"I believe in caring for your skin so you don't have to cover it with makeup. At one point I was so overrun with products and wanted a less-is-more approach. When I met dermatologist Dr. Barbara Sturm [with whom Bassett co-created and co-owns a skin-care line], our philosophies meshed: Products should be effective and the process simple." Dr. Barbara Sturm & Angela Bassett Skin of Color Foam Cleanser, $70, and Skin of Color Hyaluronic Serum, $300; dr-barbara-sturm.com.
"I really like how my makeup artist does a smoky eye. He makes them stand out. But I'm not good at shading; I leave that to the professionals. And I just don't have the patience! I want to get up and go—not spend an hour doing my makeup. So I'll just use lots of mascara and a nude eye shadow to make my eyes look bigger." Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara in Black Extase, $29.50; narscosmetics.com