Starry tricks

Go from day to night

Wear a strong lip colour  

Revlon Plump Sexy

“It immediately gives you a zing of sophistication,’’ says makeup artist Brigitte Reiss, who works with celebrities such as Courtney Cox. 

Try a sheer lipstick in a bold hue, which has more colour payoff than a gloss but a lower maintenance than cream or matte lipstick. 

Make a ponytail chic 

Mischa Barton’s hairstylist Brian Magallones, likes to create a deep side-part in hair before brushing it into a low ponytail. 

“This instantly makes the style look more sleek and polished,’’ he says. 

Apply a lip-plumper 

For a full, sexy pout, Dancing With The Stars Paulina Porizkova smooths on a shimmering lip-plumping gloss before going out. “It makes me feel glamorous,’’ she says. 

Add a pop of color to eyes 

Smudge a rich purple shadow across lash lines to create a sultry look. Ciara’s pick? “Lancome eye shadow in Backstage Pass,’’ the star says. 

L’Oreal’s Colour Appeal Star Secret limited edition quad eye shadow offers five palettes to choose from. 

Carmen Electra’s favourite day-to-night tip?  

“I’ve always liked a dramatic smoky eye, so I just add a little more eyeliner and a strip of false lashes,’’ the star says. Go for Diorshow Black Out Spectacular Volume Intense Black Kohl Mascara 

Look 5 pounds thinner

Avoid wild patterns 

“A monochromatic look is very slimming and chic,’’ says’s Alle Fister. Witness Jennifer Aniston’s frequent head-to-toe single-colour ensembles 

Do dark denim 

Etiene Aigner

This ultrahip shade helps gams look longer and skinnier, says Angelina Jolie’s stylist Jen Rade. Go for a straight or boot-leg cut. 

Wear a body shaper  

Star like Jennifer Hudson wear slimming garments to smooth midriff and rear, says owner Jaye Hersh. 

Add a belt  

To voluminous clothing for a fresh twist and to create an hourglass figure, says Hersh. 

Try an empire waist dress 

“Clothes pulled in at the smallest part of your rib cage will help you slim down if you carry your weight in your bottom half,’’ says What Not To Wear’s Stacy London. 

Marc Jacobs

One-piece wonders

Metallic accessories 

Pairing metallic shoes or handbags with any outfit is an instant way to look glam, London says. 

Cropped jacket  

Need to re-vamp your look fast? This multitasking piece can quickly dress up a pair of jeans or dress down a frilly dress, advises Rachel Bilson’s stylist, Nicole Chavez. 

M.A.C The Glam Gams

Burberry’s quilted short black jacket from its fall 2006/07 collection. 

Tailored dress or top 

A more streamlined fit creates the illusion of a smaller frame and helps you look better put-together, Fister says. 

Prada’s little black dress from its fall/winter 2005 collection is a classic example 

Invest in a big, bold piece of jewellery  

It can easily take your look from simple to edgy, says Rade. Swarovski’s crystal pendant from its Sands of Time collection catches the eye 

Padded bra  

Instant cleavage! Eva Longoria’s stylist Robert Verdi, uses this trick on the star to fake a larger bust. 

Need more padding? “Try silicone chicken cutlets, too,’’ says Verdi. 

Look younger instantly

Define arches 

For a youthful brow, use a soft pencil to elongate the shape just past the outer corner of eyes, says Nicole Kidman’s makeup pro Angela Levin. 

Dior Volume Intense Black-Kohl

Yunjin Kim's secret to looking fresh-faced?

“I spray rosewater on my face to revive my makeup and keep skin dewy.’’ Try Aesop Damscan Rose Facial Treatment 

Fix tired eyes 

A fuller lash liner helps open and lift eyes. 

Renee Zellweger’s makeup man, Kristofer Buckle, smudges black cream liner between top lashes. 

The Eye Defining Liquid Liner is a beauty boost from Clinique 

Soften fine lines  

Kate Winslet’s makeup artist, Pati Dubroff, minimises shadows and lines around eyes and mouth with a skin-brightening concealer 

Brighten skin 

“Swirl a rosy blush on cheeks to look younger instantly,’’ says Dubroff. The 10 powder duo from Benefit might do the trick. 

Fake perfect skin

Boost radiance 

Highlight your complexion with a pearly shimmer cream, says makeup artist Troy Jensen, who dabs it on the cheeks on Mary J. Blige. Try Stila All Over Shimmer 

Pick a light foundation 

Shu Uemura Warm Sun Bronzer

It evens out skin tone without looking heavy. Maggie Grace’s favourite? “I like Armani foundation a lot.’’ 

Use a concealer 

For fast touch-ups, use a concealer with a wand applicator, says makeup artist Leslie Lopez, who works with Scarlett Johansson 

Apply a primer 

Jennifer Hudson’s makeup artist, Tia Dantzler, uses Nars Makeup Primer on the star’s skin. “It makes foundation easier to blend,’’ she says.  

Try Estee Lauder’s Tender Face Bright Glow all-over illuminating base 

Use mineral powder 

It tones down redness, soaks up shine and adds a hint of colour. “If I’m not tan, I throw on a bronzer and I’m good to go,’’ What About Brian’s Stacy Keibler says. 

Opt for Glam Gams sundressing body makeup from MAC for a bronze gleam, or Warm Sun bronzer from Shu Uemura’s Summer Prism

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