Fresh off a national book tour and a powerful performance at the ACM Awards, Miranda Lambert returns to Vegas for her extended residency, Velvet Rodeo. A powerhouse in country music, she kicks off this leg of shows as officially the most nominated and decorated artist in ACM history.
But returning to a packed Vegas schedule means putting her skin through a lot. We caught up with celebrity makeup artist Moani Lee to learn exactly how Lambert was prepped and protected for the opening night return of Velvet Rodeo.
“Miranda has the most beautiful skin naturally,” Lee says. “But she does undergo quite a bit of stress due to a heavy performance schedule and the dry climate in Las Vegas.”
Find out exactly how Lee got Miranda Lambert stage-ready for her opening night return to Velvet Rodeo.
111Skin Repair Serum NAC Y²™ ($350)
To prepare for opening night, Lee needed something that could protect and hydrate Lambert’s skin.
“I love using 111Skin products on her as they are so healing and nourishing for the skin,” Lee explains.
“One of my favorite products is the Repair Serum NAC Y2 as it helps to plump and smooth skin and give this beautiful healthy glow,” she says. “It’s velvety in texture but absorbs immediately into the skin.”
This formula boasts a high concentration of an amino acid complex that promotes skin barrier repair, long-lasting hydration, and works to erase the appearance of fine lines over time. It’s also perfect for dry and sensitive skin.
Lambert’s performance schedule is packed, and opening night came on the back of stunning at the ACM Awards and a national book tour. To help keep the look of tired eyes at bay, Lee turns to this hydration-boosting eye mask.
“I also like to use the Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask to quench the under eye area with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid and skin-rejuvenating retinol,” Lee explains. “It also has Hexapeptide which helps to tighten and smooth the under eye area.”
This mask promises results in as little as 20-minutes, and includes vitamins that target discoloration.
“One of my favorite face masks, if we have the luxury of time for (Lambert) to sit in the full hydration mask for about 20 minutes, is the 111Skin Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Mask,” Lee says.
Perfect for stressed-out skin, this isn’t your average sheet mask. The Bio Cellulose used is much finer than a tissue mask, allowing it to adhere to you like a second skin to better deliver its hydrating and soothing ingredients.
“This is such a feel-good mask packed with good-for-you ingredients that help to calm inflammation and irritation within the skin while replenishing antioxidant levels,” Lee explains. “It helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, brightens the skin tone and reduces hyperpigmentation.”
Perfect for repairing dry and chapped lips in Las Vegas’ arid climate, this soft gloss lip treatment provides immediate hydrating relief and a soft shimmery glow. For Lambert, it was the perfect prep for her opening night at Velvet Rodeo.
“I also like to prep her lips with HIGHR Collective Lip Milk which is a beautiful gloss/lip treatment emulsion,” Lee explains. “It has a blend of organic sunflower oil and wild-harvested meadowfoam seed Oil and low molecular hyaluronic acid and maxi-lip tri-peptides.”
The best part for Lee is HIGHR’s commitment to using local ingredients and giving back environmentally. “I also love this lipstick company in general, because they use all pure bioavailable plant ingredients and they are a B Corp certified brand with a very high integrity for their carbon footprint,” Lee says.