Glowing, poreless complexions. Lip colors that don't budge. Cheekbones that could cut glass for days. These things may look effortless on the silver screen, but there's a lot of blood, sweat, tears—and most importantly, super special products—that keep Hollywood stars looking immaculate in front of the HD cameras. Here, the top-secret tools of the trade.More
As far as long-lasting lip color is concerned, it just doesn't get better than the notorious L.I.P. treatment. Created specifically for theater (and beloved by the Metropolitan Opera and Cirque du Soleil performers alike), this creamy, stays-put-forever formula is rich and vibrant, but still keeps lips smooth and supple.
Mehron L.I.P. Color Cream, $8.88; amazon.com.
For makeup artists, there's nothing more important than keeping their precious brushes clean. Made from citrus spirits and food-grade solvents, the clear, non-toxic elixir dissolves even the most stubborn pigments while conditioning the bristles and ensuring quick-drying results. Its natural orange scent is actually kind of amazing.
Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner, $18; amazon.com.