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Holiday Gift Guide: Celebrity Makeup Artist Carola Gonzalez




Former model and now makeup artist to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Carola Gonzalez believes in the power of makeup. For her, makeup is about enhancing the beauty in anyone by skillfully applying the perfect combination of products and colors to accentuate each person’s unique features and skin tone. Armed with this belief—along with exceptional talent and charisma—Carola has propelled her career to become one of the most sought-after makeup artists in Los Angeles, counting Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson and George Clooney among her clients. Her work has appeared in several magazines including W, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Interview, Vogue and Esquire.

As someone with such a great eye for beauty—and who has unlimited access to the best beauty secrets behind the scenes—we were curious about what beauty products she’d wish for herself. Read her list below.


Carola’s Wish List

  1. 1. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
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    1. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

    Enhance your skin with an exquisite glow using RMS Beauty's Peach Luminizer. Formulated without leaving a greasy or glitter finish, this cream highlighter awakens the skin with a light-reflective yet subtle look while skin-loving, organic ingredients nourish as they illuminate for a lit-from-within glow.Key Ingredients: * Organic Coconut Oil: extracted from fresh coconuts without the use of heat or chemical solvents, our certified organic, raw coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer that helps soften and soothe the skin * Vitamin E: an antioxidant that helps protect skin and provides ultra
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  2. 2. Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle Hair Brush
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    2. Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle Hair Brush

    The Mason Pearson Pocket Bristle brush is an elegant dark ruby hair brush featuring tight clusters of boar bristles designed for fine hair. The gentle boar bristles are also ideal for those with sensitive scalps or thinning hair. Hand-assembled and hand-finished for a superior brushing experience, the brush also features a rubber cushion pad that massages the scalp. First developed in 1885, the Mason Pearson brush is a staple of the daily hair care regimen, helping to coat each strand of hair in its natural sebum, strengthening and protecting the hair.The Pocket Bristle brush measures 6.75" x
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  3. 3. Obagi Obagi360 System Kit
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    3. Obagi Obagi360 System Kit

    Obagi360 System Kit features everything you need to fight the signs of premature aging for a rejuvenated appearance. Physical and chemical exfoliators smooth skin's surface and diminish hyperpigmentation. 0.5% retinol boosts cell turnover to prevent acne, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase firmness. UV filters protect skin from environmental damage.Obagi360 System Kit includes: * 360 Exfoliating Cleanser (5.1 fl. oz.) * 360 Retinol 0.5 (1 oz.) * 360 Hydrafactor SPF 30 (2.5 oz.)Due to a manufacturer packaging change, item received may vary from product
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  4. 4. Obagi Professional-C Serum 20%
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    4. Obagi Professional-C Serum 20%

    Obagi Professional-C Serum 20% infuses your skin with L-ascorbic acid, the only form of vitamin C suitable for topical application. Designed to penetrate deep into your skin, this vitamin C serum provides effective antioxidant protection from UV damage as it brightens away hyperpigmentation and encourages the growth of collagen and elastin fibers. Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to your skin to prevent
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  5. 5. Carita Progressif La Creme Parfaite Corps - Perfect Cream for Body

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