A flawless finish thanks to some famous faces.
Marie Claire + Clear Skincare
When it comes to fresh and flawless skin and red-carpet-ready makeup, nobody does it better than celebrities. After spending hours in the makeup chair every day with some of the best professionals in the business, they’re bound to pick up some beauty tips and tricks, and sometimes, they’re willing to share them with the world.
From the treatment guaranteed to boost your glow, to the trick to perfectly coated lashes, here are our picks of the skin and beauty secrets we’re stealing from the stars and adding to our own routines.
The secret to Camila’s perfect coverage? Time. Image: @camimendes.
Time Is Of The Essence:
Gigi Hadid and Camila Mendes
It’s something we don’t associate celebrities with having much of, but for the likes of Gigi Hadid and Camila Mendes, a flawless finish is all about time.
The first step of supermodel Gigi’s beauty routine? Lip balm. Lathering her lips in a layer of ultra-nourishing balm before all else means it has time to sit and soak in by the time it’s time to apply lipstick. Finding ways to reduce the visible signs of ageing is something we can do to put that smile back on our faces – hopefully without the associated laughter lines and wrinkles. There is a booming global industry devoted to minimising the visible impact that growing older has on our skin which can help us to feel as though we are ageing gracefully, at least on our own terms.
For those among us who struggle with their concealer actually doing a perfect job of covering up blemishes, Do Revenge star Camila Mendes suggests applying a dot of concealer before all else, then letting it sit and blending at the very end. Giving the concealer time to set to the warmth of your skin means its better able to blend and provide more coverage for a flawless finish.
The Glow-Getting Facial: Jennifer Lopez
There’s a reason is called the “JLo Glow”—the singer, actor and entrepreneur is known for having some of the most radiant skin in the business. Her secret? The HydraFacial treatment that uncovers glowing skin by gently exfoliating and resurfacing. This non-surgical and no-downtime procedure is perfect for those with overwhelming social calendars (and stars with back-to-back events).
So, let’s hand it over to the experts. Clear Skincare Clinics are industry leaders using the most advanced, clinically proven technology to help rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful complexion. Their suggestion? Skin Needling – one of the most popular and innovative anti-ageing treatments used in many countries around the world.
Available at Clear Skincare, painless suction removes debris and impurities from pores before intense hydrating serums are used to quench and nourish the skin to maximise your glow. Plump, hydrating and glowing skin, just like Jenny From The Block? Yes, please.
Picture Perfect Lashes: Chloë Grace Moretz and Selena Gomez
Nothing spoils a flawless face faster than clumpy mascara, but Chloë Grace Moretz has the perfect solution. Her secret? Mixing a drop of water into the formula to keep it from drying out between uses. Selena Gomez has also shared her tips for fluttering lower lashes with the world, and all it takes is a pair of tweezers. Instead of using a mascara wand to coat her lashes, she instead applies mascara to the end of the tweezers, before clamping them to create a spider-y, doll-like look.
[CAPTION: Selena Gomez uses tweezers to perfectly coat her bottom lashes for a fluttery finish. Image: @makeupbymelissam.
Not Just A Toothbrush: Dua Lipa
We love a multi-tasking product, and so, it seems, does Dua Lipa. Her go-to, never-forget-to-pack item?
A toothbrush. A trick learned when she forgot her makeup bag, she singer admits to using a toothbrush on her lips as a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin before applying balm or colour. As an added bonus, the toothbrush also acts to plump the lips for a soft, kissable finish. She also keeps a spare handy to use as an eyebrow brush and fill them in with a bit of colour when needed. Fresh breath and fresh brows? Perfectly party ready.
Clear Skincare want you to have your best skin, so you can feel free to be your best you. Doctor-developed and results-driven, they are one of the country’s most experienced skin, acne, cosmetic injecting and laser hair removal clinics with over 90 locations across Australia and New Zealand.