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The Best Products Celebrities use to get Red Carpet Ready Skin

Discover skincare products used by celebrities and their makeup artists for red carpet looks at events like the Met Gala, Oscars, Grammys, and film premieres.

Zendaya and her Advanced Genifique Face Serum for Red-Carpet Ready, Glowing Celebrity Skin

Smooth, soft, perfectly even and often wrinkle free – celebrity skin is enviable – especially the skin of our Lancôme ambassadresses like Zendaya, Penelope Cruz, and Lupita Nyong'o. Big events, parties, and award shows are just part of the job description for top celebrities and they often attend “another day at work” with flawless looking skin – but what are their secrets? When it comes to prepping their skin for a big event, gala, or red-carpet appearance a little extra effort is often put into play.

With the guidance of top makeup artists, estheticians, facialists, and dermatologists’ celebrities have access to all the expert skincare hacks (and products!) to help them prep for a red-carpet event. Here we take a look at the top skincare products our ambassadresses have used to help prep skin for a flawless red-carpet look because who wouldn’t want skin like an A-lister?

Face Serum: Advanced Génifique Face Serum

It’s common beauty knowledge that good makeup starts with great skin and as such you’ll often find Lancôme Advanced Génifique Face Serum as a product used prior to makeup application to help hydrate and create a smooth base before foundation and face makeup. A staple skincare product and award-winning skincare serum -- Advanced Génifique Face Serum is a go-to product year-round but especially in the lead up to a big red-carpet event… A much-loved skincare product – top actress Amanda Seyfried has previously prepped her skin the night before the Golden Globes with the serum which boosts hydration and radiance whilst helping to strengthen the skin’s protective moisture barrier for a healthy glow.

It's also a top favorite of our global ambassador Zendaya who reveals she likes to pat it into her face to reveal her skins glow – she’s even given the serum some insta-love says that she loves how the serum leaves her skin feeling hydrated and glowy. It’s also been a staple product for some of her red-carpet makeup looks including the 2021 Emmy’s where makeup artist Sheila Davy used it to help prep Zendaya’s skin to create a smooth canvas for makeup application.

It doesn’t just stop at Amanda Seyfried and Zendaya using the product on the regular -- top makeup artists often use Advanced Génifique Face Serum to prep celebrity’s skin prior to apply their red-carpet ready makeup. Celebrity makeup artists including Charlotte Tilbury have used Advanced Génifique for just that reason – for the 2022 Oscars Tilbury prepped actress Penelope Cruz’s skin with the top selling serum. Advanced Génifique Face Serum has also been used on Lupita Nyong’o for several of her previous met gala and oscars red carpet makeup looks. Formulated with top ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Bifidus Prebiotic it’s easy to see why it’s a celebrity and makeup artist favorite.

Under-Eye Serum: Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl

Our Advanced Génifique Face Serum is a celebrity must-have for red carpet events – and it teams perfectly with our Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl. Our brightening eye serum that works to visibly improve dark circles and visibly reduce eye bags.

A go-to for celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose who often creates the red carpet looks of Lupita Nyong'o the eye serum helps to visibly brighten the under-eye area. In Lupita’s 2021 Met Gala look Barose prepped the eye area by applying Advanced Génifique Eye Light Pearl under eyes to help provide a smoother and more radiant look prior to concealer. Clearly a staple for a celebrity makeup kit, Barose has also used it as a key part of skincare prep for Lupita’s 2015 Oscars look and the Black Panther premiere back in 2018. Engineered with a cooling and flexible massaging applicator, this eye serum's fresh texture soothes skin and helps eyes feel reawakened.

Sheet Mask: Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask

Sometimes skin needs an extra boost of moisture and hydration before a big event or party and in that case celebrity makeup artists often reach for a sheet mask. Many makeup artists reach for our sheet masks including the Rénergie Multi Action Sheet Mask or our Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask.

Perfect for skincare prep before a big event -- our hydrogel sheet mask gives skin instant radiance, smoothness, and plumpness in as little as ten minutes. Each mask contains the same amount of Bifidus extract found in one full 30ml bottle of Advanced Génifique serum. It’s been used to help prep the skin of celebrities including Julia Roberts at the Oscars and Lily Collins at the Met Gala.

With its unique technology, the sheet mask feels like it’s melting onto skin for a flexible, cocooned feeling. With each use, skin looks more radiant, fine lines, and pores appear visibly reduced, skin texture appears refined, and skin looks rested for a younger-looking appearance.

Moisturizer: Absolue Soft Cream

Our Absolue Soft Cream is our best moisturizer for those looking for a luxurious skincare experience so it’s no surprise it’s often used on celebrities to help prep their skin for red carpet events. Another favorite of celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose and Lupita Nyong'o'– Barose used the product to prep Lupita’s skin for many Met Gala’s including the 2021 Met Gala.

To create Nyong'o's lit-from-within complexion, Barose got creative with a skincare hack by using the product to give a mini facial. "I spend a good ten minutes massaging Absolue Revitalizing & Brightening Soft Cream all-over, letting it absorb, and then gently wiping the skin with a warm, damp wash cloth to get rid of any excess product or dead skin” he told Yahoo.

Made with an exclusive blend of Grand Rose Extracts, Absolue Soft Cream is our ultimate luxury skincare cream. Its unique texture transforms from a cream to a thin serum-like lotion, to a thick layer plumping skin with moisture. A luxurious experience for skin it revitalizes skin with moisture, firmness and plumpness and smooths the look of wrinkles and fine lines appear diminished for smoother, younger-looking skin and brighter, more radiant and even skin tone.

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