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The 8 Best Beauty Secrets According to Vogue

We’ve all pretended to be filming a “Vogue Beauty Secrets” video in the mirror while doing our skincare. If you’re a skincare and makeup connoisseur like myself, you may find these YouTube videos to be both satisfying and educational. “Vogue Beauty Secrets” is a series of celebrities and famous faces in which they explain their self-care routines for the beauty masses. I took a deep dive into their content and came up with the best tips and tricks from their 200+ videos, from Alexa Demie to Camila Mendes.

Retro bottom lashes

To get a 1960’s inspired eye, actress Tracee Ellis Ross uses a mascara primer on her top and bottom lashes. Then, she clumps the bottom lash line into individual triangular shapes using tweezers. Next, she applies mascara over the dried lash primer to finish off the retro look. Fun fact: Her mother, Diana Ross, was a famous singer in the 1960s who originated this look!

Exfoliate lips with a toothbrush

A toothbrush can work wonders for beauty routines, whether it’s for brushing your teeth or combing your eyebrows. If you experience chapped or dry lips, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Josephine Skriver recommends scrubbing your lips with a toothbrush. The bristles will remove the dead skin cells and leave your lips feeling soft and plump. Try this technique before applying lip products such as lipstick and gloss.

Weleda skin food moisturizer for dry skin

This affordable moisturizer hydrates dry skin and is Dove Cameron‘s personal favorite. She uses this in combination with various oils and serums that help maintain her skin’s hydration and healthy glow. The moisturizer is plant-based and intended to add moisture to any dry surfaces on your body. If you have combination skin, try the light version of the Weleda moisturizer.

Apply bronzer to top lip

Sabrina Carpenter has a unique trick to create the illusion of fuller lips using a makeup product you already own. Take a small eyeshadow brush and apply a light layer of bronzer over your top lip and near the cupid’s bow. This shading technique creates a fuller-looking pout naturally. Lastly, complete with any lip products as desired over bronzer.

sunscreen for melanated skin

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encourages wearing sunscreen daily to protect your skin from sun damage and aging. She uses a product created for those with darker skin tones so that there’s no white cast like with other face sunscreens. The product is called Biore UV Aqua Rich! Apply the sunscreen towards the end of your skincare routine and before makeup application to create a safe barrier between your skin and the sun’s powerful rays.

Let Your concealer get tacky

When covering blemishes, Camila Mendes likes to paint over them with concealer and does not immediately blend them in. She continues with the rest of her makeup routine until the concealer has slightly oxidized and grown thicker, then blends it into her skin. Camila’s technique allows for fuller coverage and a smoother blend as sometimes concealer is too wet to work into the skin right away.

Inner corner cat eye

To get Euphoria-esque makeup, take some advice from Maddy herself. Actress Alexa Demie continues her winged liquid liner from the outer corners to the inner corners of her eyes near the tear ducts. A slight angle on the inner corner creates a fierce cat eye appearance, elongating the eyes and drawing attention to them. The thicker you make the eyeliner, the more intensive of a look it will be. This technique can be replicated with colored liners as well.

CASTOR OIL FOR EYELASH GROWTH

Singer Jorja Smith uses castor oil over her eyelashes and eyebrows in her nighttime skincare routine. The oil helps promote growth, especially after tugging on lashes and brows to remove daytime makeup. Castor oil is an affordable and natural alternative to lash growth serums. I can vouch for this tip as I’ve been using castor oil in my skincare routine for years!

For more skincare and makeup videos, check out Vogue‘s “Beauty Secrets” series on their YouTube channel!

Gianna Aceto is a Studio Art major at UCF and has lived in Florida for most of her life. She loves all things art and wants to pursue a career in photography. Her other interests include watching movies, painting, and creating photo shoots. Follow on Instagram @giannaaceto & @giannaacetophoto.
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