Reality stars have to be always on, always camera ready and always looking fab even in not-so-fab situations. The intensely hot + blinding bright lights that follow you EVERYWHERE, super long days of filming and general unpredictability of how you will spend each day on a reality show makes it even harder to look their best on-camera, but somehow, they do. Whether one is known for their strong brow game or elicits a stream of “OMG LOVE IT!” comments each time a beauty pic is posted on their Insta, we look to some reality stars (and their makeup artists) for their on-camera beauty expertise — and no, we aren’t talking about the Kardashians here. Check out these reality star-approved beauty products that can help keep you looking just as flawless 24/7.

Karina Smirnoff, Dancing With the Stars


1. Stila Stay All Day Foundation ($44): All that moving + shaking on Dancing With The Stars calls for some serious sweat-proof, long-wearing makeup, and DWTS makeup artist Zena Shteysel swears by Stila Stay All Day Foundation. This formula’s budge-proof abilities get the job done on the dance floor. (via US Weekly, photo via Grant Lamos IV/Getty)

Gwen Stefani, The Voice


2. L’Oreal Le Rouge Lipstick in Ravishing Red ($10): We all know and love The Voice judge Gwen Stefani for her classic red lip — sometimes, she opts for patent-shine, but often chooses a matte look on TV. This cool-hued red shade will give you the ideal red pout. (via Hollywood Life, photo via Christopher Polk/Getty)

Heather Dubrow, The Real Housewives of Orange County


3. Wet N’ Wild Icon Liner Lip Pencil in Brandywine #666 ($2): Yes, we all know Heather as the quick-witted female counterpart to Dr. Dubrow on The Real Housewives of Orange County, but don’t forget that she’s a legit actress on her own, logging super long days on set that require beyond-average makeup. A makeup artist introduced her to her all-time fave lipliner, Wet N’ Wild Brandywine #666 10 years ago! (don’t let the number scare you away ;) Heather uses this lip liner day in and day out, on set and off set and it’s earned a coveted spot in her everyday makeup bag. (via OK! Magazine, photo via Michael Buckner/Getty)

Kristin Cavallari, The Hills


4. Bio-Oil ($12): Ahhh, we miss the days when K. Cav ruled reality TV, flippy blonde haircuts and Stephen Colletti. She epitomized a true California girl — and that was partly due to her enviable, glowing skin. Mrs. Jay Cutler preps her skin with Bio-Oil before she puts on makeup so it’s hydrated and smooth. (via Us Weekly, photo via Stephen Lovekin/Getty)

Giuliana Rancic, Giuliana and Bill

5. Nivea Cream ($8): The former E! News host and Giuliana and Bill star looks to a classic drugstore fave to moisturize her skin to camera-ready levels. Nivea Cream — launched in 1911 — is easy to spot in its classic blue circular container. It has countless uses, from being a healing ointment for extra dry skin to using a dab to fix unsightly mascara smudges. (via Elle, photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)

Emily Maynard, The Bachelorette


6. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara ($24): The new mom captivated viewers with her sweet, Southern charm and striking beauty during her stint on The Bachelor, but we really got to know her when the blonde beauty became The Bachelorette the following season. Emily loves using Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara to stay looking bright-eyed during filming — even when cameras are rolling from 7pm until 8am the following day. (via Fox News Magazine, photo via Mike Lawrie/Getty)

Kat Von D, LA Ink


7. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush ($29): This LA Ink star is no stranger to a bold look — have you seen her makeup line? This tattooed beauty is known for a strong, smokey eye that can be achieved by using a specially designed eyeshadow brush that was made specifically for contouring the eye that is, of course, from her own line. (via Into The Gloss, photo via Frazer Harrison/Getty)

Karena + Katrina, Tone It Up


8. Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($43): You know Karena and Katrina from their Bravo reality show, Tone It Up, which is also a popular healthy lifestyle blog. These super cut, tanned and all-around gorgeous gals are always on the hunt for products that let them achieve a natural but still pulled-together beauty look. The duo uses Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation (Katrina wears 128 while Karena wears 150) to look perfect when they’re shooting in the sun, sand and surf. (via Tone It Up, photo via D. Dipasupil/Getty)

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(Featured photo via Getty/Charley Gallay)