Makeup Must-Haves: Celebrity Edition

When it comes to celebrity makeup, we’ve all wondered which products they rely on for their flawless faces, whether on the red carpet, in magazines or even paparazzi shots. Some leading ladies are first introduced to their favorites by makeup artists, while others stumble upon them themselves, but there are a handful of products that appear on celebrity must-have lists time and time again. Here, six that are in constant rotation in Hollywood and well beyond.

NARS Blush in “Orgasm”


Celebrity fans: Kylie Jenner, Adele, Kristin Davis, Bar Refaeli
First introduced in 1999, this universally flattering blush has become an icon in and of itself—and NARS now offers a full range of products in this peachy hue. A liquid blusher, cream illuminator, all-over cream stick and lip gloss are all available to lend a healthy flush—and you can get an even more intense experience with the extra-pigmented “Super Orgasm” blush and illuminator. The end result is so pretty on every skin tone, you’ll be saying, “I’ll have what she’s having.”

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Celebrity fans: Karlie Kloss, Kim Kardashian, Iggy Azalea, Shailene Woodley
The celebrity-beloved foundation that really put Giorgio Armani cosmetics on the makeup map, it could be difficult to find a leading lady or makeup artist who doesn’t have this in their bag of tricks. The weightless formula offers buildable coverage that blurs imperfections and brightens the complexion—and it’s available in 24 shades so just about every skin tone can get in on the action.

Laura Mercier Transluscent Loose Setting Powder

Mercier powder
Celebrity fans: Jennifer Garner, Lauren Conrad, Kristen Bell, Florence Welch
A setting powder is a must for a strong foundation game, and this longtime favorite of makeup mavens everywhere keeps shine at bay and helps makeup stay put from sun-up until sundown. The incredibly fine formula provides a touch of coverage and a matte finish—and Mercier recommends applying it with her specially-designed velour puff for optimal results.

Cle de Peau Concealer SPF 25

Celebrity fans: January Jones, Kate Hudson, Lily Collins
A star in its own right, this concealer is famous for hiding dark circles and blemishes undetectably. Despite winning “best in beauty” awards for the past 15 years, the recently formula was recently revamped to include SPF 25, but even the most hard-core devotees haven’t noticed any difference in the blendability or coverage.

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in “Pillow Talk”

Celebrity fans: Emma Roberts, Amal Clooney, Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman
It’s OK to cheat your way to fuller, more defined lips, and this liner is the best way to do it. This waterproof pencil glides on effortlessly, keeps lipstick in place for up to six hours, and the natural pinky-nude hue lets you draw “outside the lines” of your own lips to create the illusion of a plumper pout without drawing the wrong kind of attention. And if you happen to find one, buy two because it sells out quite often.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Celebrity fans: Taylor Swift, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Beyoncé
Once you try this multi-purpose balm, you’ll never want to be without it again. From chapped lips to jagged cuticles, there’s no dry skin this salve can’t smooth. You can also use it as a highlighter, eye gloss or eyebrow fixative in a pinch without anyone being the wiser. And at $6 for a tin that lasts and lasts, you can buy one for your bag, desk, nightstand and anywhere else for that matter.