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Secrets of a celebrity makeup artist

Top makeup artist Scott Patric spills his secrets about celebrity beauty

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1. Moisturize

Skin

According to international makeup artist Scott Patric, the first step in a transformation is prepping the canvas: your face. Moisturize before putting on makeup. Rub in your moisturizer lightly with your fingertips to help wake up the skin and bring your natural colour to the surface.

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2. Do your eyes first

Apply concealer and foundation after making up your eyes. “No matter how fabulous you are at applying shadow, some will drop underneath,” Patric says. For a quick fix, dab a cotton swab with some moisturizer and run it under your eyes to remove any fallen shadow.

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3. Conceal

Conceal any dark under-eye circles and blemishes by strategically dabbing foundation on those spots. You don’t need a full face of foundation to do so.

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4. Blush

Use natural-coloured blush on the apple of your cheeks (with a quick scoop up to the temples) to create a healthy glow. Avoid dark shades that will make you look like you walked off the set of Dynasty.

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1. Brush your brows

Eyes

Begin by brushing your brows; it gives your face a frame.

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2. Shadow your lids

Next, apply an eye shadow base to your lids to give you a smoky look: warm brown, if you’re a brunette and taupe if you’re a blonde or redhead.

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3. Line your eyes

To make your eyes appear bigger, run eyeliner around the outside of the rim to widen them; if you have a wider eye, then run the liner on the inside of the rim.

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4. Curl your eyelashes

Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes. Just curling your lashes will open up your eyes. Then apply mascara.

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1. White Teeth

Smile

White teeth are a beauty must and teeth whiteners will brighten up your smile quickly. Listerine just introduced Whitening Listerine Quick Dissolving Strips, which do the job in time it takes to apply your makeup.

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2. Watch out for bright lipsticks

Stay away from bright red lipstick shades. Sharply contrasting colours can make even the whitest teeth look yellow.

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3. Full lips

If you aren’t born with full luscious lips, you can still fake it. Patric recommends using a lipliner that matches your own lip colour to round out your lips in a natural way. Then, apply a dab of gloss on the centre of your bottom lip to make your lips look fuller.

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3. Full lips

If you aren’t born with full luscious lips, you can still fake it. Patric recommends using a lipliner that matches your own lip colour to round out your lips in a natural way. Then, apply a dab of gloss on the centre of your bottom lip to make your lips look fuller.