Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 Of Your Favorite Celebrities

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May. 9 2018, Updated 4:28 p.m. ET

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Face it, there are times you want to look as glamorous as a Hollywood starlet. Seeing celebrities on the red carpet, you wonder how these gorgeous women were styled and are eager to learn their makeup secrets.

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There are those favorites like Kim Kardashian and her sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and, of course, Kylie Jenner, who give their fans plenty of makeup tutorials on their social media.

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Stars like Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Selena Gomez also make it look so easy but definitely have a few makeup tricks up their sleeve. Plus, they all have their go-to products, from Emily Ratajkowksi's love for Revlon-Colorstay-Liquid-Eyeliner to Gal Gadot's trusty MAC Diva red lipstick.

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These 25 celebrities have shared their best makeup secrets, along with their favorite products, so you, too, can look like a Hollywood star!

Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

1. KIM KARDASHIAN

Kim Kardashian is always glam when she steps out, and naturally, everyone wants to know her tricks of the trade. The gorgeous reality TV star is happy to oblige, giving tutorials on the social media and creating her own beauty line, KKW Beauty.

Her best tip? Contour your nose. In her five-minute makeup tutorial, one thing she likes to do is use a lighter contour on the tip of her nose because “it makes it look shorter and so cute.”

One of her favorite products: Kardashian's must-have is her KKW Beauty Crème Contour & Highlight Kit.

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2. RUBY ROSE

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2. RUBY ROSE

Ruby Rose is gaining a name for herself as a kick-ass action star, having starred in films like John Wick: Chapter Two and xXx: Return of Xander Cage, but the Aussie model/actress is also just so drop dead gorgeous whenever she is on the red carpet. This silver liner is so fierce, for example, perfecting her classic androgynous look.

Her best tip? Keep your complexion simple. Speaking with Byrdie.com, Rose said, "It's about using a bronzer or a subtle highlighter to just keep the face really minimal. So maybe not a full face of foundation and bright makeup, but using powders to create a natural matte tone."

One of her favorite products: Rose is the face of Urban Decay makeup, and their 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Cuff helped her achieve those cool silver eyes.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

3. JENNIFER LOPEZ

Jennifer Lopez's skin always looks so flawless. Now that her Las Vegas residency is ending, the stunning singer/actress is partnering with Inglot Beauty for a beauty line, which will include her very own palette called the First Look and, of course, her JLO Glow bronzer. The 70-piece collection will be available April 26 at Macy's department stores and online.

Her best tip? Sleep... and meditate. Lopez once told InStyle, “The number one tip is to always get enough sleep. I can’t stress this enough... I also definitely think beauty comes from within... I am a firm believer in meditating and when you are happy and feel joy and love, you radiate beauty.”

One of her favorite products: Lopez and her makeup stylists have used some great bronzers, like the Guerlain Terracotta bronzing powder.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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4. RIHANNA

Along with rocking the music world, singer Rihanna is known for her absolutely stunning good looks, made even more so by her own Fenty beauty collection, which she launched in 2017. She loves to match her makeup with her fashion, like in this light pink ensemble at a recent Fenty event.

Her best tip? Accentuate the differences. The Barbadian beauty wanted to find makeup that fit all women of color. She told InStyle, “That was very important to me. I wanted everyone to feel included. We actually started with foundation because it’s the very first makeup product I fell in love with.”

One of her favorite products: “I love the Killawatt highlighter because you can use it in so many ways,” added the singer. “I put it on my eyes, cheeks, and body. It goes on smooth, and the texture is superfine, almost like liquid—plus it’s extremely high-shine. There’s a ton of different colors.”

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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5. SELENA GOMEZ

Singer/actress Selena Gomez likes changing her looks all the time, like going from her natural dark brunette to blonde. This also applies to her makeup as well. The Latin beauty has from gone goth with dark eyeliner to fresh and minimal, like in this gorgeous photo.

Her best tip? Wash your face in the morning. “I love to do three easy things in the morning,” Gomez told Allure in 2016. “I'll wash my face, I usually tone it, and then I'll put a little bit of moisturizer on it, not tons because I have really oily skin. I don't have specific products I'm obsessed with; I just try different things.

One of her favorite products: Gomez's makeup artist said the singer likes Marc Jacobs' Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, mixed with moisturizer instead of foundation.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

6. ZENDAYA

The lovely Zendaya has a contract with CoverGirl but guess what? She also does her own makeup most of the time, which is hard to believe because she can glam up like it's nobody's business. She's also a chameleon and loves to play with wigs and dramatic makeup.

Her best tip? Apply your eyeliner with your eyes open. In a TeenVogue tutorial video, she said, “Whatever shape I create is basically going to look exactly the same.” Also, use eyeshadow as a highlighter!

One of her favorite products: Green Tea EYES by ToGoSpa. “It totally gets rid of puffy eyes and dark circles!”

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

7. OLIVIA MUNN

The beautiful Olivia Munn is pretty candid about her beauty routine, including being obsessed with skincare. She tends to downplay the makeup and has said her face can “change drastically,” so she takes very good care of it.

Her best tip? Don't squeeze a pimple. "I've learned that if you take those needle-nose tweezers, and just remove the very top, you can pop it that way, and it's actually way more gratifying," Munn told InStyle. "When you squeeze at it, you're rupturing the skin. This way, you're only removing the thin part at the very top, and you don't have to apply much pressure to remove everything trapped inside."

One of her favorite products: As a spokesperson for Proactiv, the actress swears by the products. “I love Proactiv’s sunscreen,” she once told Racked.com. “But I also have a mineral powder one that’s great to put on over your makeup during the day. Because, you know, you can’t take off your makeup and reapply sunscreen several times a day!”

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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8. PRIYANKA CHOPRA

Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra's dark, sultry looks make her a true standout on the red carpet, and she's happy to share some of her beauty tricks. For example, if you have tired eyes, give yourself a smoky eyelid to take away some of the tiredness.

Her best tip? Take your makeup off at night, no matter what. The Indian beauty told Vogue, “I have a rule: No matter how tired, sleepy, or drunk I am, I have to take my makeup off at night. It’s my routine no matter where I am in the world, no matter how much sleep I do or don’t get.”

One of her favorite products: Chopra added, “Shiseido has this really great eye makeup remover. I use a foaming face wash from Chanel. My routine takes five minutes, but it goes so far.”

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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9. EMILY RATAJKOWSKI

Whatever Emily Ratajkowksi does, it's going to look good. The model, actress and activist always wows on the red carpet, from her smokey eyes to chiseled bone structure and perfect lips.

Her best tip? Be committed to a cat eye. Ratajkowski told Into the Gloss, “I'm always like, 'I don't need it! I don't need it!' But I've been doing it since I was 15, so I always end up throwing it on.”

One of her favorite products: The model loves Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner. Yep, nothing fancy or expensive—and it works.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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10. GAL GADOT

This Wonder Woman always looks red-carpet ready wherever she goes. Her dark beauty and quiet charisma just seeps through, so when Gucci was looking for the face of their new Gucci Bamboo perfume, they didn't have to search hard.

Her best tip? Make your lips stand out. Gadot told Vogue, “When I go out, I usually wear bold lips,” like in this gorgeous shot of Gadot at the Oscars.

One of her favorite products: The Israeli beauty loves either MAC Diva or Gucci Iconic Red.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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11. MARGOT ROBBIE

The gorgeous Margot Robbie sticks to her Australian roots and keeps things simple when it comes to her makeup. She's a big fan of organic beauty products and is the new face for Chanel and Calvin Klein's fragrance, Deep Euphoria.

Her best tip? Crazy as it sounds, use a toothbrush to put on foundation. Robbie explained to Elle UK, “When I put on foundation, I use an eyebrow brush or toothbrush to brush it into my hairline so that it all blends. Especially because I have blonde hair but tanned skin, if I don't blend it, it looks gross—you can see the foundation in my hair.”

One of her favorite products: The actress also has some go-to foundation choices. “If I’m going on a night out the Suqqu foundation. It gives me a really flawless finish and stays in place all evening," she told Marie Claire.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

12. KATY PERRY

The vivacious singer and American Idol judge always looks amazing–and apparently, she also smells really, really good, having created her own perfume line.

Her best tip? Wear a scent that takes you back. “Perfume to me is like a potion and can be very enchanting. Scents create these incredible memories,” she told Elle in 2015.

One of her favorite products: Perry's Mad Potion combines a vanilla scent with musk. “The combination of those two made me feel like I'm wearing something that's both. So I could attract anything or anyone—everything is fluid.”

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

13. LUCY HALE

Actress Lucy Hale switches things up whenever she gets the chance but always looks amazing. The former Pretty Little Liars star, now starring in the new CW series Life Sentence, is also the ambassador for Mark. Cosmetics by Avon.

Her best tip? Use your fingers and hands to apply makeup. "Sometimes I'll actually do my foundations with my hands," she told Allure. "My everyday look is very simple, so you don't really need many tools."

One of her favorite products: Hale loves Mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All-Over Face Palette. "I like to go the more natural route. You can use it as an eyeshadow or as a blush or as a highlighter," she said.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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14. HAILEE STEINFELD

The lovely Hailee Steinfeld definitely fits into the starlet Hollywood crowd with her funky style and smokey good looks. But the 21-year-old doesn't really have to do much to pull off the glam.

Her best tip? Try new beauty products and trends. The singer/actress told Bustle, "I love those 30-second tutorials where they speed it up. I love watching those. I will sometimes attempt to achieve what I watch, but it never really works out."

One of her favorite products: Steinfeld added, "I love a good highlight—liquid highlight, especially. I've really fallen in love with it. I love how natural it looks,” just like Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter from NYX.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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15. KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN

Like her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian is also a great one to hand out advice on how to get great-looking skin and makeup tricks, which she loves to give on her website.

Her best tip? Pamper yourself before bed. Kardashian told InStyle, "Before I go to bed, I apply Manuka Doctor face oil on my décolletage, chest, hands, and feet and then put socks on to hold the moisture in. Also, I always sleep on a 100% pure silk pillowcase." Niiiice.

One of her favorite products: Click here to find out how you can get Manuka Doctor Face Oil. Hint: It isn't expensive.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

16. GIGI HADID

Model Gigi Hadid certainly knows a thing or two about beauty. As the spokesperson for Tommy Hilfiger’s fragrance, The Girl, it’s safe to say there’s something about the girl that’s hard not to love.

Her best tip? Less is more. Hadid's mother Yolanda Foster, always told her daughter “to only use products out of necessity.” The model told InStyle, “My mom hardly wore makeup, and I certainly didn’t have any of my own. It was fun to learn about it later in life.”

One of her favorite products: Hadid's top pick for lipstick, for example, comes from Maybelline. Their Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick In Coffee Addiction and Gone Greige is a must-have for the model. She explained, "They have a great texture, don't feel dry or weird, go on creamy, and dry down nicely."

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17. GWEN STEFANI

Speaking of lipstick, the always cool rocker Gwen Stefani is a Revlon global brand ambassador and has a major obsession with their classic red lipstick (they all have to meet Gal Gadot!).

Her best tip? Covet your lipsticks. “I love red lipstick,” she gushed to Elle UK. This is why it's so fun to work with Revlon; they hook me up with all this amazing make-up, which means I get to wear colors I never thought I would wear.”

One of her favorite products: Her favorite Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick is “probably going to go with Cherries In The Snow. I'm a classic girl; I like that the color has been around forever. It's that real old-school red.”

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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18. KENDELL JENNER

Kendall Jenner knew she wanted to make a name for herself beyond her famous reality TV family, and modeling was just the ticket. When Estée Lauder announced Jenner as its spokesmodel, she had finally arrived.

Her best tip? If you have long eyelashes, be patient. Jenner explained to PopSugar, “My eyelashes are pretty long, so they get kind of annoying sometimes. Some days are better than others. It's really weird. I'll apply my mascara sometimes, and they'll totally not look good—they're all over the place. Then some days they're perfect, so it kind of depends on my day.”

One of her favorite products: Kenny's mascara of choice: Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara by Estée Lauder.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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19. CHARLIZE THERON

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron wanted to make sure before she signed on as a Dior ambassador that they knew she isn't a model. She told British Vogue, “They’ve allowed me to express that a bit through these campaigns. In a weird way it gives you a little bit of ownership.” And Theron's gorgeousness certainly helps.

Her best tip? Get facials, if you can. “I’m not a big mask person, but I am somebody who makes sure I get a good facial every few weeks,” Theron said. “I go to this place called the Mila Moursi Skin Care Institute in West Hollywood.”

One of her favorite products: Theron firmly believes in sunblock. The actress said, “Lip balm and sunblock, always. I like the La Mer lip balm and the La Roche-Posay sunblock. It’s in my bag, it’s in the car… I’m always slathering myself and my kids in it–we’re big sunblock people.”

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20. DAKOTA JOHNSON

Dakota Johnson is a minimalist when it comes to makeup, but when the Fifty Shades of Grey star decides to get all dolled up, she simply wows on the red carpet.

Her best tip? A unique way to apply mascara. Johnson told Glamour she learned this trick from her grandmother, actress Tippi Hendren. “She told me that if you hold the mirror down low and put the mascara on while looking downward, you will get the most coverage from the base of the lashes to the tips.”

One of her favorite products: Johnson's makeup artist Evelyne Noraz told UsWeekly that on the set of Fifty Shades Freed movie, she used It Cosmetics Superhero mascara in black, which made the star's eyes pop.

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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21. CARA DELEVINGNE

Model/actress Cara Delevingne embraces her stunning beauty as well as her quirky personality—and of course, she knows one of her best features is her full eyebrows.

Her best tip? Don't shave off your eyebrows. Delevinge told Glamour, “I was forced to like my eyebrows. I absolutely despised them originally, and I wanted to shave them off. But my mother was just like, 'You'll regret that for the rest of your life. Don't you dare touch them!' I didn't."

One of her favorite products: Because she loves her eyebrows now, Delevingne accentuates them with YSL Dessin Des Sourcils in No.3 Glazed Brown.

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22. NICKI MINAJ

While the voluptuous Nicki Minaj likes to experiment with her style, including outrageous fashion, big makeup and all kinds of wigs, the rapper does have some regular beauty tricks up her sleeve.

Her best tip? Learn a new way to use foundation. Minaj told Elle, “I contour by using a lighter shade of foundation under my eyes instead of concealer. I take it down in a triangle by the sides of my nose, and then apply blush on top.”

One of her favorite products: Barbie's gotta have her M.A.C Pro Longwear fluid foundation. "If you change your makeup a lot and want coverage without wearing something heavy, put that one on. It's really lightweight"

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

23. VANESSA HUDGENS

The naturally beautiful Vanessa Hudgens wants girls across the country to find their own individual beauty and so teamed up with EcoTools with their #MyTrueBeauty campaign. "I really love the #MyTrueBeauty campaign and what they’re doing—it’s all about taking the intimidation out of makeup application,” she told Teen Vogue.

Her best tip? Keep your brows fluffy. “When I'm working out, I just brush them. I brush my hair to go work out, so it just makes sense to brush my brows, too."

One of her favorite products: And how does she do it? “I’ve been using the EcoTools brow brush and spraying L'Oreal Elnett hairspray on it and brushing my eyebrows; it keeps them fluffy all day. If I have a long day, I'll use my Anastasia Brow pencil and fill them in."

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

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24. LUPITA NYONG'O

Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o has become one of Hollywood's most stylish stars on the red carpet with her bold, beautiful choices in fashion, hair—and makeup, which she says she loves to play with. And as one of Lancôme's ambassadors, she has a chance to have fun.

Her best tip? Don't be afraid of color. When it comes to eyeliner, Nyong'o likes to experiment. She told Essence, “You’d be surprised how well dark skin accepts color! I used to be fearful of them."

One of her favorite products: The actress highly recommends Lancôme's cobalt eyeliner Dram Liqui. “It’s longwear, so it’s a lot easier than using shadow. There’s no blending, all you have to do is draw the line.”

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Star Glamour! Not-So-Secret Makeup Tricks From 25 of Your Favorite Celebrities

25. KYLIE JENNER

What list would be complete without Kylie Jenner, who rivals sister Kim Kardashian as one of the top celebrity makeup mavens? For Jenner, it's all about the lips and she's created some of the best Lip Kits around.

Her best tip? The plumper, the better. She once told E!, "My pictures, I pout them out a lot. I think big lips are awesome... I love lip liner and overlining my lips."

One of her favorite products: Jenner also know the importance of taking care of your lips, so that her Lip Kits work to their full advantage. She exfoliates and hydrates with Mizza’s Lip Luxe, an all-natural lip balm.

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