If you’re looking for makeup that’s truly A-list, check out some celebrity makeup artists’ favorite cosmetics and get your face red-carpet-ready in no time. It’s their business to know what works and what doesn’t, so celebrity makeup artists are a great source for cosmetic product reviews. Not all celebrity makeup artists’ favorite cosmetics come with a staggering price tag either; some can be found at your local drug store. Here are a few favorites.
Start with a tinted moisturizer or light foundation like Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation. If that’s a bit too pricey for you, some celebrity makeup artists are fans of L’Oreal’s True Match foundation and Covergirl’s Queen Collection inspired by Queen Latifah. Cover redness, discoloration, and under eye circles with Cle de Peau’s Beaute concealer, Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage, or go for L’Oreal’s more affordable True Match concealer.
The gold standard for eyelash curlers is She Uemura, but there are several top picks for mascara. On the pricier side, there’s Giorgio Armani’s Eyes to Kill and Chanel’s Inimitable Intense Mascara. At the drug store, check out L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara or Covergirl’s LashBlast Fusion. For eyeshadows, try Estee Lauder’s or Givenchy’s Prisme Eyeshadow Quads.
How do you get a celebrity caliber healthy glow? NARS powder blushes are favorites with celebrity makeup artists, as is Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Cream Blush. Or get a fabulous flush for a fraction of the cash with Iman’s Bronzing Powder, Revlon’s Powder Blush, L’Oreal’s True Match Super-Blendable blush, or Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer.
Chanel’s Rouge Allure lipsticks are an across the board pick. If you prefer a matte look, try the Pure Matte lipstick by NARS. For a long-lasting lipstick that won’t have a long-lasting effect on your bank account, try affordable celebrity artists’ favorites such as Covergirl’s Outlast All Day lipcolor or Revlon’s Colorstay lipcolor. For a glossy pout, try Chanel’s Glossimer.