When you're lucky enough to go backstage at New York Fashion Week, you get to meet the industry's most elite hair, makeup, and nail professionals and see them in action. These are the people who fashion's finest rely on to create the beauty looks seen on the runways, in ad campaigns, and in the pages of the magazines. In short, it's the beauty editor's equivalent of meeting Beyoncé. (Okay, not really, because that would be epic, but you get the point.)
But, season after season, there seems to be a trend among the products used. That dewy sheen on the model's cheeks, for example, is almost always a totally unknown highlighter from Milan. Or, that cool-girl, wavy texture that looks super easy and super pretty? It's usually achieved with one salt spray in particular.
We polled the pros at the NYFW shows to see what they actually can't live without backstage. But, these aren't just clutch products for the model set — all of these products can do equally awesome and amazing things for you IRL. Click through to find your new obsessions and learn the best way to use them, straight from the trendsetting pros.