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Dazzling Beauty Tips from Top Experts
"I love mixing skin care into makeup, to alter the beauty looks slightly. This season, I took rejuvenating serum and rubbed it into eye shadow on eyelids for a luminous, lived-in look."
—Romy Soleimani, makeup artist and beauty director at large for Beauty.com
"Applying bright cream blush under tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation will give cheeks that beautiful, flushing, radiant-from-within look. I love using bright raspberry cream blush underneath liquid foundation. Go more with the blush at first, since it'll be blended down after."
—Nick Barose, celebrity makeup artist
"To ensure the longevity of your lipstick, apply and blot three times so the lipstick builds in layers, allowing it to adhere better to the lips."
—Alberto Espinoza-Cervantes, makeup artist, Chanel
"Most women line their lips by applying liner starting from one corner and going in a circle. But they don’t realize this actually makes their lips look asymmetrical. In order to properly line your lips, start by lining the very center of the top and bottom lips, and then the outer corners of the top and bottom lips. Connect the lines starting from the outer corners, and drawing in one fluid motion for each section to the center of the top and bottom lips. Finish by filling in the entire lip with liner."
—Jessie Powers, Make Up For Ever artist
"To prevent winter dryness and cracking skin, apply hand cream immediately after washing, to slightly damp hands. This will lock in moisture."
—Essie Weingarten, creator of Essie Nail Polishes
"Once a month, I leave polish off of my nails for a night (I know, it's hard!). I paint my natural nails with cuticle oil to help them stay healthy and strong. It's just like how you'd use a hair mask."
—Simcha Whitehill, nail artist and founder of Miss Pop Nails
"When nails are dry, they become brittle like dried wood and they break so easily. So think of your nails like furniture; when you oil them, your nails become fresh and look stronger."
—Jin Soon Choi, nail artist and founder of Jin Soon Natural Hand & Foot Spas in New York City and JINsoon nail polishes
"If you want to have matte nails, but don't have the product for the look, you can put water in a pan and boil the water. After polishing your nails, while they are still wet, wave your hands over the steam and this will instantly mattify the polish."
—Carla Kay, celebrity manicurist
"Eye shadow can be used as a quick-fix to hide roots! This works best on dark hair with light or gray roots. Simply match your hair color to a shade of shadow, and brush it on."
—Michael Shaun Corby, hairstylist and Alterna Haircare Global Creative Director
"To get soft, curly waves in the morning, put your hair into two big braided pigtails the night before. Release the braids the next morning and shake it off."
—Angelo David, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Angelo David Salon in New York City