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Artist: Carola Gonzalez
Clients: Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, Jaime King

“This is one of my top beauty secrets,” Gonzalez told us. “It’s actually a balm for cracked nipples, but I use it on my clients’ chapped, dry, dehydrated lips. It heals lips very quickly and is extra-hydrating. For me, it works better than any lip balm on the market.”

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin, $9.99, available at Buy Buy Baby.


“There’s no need to spend lots of money on mascara,” Gonzalez says. “The LashBlast formula is amazing and adds lots of volume and length to your lashes. The Very Black shade is darker than a standard black formula and will make your eyes stand out. Add a few coats, and it will look like you have fake lashes.”

COVERGIRL LashBlast Mascara In Very Black, $6.99


“This is a great shade for every skin tone,” Gonzalez says. “I use it all the time on my clients, and it’s one of my favorite blushes and bronzers. I call it the perfect blush for every occasion! The formula has shimmer, so the skin glows without any need for highlighter.”

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer In Raisin Glow, $11.49


Artist: Fiona Stiles
Clients: Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Banks, Anna Faris

“Honestly, I don’t like the highlighter in this compact, but I love love love the contour,” Stiles says. “It’s really sheer, unlike 90% of the contour powders on the market, so it’s hard to get wrong. Use a light hand and a soft brush, and you’ll be shocked at the cheekbones you can sculpt!”

NYX Highlight & Contour Powder, $12.50, available at Amazon.


“This is a great product to use under the eyes, on the bridge of the nose, and along the tops of the cheekbones to add a really soft, pretty light to the face without screaming highlighter,” Stiles says. “I use a little here and there to add brightness to the face.”

L’Oréal Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer, $12.99


“Most body makeup destroys clothes because the formulas tend to be a bit oily, which means it never really dries — and then your clothes get stained — but this stuff seriously stays put,” Stiles says. “Use a little to give a bit of color to the body, or you can use a lot to really cover problem areas, like bruises or varicose veins.”

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs, $9.99


Artist: Pati Dubroff
Miley Cyrus, Dakota Johnson, Eva Mendes

“There are many primers on the market, but this is the one I turn to again and again,” Dubroff told us. “It has a perfect, satiny finish and doesn’t add a lot of weight on the top of the skin. It perfectly blurs out pores and fine lines.”

L’Oréal Revitalift Miracle Blur, $19.97,


Artist: Monika Blunder
Clients: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Behati Prinsloo, Megan Fox

“This is one of my go-to lip stains because it’s the perfect nude shade. I use it on Behati [Prinsloo] and Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] all the time, and they love it because it looks so natural on the lips and stays on like a stain,” Blunder says. “The color payoff is great, and the formula is super-easy to apply.”

Revlon Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm In Ingenue, $8.99


“This is a fantastic cream shadow that comes in so many great colors,” Blunder told us. “I love to layer this product under powder eye shadow for more intensity and a long-lasting effect.”

Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Cream Gel Eyeshadow, $5.24


“I love this mascara because it is long-lasting, provides a lot of volume, and it does not clump,” Blunder says. “Your lashes will look very healthy and natural. As a makeup artist, I have to change out my mascara quite often, so I also love the price point.”

COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara, $7.49

image-9Artist: Nick Barose
Clients: Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Roberts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“These wipes remove makeup without being greasy, but they still keep the skin hydrated,” Barose told us. “I like the white tea because my clients are in love with the calming scent.”

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes With White Tea Extract, $6


“This comes in great shades, and the formula adds color and shine all in one,” Barose says.

L’Oréal Colour Riche Le Balm, $6.36

image-11“I love that one pack of these comes with three lengths — short, medium, and long — so you can use a variety of sizes to make sure they blend in perfectly with your natural lashes.”

Eylure Individual Lashes Combination, $4.99,


Artist: Molly R. Stern
Clients: Reese Witherspoon, Lily Collins, Julianne Hough

“This velvety, chubby pencil makes creating a bold lip easy with its excellent delivery and color that packs a punch,” Stern says. “But, the best part is, you can get a true matte finish without dryness.”

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm In Striking, $6.89


“This long-wear gel liner glides on easily, so it’s great for a sharp cat-eye or a smudged, smoked-out line,” Stern says. “The color is more unique [than black], but still a neutral — and it’s great for all eye colors!”

L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner In Slate, $9.95


Artist: Melanie Inglessis
Clients: Olivia Wilde, Rosamund Pike, Kate Hudson

“This liner has a felted tip for an easy application and is super-black,” Inglessis says. “It stays on, but it’s also easy to take off with makeup remover!”

L’Oréal Infallible Blackbuster Liner, $6.99


“This formula has vibrant pigments and is long-lasting, but still very moisturizing,” Inglessis told us. “The palette is extensive, and there are some really great colors!”

COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick, $6.39


“This is a great kohl liner because it’s super-black and really soft, perfect for the waterline,” Inglessis says.

Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner, $5.20


Artist: Fabiola
Clients: Julianne Moore, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

“These are essential for keeping your skin shine-free but still glowing, without having to apply a lot of powder,” Fabiola told us. “They’re a staple for my red carpet clients.”

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $8.78


“This color is a true black and is really easy to use,” Fabiola says. “It creates the perfect kitten flick and doesn’t bleed.”

Maybelline Master Graphic Liquid Marker Eyeliner, $6.39


“This is a staple in my own makeup bag,” Fabiola says. “I love this formula because it’s super-black and it really separates and builds your lashes, making them look really full.”

L’Oréal Voluminous Original Mascara, $5.89



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