punk rock star attitude allows her to pull off the dramatic eye makeup.
Aside from the kohl eyeliner, you should also try and add volume to your eyelashes.
A brand in particular that is a must-try is Maybelline’s The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara which offers nine times the volume, instantly.
What sets this beauty product apart from the rest is the fact that you don’t have to allow the product to dry in between coats, and you can create dramatic volume with no clumps.
5. Product: Eyebrow Shaping Kit
Recommended Brand: Too Faced Cosmetics Brow Envy Kit (34.50)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto is a beauty from the hit film “Slumdog Millionaire”, and her brows couldn’t be more perfectly shaped. This is important if you want to achieve a Hollywood look because the shape of your brows frames the rest of your facial features.
To get those perfectly shaped brows that Freida Pinto is sporting, make use of the Too Faced Cosmetics Brow Envy Kit. The eyebrow shaping kit includes every tool that you can possibly need to shape, fill, define and set your eyebrows perfectly.
As indicated in the product’s packaging, the Too Faced Cosmetics Brow Envy Kit is suitable for both blondes and brunettes.
6. Product: Night Cream
Recommended Brand: Guerlain Issima Midnight Secret (30-ml, $98.00)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Liv Tyler
Whether you’ve partied or worked hard the previous night, you can still achieve the fresh-faced glow that celebrities like Liv Tyler has by using Guerlain Issima Midnight Secret.
This nighttime miracle cream is also called “Sleep in a jar” because of the many cosmetic benefits that it will bring to your face that mirrors the effect of having your beauty sleep.
If you want to live like a celebrity, there’s a price that you do have to pay because a bottle of Guerlain Issima Midnight Secret costs $98 for a small 30-ml bottle.
7. Product: Mineral Foundation
Recommended Brand: Bare Escentuals Bare Mineral Foundation, Medium Beige (9-grams, $18.49)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Catherine Zeta-Jones
If you would like to feel and look like the rare beauty that Catherine-Zeta Jones is, then use Bare Escentuals Bare Mineral Foundation.
This makeup base is made only from pure, crushed minerals from the earth. It has SPF 15 and is basically ‘looks like a powder, feels like a cream and buffs on like silk’.
It’s no wonder why the product gives you that natural luminosity that only the real treasures from the earth can bring [Mineral makeup]. Unlike other foundations which have to be ‘caked on’ in your face, the rule of thumb to follow when applying mineral foundation is: less is more.
8. Product: Blush On
Recommended Brand: Nars Blush ($25.00)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Michelle Williams
When you look at celebrity mom Michelle Williams, it seems as if she has on that permanent healthy glow on her cheeks – and Nars Blush is the perfect product to imitate that effect.
What makes this product unique is that you will not have an unnatural looking color on your cheeks.
Nars Blush is as natural looking as you can get! And the best part of it all is that the product works wonders and makes you end up looking like a Hollywood celebrity even without the hefty price tag.
9. Product: Anti-Frizz Serum
Recommended Brand: John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum (1.69 oz, $8.65)
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Reese Witherspoon
End up looking like gorgeous mom Reese Witherspoon by having tamed, great-looking locks.
And the secret to having frizz-free hair is John Frieda Frizz-Ease Serum which works rate in taming your hair.
Whether you have thick or fine hair, it works well right after blow drying – leaving your locks sleek, manageable and beautiful.
10. Product: Natural Stretch Mark Oil
Recommended Brand: Earth Mama-Angel Baby Organic Stretch Oil
Celebrity Look to Achieve: Gwyneth Paltrow
Here’s letting you in on one of the real secrets of the celebrities. If you want to have a stretch-mark free frame right after your pregnancy, do as the stars do.
Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly used the Earth Mama-Angel Baby Organic Stretch Oil on her belly. The product contains natural herbs and oils which you can apply on your expanding stomach, hips and breasts [Organic skin care].
This magic product easily absorbs into the skin and it contains natural ingredients which rejuvenate, heal and help make the skin free of unsightly stretch marks which usually occur after birth.
There you have it – the top 10 beauty products that celebrities can’t live without. Check them out the next time that you go shopping for the beauty items that you use and decide which one will best give you that Hollywood beauty and glamour.