I LOVE a good beauty secret. And let me tell you...I have a ton. When I was a model, I didn't just sit in the makeup chair quietly. Nope. Not me! I asked question after question. I wanted to know exactly how they got that look and all of their secrets. And today, I'm sharing them with you on YouTube!
Watch the video below to learn my top 7 beauty secrets...OF ALL TIME!
photo credit: Vanessa Tierney Photography
Here's a recap:
Beauty Secret #1: Use A Green Concealer To Counteract Redness
Dab it around your nose or anywhere there is a little redness. Blend it all in and use foundation to conceal those problem spots even more.
Product Recommendation: L.A Girl PRO Conceal High Definition
Beauty Secret #2: A Nude Eyeliner Makes Your Eyes Pop
One of the best tricks I've ever learned! I literally found out about this over 20 years ago from my makeup artists. Use nude eyeliner on the waterline to open up your eyes and look more awake and bright. After applying, squeeze your eyes together so it transfers to your lash line. It will give you an even brighter look!
Product Recommendation: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener
Beauty Secret #3: A Nude Liner=Fuller Lips
Choose a lip liner almost the exact color of your natural lips and slightly overline. The keyword here is slightly. If you go too overboard, you'll end up looking like a crazy person. The last step is applying gloss for the final touch.
Product Recommendation: MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare
Beauty Secret #4: The Tissue Trick
Let's be honest--lip color can fade pretty fast. If you're like me, I don't want to reapply during the day so long lasting lip color is a must-have. I've been using this tissue trick for a long, long time. All you do is apply your lip color normally, place a tissue over your lips, dust with translucent powder, and voila! Top it off with one more coat of color and you're good to go!
Beauty Secret #5: Lip Balm As A Multi-Use Product
This is an old model trick from way back in the day. All you do is dab some gloss on the top of your eyelids, brow bone, cupids bow, and anywhere the light hits. It sounds simple but makes a major difference! A natural, dewy glow that takes little to no effort.
Product Recommendation: Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm
Beauty Secret #6: No McDonald's Arches
I know this may sound funny but it's one of my biggest hair pet peeves. What's a McDonald's Arch you ask? It's basically when the front portion of your hair actually arches. I love fullness and volume as much as the next person but sometimes it can go too far. To stop these arches, all you need to do is blow dry it down, spray with a bit of hairspray, clip it down with a tissue to prevent creases, spray again, and leave it. I know this may sound complicated but start your routine with this so it can set while you are doing your makeup. Take out the clips and no more arches!
Beauty Secret #7: Alcohol Pads For Sweating
What's worse than sweating through your dress or shirt? Um, nothing! It's horrible and embarrassing and I hate every second of it. I always, always pack some alcohol wipes in my purse for this reason. It's super discrete and with one swipe can counteract the sweating.
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Actress, model, active humanitarian, & Mom! Author of 'Everyday Chic'.