Allison Moorer, Oscar- and Grammy-nominated songwriter
Beauty stats: Age 37; naturally wavy/curly red hair; blue eyes; fair, normal skin tone
Beauty must-do: Exfoliate and moisturize! Yoga and meditation, drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest
"I try to keep my routine pretty simple because sometimes I don't have a lot of time to get ready for a show. This is part of my ritual for getting ready to hit the stage; it calms me, but I still have to be able to do it in 10-15 minutes if I need to!"
C.O. Bigelow Incredibly Moisturizing Face Cream Restorative Formula
"I always make sure I start with a clean, moisturized face. My favorite moisturizer is C.O. Bigelow Incredibly Moisturizing Face Cream Restorative Formula — it helps keep the lights from drying out my skin."
Comparable face cream: C.O. Bigelow All-in-One Protective Day Cream SPF 25 for Normal to Dry Skin, $19.50, BathAndBodyWorks.com
Benefit Ooh La Lift
"Then I apply Benefit's Ooh La Lift under my eyes to get rid of any nasty puffiness. I love this product — the best de-puffer I've ever used."
Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation
"My foundation is Laura Mercier's Oil Free Foundation in Vanilla Beige, which I apply with a damp wedge makeup sponge."
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer
Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil
"Then comes brows if I am in a traditional dressing room situation with good lighting, I take that opportunity to pluck any strays (I keep Tweezerman slanted tip tweezers in my makeup kit). I then pencil in my brows with Laura Mercier's Eye Brow Pencil in Fair Blonde and brush with a clean mascara brush (pick these up in any beauty supply store)."
Tweezerman Slant Tweezers, $20, Sephora
Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil, $19, LauraMercier.com
Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder
"Then I set everything with Laura Mercier's Mineral Finishing Powder in #1. I use a powder puff to press the powder into my t-zone, then use a powder brush to brush away excess and to cover the rest of my face."
MAC Powder Blush
"Then comes the all important blush! My current favorite is MAC's Powder Blush in Notable — I apply this with a fan brush (I find I get more control with this than with a traditional blush brush). I follow this with Stila's Illuminating Finishing Powder in Rose Gold, which I apply with the same fan brush to my cheek bones, forehead, nose, and chin for a glow."
MAC Powder Blush, $18.50, MACCosmetics.com
Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder, $32, Sephora
MAC Eye Shadow
"I like to play with my eye makeup a lot. But, I try to keep it simple with just one color shadow, a pencil and mascara. My current favorite shadow is MAC's Private Viewing, which is a pretty brownish purple, I then apply YSL's Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in #6 (shimmering burgundy) and smudge it with a smudge brush, which is probably my favorite brush, but the lettering happens to be worn off! My secret weapon is YSL's Touche' Eclat Radiant Touch in #1 which I apply to any shadows under my eyes."
MAC Eye Shadow, $14.50, MACCosmetics.com
YSL Long-Lasting Eye Pencil, $28, Sephora
YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, $40, Sephora
Yves Saint Laurent Everlong Waterproof Mascara
"I curl my lashes with my Shu Uemura lash curler and apply mascara. My current favorite is YSL's Everlong Waterproof in Ever Black. I apply two coats, wait for it to dry, then give my lashes another quick curl for the ultimate in open eyes."
YSL Everlong Waterproof Mascara, $30, Sephora
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $19, Sephora
Lipstick Queen Lip Liner
"For lips — I color in with Lipstick Queen's lip liner in either Pink or Natural, and follow with whatever gloss I'm using, currently Benefit's Her Glossiness in Didn't Hear it From Me, (which was a freebie from an Australian fashion magazine that I bought while touring down under and I love it!) applied with my Shu Uemura retractable lip brush."
Lipstick Queen Lip Liner, $16, SpaceNK.com
Shu Uemura Lip Brush, $20, ShuUemura-USA.com
L'Oréal Elnett Hairspray
"To finish off my look, I usually give my hair a quick brush- or comb-through with my fingers, touch it up with a curling iron, apply some dry shampoo (I like Ojon's Rub Out Dry Cleanser) then finish with L'Oréal's Elnett Hairspray."
L'Oréal's Elnett Hairspray, $14.99, Target
Ojon Rub Out Dry Cleanser, $24, Sephora