experts share the inside scoop with harpers bazaar’s on some of hollywood’s a-listers best beauty secrets.
long-lasting volume: it’s not luck that keeps the hairstyles of actresses like jessica biel and jessica alba looking good all night. “i switch off using hot and cold air during the blow-dry process,” says hair pro oscar blandi. “cold air holds the hair’s shape and keeps the roots lifted for eight to nine hours.”
look luminous: when georgia may jagger and claire danes need to look fresh-faced and dewy, makeup artist matin maulawizada mixes laura mercier’s iridescent repair eye serum with gold powder eye shadow. “i apply it to the tops of their cheekbones,” he says. “the combination lasts all day.”
laura mercier flawless skin repair eye serum, $80, lauramercier.com.
laura mercier eye colour in gilt, $22, lauramercier.com.
ultrashiny hair: tim rogers, creative director of living proof (the hair-care company that jennifer aniston now co-owns), swears by the old-school spornette boar-bristle brushes and his sedu revolution pro 6000i dryer to create high-luster styles for clients blake lively and kate hudson. “unlike metal and nylon, boar-bristle brushes don’t tear the cuticle apart,” he explains. “and the sedu dryer nozzle is great for concentrating air in one spot, which is crucial for achieving megawatt shine.”
living proof spornette boar-bristle brushes, $10 to $39, livingproof.com.
sedu revolution pro 6000i dryer, $160, folica.com.
updo how-to: it turns out that dry shampoo, not hair spray, is the way to stop your style from collapsing. “i spray my bobby pins with dove refresh+care invigorating dry shampoo before placing them in the hair,” says coif pro mark townsend, the man behind jennifer lawrence’s mane. “the starch in the product creates a small amount of friction between the hair and the pin, giving it extra hold.” we like goody colour collection blonde metallic bobby pins.
goody colour collection blonde metallic bobby pins, $6, goody.com.
dove refresh+care invigorating dry shampoo, $4, dove.us.
luxe-lash trick: mascara wands are often too bulky to properly coat your lower lashes, which is why makeup artist angela levin uses a flat, angled eye-shadow brush on clients like michelle williams and jennifer aniston instead. dip it in mascara, then “start at the roots to create an on-the-spot eye-opener,” levin says.
chanel angled eyeshadow brush, $32, chanel.com.
chanel le volume de chanel mascara, $30, chanel.com.
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