One look at Robert Sesnek's list of clients and you'll pretty much trust anything he has to say. Names like Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Adriana Lima, and Julianna Moore stick out the most—but the list is practically endless. With faces so otherworldly at his fingertips, Sesnek has wracked up a few helpful tips and product recommendations we wouldn't dare ignore. So, we asked him to choose his top five and give us the low-down on what they are and why they're great.
He explains it all in the video below and then we break it down, product by product, for your reading and purchasing pleasure (there are a few familiar icons in there). Keep scrolling for Sesnek's Just Five Things.
"I absolutely love this product. It’s unlike other lip balm—it’s not oily or greasy, it soaks into the lips. Especially when you're trying to use a lip pencil or lipstick on top of it, it doesn't slide, it stays exactly where it's supposed to be."
"Many of you already know about Luminous Silk by Armani, the Giorgio Armani foundation that started it all. This is the one product I really, truly could not live without. The formula is just unparalleled—it really cannot be touched by any other foundation on the market. You can even see, it just looks like skin. It has a beautiful iridescence, a beautiful Sheen to it. You can highlight, you can contour, you can use it as concealer. I mix it with some body lotion and can even out any discoloration on the arms the legs. It’s so multifunctional."
"Nars changed the game. They absolutely change the game when it comes to concealer. The creamy radiant concealer is the absolute best. A lot of times, I find concealers can look really dry, and then you can almost see the person wearing the concealer. This melts into the skin and it has the most amazing skin-like texture. I usually like to use this as a primer, almost as a base for the eyes. So, I will take just a little bit on the eyelids, tap it out, and then set it with a little bit of powder. Then we can start our eyeshadow."
"I absolutely love this product because of the mousse-like texture. It really just melts into the skin, and you can see, even on me, it just kind of warms it up but it doesn't look orange. It looks very natural and almost gives a beige shoe to it. It just really, really works. I will use this a lot to warm up really fair skin. This is great for contouring, for defining features. I'll take this and use it underneath the jawline, go down the bridge of the nose, and sculpt the cheekbones. I know it's a little bit on the pricey side, but this jar has been with me for over a year and it’s still half full (and I use this every single day, on every single client)."
"This is another one that changed the game—Pat McGrath’s Skin Fetish Luminizer and Balm. What I love about this product is it has two sides, one side that has the luminizer, and the other side has the balm. So, you can do one of two things: You can use them separately or you can mix them together. A lot of times I will use this on the high points of the face, I'll use this down the bridge of the nose, I can use it on the arms, the décolleté. You can use it on the collarbone to highlight certain areas and down the legs. It just really honestly gives that unbeatable glow on the red carpet."