ICYMI: The Charlie’s Angels reboot starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Elizabeth Banks just hit theaters on November 15. Between the disguises, the hijinks and the outfits, there’s plenty to unpack. So when we chatted with the film’s makeup department head Melanie Hughes-Weaver during a Celebeauty Sit-Down, we obviously wanted to know what products came in handy while she and her team were creating the iconic Angels looks. Here, she breaks down the eight beauty products they reached for time and time again.
8 Products the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Makeup Team Was Obsessed with on Set
1. Ko Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water
Fancy water may seem out of place in a makeup bag, but Hughes-Weaver says it was instrumental in facilitating “quick changes and clean up,” since each Angel had nine to 12 different beauty looks throughout the film. That’s a lot.
2. 111skin Mask
Hughes-Weaver explained that she and the makeup team “made bold choices with shadows, liners, lashes and lips, as well as focused on raw and organic mediums to showcase natural confidence and emphasize the power of each character.” But before they applied any makeup at all, they were sure to create a clean foundation with 111SKIN Masks. Sheet masks: They’re not just for freaking people out on airplanes.
3. Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm
Like the sheet masks, Hughes-Weaver and her team used a whole lot of Dr. Hauschka Lip Balm to prep the actresses’ pouts for their close ups.
4. Julie Hewett Belle Noir Red Lipstick
Although the celeb makeup artist says there are many looks she loved helping to create in the film, her favorite involved a Belle Noir lip. “Designing the look where the Angels were at the Brock Compound in matching wigs, red lips, and altered skin tones to appear united as one was quite fun. We used Julie Hewett Belle Noir red lipstick for this look, and we did several tests to make sure all of it would read similarly on camera—adjusting undertones of skin and lip base to appear as doppelgängers.” A red that looks good on different skin tones? We’re listening.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit
When you’re working with different skin tones and different contouring needs, this kit is a lifesaver. As Hughes-Weaver put it, the palette helped them create “an aesthetic that was based on the authenticity of each woman and her strengths.”
6. Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Powder
There’s nothing worse for a makeup artist than on-camera shine. Hughes-Weaver and co. combatted T-zones and dewy complexions with this slow-baked face powder that offers a natural finish.
7. Peter Thomas Roth 24th Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-gel Eye Patches
Fact: Long days (and nights) on set wreak havoc on stars’ sensitive under-eye areas. So, the Charlie’s Angels makeup team looked to these luxurious little patches to revitalize and refresh. “They were certainly our staple,” Hughes-Weaver said.
8. Clipp Hand And Body Cream
Clipp isn’t what we’d call glamorous, but it’s the best in the business when it comes to hand and body lotion. A little goes a long way and it not only leaves skin smooth (but not greasy), but it protects and strengthens nails against breakage, which is pretty common in action movie fight scenes.