Celebrity makeup artist Michelle Radow is the head of the Big Little Lies makeup department. And as the woman behind the team that glams up Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and more, it’s safe to say she has more than a few tricks in her (makeup) bag.
Like what? Well, she knows some of the best products on the market don’t pack a hefty price tag and can tell you exactly how BLL star Zoë Kravitz gets her on-screen glow. When PureWow chatted exclusively with Radow about her work on the hit HBO series, you better believe we asked her to teach us her ways, one beauty hack at a time.
With years as an industry vet under her belt, we were specifically curious to know what simple trick Radow uses on clients that people are usually surprised by. Her answer? Just add water.
“Something that always seems to surprise clients is I mix water into everything—yes, everything,” Radow explained.