How To Look Like A Celeb For Less

With access to fitness instructors, personal stylists and all of the clothes and makeup imaginable, it’s no wonder the celebs look so great and become style icons for so many of us. But while us mere mortals may never have an attentive entourage, adoring fans and paparazzi trailing behind us, it doesn’t mean we can’t emulate the same sophistication as our favourite model, celebrity or general VIP. Follow these simple hacks to achieve that celebrity pizazz without breaking the bank!



Hair and Makeup

If you learn how to do hair and makeup like a pro then you’ll always have access to your own personal stylist- yourself! You could either take a short course or learn at home, there are so many tutorials on Youtube there’s no excuse not to give it a try. Search for ultra glam red carpet looks including things like shimmering smokey eyes, stunning red lips and sophisticated curled hair. Practice using the tools and techniques to create each look, you’ll nail the skills in no time.



There’s one thing most celebrities have in common, and that’s a fantastic smile. Visiting a cosmetic dentist is one of the first things most celebs do when their career takes off, and for good reason. A beautiful white smile makes you look expensive and more attractive, and it’s less invasive than most other kinds of cosmetic surgery. If you want to get that celebrity look, then addressing your teeth is an important step. You can buy over the counter whitening kits and whitening toothpastes for a less expensive alternative. One handy tip to bear in mind is that certain lipstick colours will also make your teeth look brighter, so it’s worth experimenting.



Celebrities can often be found wearing the most high end designer brands, although this isn’t always the case. As we’ve already shown here on Live Like a VIP, you can often get their exact look for less than you’d probably think. High street shops will often have items which are inspired by designers, and so keep an eye out for a less expensive alternatives to snag the celebrity look for less. Know which pieces are worth investing in, and learn to mix designer with lower end in a chic way. This will stop you from blowing the budget. For example, high end shoes, bags and coats will always make an outfit look expensive. You can then choose fashionable, affordable pieces from the high street to finish the look.



Chances are, the reason you idolise your favourite celebrity isn’t just down to their looks but because you like their personality too. Being in the public eye means that most celebrities are great speakers, are self assured and ooze confidence. Learning to become more confident is a skill that will help you in all areas of your life. Begin by taking small steps out of your comfort zone, speak to people you wouldn’t normally speak to and learn to accept yourself for who you are. Before long you will begin develop the kind of confidence that you admire in your favourite VIP.

Zoe Griffin

Editor In Chief

Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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