Makeup artist Mai Quynh, who has perfected the complexions of red carpet powerhouses like Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain, selects a few necessary products for the valise that takes the mogul from morning into night.

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THE FACE TOUCH-UP
“If you need a quick touch up, this is perfect! I prefer to mix concealer and foundation together because foundation can sometimes be too sheer, and concealer alone can be too drying; together, they offer the best coverage for areas that need a little extra help (around the nose, mouth, blemishes).”

—MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist

$200.00

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THE COMPLEXION UPLIFTER
“Blush often fades and reapplying color to the cheeks will make the complexion look fresh and healthy. I prefer a cream blush because it adds a nice sheen to the skin that mimics a highlighting effect. A great trick is to apply cream blush with a damp [Beautyblender] sponge. It melts the blush into the skin for a seamless finish.”

—MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist
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THE TRANSITIONAL EYE PALETTE
“This eye shadow palette can be used dry with a fluffy brush for a soft, muted finish or applied with a wet brush for more intensity. Having both options available is great for transforming a day look into a smoky one for night.”

—MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist
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THE DAY LIP
“The texture of these glosses are the best. They add a nice shine to the lips without being too sticky. And since it’s a stain, the color will remain on your lips even after the gloss wears off.”

—MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist
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THE EVENING LIP
“I love the creamy, matte texture of these lipsticks. The color is also gorgeous and really longwearing. Plus, the gold packaging couldn’t be more elegant.”

—MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist
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THE EYE DEFINER
“To vamp up the eyes after work, black eyeliner is a must. Completely rim the eyes with the pencil, then lightly run the included smudger along the top and bottom lashes for instant smoky eyes.”

—MAI QUYNH, Makeup Artist