The Top 30 Beauty Secrets from the People Who Know Best
-Daneen Baird, founder and editor-in-chief of SpoiledPretty.com
-Amy E. Goodman, author of Wear This, Toss That!
-Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist
-Alexis Wolfer, editor-in-chief of TheBeautyBean.com
-Candice Sabatini, editorial director of BeautyNewsNYC.com
-Debbie Strong, senior health editor at Everyday Health
-Grace Gold, freelance beauty reporter
-Jeannine Morris, editor-in-chief at BeautySweetSpot.com
-Alina Dizik, freelance beauty writer
11. Make mascara count: "Make a $5 tube of mascara look as good as the results from a $25 tube by holding a business card up along the inside edge of your lashes and sweeping the brush against it with your other hand. This way your lashes can't bend out of the way of the brush and you end up coating every lash all the way to the tip. The results will leave you wide-eyed in more ways than one."
-Wendy Toth, senior lifestyle editor for Digital Works @NBCU
12. No powder, no oil: "After age 35, never ever wear powder (except maybe a dab on your nose). It settles into wrinkles around the eyes and mouth to instantly age skin. Instead, go for a tinted moisturizer and/or a stellar concealer like YSL Touche Eclat that deflects light to minimize lines. Use facial blotting tissues like those by The Body Shop with tea tree oil to blot excess oil."
-Ingrid Schmidt, freelance style and beauty editor
13. Take the power back: "I once splurged on a very expensive haircut at a super swanky NYC salon. What did I learn from this $400 trim, besides it looked no different than a $40 cut? I learned to take my power back. When it came time to style my hair, the master stylist asked me how I would like him to do it. 'I don't know, you're the expert,' I said. He begged to differ and lectured me on how I should never give my power away in the chair. Wagging a pricey comb at me, he cautioned me to stay alert and aware every step of the way and never be afraid to speak up or ask the stylist to show you want they are doing. 'Never forget, when it comes to your hair, you're the expert,' he said. Then he offered me champagne."
-Janene Mascarella, beauty writer for Bella magazine
-Margaret McGriff, Yahoo! Shine community beauty blogger
-Betsy Aaron, editorial consultant and staff writer at BeautyNewsNYC.com
-Ellen Miller, former SHAPE beauty director and current beauty director at Better Homes and Gardens
-Melissa Chapman, blogger at MarriedMySugarDaddy.com
-Anne Chertoff, freelance beauty writer and wedding style expert
-Charlie James, videographer and commercial model
-Lauren Fanuzzi, beauty guru and art director
-Roxanna Sarmiento, beauty and style writer, and blogger at everydaytreats.com
-Jolene Hart, beauty and health coach
-Kaylin Johnson, eco-friendly makeup artist and blogger
-Ann Merin, makeup artist who appears on TLC's Wedding Day Makeover
-Jene Luciani, style and beauty expert, and author of The Bra Book
-Michelle McKean, Beauty Mama blogger at ParentSociety.com
27. Sample eye creams: "Keep those mini samples of eye cream you get with department store 'gift with purchase' in your desk and refresh your eyes during the day by lightly tapping the eye cream on your under eye area-even over your makeup is okay. It's refreshing and keeping your eye area moisturized makes it more youthful looking."
-Kari Solyntjes, founder of Fab Over Forty
28. Pillow pretty: "Always sleep on satin or silk pillowcases so that your hair doesn't snag and break when you're tossing and turning. If your hair is prone to dryness, focus shampoo on your scalp. Clean your scalp and when you rinse, the shampoo will clean the length or your hair just enough to gently cleanse it."
-Kai Chic, creator of Mane and Chic
-Maria Ricapito, freelance beauty writer for YouBeauty.com, VanityFair.com and DailyGlow.com (just to name a few)
-Valerie Denny, senior web editor at Redbook