Backstage Products

Every fashion show is sponsored by a slew of beauty brands—whether it's Redken or Revlon—and that brand determines the majority of the pots, tubes, and brushes you'll find backstage. There are, however, a stable of universal products that we spotted on every makeup artist's table—no sponsorship necessary. Most of them hailed from French pharmacies, almost all of them had foreign names, and every single one is on our shopping list.