There really is nothing like a good face mask when you’re looking for a quick and easy way to refresh your skin and feel pampered at the same time. There are thousands of masks on the market touting all kinds of benefits from smoothing over wrinkles to giving you a dewy looking visage—there really is something for everyone.
Part of establishing a good skincare routine is finding a good face mask you can use once a week. Believe us, once you find a good face mask that works for you, achieving the same glow as Blake Lively or Rihanna on the red carpet isn’t out of reach! Here’s out roundup of the 5 best face masks used by celebrity makeup artists!
MUA: Matthew VanLeeuwen
Celebrities he’s worked on: Scarlett Johansson, Fergie
Product recommendation: Tatcha Deep Hydration Lifting Mask
Matthew VanLeeuwen has lead a fascinating career from doing makeup for the stars to being a hand-picked apprentice-of-sorts for Shu Uemura! He swears by Japanese beauty brand Tatcha and always makes space for their products in his professional makeup kit. He recommends the Tatcha Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask which is loaded with red algae to help plump, smooth, and tone the skin to a beautiful complexion.
MUA: Melanie Inglessis
Celebrities she’s worked on: Olivia Wilde, Gwen Stefani, Kate Hudson
Product recommendation: Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask
With celebrity clients that never seem to age, you have to wonder what sorts of secrets Inglessis is hiding. She recommends the Chantecaille Bio Lifting mask that claims to “virtually iron out the looks of lines and wrinkles”. That’s a tall claim to make, but the wrinkle-reducing hexapeptides and strong anti-oxidents in this vegan-friendly formula will make you a fan for life!
MUA: Lisa Eldridge
Celebrities she’s worked on: Kate Winslet, Anna Kendrick
Product recommendation: Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2 in 1 Wash and Mask
While a lot of the game-changing masks on the market will make a dent in your savings, there are some options at lower price points that can have equally impressive results. Lisa Eldridge recommends the Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2-in-1 Wash and Mask. This product pulls double duty since it can be used as both a regular facial cleanser and a mask for when you need to show some extra love to problem areas. With bentonite clay, and kaolin (great for absorbing extra oils and fighting acne), as well as salicylic acid, this mask will help clear away blackheads.
MUA: Lora Arellano
Celebrities she’s worked on: Rihanna, Viola Davis
Product recommendation: Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnet Mask
The CEO of the Instagram cult favorite beauty brand, Melt Cosmetics, Arellano is known for some daring looks and being down to try all sorts of weird new beauty products. If you’ve ever been curious about those magnetic clay masks that were generating quite the buzz last year, she’s tested Dr. Brandt’s version. Besides being floored by the fun magnetic magic, she claims that it did actually make her skin feel plump and smooth. With her seal of approval, we can’t wait to get our hands on this revolutionary mask!
MUA: Fiona Stiles
Celebrities she’s worked on: Elizabeth Banks, Carrie Underwood
Product recommendation: Masqueology Collagen Hydro Gel Mask
Even though she’s launched a highly successful makeup line available at Ulta, she’s still doing jobs for big-name celebrities like Christina Aguilera and Eva Mendez. Her go-to skin mask includes the Masqueology Collagen Hydro Gel mask sheets developed by dermatologists in Korea. Masqueology’s mask range has something for every skin type! Worth noting is the Collagen mask, which minimizes fine lines and makes your face feel baby smooth.