Celeb makeup artists are Hollywood’s confidants — they see it all, hear it all, and keep it all on lock better than a government server.
But we did get one of the best, Molly R. Stern (whose clients include Lily Collins and Reese Witherspoon), to dish on what really matters: the makeup!
What’s the most stolen product from your kit?
“L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Heavenly Berry. It gives lips a just-bitten, pink flush and looks amazing on all skin tones.” $18, at Vitamin Grocer Australia
What’s the most overrated makeup trick?
“Contouring! It requires a lot of skill — on most people it just looks like dirt. Instead, tap a pearlescent highlighter, like Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter, super quickly along your cheekbones; it’s a foolproof way to create a lifted effect.” $78, kjaerweis.com
If you have time to add only one thing to a face, what is it?
“Blush makes everyone look more youthful. Pick a tone your skin naturally turns — rose, peach, etc. — but go for the brightest version of that to bring radiance.”
What’s a pricey product that’s worth every penny?
“Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation has a veil-like finish that covers imperfections while letting your skin underneath shine through. Plus, it looks the same from the second you put it on until you take it off. Rare!” $111, at Mecca