9 Drugstore Products the Pros Love
See what beauty bargains top hairstylists and makeup artists stash in their red carpet kits.
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Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
If you're going without stockings to your next cocktail party, use this water- and transfer-resistant spray to make legs look flawless. Spritz it on your palms and rub over your calves, knees and thighs in long strokes, says makeup artist Sandy Linter. Use a makeup sponge to apply it to ankles and feet for a streak-free finish. "This is heavy-duty. It hides almost all imperfections, even varicose veins," she says.
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Maybelline Baby Lips Repairing Lip Balm with SPF 20
These tinted balms work just as well on cheeks as they do on lips. Swipe a bit of color across the apples of your cheeks and blend it up toward your temples with your fingertips to give skin a sheer glow in seconds, says makeup artist Troy Surratt. Try his go-to shade: Pink Punch (far right).
$3 each, Target.com
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New-Skin Liquid Bandage
Before using concealer on a blemish, apply a dab of this antiseptic liquid that forms a protective layer when it dries. It keeps your makeup in place and helps reduce your risk of an infection, says makeup artist Kristofer Buckle.
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Tresemmé Remoisturize Conditioner
For beachy texture without firing up a curling iron, flip your head upside down and scrunch a quarter-size amount (if your hair is short or fine, use less) of this aloe-infused conditioner into dry hair, says hairstylist Kozmo.
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Milani Runway Eyes Shadow
Apply this eyeshadow from lashline to crease with a damp brush; then, with a dry one, apply more color in a V shape to your outer corners for definition, says makeup artist Rebecca Restrepo. The pigments are so intense that these shadows can also double as eyeliner.
Her go-to shades (clockwise from top left): Black Out, Beach Sand, Blue Lagoon and Coffee Shop.
$7 each, Milani.com
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Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion
Mix this rich moisturizer with a liquid bronzer to give skin a subtle hint of color and major sheen, says makeup artist Meredith Baraf, who helps Victoria's Secret angels Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes get camera-ready from head to toe.
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Revlon ColorStay Makeup
Makeup artist Brett Freedman uses this foundation on everyone from Lisa Kudrow to Brittany Snow. "It comes in a terrific range of colors," he says. Freedman applies this base while skin is still damp with moisturizer and even adds a little to the tops of clients' hands to downplay freckles and age spots.
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
The light, silky texture makes this sunscreen worth the investment, says makeup artist Andie Markoe-Byrne. It provides UVA and UVB protection, but the matte finish won't cause your foundation to slide off midday.
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Ardell Half Strip Lash Accents
Add oomph to your eyes with these false lashes that extend from midlid to the outer corner of your upper lashlines. With a pointy cotton swab, apply a thin layer of black lash glue to the strip and let it dry for 15 seconds, says makeup artist Emily Kate Warren. Then, looking down but keeping your eyes open, rest the strip on the middle of your eyelid and gently press it down onto your outer corners.
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