BEST CELEBRITY BEAUTY SECRETS What can you learn from Angelina, Gwyneth, and Lupita? Make-up, hair, and skin pros reveal the techniques they rely on to create stunning red carpet looks. By Nicole Catanese.
Naomi Watts Charlize Theron – foundation, highlighter, and blush – which she uses on Theron’s skin for a “real glowy effect.” SHORT HAIR CALLS FOR DEFINED BROWS If you have a facebaring crop, don’t forget about your brows. “With short hair, all of your features are revealed – there isn’t a curtain of hair to hide behind,” says Lee. When Anne Hathaway hits the red carpet, Lee uses a clear or tinted brow gel; it gives definition but doesn’t make it “too graphic,” the way drawn-on pencil can. “You’d be surprised how much it boosts your real brow,” she adds. NEVER SKIP BLUSH Because it blends effortlessly into foundation, “cream blush looks more natural than powder,” Lee says. When it comes to colour, Lupita Nyong’o’s make-up artist, Nick Barose, says that brighter is better for darker complexions. Try an electric orange or a magenta, then blend well. “If the colour isn’t rich enough, it can look grey on your skin,” he says. Lee likes pinkish-brown Le Blush Crème de Chanel in Destiny, which she has used on Emma Watson, as a one-colour-fits-all that “doesn’t complicate anything else on the face.” THE RIGHT LIP COLOUR MATTERS When Kate Bosworth rocks a bright lip (like vivid pink), there’s only one rule: “Keep everything else minimal and clean,” says Dubroff, who works regularly with the actress. For darker skin tones, like Nyong’o’s, “anything goes,” says Barose. Think bright red, coral, purple, or fuchsia. Wish you had Angelina Jolie’s full lips? Start by using concealer to erase pigmentation or shadows around your lips, says Maulawizada, who preps the star’s pout, and stick with shiny textures. “A fleshy, peachy tone that is almost nude makes the lips look fuller,” he adds.