The foundations celebrities swear by for flawless skin on the red carpet

BRB, taking notes

BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 05 2022

Ever tuned into the chaos of a red carpet event only to be met with a parade of cool-as-cucumber celebrities sporting angel-like flawless skin?

Yeah, same. And what we want to know is – how do they do it? 

What’s the secret to camera-ready skin that looks picture perfect from every possible angle?

Well, turns out it might be as simple as investing in a decent foundation formula (though we’re sure a facial with one of Hollywood’s finest estheticians surely can’t hurt either). 

We’ve hunted down the red carpet foundations of some of your favourite celebrities so you can embrace a bit of red carpet glow in your own life…

Image credit: @​​patrickta

Image credit: @​​patrickta

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello employed the help of Patrick Ta to achieve this flushed floral moment on the Met Gala red carpet. Surprisingly, he managed to make Cabello look effortlessly refined using a drugstore foundation. The formula of choice? L'ORÉAL PARIS Infallible 24hr Liquid Foundation (now $34.99 was $17.49 at Priceline).

Image credit: @babskymakeup

Image credit: @babskymakeup

Simone Ashley

Pat McGrath Labs is the makeup brand of choice on the Bridgerton set, so we weren’t even a little bit shocked when we found out Simone Ashley’s makeup artist Alex Babsky used the PAT MCGRATH LABS Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation ($111 at Sephora) (as well as a slew of other Pat McGrath goodies) on the actress for the Met Gala 2022 red carpet.

Image credit: @maudeapatow

Image credit: @maudeapatow

Maude Apatow

Maude Apatow loves a red lip, that much we know. But what we needed to know was how she achieved such a flawless, porcelain skin finish on the red carpet, while still looking dewy and fresh. Turns out makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan used the cult-favourite Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($105 at Sephora). Why didn’t we think of that?  

Image credit: @maudeapatow

Image credit: @lilyjamesofficial

Image credit: @lilyjamesofficial

Lily James

Lily James has been serving face over on the Charlotte Tilbury Instagram account all awards season, so we knew she was going to be using one of Tilbury’s beloved foundation formulas for the Met Gala. Makeup artist Valeria Ferreira opted for the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation ($65 at Charlotte Tilbury) to achieve that radiant, mesmerising glow James was sporting on the red carpet.

Image credit: @​​ninapark

Image credit: @​​ninapark

Hailey Bieber

If you were obsessing over Hailey Bieber’s lowkey hair and makeup at the Met Gala this year, you weren’t the only one. Wondering what lightweight base product Bieber was wearing to get that ‘your skin but better’ finish? Makeup artist Nina Park used the CHANEL N°1 DE CHANEL Revitalising Foundation ($110 at MYER), which promises a dewy, luminous look post-application.

Image credit: @ericka_verrett

Image credit: @ericka_verrett

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr’s makeup artist Ericka Verrett managed to keep the foundation to a minimum when it came to the model’s Met Gala makeup. Kerr actually prepped her skin for the event with not one but four facials, so Verrett used the barely detectable ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 ($72 at MECCA) to perfect the Kora Organics founder's face all the more. 

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Main image credit: @maudeapatow / @​​ninapark / @babskymakeup

Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.