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Trending—Red Carpet Beauty: Best Beauty Essentials for the Papa Papa Paparazzi

Trending—Red Carpet Beauty: Best Beauty Essentials for the Papa Papa Paparazzi

Few women have been as scrumptiously stunning on the red carpet as Halle Berry. Most memorable is the Elie Saab gown she wore in 2002 when she nabbed the Oscar for Best Actress. While Halle has that banging body that begs for über sexy gown, she is also a beauty icon that is always perfectly coiffed and made up for her red carpet appearances.

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Kerry Washington is another red carpet darling who is alway spot on not only her fashion choices, but her hair and makeup as well. Her appearance at the 2013 Academy Awards wearing a coral Miu Miu gown with embroidered top is a prime example of her fashion sense.

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One thing you can bet on, is that these two CeleBeauties are using the best in beauty for their skin, makeup and hair. We put together a few of our favorites that we wouldn’t leave our house suite without if we were gracing the red carpet.

Best Red Carpet Beauty Essentials for the Paparazzi

1. Moisturize

Get skin glowing long before any makeup touches it.

Try: Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Mega Moisturizer (normal to dry or normal to combination) $53

Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Mega Moisturizer

A super moisturizing cream that intensely hydrates, soothes, and protects normal to dry skin.

 2. Obliterate Puffy Eyes

Send your bags packing before you even touch concealer.

Try: L’Occitane Eye Care & Mask Duo $38


This triple-action* formula works both as a daily eye cream and an eye-contour mask for visible results.

3. Prime Face & Eyes

Makeup wears better and longer when prepped with primer.

Try: Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing $39

Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation primer

Its lightweight texture mattifies skin, and the sweat- and humidity-resistant formula is designed to keep makeup intact to reduce touch-ups throughout the day.

Try: Too Faced Shadow Insurance $20

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

This is your full-coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing, melting, blurring, oil slicked, and hard-to-blend eye shadow accidents.

4. Flawless Face

Foundation that covers even the most minute flaws is a must. Finish with a concealer for a flawless face.

Try: BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème $44

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme

Ideal for any skin type, this formula contains a balance of 21 percent pure pigment and 22 percent water, which work in synergy to completely conceal imperfections, redness, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture in a weightless cream.

Try: BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème $32

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme

A richly pigmented, weightless concealing cream that completely covers dark circles, imperfections, redness, and hyperpigmentation.

5. Groom Brows

Don’t skimp on your brows. Sculpt them to perfection.

Try: Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW™ Pomade $18

Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade

A smudge-free, waterproof pomade formula that performs as an all-in-one brow product.

6. Define Eyes

Keep eyeshadow neutral, line eyes with jet black liner and add mega lashes.

Try: Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter $28

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Filter

Each trio features a base, contour, and highlight shade for mistake-proof application.

Try: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner $19

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish.

Try: Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara $27.50

Lancome HYPNOSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara

A mascara that creates full body, high-volume lashes in a single stroke.

7. Perfect Pout

Go nude or Hollywood red, but paint your pout to perfection with a long-wearing luxe lipstick.

Try: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in Amazing $30

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme in Amazing

A rich, velvety, ultra-hydrating lipstick that delivers a dramatic punch of vivid pigment and endless hours of luxurious wear.


Marc Jacobs BeautyNew Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Moody Margot $30

Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Moody Margot

Its innovative gel formula glides effortlessly over lips, laying down subtle shades and a sleek shine finish with a delicate vanilla scent.

8. Sensational Skin

Glowing skin is the finishing touch for any CeleBeauty on the red carpet.

Try: Caudalie Divine Oil $49

Caudalie Divine Oil

A luxurious dry oil that provides nourishing moisture and lasting comfort to body, face, and hair.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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