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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Author: Elle Canada

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Charlize Theron: Staying healthy

“If your body is healthy, your skin will be healthy, which is key when applying makeup. My makeup artist, Pati Dubroff, is very much about starting the beauty process from within. How we live our lives and what we do to ourselves will eventually be evident on our faces, so, in a weird way, we are in control of that stuff. I make sure to get plenty of sleep, eat well and exercise, and I use natural products that nourish and hydrate my skin. Water is the best beauty food.” - Charlize Theron

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Dior J'Adore Eau de Parfum Spray

Charlize Theron is the face of Dior. Dior J'Adore Eau de Parfum Spray ($70 for 30 mL), at Hudson's Bay, thebay.com.

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Jennifer Aniston: Using a hair texturizer

"When you have hair that is a little more challenging than most, and you spend so much time doing it, you always have envy for the girls who just wash their hair and let it dry naturally without doing anything. I have wavy hair, and I used to have to combine all of these different things to get the right texture—and keep it from being too big or too flat and greasy. On days when I don’t wash my hair, I use Instant Texture Mist—my go-to—to get the texture back. I usually add a bit of water, spray it in and then finger-dry the hair around my face. It doesn’t build up or get sticky, and it has UV protection. It’s pretty foolproof.” - Jennifer Aniston

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Living Proof Instant Texture Mist

Living Proof Instant Texture Mist ($32), at Sephora, sephora.ca.

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Katy Perry: Adding a dry shampoo

To keep your blowout on point, look for a dry shampoo that doubles as a perfume and doesn’t build up on the roots. Katy Perry loves Oribe’s now-legendary-status dry shampoo. “It’s amazing! It smells great, and it’s good for those of us who want to keep a blowout forever.”

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Oribe Dry Texturizing Shampoo

Oribe Dry Texturizing Shampoo ($44) at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com.

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Scarlett Johansson: Removing makeup quickly

ScarJo is the reigning queen of the red-carpet slam dunk (hair, makeup and skin), but she’s actually all about scaling it back in the real world. “I try to de-glamorize myself as quickly as possible,” she says with a laugh, when asked about post-red-carpet rituals. “I usually go home, wash everything off, reapply my own makeup, put on a pair of pants and go out and meet my gang for dinner or drinks. If I can get out of my red-carpet look right away, I do. It’s not that it’s uncomfortable—it’s just too much glamour!”

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau de Parfum Spray

Dolce & Gabbana The One Eau de Parfum Spray ($127 for 75 mL) at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com.

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Katie Holmes: A daily skincare regime

Katie Holmes uses Alterna hair products and Olay skincare every day. “That daily maintenance really pays off for red-carpet appearances,” she says, adding that she loves Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil, “especially when I’m travelling.”

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil

Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil ($40), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Georgia May Jagger: A winning mascara technique

For a mascara technique that truly opens the eyes, use an eyelash curler and wriggle the mascara around into the roots. “Hold the wand near your roots and blink while doing it," recommends Georgia May Jagger.

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Rimmel London Wonder’Lash Mascara

Rimmel London Wonder’Lash Mascara ($8.49), at drugstores and mass-market retailers.

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6 ways celebs prep for the red carpet

Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Oil

And may we make a recommendation? Post-red carpet, it's time to give hair a little TLC. Try an oil like Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Oil ($13), at Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca.

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