Revealed: celebrity red-car­pet se­crets.

No, they did not wake up like this. Here’s how the big­gest stars get red-car­pet-ready.

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Char­l­ize Theron on her fave beauty food, look­ing good and be­ing au­then­tic.

GIVE US THE IN­SIDE STORY ON YOUR BEAUTY SE­CRETS. “If your body is healthy, your skin will be healthy, which is key when ap­ply­ing makeup. My makeup artist, Pati Dubroff, is very much about start­ing the beauty process from within. How we live our lives and what we do to our­selves will even­tu­ally be ev­i­dent on our faces, so, in a weird way, we are in con­trol of that stuff.” HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR SKIN IN SHAPE? “I make sure to get plenty of sleep, eat well and ex­er­cise, and I use nat­u­ral prod­ucts that nour­ish and hy­drate my skin. Wa­ter is the best beauty food.” HOW DO YOU STAY SO HEALTHY? “I’ve been prac­tis­ing yoga for over 20 years; it’s good for the mind. In the past five years, I’ve be­come some­what ad­dicted to spin­ning. In terms of food, I am all about bal­ance. I think you can tell by look­ing at me that I don’t starve my­self— we all know that it does not nec­es­sar­ily get you any­where. I have too much of an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the joy that is food. I don’t look at food as a pun­ish­ment or some­thing to feel guilty about.” WHAT DOES FRA­GRANCE MEAN TO YOU? “The sense of smell is in­cred­i­bly pow­er­ful. It has been proven sci­en­tif­i­cally that we can be at­tracted to peo­ple purely be­cause of their smell. That’s what chem­istry is. I love light, nat­u­ral scents, and I love the smell of the ocean.”


There’s a rea­son why Jen­nifer Anis­ton of­ten tops those Best Hair Ever lists: Her hair evokes a highly cov­etable mes­sage of re­laxed and nat­u­ral beauty. We asked Anis­ton, who is Liv­ing Proof’s part owner and hair-care spokesper­son, how she scores the best waves. “When you have hair that is a lit­tle more chal­leng­ing than most, and you spend so much time do­ing it, you al­ways have envy for the girls who just wash their hair and let it dry nat­u­rally with­out do­ing any­thing. I have wavy hair, and I used to have to com­bine all of these dif­fer­ent things to get the right tex­ture—and keep it from be­ing too big or too flat and greasy. On days when I don’t wash my hair, I use In­stant Tex­ture Mist ($32)—my go-to—to get the tex­ture back. I usu­ally add a bit of wa­ter, spray it in and then fin­ger-dry the hair around my face. It doesn’t build up or get sticky, and it has UV pro­tec­tion. It’s pretty fool­proof.” h


Play­ing it safe is sim­ply not an op­tion for ac­tress Lupita Ny­ong’o. Her hair and makeup choices on the red car­pet are a beauty edi­tor’s dream: fun, el­e­gant and fash­ion-for­ward.

FOR KEEP­ING YOUR BLOWOUT ON POINT Look for a dry sham­poo that dou­bles as a per­fume and doesn’t build up on the roots. Katy Perry loves Oribe’s now-leg­endary-sta­tus dry sham­poo. “It’s amaz­ing! It smells great, and it’s good for those of us who want to keep a blowout for­ever.”

FOR BE­ING CAM­ERA-READY EV­ERY DAY Katie Holmes uses Al­terna hair prod­ucts and Olay skin­care ev­ery day. “That daily main­te­nance re­ally pays off for red-car­pet ap­pear­ances,” she says, adding that she loves Olay Regenerist Lu­mi­nous Fa­cial Oil, “es­pe­cially when I’m trav­el­ling.”

FOR A MAS­CARA TECH­NIQUE THAT TRULY OPENS UP THE EYES Use an eye­lash curler and wrig­gle the mas­cara around into the roots. “Hold the wand near your roots and blink while do­ing it.” – Ge­or­gia May Jag­ger

Char­l­ize Theron is the face of Dior. Dior J’Adore Eau de Par­fum Spray ($70 for 30 mL). For de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide.

Oribe Dry Tex­tur­iz­ing Sham­poo ($44)

Rim­mel Lon­don Won­der’Lash Mas­cara ($8.49). For de­tails, see Shop­ping Guide.

Olay Regenerist Lu­mi­nous Fa­cial Oil ($40)

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