Makeup Tips from "Dancing with the Stars"

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Posted 10/14/10 at 08:05AM by Total Beauty


I'm obsessed with the show "Dancing with the Stars" and I love seeing the makeup on the celebrities week after week. I actually even dig the makeup artists so much, I've even become a fan of their Facebook page and am not embarrassed to admit it (well, sorta).

I do admit wholeheartedly, though, that the makeup looks on "DWTS" are totally over the top, but since the stars are on camera, you have to just embrace that fact and love it anyway. I do.

Here are some of the makeup tips I've learned from their Facebook page, courtesy of "DWTS" Head Makeup Artist, Melanie Mills:

Bristol's smoky eye was created by using Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Eye Definer in Sparkle, $27 all over the lid first, then MAC Loose Pigment in Dark Soul, $19.50 was blended all over and under her eyes, says Mills. The eyes were finished off with Ardell # 33 Lashes, $4.99. "We went for smoky and sexy for the rumba," she says.

To create Jennifer Grey's beautiful nude lips, use the Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil in Bare, $24 with Nars Lipstick in Barbarella, $24 and Girlactik Beauty Star Gloss in Nude, $14, says Mills.

And P.S. "everyone keeps saying how young Jennifer Grey looks! And she does! First of all, she has excellent skin in the first place by using Dr. Lancer's GLO2W Kit (Products range from $30 - $125)," she says.To recreate Brandy's lip look, use Makeup For Ever Aqua Lip in #2C, $17 with MAC Lacquer in Klish Klash, $13.55 and a touch of NYX Diamond Sparkle Gloss in Gold Sparkle, $4.99, says Mills.

To get a bronzed glow like the "DWTS" clan use "St. Tropez Skin Finishing Bronzing Mist Spray, $35 ... has anyone else noticed how fresh Florence Henderson looks? She is loving St. Tropez and is glowing," says Mills.

Insider tips like these help me achieve the look of my favorite stars. Now I just need to work on my dance moves ...

Here are more tools to help you look fabulous:Recreate your fave celeb hair and makeup looks from "DWTS" by flipping though our Natural Beauty Look Book. Then get more expert makeup tips from makeup pro Landy Dean.
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1-6 of 6 Comments

  • Posted by GigiSD on 04/13/13 at 02:24pm

    I don't watch the show, but I love to know what products are used on stars--anywhere.

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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 01:59pm

    Thanks for the tips and I don't watch that show either

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 01:15am

    Ugh, I don't like DWTS. And this look on Bristol really makes her look old.

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:36pm

    I need some Nars, but Dancing with the Stars I can do without.

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  • Posted by pynkNymphette on 12/21/10 at 08:24pm

    I am dying for my own tube of NARS lip stick

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  • Posted by kenya on 11/22/10 at 03:16pm

    great tips!

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