Beauty secrets of the famous celebrities

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IN OUR celebrity-sodden society, famous people rule. And with good reason: Generally speaking, headliners are pretty people. Their face is their fortune.

For them, front-row fabulous means being high-def, camera-ready all the time.
Here are some tips from a variety of sources to help you achieve the same results - without the Hollywood bank account.
Iman suggests using bronzer year-round, not just during the summer, to camouflage imperfections. She says bronzing powder can be used for all-over colour or just to highlight cheekbones.
Even if you're not a makeup maven, Iman suggests you invest in eye shadow to warm up the face and draw attention to the eyes. Current hot hues, such as purples and pinks, accomplish that and blend with the popular colours in fashion right now.

In The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets by Kym Douglas and Cindy Pearlman, Queen Latifah confesses that she likes to give her face "a break" and not wear any makeup during certain times of the day. Her other royal proclamation? "My grandmother turned me on to baking soda as an exfoliant ... It's very gentle and works as well as any of the expensive products."
If you feel a little "shiny," excuse yourself for the ladies room then do what Sarah Jessica Parker does: Pull out one of those tissue toilet-seat covers and dab a piece over your T-zone (chin, nose and forehead). The tissue absorbs oil just like fancy blot papers sold at cosmetics counters.
Actress Brooke Shields suggests mixing bronzing lotion with body lotion and a self tanner, which will allow you to achieve a bronzed, even skin tone without having to apply foundation to the face.
She also suggests carrying a little bottle of jojoba oil around to moisturise cuticles and nails.
In The Black Book, Jessica Simpson says, "I swipe a nude pencil along my inner eyes to brighten my eyes before I get off the plane." Also try concealer in the inner corners of your eye to brighten the whole area and minimise darkness.
Jennifer Lopez's aesthetician, Christopher Watt, told that sunscreen is vital every day because "sun exposure is accumulative." He also loves honey in your skin-care routine (masks, facials, moisturisers). "Honey is loaded with natural vitamins and nutrients and also contains antioxidants, making it an important part of any anti-aging program for staving off lines and wrinkles."
According to Shape magazine, Jennifer Jason Leigh makes her fine hair look thicker by using dry shampoos. Sprinkle in the roots for density and then douse all over to set your style.
Sharon Stone told Harper's Bazaar magazine she uses a light concealer under her eyes and cream blush for a sun-kissed look. She also grooms her eyebrows and carries lip balm at all times.
Catherine Zeta-Jones brushes her teeth with mashed-up strawberries mixed with baking soda, according to Strawberries contain malic acid, which is a mild astringent. She also keeps her hair shiny by brushing castor oil in it.
Both see facialist Kate Somerville, who suggests perking up dull skin with a refrigerated spray bottle of mint tea. "It cools the skin and stimulates blood flow," she told In Style magazine. Also in In Style, Kara Yoshimoto Bua, who puts makeup on Hilary Swank, Rosario Dawson and Michelle Williams, suggests you hide pimples with a concealer that's a shade darker than your skin so that the blemish recedes into your face. Also, deepen lashes by dipping the edge of a stiff Shu Uemura 60B brush into already wet mascara bristles and run it from the roots to the tips. Multiple layers of mascara become too clumpy.
According to, Teri Hatcher pours her leftover red wine into her bath. Grapes have resveratrol, an antibiotic-like substance that protects the vines from fungus. Resveratrol is supposed to make the skin surface firm, improve elasticity and stimulate cell multiplication.
Sheryl Crow doesn't apply blush on the apple of her cheeks, preferring instead to start about an inch under the middle of the eye and extend out over the top of the cheek. "It visually pulls everything up," Crow says in The Black Book. "It makes you look as if you've had a natural face-lift."