Salma Hayek Covers Her Gray Roots With This Unexpected Makeup Product

Salma Hayek revealed the makeup product she swears by when she doesn't have time to dye her gray roots. As she put it on Instagram, "We don't gatekeep here."

By Alyssa Morin Feb 29, 2024 8:16 PMTags

You'll be hair for Salma Hayek's beauty hack.

The House of Gucci star revealed how she covers up her gray roots when she doesn't have time to dye her strands.

"Look at all this white hair," she began her Feb. 27 Instagram video during her glam session, in which she donned a white robe and had a full face of makeup on. "So, what is the secret? How can you cover it without having to dye it? When I'm on my own, I just put mascara."

But the 57-year-old noted there are things to keep in mind before swiping the wand into your hair.

"You clean it really well and then just go like this," she explained, mimicking brushing the mascara over her grays. "And all the rebellious little ones that stick up not only go black, but they stay flat."

And although Salma didn't share the mascara she uses, she held up what looked like Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes, which has a flexible wand that includes both a flat side and bristle side.

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Though when she has time—and her hairstylist, Miguel Martin Perez, on her side, she opts for a different tactic to touch up gray roots in a jiffy.

"It's just like a magic spray," the pro said, applying the L'Oréal Professionnel Root Touch Up Spray. "And then we're just going to cover it up for the day."

Considering Salma's mascara hack works best for people with dark tresses, the root spray comes in six various shades.

As she put it, "We don't gatekeep hair tips here."

And when all else fails, embrace your natural beauty or make light of it.

In fact, it's an approach Salma has taken. She quipped in a June 2023 Instagram, "Me waking up and counting how many white hairs and wrinkles have crashed the party this morning.

Keep reading to see how other celebrities have celebrated their beauty—gray roots and all.

Alicia Keys

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Anne Hathaway

"I don't think about age," Anne told Today's Sheinelle Jones in an interview published Sept. 18. "To me, aging is another word for living. So, if people want to pay a compliment, it's nice. But whatever the hype is, I'm interested in what's beyond the concept of hype."

Millie Bobby Brown

The Stranger Things star recently shared a makeup-free selfie, embracing the skin she's in on Instagram.

Megan Thee Stallion

The rapper proved that hot girls don't need makeup to look beautiful.

Pamela Anderson

The Baywatch alum is kickstarting a new beauty trend after going makeup-free during Paris Fashion Week

"It's all about self-acceptance," she told i-D magazine on Sept. 29. "This is the chapter of my life I'm trying to embrace now. Since I really walk out the door as me, I feel relief—a weight off my shoulders."As she put it, "I'm dressing for me now, not for everybody else."

Drew Barrymore

"This is 47!" Drew celebrated in February 2022.

Sofía Vergara

The Modern Family alum shared a rare makeup-free selfie during Paris Fashion Week.

Tracee Ellis Ross

The Grown-ish actress is known for celebrating her natural beauty and this thirst trap is no different.

Selena Gomez

The Rare Beauty founder not only snapped a selfie of her fresh-faced look, but showed off her natural curls.

Lady Gaga

Even makeup rebels have to let their skin breathe.

Leni Klum

The model shared a close-up of her acne breakouts in this makeup-free selfie.

Priyanka Chopra

The Quantico alum soaked up the sun in this gorgeous makeup-free selfie Feb. 25.

Tyra Banks

The supermodel struck a pose to show off her fresh-faced beauty. "Some take a chill pill," she wrote. "I take a wig break."

Hailey Bieber

The model bared it all on TikTok to share her skin condition. 

"Perioral dermatitis is a skin disorder resembling acne or rosacea," she explained in the text of her March 27 video. "In most cases, it involves tiny red bumps that form on the lower half of the face, in the folds of the nose and around the mouth."

Salma Hayek

"Thank you for sharing your love, making me feel supported and many times making me laugh," the actress told her followers. "I always learn from all of you and I hope many blessings come your way in this new adventure

Jessica Biel

The actress skipped the makeup for a good cause, writing on Instagram, "Spreading some self love today with zero filter and zero makeup for my girl @KateUpton."

"She's on a mission to encourage everyone to feel strong and love themselves *as they are*... and I'm so honored to help spread that message," Jessica continued. "Take a second to show the real you."

Gabrielle Union

The actress is often told she doesn't look a day over 21 and this selfie proves it.

Gwyneth Paltrow

The Goop founder is known for rocking a makeup-free look.

Halle Berry

The Oscar winner bared more than just her face in this sexy snapshot.

Michelle Pfeiffer

To celebrate a social media milestone, the actress showed off her natural beauty.

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