SHAPE cover models share their top celebrity beauty tips and tricks
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Molly Sims
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Molly Sims’ secret recipe for glowing skin: dry skin brushing. “Don’t hate me for suggesting this, because it can hurt a bit at first,” she says, “but before I get in the shower, I use a loofah or brush to exfoliate. There’s nothing better for getting your circulation going and helping with cellulite.”
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Kelly Bensimon
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The Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Bensimon is known for her long lean legs and she knows just what to do to show them off. “I slather baby oil onto my legs in the shower and then pat dry. Guys always notice them,” says the leggy reality TV star.
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Audrina Patridge
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Reality TV star Audrina Patridge has gorgeous hair and it’s as much what she doesn’t do as what she does that makes those long locks look so good. For her signature tousled, beachy texture Patridge washers her hair just twice a week and uses dry shampoo in between. To tame flyaways she rubs MoroccanOil on the ends. “It smells really wonderful,” she says, “and I have less breakage when I comb my hair.”
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Kourtney Kardashian
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Celebrity Beauty Tip: Vanessa Hudgens
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Vanessa Hudgens knows the importance of a clean face but doesn’t mess around with simple soap and water. "I use Neutrogena Wave Sonic Power Cleanser and Deep Clean Foaming Pads every day,” she says. "It's more fun than washing your face with just soap and water."
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Sofia Vergara
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"I like my eyes," says Modern Family star Sofia Vergara. "They have a natural cat's-eye shape, so I try to play that up." Sofia, the new face of COVERGIRL, lines her eyes with a copper-colored kohl pencil. "I prefer brown liners because black is just too much on me," she says. Then Vergara uses a shadow brush to top the liner with shimmery gold powder, and finishes off the look with a few coats of volumizing mascara. It's a definite eye-do!
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardiashian loves Lipfusion Micro-Injected Collagen Lip Plump Color Shine. "Because I have so much on my plate, I'm obsessed with multitasking beauty products like this. It makes my lips look fuller and adds color and sheen."
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Carrie Underwood
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Country singer Carrie Underwood says, "shimmer eye shadow is a definite 'do.' Whether you're creating a light, natural eye or a dramatic smoky effect, a little goes a long way!"
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Kristen Bell
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Kristen Bell has found that many body scrubs are too hard on her sensitive skin, so she came up with her own. "I'll make a scrub with brown sugar—the small granules are gentler," she says. "Mix in honey or coconut oil, and you'll smell like a cupcake after your shower!"
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Marisa Miller
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Celebrity Beauty Tip: Mariska Hargitay
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"I definitely have my days where I look like I got dressed in the dark," says Mariska Hargitay, but her simplest beauty secret is very powerful. Rather than wearing the usual ponytail and jeans, she'll blow-dry her hair and put on a dress. "I get to work and people will say, ‘You look so pretty today.' Femininity found!"
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Deborah Ann Woll
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When she's not filming, Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Jessica Hamby, a vampire in HBO's True Blood does one thing to stand out from the crowd. "Growing up pale and blonde, I sometimes felt like I disappeared," she says. "So 10 years ago, I picked up a box of red dye at the drugstore, and suddenly I made more of an impact on people." Celebrity beauty secret: she still dyes her own hair to this day!
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Kelly Ripa
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Celebrity Beauty Tip: Elizabeth Reaser
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Elizabeth Reaser, who plays Esme Cullen in the popular Twilight series has, at the age of 35, flawless skin. "My mother has never worn much makeup, but she did instill in us the importance of sunscreen." In addition to slathering on the sunblock, Reaser does have one celebrity beauty secret: deep-cleansing facials every other week at the Face Place in Los Angeles.
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Adriana Lima
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Victoria’s Secret supermodel Adriana Lima grew up on the beach and loves a bronzed look. "To get that gorgeous glow safely, I smooth on Victoria's Secret Sunkissed Bronze Instant Self Tan Lotion once or twice a week. The lotion smells like coconut, not chemicals, so it reminds me of summer all year long.''
Celebrity Beauty Tip: Anna Trebunskaya
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Celebrity Beauty Tip: Hope Davis
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Tony- and Emmy-nominated actress Hope Davis attributes her porcelain complexion and youthful looks to clean living. "I don't drink or smoke; I eat a mostly organic, vegetarian diet; and I do yoga regularly," she says. "The older you get, the more you realize that the way you look is a reflection of how you treat yourself." To that end, everything Davis uses and puts into her body comes from the health food store.