You Don't Have To Be A Theater Kid To Love This Beauty Brand

If you were a theater kid in high school, you probably remember Kryolan. You'd slap on a bit of the brand's red pigment as blush, then top it off with setting powder before busting a move in your school's production of A Chorus Line. Then you'd go back to your MAC and Maybelline.
Despite being a stage and film-set staple for over 70 years, Kryolan has stayed relatively under-the-radar, so it's not surprising if you haven't stumbled upon any of its offerings. But it's worth seeking them out for your regular, non-theatrical life because — spoiler alert — they seriously perform.
Ahead, check out eight products that will hold up just as well at weekend brunch as they will under the brightest, most unforgiving lights.
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This multipurpose pencil can be used on the eyes and lips. Use it to line your lips before lipstick or trace it onto the crease of your eye and blend for subtle definition.

Kyrolan Contour Pencil, $6.80, available at Kryolan.
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We're convinced Kryolan bottled that enviable post-sex flush and made this cream blush with it. The soft, blendable formula sinks into our skin in seconds, providing a soft veil of color that never looks patchy.

Kryolan Cream Blush, $12.40, available at Kryolan.
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This multipurpose shimmer cream makes for a beautiful dewy highlight when gently tapped onto cheekbones, Cupid's bow, and inner corners of the eyes.

Kryolan Illusion Cream, $18.95, available at Kryolan.
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Nab this five-pan gel liner set and never have to cash out for another color again. This palette features a range of hues including green, purple, black, and gray. Plus, the shades glide on so smoothly and are easy to manipulate, whether you're going for a crisp or diffused look.

Kryolan Cake Eyeliner Set, $26, available at Kryolan.
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If you're looking for an opaque-in-one-swipe lipstick, this is not it — but we love it all the same. The first application provides the perfect veil of just-bitten color, but can be layered for a more intense effect.

Kryolan Lipstick Matt, $19.50, available at Kryolan.
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Kryolan's most famous concealer and foundation products tend to veer heavy and full coverage but this concealer is the exact opposite. The click-style pen deposits just the right amount of product and the lightweight formula evens out blemishes and discoloration.

Kryolan Brush-On Concealer, $13.90, available at Kryolan.
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Fans of the baking technique will dig this loose powder. It's finely-milled and comes in ten shades that never, ever leave us with cake face.

Kryolan Translucent Powder, $20.75, available at Kryolan.
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We gave this setting spray to Zach Clause, a producer on our Snapchat team, who also performs in drag. While he was first to admit that the spray's high alcohol content makes it drying for everyday wear, he said, "I could tell it set everything nicely... so if you're on stage or going to be very active you won't sweat your makeup off. I actually can't wait to use that for a show."

Kroylan Fixing Spray, $12.70, available at Kryolan.
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