You may know competitive ballroom dancer turned actress, Julianne Hough, the cover star for Allure. She opens up about her approach to beauty off the stage.

She says, “I don’t have a Julia Roberts smile or a nose that’s really prominent,” she said. “But I don’t feel plain.”

Here’s how Hough stands out, especially how she keeps her body enviably fit.

What’s the best makeup trick you’ve learned? “I darken my eyebrows with a pencil. I used to wax the arches, but now I’m letting them grow in. When I feel really makeup-artist-y, I actually get a paint palette and I draw on the eyebrow; it looks like natural hair coming out of my skin.”

Do you have a favorite workout? “Dance. The cardiovascular part of it is incredible, but also you’re using muscles all over. The closest thing to that is Tracy Anderson’s workout.”

What's your typical diet? “I try to do less carbs and more protein and veggies, with fruit as my sugar. Or I’ll do honey instead of sugar.”

What do you do before a romantic night? “I like having really pretty, soft skin, so tons of lotion. I put on baby oil in the shower.”

Do you let your boyfriend watch your beauty ritual? “He watches it every day.”