Around this time every year, Hollywoods A-List comes together to honor the years greatest achievements in film, schmooze with screen legends and industry up-and-comers, and strut their stuff on the reddest carpet of them all in what we have come to regard as the must-see fashion showdown of the season: its the OSCARS! But anyone who has ever watched the awards ceremony or, at the very least, an episode of The Rachel Zoe Project knows that theres more to beating out the Best Dressed competition than just rocking the right gown because whats a show-stopping Monique Lhuillier or ethereal Armani Prive without the right lip or lashes?
Having been in the business of beautifying some of the most famous faces in film and fashion for over a decade, celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin (whose client list includes actresses and style icons Kate Bosworth, Chloe Sevigny, and Greta Gerwig) knows to come armed and glamorous with an arsenal of go-to products when hes getting his girls Oscar-ready. In the spirit of the impending star-studded evening, the always-lovely Martin shared with us his top 12 glam-packed picks, perfect for not just the Academy Awards, but also proms, weddings or any big night where you need that extra oomph to your look!
Click through the slideshow for the makeup artists essentials!