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Vanessa Hudgens Spills The Contents of Her Makeup Bag

The actress’ on the scent that helps her de-stress, the lip color she stockpiles, and why she wears makeup to the gym.
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    “I go through so many lip colors, but my favorite is Stila’s long-wear Liquid Lipstick ($22), I have every color!” Hudgens says. “The pigment is so amazing and they stay on really well.” Her favorites in the bunch? Firey, a classic red; Carina, a bright coral; and Amore, “the best deep red,” she says.

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    To relax and de-stress Hudgens turns to botanicals. “I buy rose water spray and different oils from this metaphysical hippie store in New York,” she says. “Before an interview I’ll rub a jasmine aromatherapy blend into my hands, then on my face and neck.” Try Aromappeal’s Jasmine Essential Oil Blend ($13) and Josie Maran’s Rosey Mist ($24).

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    One item that doesn’t leave Hudgens’ purse is Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage Concealer ($32). “I bring this with me everywhere,” she says. For the red carpet she gets flawless skin from Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation ($60).

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    When she’s not working, the actress uses La Bella Donna’s Loose Mineral Foundation ($55), applied with Bare Essentials’ Full Coverage Kabuki Brush ($28), followed by Kevyn Aucoin’s The Celestial Bronzing Veil ($48). 

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    We don’t recommend wearing makeup to the gym, but for Hudgens a work out is often accompanied by paparazzi. For her the happy medium between a bare face and full makeup is a light flush, courtesy of Stila’s Convertible Color ($25). “It really lasts—and the colors are so pretty,” she says. (It doubles as a lip tint, too!)

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    For a night out the actress prefers the brighter flush she gets from Nars’ Blush ($29). “I love the color called Desire, and there is this orangey one called Exhibit A that is awesome!”

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    Hudgens considers Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb ($80) her signature scent, but has recently fallen for Jo Malone’s Rose Water & Vanilla Cologne ($145). “It almost smells like incense,” she says.

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    “I am constantly rotating my mascaras,” the actress says. “But I love L’Oreal’s Voluminous Waterproof Mascara ($8) because you can really layer it on for tons of volume and length. I’ve learned from makeup artists to bury the wand in the base of your lashes, make it vibrate a little, then pull it up.” She pairs her mascara with Sephora’s Ultimate Curler To Go ($18).

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    Who needs eye shadow when you’ve got bronzer and highlighter? The actress uses Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Loose Powder ($34) in Star Dust and M.A.C.’s Mineralize Skinfinish Powder ($30) instead. “I apply the bronzer on my eyes then use highlighter under my eyebrows, on the inside of my eyes, and on my cheeks,” she says.

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    Once she’s layered on her highlighter and bronzer, the actress reaches for Hourglass’ Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner ($32) in Cognac to emphasize her top lid. Her brows? She defines them with Anastasia’s Duo Brow Powder ($23).

There are celebrities that stick to films that work—romantic comedies, teen flicks—and there are those who like to experiment. With films like Spring Breakers, Machete Kills (a Robert Rodriquez thriller out next month) and Gimme Shelter (out this year; she plays a pregnant runaway), Vanessa Hudgens is clearly shedding her Disney background in favor if more provocative roles. The actress carries that same open-minded spirit to her makeup bag, embracing perfumes based on their spirituality, trying every shade of lipstick available, and never wearing the same nail polish twice. Translation? She’s the perfect actress to share a mixed bag of must haves!

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