Several beauty crazes have been circulating over social media and television — including fleek eyebrows, the Kylie Jenner lip and of course, having a chiseled bod and facial features for the summer. As of late, an anonymous source has unveiled Hollywood’s juiciest tips for looking like an A-list celebrity.
- Perfect skin
To achieve a flawless makeup-of-the-day (#MOTD), you must start with a clean face. Create an all-natural face cleanser with a two-to-one ratio of shortening and garlic powder. Shortening is a natural fat that helps your skin retain its natural oil, leaving it as supple as ever. Garlic is a natural antibacterial that has been proven to heal the common cold; the same properties that cure you on the inside can also remove excess dirt from the skin and clean clogged pores. Generously slather this mixture all over your face and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Then, rinse it off with ice-cold water and vigorously dry your face with a towel. Now, you will have the perfect canvas to begin your makeup routine.
- Bake your face
Baking your face is a household name among beauty gurus. This practice involves leaving a lighter foundation color or concealer along your T-Zone for an extended amount of time to create a flawless “natural highlight” look. Once you apply the light foundation, apply a darker foundation under your cheekbones, along your jawline and on the sides of your nose. Let the foundation sit as well. Do not blend out any of the lines. The sharpness of these lines will create a dramatic illusion of strong facial features like a strong jawline, high cheekbones and a narrow nose.
- Skip the gym
Celebrities don’t actually work out. Their chiseled muscles are the result of implementing the baking technique to their bods! Use the same baking method to contour where you want your “muscles” to be. Make sure you apply a lighter foundation to the center of each “muscle” to create the illusion of light hitting them. This method can be applied to your abdomen, pecs, forearms, biceps, triceps, quadriceps, lats, neck, hands and feet. With body baking, you will never step into a gym again.
- Kylie’s perfect pouty lip
Kylie has popularized the plumped-lip trend among millions of women. If you were not lucky enough to be born with beautifully luscious lips, don’t fret. Mini plungers will be sold on the shelves of every cosmetic store as of April 1. Simply take the mini plunger and place it in a resting position on your mouth. Firmly press the plunger against your mouth with your lips pursed out then return plunger to a resting position. Repeat this step until you feel a faint numbing feeling.
- Fleek eyebrows
Eyebrows on fleek is a common topic across Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and even Tumblr (for those who haven’t converted to Reddit yet). This look can be achieved by properly shaping and filling in your eyebrows. First, use a dark brown sharpie to mark where eyebrows should start and finish. Use the same sharpie and draw an outline for your desired eyebrow shape. Use a pair of tweezers to remove hairs not enclosed by the outline. If you are susceptible to pain, numb the area with a bag of frozen peas first. Once you pluck the stray hairs, use the sharpie to fill in any stark areas of your eyebrows. Set your eyebrow hairs in place by dipping a mascara brush into a bottle of topcoat and sweep it across the hairs.
There you have it! Five tips to get you looking like an A-list celeb!