You’d think with all the money in the world at their disposal, celebs would rely solely on expert advice. However, you’d be stunned to find out that many of them rely on DIY hacks to maintain their eye-catching features.
In fact, the secret behind the stunning hairdos, flawless makeup, and glowing skin seems to lie in the kitchen cupboard for some of these stars. From condiment hair masks to repurposing nipple cream, here are five weird beauty hacks celebrities swear work.
1. Salma Hayek and Blake Lively’s Saucy Manes
Salma Hayek and Blake Lively actually share a beauty secret. The pair revealed that their luscious manes are maintained using their favorite condiments as hair masks. Salma revealed that she uses mayonnaise and Guacamole in her locks to keep it smooth and shiny.
Blake, who reportedly got her hair tips from her mum, also uses mayonnaise in her hair as a mask. If she needs to tone the color of her blonde hair when it looks too ashy or green, she breaks out a bottle of tomato ketchup.
2. Bella Hadid’s Upside Down Makeup
Based on a picture she posted, Bella Hadid has her makeup applied with her head upside down. The supermodel revealed that the makeup application technique gives the most natural finish to your makeup.
She isn’t the only star who swears by the method either. Reports claim that Katy Perry and Julia Roberts also request to have their makeup done upside-down
3. Beyoncé’s Glue Stick Brows
Queen Bey is known for never having a hair out of place. However, in an interview with E! News, Beyoncé’s makeup artist, Sir John, revealed that her perfect eyebrows are actually a result of applying Elmer’s Glue Stick instead of brow gels. He explained that he preferred it because it withstands any conditions while still remaining gentle on pores and skin.
“My [favorite] beauty hack is to use Elmer’s Glue Stick as the ultimate brow gel in the heat. It doesn’t clog your pores, and it washes off easily.”said Beyoncé’s makeup artist, Sir John,
4. Kim Kardashian’s Plump Undereyes
Kim Kardashian is the queen of contour and loves to show off her smooth under eyes with tons of highlight. But the reality star reveals her bright under eyes is not just a result of her contour kit but rather a very simple hack.
Kim’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic revealed that he uses $6 hemorrhoid cream Preparation H to tighten her undereye and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The cream restricts the blood vessels, reduces redness and has anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce puffiness.
5. Margot Robbie’s Creamy Lip Balm
The gorgeous actress swears by an odd choice of lip moisturizer to keep her iconic pout smooth and plump. Margot insists that store-bought lip balms contain ingredients that dry out your lips instead of moisturizing them and instead she uses a nipple cream instead. In an interview with Elle U.K. she said:
“My lip balm, I use Bepanthen, which is actually a nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers or diaper rash cream for babies. I have a conspiracy theory that lip balms actually have additives in them to dry your lips out so you keep buying them. But because Bepanthen is just a cream for dry skin, it works. It’s what I’ve used my whole life.”