By Wendy Lewis
With a slew of awards shows lately, we’re always wondering how A-list celebs seem to have it all together from head to toe. But let’s face it – they do have a lot of help. Here are some affordable beauty tricks that can give you award winning looks and are practically goof-proof.
Get Sleek Gorgeous Hair Like January Jones
For frizz-proof looks that last more than just one shampoo, try Liquid Keratin, a brilliant at home treatment that infuses out of control hair with the same keratin protein that salons use. The treatment takes about an hour and your hair will be instantly smoother, stronger, and softer for about 30 days. Try the Liquid Keratin Sealing Shine Serum daily for tangle-free, silky maintenance in between treatments. You can find the Liquid Keratin 30 Day Straight-Smooth-Strong & Long Treatment Starter Kit for $69.00 on http://www.beauty.com. There is also a kit just for dark, coarse hair.
Dying For Perfect Skin Like Kate Hudson?
NuBrilliance™ lets you bring your Dermatologist home with you. This dual-action home microdermabrasion system uses a combination of crystal-free diamond exfoliation with suction, enabling you to reap the real rewards of microdermabrasion. The double duty combo of exfoliation and suction is what makes NuBrilliance so unique and gives your skin the healthy glow. It improves skin tone, texture, and discoloration and allows smoother, fresher skin to emerge. P.S. You can use it on face, neck, décolleté, arms, legs, and hands too. Get the NuBrilliance™ Professional Diamond Peel Exfoliation Home Kit for $250 at http://www.trynubrilliance.com.
DIY Flawless Makeup Like Anne Hathaway
The secret to a flawless complexion is in choosing the right foundation for your skin type and artful application. Try the unique bright fuchsia Beauty Blender oval makeup sponge to apply your foundation perfectly every time. The pointy tip of this makeup artist’s sponge helps you wend your way around eyes, nose, and cheeks and chin with total precision. Beauty Blender will be your new makeup’s BFF. Steal it for $20 at http://www.beautyblender.net. Take your foundation up a notch with the Temptu AIRBrush Makeup System for as close to studio results as you can get. This pro system has a lightweight air compressor that is designed to be used with Tempto AIRpods for $225 at http://www.sephora.com
Do You Crave Thick, Dark Lashes Like Jennifer Love Hewitt?
LashDip™ is a revolutionary semi-permanent mascara treatment that curls and glosses your lashes for a long lasting Red Carpet look. Performed only by top salon professionals nationwide, LashDip coats your lashes for a fool-proof, sweat-proof, and weather-proof effect so you can wake up every day and take a shower with one perfect coat of black mascara. LashDip costs about $200-300 and lasts for up to six weeks. Visit http://www.lashdip.com to find a salon or spa near you.
Rock Those Red Lips Like Gwen Stefani
Deeper tones of red lipstick show every imperfection, so get your lips into top shape by exfoliating dead skin and keeping lips hydrated. Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner SPF 20 soothes, plumps and protects lips every day. Get it for $25.20 at http://www.lovelyskin.com. If you’re bold enough to wear rich red lipstick, go for long wearing shades that take you from your morning soy latte to your first glass of merlot. L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipcolor is a tried and true top pick that goes on easily in two simple steps and can last for 16 hours. Check out Beyonce’s Red, one of the newest collection of six celebrity shades. A steal at less than $12 at http://www.ulta.com.