A recent study uncovered that we look 5.4 years older by the end of the day (and based on my reflection in the mirror at 7 p.m. last night, I don't disagree). This suggests that a) we should really start having parties around 11 a.m. or b) our skin needs all the help it can get before embarking on an evening out. Option A doesn't seem viable, so we asked five top Hollywood makeup artists to share the pre-party pick-me-ups they swear by for their A-list (and always flawless) clients:
"There are different sheet masks for different skin issues, but the collagen one is my favorite. It plumps fine lines and makes skin instantly smoother and younger looking!"
"This feels so luxurious, and it gives you a mini face-lift. I'm not kidding!"
"This is one of my secret weapons! The sheet is coconut-based and it's loaded with red algae—it immediately firms and lifts and gives the skin a luminous and well-rested look."
"This leaves skin soft, smooth and very hydrated. It's perfect for tired, dull complexions because it adds a radiance that gives the makeup a lit-from-within glow. I like to apply it while the hair stylist starts with the client's hair, and leave it on for 5 to 8 minutes."
"My most favorite mask is 111Skin Bio Cellulose Mask. This mask is the newest breed of sheet masks made of bio cellulose, which really helps the nutrients penetrate. Skin is the most glorious and supple after this mask. I'm obsessed. It's an expensive one, but so very worthwhile."