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

    Who wore it: Taraji P. Henson

    Courtesy of Perfect Face

    “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

    Who wore it: Lupita Nyong’o

    Courtesy of Lancome

    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

    Who wore it: Reese Witherspoon

    Courtesy of Laura Mercier

    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

    Who wore it: Cara Delevingne

    Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

    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

    Who wore it: Amal Clooney

    Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury

    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

    Who wore it: Adele rocks a similar product

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    L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Highlighter

    Who wore it: Blake Lively

    Courtesy of Maybelline

    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

    Who wore it: Cate Blanchett

    Courtesy of Chanel

    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

    Who wore it: Kendall Jenner

    Courtesy of Bumble and Bumble

    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

    Who wore it: Keira Knightley

    Courtesy of Chanel

    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

    Who wore it: Elisabeth Moss

    Courtesy of Klehl's

    “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

    Who wore it: Jennifer Lopez

    Courtesy of Kerastase

    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

    Who wore it: Emma Stone

    Courtesy of Revlon

    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

    Who wore it: Sarah Jessica Parker

    Courtesy of Laura Mercier

    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

    Who wore it: Kirsten Dunst

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    L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse

    Who wore it: Julianne Moore

    Courtesy of L'Oreal

    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

    Who wore it: Lady Gaga

    Courtesy of Tom Ford

    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

    Who wore it: Elizabeth Olsen

    Courtesy of Dove

    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

    Who wore it: Charlize Theron

    Courtesy of Dior

    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

    Who wore it: Kerry Washington

    Courtesy of Neutrogena

    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

    Who wore it: Dakota Johnson

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    Dior Diorific Lipstick in Dolce Vita #14

    Who wore it: Felicity Jones

    Courtesy of Dior

    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

    Who wore it: Emily Blunt

    Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

    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

    Who wore it: Kristen Stewart

    Courtesy of Jillian Dempsey

    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

    Who wore it: Elizabeth Debicki and Alicia Vikander

    Courtesy of Ardell

    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.