We got the scoop from top celebrity makeup artists and here are the five beauty essentials they always have on hand backstage at the Oscars.
1. A Good Concealer
Concealer is a must for any big event, but it’s especially important when you’re being photographed from every angle. Make sure to choose a concealer that provides good coverage without looking cakey.
2. A Long-Wearing Lipstick
You want your lipstick to look perfect in all those close-up shots, so make sure to choose a long-wearing formula that won’t smudge or fade. A bright pop of color is always a good choice for the red carpet.
3. A Setting Powder
With all the flashbulbs going off, you’ll want to make sure your makeup is set and won’t budge. A translucent setting powder is a must-have in any celebrity makeup artist’s kit.
4. A Trusty Eye Pencil
Whether you want a smoky eye or a more defined look, an eye pencil is a versatile tool that can help you achieve either look. Make sure to choose a waterproof formula so it won’t budge, even if you get teary-eyed during your acceptance speech.
5. A Mini Beauty Kit
You never know when you might need a touch-up, so it’s always good to have a mini beauty kit on hand. Fill it with essentials like blotting papers, q-tips, and your favorite lip gloss.