Beauty Experts' Tips for Detoxing Post–Awards Season
Glam squad members for Margot Robbie, Lady Gaga and Cate Blanchett share their post-Oscars beauty tips.
That’s a wrap. After months of awards shows, red carpets and late nights, Hollywood’s A-list is now free to shun makeup, stop brushing their hair and stay away from photographers until essentially fall, if they want. Regardless of whether stars like Lady Gaga, Chrissy Teigen and Cate Blanchett stay out of the spotlight, one thing is certain: Their skin and hair deserve a little break.
During the Oscars on Sunday night, we polled some of the red-carpet glam squads to get their recommendations for how to de-gunk skin and hair. The main idea: Let it all breathe and rest. “I think no makeup is the key, just leave your skin alone,” says Jeanine Lobell, makeup artist to Blanchett. “Those masks are really nice, just to make sure you’re hydrating. It’s good to use an exfoliator, too. Just make sure you get all that makeup off and let it sit. And spray a hydrating water or essence on your skin, like SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($165).”
Deep cleaning is also the M.O. of Robert Vetica, Blanchett’s hair guru, who recommends clarifying shampoos (Wella makes an excellent one, he says) after you’ve been subjected to many products and lots of styling and/or color. Additionally, “It’s always good to use some kind of deep conditioner and give yourself a break,” says Vetica.
Gaga’s hairstylist Frederic Aspiras says, “The best way to recoup your hair from a night of parties and events, style after style, is Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask.” His regimen, using the product with tea antioxidants: Brush hair, shampoo, squeeze extra water out, apply mask and cover with shower cap for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and towel-dry. Soft, shiny, bouncy hair coming right up.
For the ever-important complexion, Margot Robbie’s makeup artist Tyron Machhausen likes to cleanse with Bioderma Crealine H2O Lotion ($45), then use a hot towel to “open the pores and get all the makeup that might still be hidden out.” Afterward, he sprays the skin with water and lets it rest. “After that, especially after the skin has been worked on a lot, I would use ReVive Intensite Creme Luster Day ($385) and massage it in.” Melanie Inglessis (who made up Olivia Wilde) agrees on the Crealine, plus she recommends Serge Lutens Makeup Remover Pads ($40).
More holistic methods also work. Kara Yoshimoto Bua, who worked on Daisy Ridley’s makeup for the Oscars, advises a few easy remedies: “Honestly, working out and doing an infrared sauna and a hot epsom salt bath with baking soda is a great way to sweat it out. Drink lots of water and get some green juice.” Let the detoxing begin!