OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood’s Beauty Secrets

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So that’s how she does it. I thought maybe Carrie Underwood was just born with real eyelashes that looked like false eyelashes. Now she admits to Glamour , “On any given day, I’m wearing four mascaras. Some make my lashes longer, while others fatten them up.” In fact, Underwood is giving away all kinds of beauty secrets in the August issue. Such as, how she wears shimmery charcoal eye shadow instead of too-dark eyeliner. How she puts conditioner on her hair in the shower and leaves it on while she does everything else. How she sprays dry shampoo on her roots to camouflage her highlight outgrowth. And how she uses a pricey-but-worth-it eyebrow pencil from Chanel. Best of all, the only thing Underwood brings on tour is her MAC makeup case on wheels. No team of makeup artists. She does all her own makeup and the results are gorgeous.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.