STYLE & BEAUTY
02/26/2016 11:56 am ET Updated Aug 29, 2016

11 Tricks Makeup Artists Use On The Red Carpet That You Can Use At Home

Plus, grooming secrets for men!

It's no surprise that stars spare no expense when it comes to looking their best, especially during awards show season. Yet, the tricks their glam squads use are pretty simple and straightforward.

Whether it's something as subtle as swapping out a dated eyeliner color for a fresher shade, or as tangible as prepping skin with hydrating moisturizers and eye creams before applying makeup, we're always amazed by these pro hacks.

Read on to learn exactly which products and techniques makeup artists have used to get their celebrity clients red-carpet ready for the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Grammys. Trust us, these tips will change your beauty and grooming routines for the better.

  • For a modern cat-eye, try navy liner instead of black.
    Makeup artist Sarah Tanno recreated a classic Sophia Loren-inspired eye, but with a navy metallic spin for the Gold
    Jason Merritt via Getty Images
    Makeup artist Sarah Tanno recreated a classic Sophia Loren-inspired eye, but with a navy metallic spin for the Golden Globes. 

    She applied a neutral wash of Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad in #11 to the lids. Next, Tanno outlined the eye with Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir Intense. She used Lancôme Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner in Blanc on the inner water line for a bit of drama. Finally, Tanno topped off the lash line with Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in Parisian Night layered with Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #2.
  • Use a Beautyblender to apply sunscreen to a bearded face.
    Groomer Jenn Streicher was the woman behind John Krasinski's skin and hair at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awa
    John Shearer via Getty Images
    Groomer Jenn Streicher was the woman behind John Krasinski's skin and hair at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

    She used a bit of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, which she applied with a damp Beautyblender.
  • After shaving, cleanse AND tone to reduce redness and soothe skin.
    Celebrity groomer Kim Verbeck created a "clean, classic, leading man" look for Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm.&nbsp;<br><br>Ver
    Jason Merritt via Getty Images
    Celebrity groomer Kim Verbeck created a "clean, classic, leading man" look for Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm. 

    Verbeck said after shaving, she had Jon wash his face with RéVive Gel Cleanser before he applied RéVive Balancing Toner to soothe and hydrate the skin.
  • Outline lips with concealer. Then, swipe on lipstick with a brush for a seamless finish.
    Makeup artist Kirin Bhatty for Maybelline New York created a bold, red matte lip for "Mad Men" actress Jessica Par&eacute; at
    Gregg DeGuire via Getty Images
    Makeup artist Kirin Bhatty for Maybelline New York created a bold, red matte lip for "Mad Men" actress Jessica Paré at this year's Golden Globes.

    Bhatty prepped with Baby Lips balm to make sure Paré's pout was moisturized and supple. She then applied two layers of Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid in Rebel Red with a lip brush. Lips were framed with concealer, by dabbing it around the lip line with the hard tip of the Dream Blender.
  • Apply airbrushed highlighter to cheekbones and décolletage for a sculpted glow.
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Golden Globe Awards&nbsp;beauty was all about radiant skin. Makeup artist&nbsp;Karen Kawahara played up
    Jason Merritt via Getty Images
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Golden Globe Awards beauty was all about radiant skin. Makeup artist Karen Kawahara played up the actress' sleeveless lace gown by placing Temptu Airpod Highlighter in Gold along her cleavage and finishing with a light layer of Airpod Bronzer in Warm Glow.
  • Prep under-eyes with a creamy eye treatment to minimize makeup creasing.
    To keep Uzo Aduba's SAG Awards eye makeup crease-free, makeup artist Janice Kinjo for Kiehl's Since 1851 applied a base of <a
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    To keep Uzo Aduba's SAG Awards eye makeup crease-free, makeup artist Janice Kinjo for Kiehl's Since 1851 applied a base of Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.
  • Get a gilded eye look by blending cream eyeshadow onto lids and along waterline.
    Of course, makeup maestro Charlotte Tilbury was behind Alicia Vikander's golden&nbsp;Screen Actors Guild Awards glam. Tilbury
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
    Of course, makeup maestro Charlotte Tilbury was behind Alicia Vikander's golden Screen Actors Guild Awards glam. Tilbury applied her namesake cream shadow, Eyes to Mesmerise in Bette, on the lids and softly blended upwards and underneath the waterline.
  • Dust a little blush along hairline for a natural, all-over glow.
    To play up Chrissy Teigen's pregnancy "glow" at the Grammys, makeup artist&nbsp;Mary Phillips used just&nbsp;a "little bit" o
    Jason Merritt via Getty Images
    To play up Chrissy Teigen's pregnancy "glow" at the Grammys, makeup artist Mary Phillips used just a "little bit" of Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush in Natural on the apples of the cheek, the upper crest of the forehead near the hair line and along the chin and neck.
  • Add mascara to your natural lashes first. Then, put on a set of falsies.
    Makeup artist Vincent Oquendo for Sephora Collection and Kat Von D Beauty said that the inspiration for Bella Hadid's Grammys
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    Makeup artist Vincent Oquendo for Sephora Collection and Kat Von D Beauty said that the inspiration for Bella Hadid's Grammys look was a modern, bronzed Italian sex bomb in La Dolce Vita. So, he amped up her eyelashes by curling them and using a generous coating of Sephora Collection The Mascara – Volume, Length & Definition to the top lashes. Then, he applied a set of Sephora Collection Luxe False Lashes in Plume for added volume.
  • Use a facial cleansing towel to exfoliate lips before applying makeup.
    Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Aharon created Florence Welch&rsquo;s 2016 Grammy Awards smooth, nude lip look.&nbsp;She&nbsp;be
    Steve Granitz via Getty Images
    Celebrity makeup artist Lisa Aharon created Florence Welch’s 2016 Grammy Awards smooth, nude lip look. She began by scrubbing Florence's lips lightly with a Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelette with Cotton Extract. This helped slough off any dead skin so that Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter would then be absorbed properly before completing the look using Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Iced Iris.
  • Highlight your cheeks, bridge of nose and cupid's bow with a light eyeshadow shade.
    Zendaya actually did her own makeup for the night of the Grammys. The secret to her lit-from-within glow? The singer used <a
    Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images
    Zendaya actually did her own makeup for the night of the Grammys. The secret to her lit-from-within glow? The singer used CoverGirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Nudes Palette as a highlighter on her cheekbones, down the bridge of her nose and on the cupid's bow.

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