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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.”
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.
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.”
32-year-old hot mama Kourtney Kardashian
knows how important it is to take care of your skin before you see signs of aging.
and I started using eye cream in seventh grade. This one [Chanel Sublimage La Crème
] is very soothing.”
"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!
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!"
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!"
swimsuit model Marisa Miller
is low maintenance. "When I'm not working, I give my face and hair a rest from too many products." That said Miller's best beauty tool is the Shiseido eyelash curler
because, "curled lashes make my eyes look bigger."
"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!"
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!
, 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.
According to Anna Trebunskaya
, "The number one thing I learned from the professional makeup artists who work on DWTS is the importance of well-groomed eyebrows
. Your eyebrows can transform your whole face—if you take care of them."
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.
SHAPE cover models share their top celebrity beauty tips and tricks