Rachel McAdams, Doctor Strange Star, Thanks Her Sister Kayleen for Red Carpet Beauty Looks

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Rachel McAdams, star of Doctor Strange, thanked her sister, Kayleen, for her red carpet beauty looks. McAdams revealed that her very own sister is her makeup artist in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

For the beauty shoot, McAdams opened up and explained that working with her sister prior to hitting up an event is very calming. Kayleen has been doing McAdams’ makeup since they were children growing up in Ontario, Canada.

The two sisters looked amazing during their beauty shoot with the magazine, revealing their flawless skin. For the shoot, other celebrities like Emma Stone and Elle Fanning also posed with their makeup artists, but none of those ladies enjoy as a close connection with theirs as McAdams does.

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Achieving the perfect red carpet look can be a difficult task, but Kayleen always leaves her sister looking flawless. In addition to serving as makeup artist for her sister, she has worked on other big names including Sofia Vergara and Jessica Biel.

If you want to know more about McAdams’ beauty secrets and beauty products, you can actually get all of that information on her sister’s style.com makeup channel called Beauty Icons. There, makeup artist McAdams discusses her favorite beauty products – eco-friendly ones to be exact – along with how to put together flawless makeup looks.

Some of her favorite makeup items include Bite Beauty lipsticks, REN Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil, Phillip B. Maui Wowie Volumizing and Thickening Beach Mist, Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil. To apply all these wonderful products, she uses Eco Tools, which are made from bamboo.

Considering that Kayleen is responsible for all of Rachel’s looks, you may be enticed to jump on adding some of these products to your own makeup and beauty bag to achieve similar looks.

Rachel McAdams’ Beauty Secrets

McAdams is known for always having a glowing and fresh complexion, and her biggest skin-care secret would be the use of a seaweed mask, which dries on and peels off. McAdams’ mother also gave both her daughters some sound advice when it comes to makeup: Avoid super dark black mascara. Now the girls use a brown shade instead.

As for her biggest makeup regret, that would be her previous love of putting stickers and temporary face tattoos on her face. McAdams noted that it was her sister who talked some sense into her to stop the trend.

Thanks to sister Kayleen, Rachel McAdams continues to look stunning at any appearance. Kayleen keeps her sister looking fresh-faced and beautiful for any red carpet event, while also keeping her famous older sister calm enough to take on anything she is up against.


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