Celebrities' Secret Weapons: Hollywood's Top 25 Beauty Products Revealed

7:50 AM 11/11/2015

by Meg Hemphill

A look at the must-haves used to create 2015's most memorable film, television and red-carpet looks.

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    Ashunta Sheriff Perfect Face Blend Foundation Stick in Tan

    “This is my must-have product for Cookie,” says Taraji P. Henson’s makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff. “It covers without looking cakey.” $40, vivrantbeauty.com

     

     

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    Lancome Shine Lover Vibrant Shine Lipstick in Palpitante

    Nick Barose layered this fuchsia shade over plum lip liner and purple lipstick to create a shiny, wow-factor lip on this year's Cannes carpet.

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    Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Colour in Blaze

    At this year's Golden Globes, Molly Stern contoured Witherspoon's cheeks with taupe cream blush, followed by Laura Mercier Creme Cheek Color in Blaze (warm rose) on the apples and topped that with a mango-hued powder blush.

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    Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Cara D

    Tilbury’s three-in-one tool comes in three shades named for brow icons Grace Kelly, Brooke Shields and Cara Delevingne. It’s not hard to guess which she uses on client Delevingne.

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    Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow

    Makeup pro Charlotte Tilbury started with this primer (“the perfect base”) for Amal Clooney’s Golden Globes glow.

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    Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

    Michael Ashton calls his layering of gel liner and waterproof liquid liner in Adele's "Hello" video, “product cocktailing.” For a gel liner that paints on evenly, try Maybelline.

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    L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Highlighter

    To get a strobing effect, Elaine Offers used a concealer brush to apply L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Highlighter on Lively, then pressed it in with her fingertips.

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    Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Colour in Excentrique

    For Blanchett’s Carol, Morag Ross used Chanel Rouge Allure lipsticks in Excentrique (apricot), which she would layer with a hint of Coromandel (deep orange-red) to intensify or a touch of Enjouee (pinky-coral) to soften.

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    Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

    At the Opening Ceremony x Calvin Klein Jeans launch party on April 23, Hairstylist Jen Atkin spritzed Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray onto Kendall Jenner’s tresses for body and texture.

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    Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in Marie

    Kate Lee applied this lipstick with a brush, then blotted it, and “neatened up the line using concealer to cut out the lip shape, like a reverse lip liner.”

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    Kiehl's Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak

    “With all these color changes, it’s critical to have great products to maintain healthy hair,” says Elisabeth Moss’ colorist, Caroline Buckler, who recommends Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak.

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    Kerastase Resistance Serum Therapiste

    For Lopez’s hun,” Lorenzo Martin applied gel serum through the hair before making a high, half-up ponytail, wrapping it around itself and securing with bobby pins. $43, kerastase-usa.com

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    Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Marine

    Rachel Goodwin kept Stone’s makeup very subtle to accentuate the Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Marine on the outer corners of the eyes. $8.99, ulta.com.

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    Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Sherazade

    For this year's Met Gala, Leslie Lopez lined SJP's eyes with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Jungle and swiped Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Sherazade up to the brow bone and also below the eyes to make the eyes pop.

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    Oribe Curl by Definition Creme

    Hairstylist-in-demand Cervando Maldonado brings out the natural wave and texture of Dunst’s hair with Oribe Curl by Definition Creme.

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    L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse

    For the actress’ Rita Hayworth-inspired BAFTA curls, Marcus Francis applied mousse from roots to the ends “to create texture and hold.” $4.99, ulta.com.

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    Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Palette

    Sarah Tanno “couldn’t live without” Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Palette to give Gaga’s American Horror Story Countess “that carved yet glowing, ethereal skin.”

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    Dove Style+Care Strength and Shine Extra Hold Hairspray

    Mark Townsend spritzed Dove hairspray onto a toothbrush to brush down flyaways in Olsen’s hair at the Tokyo premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron on June 23. 

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    Dior Diorskin Nude Air Tan Healthy Glow Sun Powder in Amber #002

    Makeup artist Pati Dubroff applied Dior’s Diorskin Nude Air Tan Healthy Glow Sun Powder (in Amber) on Charlize Theron only to areas where the sun hits the face, “not on the whole thing, which can give it a muddy feeling."

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    Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In Cream

    At this year's Emmys, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew rubbed Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-In Cream onto Washington’s damp hair before styling to “keep it soft and frizz-free, and the shine is unbelievable.”

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    Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Rouge-Gorge

    Makeup guru Pati Dubroff wanted to infuse a '70s vibe into Johnson's Black Mass premiere look by using Chanel's orange eyeshadow.

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    Dior Diorific Lipstick in Dolce Vita #14

    Sabrina Bedrani chose this orangey-red shade because “it was more fun and modern” than a classic red.

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    Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Crimson

    For Blunt’s luscious pout, Jenn Streicher applied a deep wine lipstick then followed it with a matching lip liner “to perfect the look.”

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    Jillian Dempsey Khol Eyeliner in Jet Black

    Jillian Dempsey struggled to find an eyeliner that was precise enough, so she started a beauty line with this one, used on Stewart, as the first product.

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    Ardell Lashes in 120

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’s hair and makeup designer Sarah Monzani used faux lashes for Elizabeth Debicki and Alicia Vikander’s ’60s mod looks.