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5 Essential Beauty Tricks We Learned from the 2017 Emmys Red Carpet

Including a lipstick hack that you absolutely NEED in your life!
5 Essential Beauty Tricks We Learned from the 2017 Emmys Red Carpet
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Including a lipstick hack that you absolutely NEED in your life!

Behind the celebrities' glorious beauty looks at every award show are the talented hairstylists and makeup artists who help them become picture-perfect on the red carpet. With that in mind, here's a roundup of the freshest beauty tricks we learned from this year's Emmy Awards:

1. How to turn a shiny lipstick into a matte lip stain

Zoe Kravitz's coral-stained pout looks like your average everyday lip color, but don't be fooled: it's budgeproof and hydrating at the same time. Her makeup artist Nina Park did some makeup magic by mattifying a hydrating lipstick with a genius blotting technique.

With a finger, she first applied the YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Melon Dor and patted it in to achieve a subtle stain. "We did [that] a couple times and blotted it with a tissue, and kept repeating until we got the desired color for the lips," she tells Hollywood Reporter. Then, she brushed over some pressed powder to set it even more, "for that nice matte lived-in look."

2. How to flaunt your new highlights

Looking for a way to show off your new color? Do it the Jessica Biel way. In a slick updo, hairstylist Adir Abergel gave her yellow blonde highlights some shine and squeezed the colored strands together to make them stand out. By keeping the rest of her locks wavy and blow-dried, her glossy coiff effectively became the star of the show.

3. How to create a flawless yet soft wing

Black-ish star Yara Shahidi's makeup artist Emily Cheng showed us a wearable way to create an elongated wing. "Instead of just using a liquid liner, I created the shape by using a liquid pen liner and a gel liner, and then once I got the shape, I went over the edges with a black eye shadow to soften up the edges," she shares with Allure. Turns out, adding shadow can blur the lines slightly and give that smoky effect while still maintaining a clean wing.

4. How to pull off dark eyes and dark lips

A fall-appropriate monochrome look was Priyanka Chopra's pick for the red carpet. She did away with the myth that dark eyes and dark lips can never go together and had Pati Dubroff paint her in matching berry hues. On her was the Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in An Affair, a warm deep plum perfect for medium skin.

5. How to properly contour a square face

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If you have a square-shaped face like The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski, makeup artist Amy Strozzi demonstrates the right way to sculpt your jaw to perfection. First, chisel the area underneath your cheekbones to trim it with some shadow, then contour your temples and your forehead to elongate the center of your face. No need for a face-framing haircut!

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