Whenever we’re around a professional makeup artist, the phrase “I can’t keep these in my kit!” is uttered in some way, shape, or form. And when it does, our ears perk up. What magical products do celebs find it impossible to leave their glam teams without? The obvious answer is lipstick—they need their lip color for touch-ups if they want to stay photo-ready at all times. Don’t worry—we get that and the other obvious product out of the way first. Scroll through for the 10 most repurchased products in celebrity makeup artists' kits!
“Lip glosses, lipsticks, and my Nars lip pencils fly out of my kit. I have an arsenal of containers for red carpet–to-go kits.” — Vanessa Scali
“They always take my Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss—it smells like butterscotch and is divine! And MAC matte lipsticks—easiest to put on direct from the bullet and photographs beautifully and true!” — Michael Anthony
“The number one thing I am constantly giving out to my clients before they hit the red carpet are oil-absorbing sheets to take off excess shine!” — Fabiola
“My clients steal my Tatcha blotting papers.” — Daniel Martin
"The number one product that gets taken from my kit is the Dior Lip Glow ($33). Pretty much every time I do makeup for a model or celeb, I'm going to give out my Dior Lip Glow. Everyone loves it. It's a lip balm that makes your lips just slightly pinker than they already are. It feels good, smells good, and looks great on everybody. In fact this reminds me that I need to get more!” — Virginia Linzee
"I can't keep the Willa Elixir Face Oil and concealer pens in my bag. They're both natural and toxin-free. I love the oil because it has only seven simple, food-grade ingredients and makes a perfect base for a glowy skin. The concealer pen in easy to use and sets perfectly without the need of setting powder, so it's great to leave with clients for touch ups." — Matin
"These days, the clutches for red carpet are so small that most of my clients are thrilled when I have a tiny powder puff or compact. Recently I had very small, flat sample of a Japanese foundation powder that included a small puff by Kanebo. It was snatched up so quickly, I wish I had 10 more!" — Heather Currie
“I always have to hand over my Diorshow Lash Maximizer. I always have at least three on hand. I tend to use a lot more of it, so I don't have to use as much mascara. When my clients see their lashes, they always ask for it. It's truly like no other lash primer I've tried.” — Ricky Wilson
“The latest item I am having a hard time keeping in stock in my kit is Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing Lip Balm ($24). Everyone is in love with the taste and texture and easy tube.” — Pati Dubroff
“Since my kit is constantly filled with great product, I find my clients grabbing at lip products mostly. Recently I gave away three tubes of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream ($21) to three different clients all with dry lips and skin.” — Denika Bedrossian
“Celebs are always using my Eight Hour Cream and lip balm. They also love my water mist. I can't work or live without my water mist.” — Rebecca Restrepo
“I have one client who has amassed an impressive collection of one particular lip pencil that is the perfect color to match her beautiful lips—Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil in Medium.” — Pati Dubroff
Have you tried any of these products?