Want The Low-Down on Tori Spelling's Beauty Tips?

Photo via www.torispelling.orgPhoto via www.torispelling.orgWe chatted with Tori Spelling at Macy's Herald Square in NYC-she was there to help celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal kick off a program to teach women how to use Q-tips to avoid makeup meltdowns. With Spelling's years in showbiz, we figured she knows her way around a makeup bag. Here's what she shared:

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Allure: It's hot and rainy outside, and your makeup still looks great. What is your summer-proof makeup secret?

TS: During the summer, you have to rethink your regime. I don't usually wear foundation in the summer. I wear concealer under my eyes, especially if I'm tired from being up all night with the kids. Clé de Peau is my favorite, it's the one thing I'll splurge on. And I wear tinted moisturizer.

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Allure: When you're not with a makeup artist, what tricks do you use?

TS: I was the girl with a gazillion and one makeup brushes, but after being in so many shoots and doing so many things over the years, you learn amazing tricks-especially with Q-tips. I learned how to smoke my eyes out with them.

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Allure: If you're in a hurry and can only apply one product to your face, what is it?

: Mascara. First, I curl my lashes, which I think makes a huge difference. Then I throw on a waterproof mascara and go. I've tried every single one, and I love Maybelline mascaras.

Bruce Wayne, Spelling's makeup artist, gave us a peek into her makeup bag. Here's what she was packing: Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer; DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation; Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Powder; YSL 4 Colour Harmony for Eyes Palette in #1 Sienna, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned ("Tori is very picky about her lip colors," Wayne said. "She will only wear plums, wines, and some reds, but never pinks or peaches"), and YSL Golden Gloss in #16 Golden Burgundy.

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