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Katie Holmes reveals beauty secrets exclusively to HELLO! Fashion

Katie Holmes reveals the contents of her make-up bag.


Ever since she burst onto the Hollywood scene, Katie Holmes has been dazzling her fans with her flawless hair and beauty looks. The 36-year-old, who is currently the global ambassador for beauty giant Olay, has revealed that when it comes to her make-up bag, she doesn't turn to that many products for her gorgeous skin.

"There are a few staples in my make-up bag," she told HELLO! Fashion exclusively. "Mascara, lip gloss and concealer. I alternate between Charlotte Tilbury and Chanel. When it comes to shades, I traditionally stick with nudes and light pinks but if the occasion calls for it, I like playing with a bold red lip or a dramatic eyeliner."

"Generally I stick with nudes, browns and purples on my eyes," she added, speaking about her favoured daily look. "For every day, I like to stick with what I know works for my skin. I make bolder choices on the red carpets Ė things like smoky eyes or red lips."

The former Dawson's Creek star also admitted that with a career in the spotlight, she has to be careful to maintain a healthy beauty routine, particularly turning to Alterna Haircare Caviar CC cream: 10-in-1 Complete Correction Leave-In Hair Perfector to keep her brunette locks looking glossy.

"I have my hair blow dried quite frequently for work and often use straighteners, so I often need a really good treatment to help to maintain my hair's strength, smoothness and health and help keep it in good condition," she said.

When it comes to her radiant skin, Katie revealed that her healthy glow comes from taking extra care of her complexion. "I regularly exfoliate and hydrate my skin as often as I can," she says. "I also drink a lot of water, and exercise to help keep my skin in order.

"When Iím working long days and wearing a lot of make-up under the harsh lights, I try to have a facial or rely on the Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Cream Wash Ė itís got a lovely creamy formula and it helps to purify and exfoliate to refresh my skin. I also love the Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Age-Defying Moisturiser Ė it really helps to hydrate and balance my skin and makes it feel soft and smooth."

Her regime is clearly working, with the American beauty often wowing on the red carpet with her glowing skin. However, she revealed that when it comes to the red carpet she doesn't follow a particular routine.

"It's so much fun to try new things with hair and make-up for big events that I don't have a go-to beauty look," she said. "Recently I wore a 1920ís Hollywood look on the red carpet and it was so much fun. It was so glamorous and elegant. Iím very lucky to have a great hairstylist and make-up artist who are willing to have fun. I donít mind taking risks, but I always want to look and feel like itís still me."

"For some events, a red lip is a really fun way to elevate a look, though it definitely depends on what Iím wearing," she continued. "When I wear something classic or monochrome, itís easier to play with colour for my lips. When I choose something really colourful or patterned to wear, I have to choose a beauty look that doesnít distract or feel like it is competing with what Iím wearing."

The Mad Money actress has learned a lot about beauty from her successful career in Hollywood, but there's one particular trick that she has picked up. "One of my favourite tips is to dab white eyeshadow on the inner corners of my eyes to help brighten them," she reveals.