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Secrets From the Set

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Ever wonder how your favorite TV stars always manage to look so flawless onscreen? We got the scoop on what beauty products TV makeup artists can’t live without:

The Show: Desperate Housewives
The Product: Three Custom Color Specialist’s Light Clarifier Pencil, $14
Why They Love It: “Our Clarifier Pencils are the ultimate tool for erasing redness and making glassy, tired or smallish eyes look refreshed, big and beautiful,” says Trae Bodge, co-founder and creative director of Three Custom Color Specialists. “It’s a makeup artists’ secret weapon!”

The Show: Dancing With the Stars
The Product: California Tan Primer, Self Tanner and Extender, $15-$28
Why They Love It: “The mobile bronzer gives an even, beautiful glow – not orange,” says Melanie Mills, key makeup artist for Dancing With the Stars. “I love the color and it gives a great base color prior to body makeup. I also use the Extender to prep and prolong the tan.”

The Show: Day Break
The Product: Barex hair products, $22-$28
Why They Love it: The show’s hairstylist, Dennis Parker, likes to use the Barex Cristalli Liquidi to keep the shows stars safe from frizz. He also uses Barex Intensive Care Mask and Barex Glass Cristalline on star Moon Bloodgood to keep her hair looking fresh day after day, after day, after day….

Photo: ANDREW ECCLES/ABC; (inset) Alex Cao


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