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Our picks of everything you could ever need to shine on the red carpet.

Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Los Angeles, California / Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage

In light of Oscars Week in sunny Los Angeles, home of movie stars, red carpets, and swimming pools, please find below 16 of our photo-ready beauty essentials, all approved by The Violet Code.* From perfectly plump lips with the help of the KNC lip mask to expertly effortless hair courtesy of Jen Atkin’s Ouai, we have you covered. For full coverage, however, there’s our Pas de Photos hat—because even the most beauty literate have off days.

*Violet Grey’s rigorous testing process by which each product is discovered, tested, and approved by a council of Hollywood beauty experts.

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What it is: An all-natural lip booster with collagen.

Why you need it: When your kisser is looking a bit languid.

How to use it: Always exfoliate lips first with a warm, damp towel, then apply the gel-like mask to the mouth. Wait 20 minutes. Remove mask. Finish with your favorite lip balm and/or lipstick.

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What it is: Think of it as a gel for your brows.

Why you need it: To keep each little hair in check.

How to use it: Use small strokes to swipe the brush applicator through your brows.

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What it is: A quickie (mask) for your skin.

Why you need it: To give your face a hydrating, glow-inducing boost.

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What it is: A lightweight whipped moisturizer infused with La Mer’s signature healing Miracle Broth.

Why you need it: Skin is softer and more supple after daily use.

How to use it: Massage onto clean, dry skin and get ready to bask in the compliments.

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What it is: A volumizer that is reminiscent of Kate Moss’ tousled hair.

Why you need it: Because Kate Moss has a good hair day every day.

How to use it: Spray all over dry hair. Flip your head over and spray some more. Use fingers to shape and zhoosh.

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What it is: A clear eye gloss.

Why you need it: To up the ante on your eye-makeup game.

How to use it: Use your fingertip or a synthetic brush to swipe across your eyelids. Can be worn alone on naked lids or layered over eyeliner or eyeshadow.

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What it is: A deeply moisturizing mother of pearl–flecked oil for hair and skin.

Why you need it: When you want what J.Lo’s got.

How to use it: Apply to skin (collarbones, legs, arms) or ends of hair for shine that catches the light just right.

CINDY CRAWFORD AND RICHARD GERE, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA / PHOTO BY RON GALELLA, LTD./WIREIMAGE

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What it is: An ultra-fine face exfoliator formulated with marine micro-algae and pumice stone.

Why you need it: To knock the socks off your dinner companion with your bright and glowing skin.

How to use it: Cleanse skin. Gently massage the Refining Facial Polisher onto damp skin. Rinse and pat dry.

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What it is: A highlighter that delivers an instant boost of radiance.

Why you need it: To achieve a lit-from-within glow that all your girlfriends clamor for.

How to use it: Dab onto the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, or any area you want to highlight.

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 What it is: A rice protein–infused volumizing styler.

Why you need it: For zhooshing up your hair.


How to use it: Spray on wet hair and air-dry for soft, natural-looking waves. Mist at the roots and blow-dry for extra oomph.

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What it is: A mask that plumps, brightens, and revitalizes skin (engineered for NASA astronauts, designed for women who care about their skin).

Why you need it: To achieve a rejuvenated look like you just came back from The Ranch at Live Oak in Malibu.

How to use it: After cleansing, apply the sheet evenly to the face and leave on for 20 minutes. Remove the mask and pat excess serum into skin.

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What it is: An opaque pink-beige high-gloss nail varnish.

Why you need it: To give your manicure a polished appeal when you’re feeling indecisive.

How to use it: Make a manicure appointment with your preferred nail artist. Tote along Tom Ford Nail Polish to aforementioned treatment. Request that the nail artist apply two coats.

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What it is: A long-wear cream shadow pencil.

Why you need it: For its ease of application and blendable texture.

How to use it: Apply along the lashline or all over the lid for smudgy bedroom eyes.

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What it is: A gentle cleansing gel for sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Why you need it: Salicylic acid treats blemishes, glycolic acid gently exfoliates, and chamomile extracts calm skin.

How to use it: Massage onto damp skin morning and evening; rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

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What it is: A black baseball cap that sends a message (translation: no photos). It’s chic because it’s in French.

Why you need it: There are moments when even the most camera-ready among us would rather go unseen. 

How to use it: Place on top of head with the brim facing forward. Add sunglasses as needed.

Complimentary with orders over $150 between Thursday, February 23 – Sunday, February, 26, 2017.

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