The “Lifting” Skin Care Products Angela Bassett’s Makeup Artist Always Keeps in His Kit

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Celebrity Makeup Artist and aesthetician D’Andre Michael has an eye for elegance. Having provided Angela Bassett with some of her most recent glamorous looks on the red carpet, the creator of U.G.L.Y. Girl Cosmetics shares what he uses to achieve next-level beauty.

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DMK Cosmetics Foundation ($42)

This staple on the red carpet is a favorite of Michael not just for the perfect application, but also it’s ability to last for hours under hot lights.

“I love this because it’s silicone based,” Michael says. “You can build on the coverage and it lasts for hours without smudging or streaking.”

The shade range is also fairly expansive, which Michael loves.

“It comes in many great colors for all skin tones,” he explains. Those shades range from deep olive, to red and yellow undertones, to dark.

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Chanel Le Lift Pro Concentré Contours ($210)

The anti-aging serum of your dreams, this first step in Chanel’s Pro series is meant to tackle advanced signs of aging, including fine lines. The formula produces an “immediate tensing effect,” according to Chanel, which contours and defines the face.

For celebrities, like Angela Bassett, who already seem ageless, this serum packs an extra punch of glow and youthful refreshment. Fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin, Concentré Contours does the heavy lifting with hyaluronic acid and a biopolymer that helps to tighten skin.

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Chanel Le Lift Pro Crème Volume ($200)

Step two of the Lift Pro series is also vital for Michael’s red carpet kit. Delivering an instant plumping effect that can tackle even deep wrinkles, this lightweight cream is a wonder. Powered by melipona bee enzymes, the Crème Volume leaves the face looking more defined.

Heightening contrast, smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and providing lasting hydration, this cream is truly a weapon against the signs of aging.

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Rohto Max Strength Redness Relief Eye Drops ($9)

Tired of dull-eyed photos? Michael is too, which is why he always includes Rohto Eye Drops in his red carpet looks.

“These drops are so fast acting,” Michael says. “It completely brightens the whites of the eyes and eliminates that tired look.”

The best part? “They’re really long-lasting!” Michael explains.

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BEAUTYBLENDER PRO Makeup Sponge ($20)

If you want the perfect makeup, you need the perfect applicator. Michael relies on the iconic BEAUTYBLENDER for its undeniably smooth, flawless application.

This sponge is the real deal. It’s won 14 beauty awards for its exclusive water-activated material that leaves skin looking airbrushed.

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