Behind-the-scenes beauty tips from your favorite shows
When watching your favorite stars on TV, you can safely assume that the lights, cameras and editing have played a large part in how fabulous everyone looks. However, it's not all digital magic that makes these celebrities shine. Makeup artists play a major role in beautifying the famous people we see on the screen, which means that, with the right skills and products, you may be able to achieve a similar look.
Us Weekly reports that Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter, the lovely female stars of ABC's "Modern Family," all enjoy a sweet, citrus-scented spray toner applied to their faces before their makeup artist applies their makeup. This product makes their skin look healthy and natural, makeup artist Stephanie Massie told the news outlet.
It might seem miraculous to you that the dancers on "So You Think You Can Dance" don't seem to sweat off their glorious stage makeup, but that is thanks to the show's makeup artist, Amy Strozzi, and her use of primer.
"Sweat is inevitable for our dancers, so I love to use a great primer ... that sets makeup and prevents smearing while they perform," she told the news outlet.
"Dancing with the Stars" contestants face the same concerns. Lead makeup artist Kendra Wilkinson told Bella Sugar that each dancer takes about three to four hours of work before they're ready to be filmed. She swears by cream concealers and foundation brushes to keep everyone looking great despite the sweat and hot lights.
Nighttime looks are one thing, but how do professional makeup artists get daytime stars like Kelly Ripa, host of "Live! With Kelly," to look so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every morning?
Makeup artist Michelle Champagne told Us that she likes to play up the hostess's blue eyes with a copper-toned eye pencil along her lash line and taupe eyeshadow shades to contour her peepers.
It seems that most makeup artists can agree on one beauty must-have to make their stars look camera ready: primer. Applying this light cream is one of the best ways to get a photo finish that is worthy of all cameras. Put it on after your moisturizer and before your foundation for a smooth finish that will also keep the rest of your makeup in place all day. Eye primer can have the same benefits for your eye makeup!
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