Stars have access to the latest and greatest, and us common folk crave the secrets behind what keeps them looking so good. But, while A-list beauty product picks and must-get facials are always fun to find out, it’s the beauty tricks that take on the flaw-magnifier of HD that proves what really works—and what doesn’t. Here are some of our favorite secrets from the sets.
The Beauty Secret: Arbonne RE9 Regenerating Toner
All eyes may have been on what Kim’s dress looked like in the Keeping Up With the Kardashians wedding finale, but we know the skin-care secret behind Khloe Kardashian’s makeup look from her bridesmaid role on the big day: Arbonne RE9 Regenerating Toner. The star and sister-of-the-bride is said to have worn the antioxidant- rich, pH-balanced mist as one of her skin-care steps.
The Beauty Secret: Elemental Herbology Cell Food
The powerhouse product of Elemental Herbology Cell Food delivers a serious dose of skin-saving antioxidants and radiance-boosting actives to achieve that always-enviable ‘glow’ to the cast of Blue Bloods, including leading lady Bridget Moynahan.
The Beauty Secret: Jan Marini Skin Research Age Intervention Dark Circle Eye Defense
Denise Hooper, Scandal’s makeup department head, uses Jan Marini Skin Research Age Intervention Dark Circle Eye Defense on set. The dark circle superstar relies on peptides, retinol and oil-absorbing particles to reduce the appearance of under-eye circles and wrinkles and is one key skin-care step that keeps the cast of Scandal looking so flawless.
The Beauty Secrets: John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil + SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen
Makeup artist Robin Glaser uses the plant-packed, superhydrating Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil on the cast, but, according to makeup artist Jorjee Douglass, the secret to Zooey Deschanel’s porcelain complexion (hello, stunning makeup-free selfies) is the line’s SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen, which she wears under her makeup on set.
The Beauty Secret: The Jurlique jasmine line
Madeleine Stowe garners much praise for her portrayal of often-evil matriarch Victoria Grayson on Revenge, but it’s her glamorous outfits and age-defying look that has fashion and beauty junkies always asking ‘how does she do it?’ One on-set trick: The star loves Jurlique’s Jasmine body line, richly aromatherapeutic skin savers that nourish and hydrate—so much so that the makeup department always has it on hand.
The Beauty Secret: NEVO Hydra Pearls by PRAVANA
Mad Men’s Betty Draper, played by January Jones, has gone through a bit of a transformation throughout the series’ run—but, despite the style, one thing that hasn’t waivered is her impeccable hair. According to celebrity hair stylist, Rebekah Forecast (who works with January), her tresses have NEVO Hydra Pearls by PRAVANA, dissolvable frizz-fighting, smooth strand–inducing ampoules, to thank. “I always look for products that will make my clients’ hair stronger and shinier without imparting any oily or heavy residue,” she says.
The Beauty Secret: Billed as “office-appropriate yet smoldering,” Urban Decay Naked Palette is one on-set secret of makeup artist Cindy Williams, who works with Mindy Kaling on the Mindy Project.
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