Golden Globes: Celebrity Skin Prep

It used to be that we’d look at the celebrities on the red carpet and wonder how they got their skin glowing and for lack of better word.. flawless. Articles and ad campaigns would be awarded to carry on the mystique of miracle creams and devices celebrities swore by to achieve photoshopped perfection.

Now social media has unraveled the mystique, with celebrities Instagramming their rituals for all to see. Here we share a few of our favorites from the Golden Globes prep:

To keep lips plump and well moisturized (especially important for heavily pigmented makeup), Emma Stone indulged in a little #KoreanSkincareSilliness as hashtagged by her make-up artist, Rachel Goodwin. If there is one thing we’re learning when it comes to celebrity skin prep, it’s that the skincare products don’t have to be expensive. Case in point: we discovered these lip masks are made by Korean skincare brand, Etude House and can be purchased from Amazon in a 10 pack for around $25. An alternative is Tony Moly’s 5 piece lip patch set which is available for $8.49 (free shipping) from Amazon.

The rest of Emma Stone’s & Brie Larson’s look was completed by Rachel Goodwin with makeup from Chanel and NARS. One standout we were pleasantly surprised to see is from cult clean brand – Jao Brand’s Refresher, hailed as the first “upscale” and natural antibiotic sanitizer with aromatherapy benefits due to a mix of lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, geranium and sage essential oils.

Also a fan of Chanel makeup is Jeanine Lobell who did Jessica Chastain using the products above.

For hair, we loved the behind the scenes peek at SJP getting her hair done with bottles of Serge Normant products and what appears to be a signature perfume.

Maisie Williams doesn’t just slay on Game of Thrones, she’s got the beauty game on lock too with this mask selfie that epitomizes the very essence of moisture (line stolen from Zoolander). We can’t confirm which sheet mask she’s using but it appears to by a hydrogel sheet mask, in which case it could very likely be from Korean favorite: Dr. Jart+ Brightening Infusion Hydrogel Mask.

Speaking of sheet masks, the skincare trend that originated from Korea is now a mainstay this side of the Pacific with multiple celebrities sharing their mask selfie including the aforementioned Jessica Chastain and Drew Barrymore. Although it’s not confirmed which mask they’re using, one celebrity favorite has always been SKII’s Facial Treatment Mask which is as iconic as it gets in the beauty industry.

Besides masks, we did dig through a few skincare ‘grams including:

The REN Skincare line used by make-up artist Katey Denno on her client, Felicity Jones. We’re particularly fond of the EVERCALM line’s Global Day Cream which is light and airy yet the absolute hydrating and soothing product. Nordstrom is currently running a promotional EVERCALM starter set of the Cleansing Milk, Serum and Day Cream in introduction sizes for just $28.

Finally we have men’s stylist Christine Nelli who gave us quite the look into the skincare regimen of Justin Timberlake which is mostly Ole Henriksen. Of note is what appears to be double duty Vitamin C serums from the Vitamin C Anti-aging Collagen Booster and Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil. It isn’t unheard of to layer serums but it’s interesting that Vitamin C from different bases are used and makes us wonder if perhaps our one-Vitamin C serum a night needs a partner.


  • Nick

    Ole Henriksen and Ren were the first lines I bought when I moved from basic products to “Sephora” level, it is kind of weird to see that it is what celebrities are using as I assume it would be La Mer!

    • Yes before the social media culture that was our assumption too. Somehow, seeing Pat McGrath with a NARS foundation took the wind out of our sails a bit as well.

  • Carter

    I didn’t realize it but I do double C serums too! Drunk Elephant Firma-C and Skinceuticals CE Ferulic and swear by it.

    • Skin can receive the actives in two forms: oil and water. You’re maximizing the Vitamin C this way.