When it comes to keeping the hottest names in the game looking great, no expense is spared.
But what about the people that help them look their best? Are they down to drop major paper to look good on their own accord? The answer is a resounding yes!
Since we’re super nosy, we asked the glam squads behind celebs like Kelly Rowland, Halle Berry, Amanda Seales and many more, about what pricey beauty splurges they can’t live without. And to be honest, the results surprised us.
Scroll down to see what they are willing to actually spend coins on. Grand total? $6,164 (and counting) if you want everything below!
"These brushes are the cream of the crop when it comes to makeup application," says Delaney, Solange Knowles’ makeup artist. "They are pricey but the softest brushes you’ll ever use — and if you take care of them they can really last you a long time."
Buy it: Hakuhodo Basic 6 Pieces Brush Set B ($152, hakuhodousa.com)
“The most expensive splurge for me is the Dyson Supersonic Blow Dryer,” says Vercher, the celebrity hairstylist who counts Tamia, Kelly Rowland and Chanel Iman as clients. “It's lightweight, the design is amazing, and because of its technology it cuts drying time on half. It’s powerful so works for all hair types, even super coarse, curly, kinky, straight, textures.”
Buy it: Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer ($399, Sephora.com)
“I'm a huge fan of Drunk Elephant for the companies commitment to using clean ingredients,” says master colorist and texture specialist Jaxcee, who works with Amanda Seales and noted activist and founder of the Women's March, Carmen Perez. “I tried a sample of Babyfacial and became instantly hooked to the quick long lasting results. I use it to keep my skin smooth and free of winter dry patches.”
Buy it: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial ($80, Sephora.com)
"[It's] amazingly hydrating and soothing to the under eye area with anti aging ingredients I’ve used for many years and it’s just one of my faves," says Sheriff, the makeup artist who works with Taraji P. Henson, Aja Naomi King, Zoë Kravitz and La La Anthony.
"It feels luxurious on the skin, not oily or greasy but very emollient and hydrating plus the packaging is divine."
Buy it: La Prairie "Skin Caviar" Luxe Eye Lift Cream ($340, Nordstorm.com)
“My most expensive beauty splurge in the last few months is definitely Charlotte Tilbury,” says celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist Danni Katz, who works with Priyanka Chopra. “Her foundations, skincare — they are ALL amazing, so it’s hard to choose just a few whenever I go into the store. Her formulas are foolproof and beautifully blend-able! Easy for even beginners.”
Buy it: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons Gift Set ($75, CharlotteTilbury.com)
"It deeply moisturizes my dry skin due to the cold temperature," explains Kinjo, the woman behind the faces of Uzo Aduba, Mindy Kaling, Mary J. Blige, Sonequa Martin Green, Jessica Williams, Yara Shahidi and Skai Jackson.
"It has brightened my aging skins and some of my hyperpigmentations spots are fading away. And it has evened my skin tone. Most importantly, it’s made mostly of natural ingredients — amazing stuff!"
Buy it: The Organic Pharmacy Rose Plus Age Renewal Moisturizer ($235, TheOrganicPharmacy.com)
“It has healing and anti-inflammatory properties deprived from sea kelp," says Maalouf, the makeup artist behind Sasha Lane's beat. "When you apply it to the skin you immediately see your skin glow with hydration."
Buy it: La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream ($475, Nordstrom.com)
"The amazing bonus to the best selling cream is that it now comes with the magical Ridoki tool," explains makeup artist Tasha Reiko Brown, who works with Jill Scott and Yara Shahidi.
"The Ridoki roller tool always has a cool tip that helps reduce puffiness and increases circulation, plus smooths fine lines and wrinkles instantly. It perfectly preps the eye area to receive maximum moisture and is great for early mornings and pre-red carpet prep!"
Buy it: Sisley Sisleÿa L'Integral Anti-Age Eye and Lip Contour Cream ($158, Selfridges.com)
When it came to picking her favorite product, Johnson, the mastermind behind Uzo Aduba, Gugu Mabatha-Raw, John Legend's hair, couldn't just pick one. "The Côte d'Azure oil imparts a luxurious satin glow with a rich but delicate scent," she says. "The hair remains weightless — this product never disappoints."
Her other favorite, the Luxury Flat brush "consistently leaves the hair sleek and shiny. It's perfect for the most beautiful ponytails. The round boar and nylon bristles stimulate the scalp."
"The Vanity from Vanity Girl just makes it easy for me to have a proper setup with mirror and lighting when I visit my clients' home," explains Hollis, Wendy Williams' and Jennifer Hudson's makeup artist.
Buy it: Vanity Girl Hollywood Starlet Lighted Vanity Mirror ($299, VanityGirlHollywood.com)
"It's so much variety in one package — the Chameleon produces some of the most beautiful curls/waves," says Desalu, the hairstylist who works with Kandi Burruss, Teyana Taylor, Miss Nikki Baby and Elise Neal. "Total bang for your buck, you can get several different looks with one tool, and it heats up fast. It's definitely a beauty must-have."
Buy it: Amika "The Chameleon" 5 Barrel Interchangeable Curling Kit ($300, amika.com)
"I love the Shimmering Body Oil because its smells amazing," says Wright, the woman behind Angela Simmons, Chaka Khan, Ciara, Gabby Douglas, Kerry Washington, and Zendaya Coleman's best looks. "It’s a great body oil and shimmer all-in-one. Basically, it’s a whole luxury experience."
Buy it: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil ($100, NeimanMarcus.com)
"The shades are out of this world! You can find a mix of classic neutrals with bright unique shimmery highly pigmented shades," explains Gonzalez, the makeup artist and groomer whose clients include Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Uzo Aduba and Mindy Kaling.
"You can wet the eyeshadows for higher intensity and they don’t get damaged. When wet, the eyeshadow takes on a creamy texture, which makes application easy, more blendable, and less messy."
Buy it: Pat McGrath Mothership Totale ($300, PatMcGrath.com)
"Its a luxury lipstick collection with 30 gorgeous, highly pigmented colors that come with two interchanging gold applicators in a chic slim design," says Paul, the makeup artist for SZA, Kiersey Clemons and Sasha Lane.
Buy it: The Confession Lipstick Archive Holiday 2017 Limited Edition ($650, hourglasscosmetics.com)
"My Deésse Pro LED mask! It’s like the LED lights that you do at your facialist, but for at home and has different light settings for anti aging and detoxifying and anti acne!" explains Cunha, hairstylist to Chrissy Teigen, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
"Shani Darden, a facialist in LA who everyone is going to, sells it on her website, so you know it is good!"
Buy it: Shani Darden Skincare Deésse Pro LED Mask ($2,300, shanidarden.com)
(Photos From Left: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, Anthony Harvey/Getty Images, Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
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