The ultimate Oscar beauty kit
Chanel Sublimage la Creme
"I ask [clients] to do a scrub the night before, then I let this cream sit on the skin for a few minutes and blot off excess with a tissue," says Levin.
Angels Make Up Collagen Pads
"They brighten and tighten the undereye area. I rest them under the eyes, and then I'll start the eye makeup. That way, any residue falls onto the pads, making cleanup easy."
"I have Band-Aids, double-stick tape, and arnica cream in case someone runs into something and gets a bruise. I also carry a box filled with Claritin, Advil, and some Xanax."
"I'll give this to my clients in case they want to lean back and close their eyes—it makes the experience a bit more comfortable."
"In case the actress or I want to talk on the phone while I'm doing her makeup, I have earphones that can fit both iPhones and BlackBerries."
"Brushes are my obsession—I have over 100 total. On Oscar day, I have a separate brush set for each client."
Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Primer
"On photo shoots, I'm there to do touch-ups, but on the red carpet it might be hours before I see my girls again—if I see them at all. Keeping their skin looking fresh the entire evening is my main concern, which is why I apply a primer."
A variety of concealers
"La Mer's is great because it's so creamy. Cle de Peau's concealer has great coverage. I love Chanel's for the large selection of shades and the thin consistency. "
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup
"Other than the dress, most of what you see is the skin, so a dependable foundation is key. This one comes in a variety of colors, goes on smoothly, and lasts the whole night."
"Often my clients don't like or need false lashes, but I have them regardless. For strips, I love Kre-At Beauty Lash Extension N1570, and for individuals, DuraLash Knot-Free in Black in either short or medium. I keep Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Dark Tone."