By Heather Muir, Allure magazine
Like beauty editors, celebrities get sent tons of makeup, hair, and skin products—after all, which beauty company wouldn't want A-lister X or teen star Y talking up their stuff? So, of everything they try, which do they go back to again and again? We got the scoop on the beauty goods these seven leading ladies keep in stock.
Amy Adams: She played a tough girl in The Fighter, but in real life, Adams has a girly side: She loves pink lip gloss—in particular, Jouer Lipgloss in Mirage. According to her makeup artist, Steve Sollito, she orders it by the dozens.
Natalie Portman: Despite her insane schedule over the past year (what film hasn’t she been in?), Portman’s skin always looks flawless. Her secret weapon? According to makeup artist Jeanine Lobell, Portman is loyal to Joelle Ciocco Sensitive Cleansing Milk.
Kelly Ripa: When you tape a daily, live TV show, your hair takes a beating (think intense blow-drying, curling, and flatironing). Ripa has her hairstylist, Oscar Blandi, apply a few drops of his Jasmine Oil to her damp hair before styling to prevent fuzz and enhance shine.
Kim Kardashian: At the SAG Awards, Kardashian tweeted that she left her false lashes at home and was batting her real ones on the red carpet. So what mascara tube does she always have on hand? “I love Anastasia’s [Lash Lifting] Mascara. When you use it, it kind of creates these little tubes that go over your lashes. It doesn’t clump up,” Kardashian has told us. P.S. She’s a fan of Anastasia’s brow kit, too.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Some celebrities slather on luxe face creams to keep their skin dewy and radiant. But Paltrow prefers something of a different texture: Rodin Olio Lusso, a golden-colored oil. “I have really dry skin, and I like using this oil on my face—it smells amazing. Your skin gets that really hydrated glow,” she has told us.
Olivia Wilde: Not only does Wilde’s hair undergo dramatic dye jobs for different movie roles (sometimes bleach blonde; sometimes jet black), but the sun takes its toll, too. “I live at the beach, so I coat my hair in Josie Maran Argan Oil year-round; it keeps my hair healthy despite the harshness of the sun and the sea,” Wilde has told us.
Blake Lively: The uptown Gossip Girl doesn't scrimp when it comes to beauty. She told us she wears Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks ("In matte neon colors") and Crème de la Mer moisturizer.
Victoria Beckham: The budding designer (and cover girl of the March issue of Allure) doesn't leave home without her lip gloss. "Wherever I go, I've always got my Lancôme Juicy Tubes," she told us.