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Obviously, stars put a lot into looking the best that they can, especially for award shows. However, the tricks used by their glam teams are pretty straightforward and simple to do. 

Whether it is something as small as using a fresher shade instead of an old-fashioned eyeliner color, or something tangible such as using eye creams and hydrating moisturisers on the skin prior to putting on makeup, we are always surprised by these professional tricks. 

Continue reading in order to learn the exact techniques and products that make-up professionals use to give the celebs free makeup samples ready for the red carpets of the Oscars, Grammy's, SAG Awards, and The Golden Globes. You can almost guarantee that these tips will positively transform your grooming and beauty routines.

In order to achieve a modernised cat eye; give navy liner a try instead of black.

For the Golden Globes, makeup professional Sarah Tanno recreated Sophia Loren's classic eye look with a navy metallic twist. 

To the lids, she brushed a natural sweep of Giorgio Armani's eyeshadow quad in number 11. Next, she used a Lancome Le Stylo's eyeliner in the color Noir Intense to outline the eye. 

To add a little bit of drama to the water line, she added Lancome's kohl liner in the color Blanc. Lastly, she added Lancome's liquid pencil in the color Parisian Night to the lash line. On top of that, she added a Giorgio Armani eye tint in the color #2. 

Outline your lips with a concealer. Next, apply a lipstick with a makeup brush, in order to achieve a flawless finish.

Kirin Bhatty, a makeup artist at Maybelline New York gave actress Jessica Pare, from "Mad Men", a bold and red matte lip for the Golden Globes this year. 

She first prepared Jessica's lips with a balm called Baby Lips to ensure her lips were supple and moisturised. Then she put on two coats of Color Sensational's liquid lipstick in the color Rebel Red, using a lip brush. 

She then framed her lips with a concealer. She did this by using the hard tip of a Dream Blender to dab it around the line of her lips. 

To the d├ęcolletage and cheekbones, put on an airbrushed highlighter to achieve a sculpted glow.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' look at the Golden Globes was centered around radiant skin. Karen Kawahara, a makeup artist, had fun with the actress' sleeveless gown by applying a Gold Temptu Airpod Highlighter down her cleavage. She also finished with a lighter coat of the Warm Glow Airpod Bronzer. 

Prepare the under eye area with a cream eye treatment in order to prevent makeup creasing.

To maintain Uzo Aduba's SAG Awards eye look, Janice Kinjo put a creamy eye treatment from Kiehl's as a base, which has avocado. 

Achieve a gilded eye makeup look by blending a creamy eyeshadow along the waterline and onto the eyelids.

Charlotte Tilbury was the mastermind behind the SAG Awards look of Alicia Vikander. She put onto her lids Eyes to Mesmerise in the color Bette, and then she blended softly upwards and beneath the waterline. 

Apply a tiny bit of blush on the hairline for an all over glow that is natural.

Before the Grammys, to accentuate Chrissy Teigen's pregnancy glow, Mary Phillips used a tiny bit of Physicians Formula Blush, which contains argan oil, in the color Natural to her cheeks, the upper portion of the forehead, and along the neck and chin. 

Apply mascara to your natural eyelashes prior to putting on false lashes.

Vincent Oquendo, who is a makeup artist for Kat Von D Beauty and Sephora Collection says that the inspiration for Bella Hadid's look at the Grammys was a bronzed and modern Italian vixen in La Dolce Vita. 

So, he played up her lashes by first curling them. Then he apply a generous coat of a mascara from Sephora Collection to the top eyelashes. Then he put on a set of Sephora Collection's false lashes in the color Plume in order to add volume. 

Exfoliate your lips with a facial cleansing wipe prior to applying makeup.

Lisa Aharon, a celebrity makeup artist, created the 2016 Grammy Awards nude and smooth lip look for Florence Welch. She started off by lightly scrubbing her lips with a facial cleansing towelette from Burt's Bees. 

This assisted with sloughing off dead skin. It allowed the Burt's Bees lip balm to be properly absorbed prior to completing the look with Burt's Bees Lipstick in the color Iced Iris. 

Highlight your cupid's bow, cheeks, and bridge of nose with a eyeshadow shade that is light.

Zendaya did her makeup herself for the Grammy Awards. What was the secret to her glow? She used CoverGirl's TruNaked eyeshadow pallet in Nude as a highlighter on her cupid's bow, down her nose bridge, and on her cheekbones.

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  1. Jane2/3/16

    Great article! How beautiful is Lisa Aharon hair <3

  2. I'm loving the idea of using navy eyeliner instead. I'm sure it would work a treat!

  3. These are some really great tips - ones I didn't actually know about! Will definitely be trying concealer around my lips!

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  4. Hi there, I don't know why but Lady gaga make up look weird too me. It could be the lighting? I dunno maybe it just me.


  5. I'm no makeup artist but even I would try these!
    xx, Pia


  6. These are some great tips. I am really looking for makeup tips nowadays. Think it's time I should start doing good makeup.

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  7. Awesome tips! The concealer trick is definitely something I'll try X

  8. Some really really good tips! Might try the concealer around the lips one before lipstick! Some really beautiful looks here too! x


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