14 Skin Care Products Celebrity Makeup Artists Swear By

To create a clean, glowing canvas, Hollywood’s most in-demand makeup artists prep their celebrity clients’ faces with select skincare before applying cosmetics. We spoke exclusively with five A-list artists — who work with everyone from Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé, Zendaya and Eiza González to Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Sydney Sweeney and Mindy Kaling — about the proven skincare products and tools in their kits right now .

“Getting ready for a red carpet or big day takes preparation,” says Sir John, whose clients include Beyoncé, Zendaya, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. “I love L’Oreal’s Midnight Serum. The formula is packed with antioxidants, so you wake up in the morning with a smooth, hydrated and refined complexion.”

Angela Caglia Gold Cryo Face Set

“I love preparing the skin for red carpets with cryotools,” says Sir John. “It helps to depuff, soothe and calm the skin. It’s a luxury treatment for my clients, and I almost always give them as gifts because they’re so good.”

Biotta Organic Carrot Juice

“If you want to take it one step further, I always tell my customers to drink carrot juice a few days before a big event,” adds Sir John. “It’s like an internal chemical peel and it’s packed with vitamin K, which increases circulation and cell turnover. That’s my go-to internal hack for glowing red carpet-ready skin.”

Róen Elixir Repairing Face Oil

“The one product I can’t live without is the Róen Elixir Restorative Face Oil — this oil really is for everyone,” says Synnott, whose clients include Nicole Kidman and Eiza González. “It’s illuminating, lightweight and the perfect base for make-up. I’m a big believer in facial massage with your hands, so I love massaging my clients’ skin with this oil, shaping the face before applying makeup.”

Lucerne Force de Vie Luxe Cream

“Luzern Force de Vie Crème Luxe has the most luxurious, silky feel on your skin,” says Synnott. “It works beautifully over the Róen oil. These two products are really my go-to!”

Knesko Diamond Radiance Collagen Facial Mask

“Knesko masks are the only masks I use now,” adds Synnott. “They really make a difference in plumping the skin and have a cooling effect to reduce inflammation.”

Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar

“Jillian Dempsey’s vibrating Gold Bar is so fast and effective,” continues Synnott. “I see real results after just five minutes! If it’s a fast turnaround and my clients feel like they need a little lift, this is the perfect tool!”

Argentum Apothecary La Potion Infinie Cream

“This gentle and hydrating moisturizer is suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive,” says Dali, who works with Sydney Sweeney, Constance Wu and Hunter Schafer. “It moisturizes the skin, without making it greasy or slippery, and wears beautifully under makeup.”

La Prairie Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator

This product is like magic!” adds Dali. “It removes dead skin cells that make the skin look dull. The skin immediately feels silky soft, ensures a better absorption of your skin care and gives the skin a healthy glow.”

dr.  Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum

It’s like a big gulp of water in front of your face,” says Dali. “This serum instantly hydrates and helps soothe and calm the skin.”

Joanna Czech The Facial Massager

“One of my favorite skin prep tools is the Joanna Czech The Facial Massager,” says Blunder, who works with Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, and Gemma Chan. “I always use it for big red carpet events and I love to treat my clients to a mini massage. This really helps to deflate the face, and it’s almost like a mini lymphatic massage.”

Monika Blunder Undercover Face Cream

“I made this nice, clean moisturizer because I wanted a cream that really works for all skin types,” says Blunder. “It is effective and deeply moisturizes and improves the skin, while preparing for seamless makeup application. It is packed with wonderful ingredients, such as arnica, edelweiss, shea butter and rosehip oil.”

BeautyBio Cryo Roller Duo

“I love getting started with this cryotherapy tool,” says Kinjo, whose clients include Mindy Kaling, Uzo Aduba, Riz Ahmed, and Daveed Diggs. The cryo rollers are available as attachments to BeautyBio’s GloPro Facial Microneedling Tool ($199) or as a manual Cryo Roller for $85. “The cold stainless steel rollers help to de-air the skin and aid circulation,” she explains. “It also tightens the pores so that the skin can be primed for a perfect red carpet look.”

Everyday Humans Rose From Above SPF 35 Sunscreen Base

“Protecting the skin is vital no matter what event my clients attend,” adds Kinjo. “This mineral sunscreen has a tint that won’t leave a white cast, no matter your skin tone. Its lightweight dual function helps protect skin from the sun, while acting as a primer to keep makeup in place all day.”

Leave a Comment