That’s her bag, baby
A peek into the make-up bags of the prettiest A-listers
From fashion trends to lifestyles, we are virtually entranced by what celebs are doing, wearing, seeing and, especially for us, which products they are using. Make no bones about it; to look so incredibly chic from runway to red carpet our most put-together celebs are armed with the best tools of the trade. Thankfully, we’ve got the skinny on what products are hiding in the makeup bags of these stunning A-listers.
After spending four seasons in the sun, The O.C. alum Mischa Barton knows that SPF protection and ample moisture are essential to keeping her face looking fresh and young. She starts the day with Clarins’ UV Plus Day Screen High Protection with SPF 40 ($40 at sephora.com). This SPF rich cream protects skin from harmful UV rays while lending moisture, improving skin health and even helping makeup stay put.
The key to a photo-ready red carpet complexion is ample coverage. Kate Hudson puts forward her flawless face for public appearances with the help of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation ($25 at sephora.com). This foundation, composed of only minerals and free of preservatives, talc, oil or wax, provides even, natural-looking coverage to all types of skin.
To help define her eyes, Eva Mendes uses Urban Decay Cosmetics’ 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil ($16 at urbandecay.com). Available in 15 different colors from a classic black shade, to a bold, electric blue, there’s a color for everyone and every look. We favor, as does Eva, the black “Zero” hue layered atop the silver metallic “Dime” to add dimension to the dark definition.
Taking Dramatic eyes to a new level, Lauren Conrad uses mark’s Scanda-Lash Hook Up Mascara to darken and thicken her lashes ($5 at avon.com). This smooth formula comes in a travel-size tube so it’s easy to keep on hand for reapplication. Thickening without clumping, this mascara comes in black, brown, blue and purple hues.
Gwen Stefani is known as much for her vocal stylings as she is for her trend-setting style. Her signature, pin-up inspired look would fall flat without her patented blushing cheeks and dark, sultry lips. She gets them both from the multitasking Supermodel Stain from Jelly Pong Pong ($19 at jellypongpong.com). This generous kick of color goes on smoothly and evenly whether it coloring cheeks or staining lips. We especially love the unapologetic boldness of the dark red, “Nymphette” hue.
Put it all into our favorite Betsey Johnson cases, such as the Femme Fatale cosmetic bag, and pack star style on the go ($44 for three-piece set on betseyjohnson.com).