Makeup artists know all the secrets
to looking great — those little tricks that can be picked up only by living in
the beauty world 24/7 as they do. Fortunately, they're often as generous as
they are knowledgeable. We talked with some of the best makeup artists in the
business to get their best out-of-the-ordinary tips. (And no, we're not using
the old "white eyeliner makes your eyes look bigger" thing. You've
read it a hundred times.) Read on to see some of the best tips you haven't
Leave your lipstick in place
The same product can be used to keep lipstick in check, says MAC Senior Artist
Louise Zizzo. "MAC Brow Set in Clear used around the rim of the mouth will
help prevent lipstick from bleeding," she explains.
Create a camera-perfect manicure
when working with stars like Joy Bryant and Sheryl Crow, Dior celebrity makeup
artist Ricky Wilson pays attention to details like fingernails. "One thing
that I always do for nails is mix a bit of Dior's Skinflash pen with Dior Creme
Abricot to get rid of any nicks at the base of the nail bed," he confides.
"It also adds a beautiful sheen that I like to call 'red-carpet-ready'
Get Bambi lashes without mascara
You don't need mascara to make your eyelashes stand out, says mark celebrity
makeup artist Mai Quynh, who has worked with actors including Emma Stone and
Ashley Greene. Just add eyeliner, she says: "To get voluminous-looking
lashes, apply dark brown or black waterproof eyeliner to the upper rim of your
eye — not on top of the lashes, but in between and underneath them. This gives
the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes without having a lined eye."