By Maura Lynch
Dec 12, 2015 @ 12:45 pm

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:


The pro: Fiona Stiles
The clients: Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Garner, Gabrielle Union
The pick: Masqueology Collagen Hydro Gel ($24 for 3 sheets;

"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!"

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The pro: Molly R. Stern
The clients: Reese Witherspoon, Lily Collins, Maggie Gyllenhaal
The pick: Natura Bisse Diamond Ice-Lift Mask ($155;

"This feels so luxurious, and it gives you a mini face-lift. I'm not kidding!"


The pro: Matthew VanLeeuwen
The clients: Natalie Dormer, Penélope Cruz, Lea Seydoux
The pick: Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask ($28 for 1 sheet;

"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."


The pro: Mai Quynh
The clients: Chloë Grace Moretz, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson
The pick: La Mer The Hydrating Facial ($250 for 6 sheets;

"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."

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The pro: Pati Dubroff
The clients: Dakota Johnson, Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst
The pick: 111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask ($160 for 5 sheets;

"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."