One of the best parts of being on television is having the best makeup and hair professionals in the business working on you. Here are a few of the beauty tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way from these fabulous professionals that you can incorporate into your daily routine. And a huge thanks to Rhonda, LaToya, Krystyn, Zofia, Ashana, Nicole, Debbie, Dawn, Michelle and all of the other fabulous pros I get to work with on a regular (and sometimes not so regular) basis!
Use a Makeup Sponge for a Straight Line: Not so great at drawing the perfect line under your eye or around your lip? Hold a makeup sponge underneath your eye or above/below your lip while you do the lining. It will help keep the line from going down to far (and catch any mess that you make)!
Use a Glove for Straight Hair: Sick of burning your hands when you use a tool like a straightening iron? Use a knit glove on the hand that isn’t using the tool (one in a material that won’t burn, obviously). This will allow you to use a higher temperature setting and not burn your hand, and also apply more pressure. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of this myself, but I love this trick. I use a cheap knit winter glove, but beauty supply stores have ones made just for this purpose.
Fill Your Lips in With Liner for Longer Lasting Lipstick: Truth be told, I have been doing this for a while, but the artists reconfirm it. Fill in your lips in full with a liner before you add lipstick or gloss for a longer lasting colorful pout.
Use False Lashes Sparingly: I love me some falsies from time to time, but I have been counseled that over use can make your real lashes fall out (from the glue, apparently). If you are going to use them, use them sparingly. Also, consider only using a few individual ones at the corner to just open your eye slightly.
If You Find a Style that Works for You, Go with It: While it is fun to try new trends and each artist has their own style, if there are things that work for you, then stick to them. For me, I do better with a more sleek hairstyle that teased “television hair”, so I try to keep to that, like the picture below from a recent Piers Morgan Tonight appearance. Remember, the goal is to always look your best (and most natural).
And take great care of your skin, always! Find an anti-aging cream that works for your skin type and use it every single day. Don’t forget to take your makeup off every night and use a retinol product every few days if your skin can tolerate it.