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Oscar Winner Beauty Tricks That Really Work

Longing to get that Hollywood glow, those pouty lips, or smoky eyes? Four top celebrity makeup artists reveal their secrets.

7 More Red Carpet Beauty Tips

To help polish off your look and really get your Oscar night glow going, our beauty experts offer these additional tips:

  • For an instant puff reducer dip a spoon in ice cold water and press the back against your under eye area, cheeks, chin, anywhere you want to reduce the bloated look. -- Diane Irons
  • For the best under-eye concealing look for products that are thin, not thick, and then build it on in layers, patting -- and not rubbing -- each layer in until you cover your flaws. -- Valerie Sarnelle
  • For better under-eye coverage choose a blue-based concealer, which helps reflect the light and make the eyes look brighter. For extra heavy dark circles try a yellow- or orange-based concealer, which neutralizes darkness beneath the eyes. If you don't have a color concealer use foundation two shades lighter under your eyes and blend, blend, blend! -- Adrien Arpel
  • To keep that eyeliner on all night thin it with a drop of Visene (you know, the eye drops). The viscous quality of the Visene makes the liner go on easier and moister, which also helps it to last longer. -- Diane Irons
  • For glamour-girl hair, look for shampoos that contain dimethicone copolyol, which is a volume booster. Then always put on hair spray from underneath, which gives the roots some extra "oomph" and will keep a pouffy do pouffy all night. -- Diane Irons
  • For a sun-kissed glow without the sun use a powdered face bronzer, but choose a shade in pinky-brown and avoid orange tones. To keep the look natural use a fat brush or apply with a lamb's wool paddle and feather it out into the hairline, down under the jaw, and onto the neck. -- Laura Geller
  • Biggest eyebrow mistake: making them too thin or too dark. To fix that: Choose a powder brush color in a shade or two lighter than your hair for a look that is softer and more natural. Top it with a brow wax to keep them neat and in place. -- Valerie Sarnelle

Colette Bouchez is the author of the new book, Your Perfectly Pampered Pregnancy - Beauty, Health and Lifestyle Advice for the Modern Mother-to-Be.

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