Celebrity Makeup Artists Reveal Tips They Use On Their Famous Clients

Many of us aim to replicate the gorgeous looks celebrities sport on the red carpet or in films. If anyone knows how to copy those lovely trends, it’s the celebrity makeup artists behind them! Fortunately, they aren’t keeping their beauty tips to themselves.

From getting the clumps out of mascara to achieving the perfect contour, these makeup artists really know their stuff. Read on for expert advice on applying lipstick, penciling in eyebrows, picking a concealer, and much more.

Exfoliate Lips With A Toothbrush Before Applying Lipstick

Applying Lipstick on Fashion Model
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Lipstick can dry out lips over time, which is why it’s especially important to be sure to remove dead skin cells before applying it. While there are plenty of fancy lip scrubs on the market, there’s a cheaper alternative anyone can try.

Makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic recommends scrubbing the lips with a toothbrush. The bristles are rough enough to pull away any loose skin, just avoid being too abrasive. Dedivanovic says he especially uses this technique before applying liquid lipstick since it’s so drying.