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The Weeknd's style guru opens up about singer's AMAs style

The R&B star has turned to Christine Nelli to make sure he looks great at all times.

Stylish R&B star The Weeknd has recruited Justin Timberlake's grooming guru to help him look his best at all times.

Christine Nelli, who oversaw the Starboy singer's drastic hair makeover earlier this year (16), was also responsible for his look at Sunday's (20Nov16) American Music Awards, where he performed his latest hit in a makeshift ice cave onstage at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

And now Nelli has opened up about the products The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, uses to look clean and fresh.

"My goal for any male is to make him look like the best version of himself," Christine tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I felt that he looked amazing and really shined (at the AMAs)."

Nelli's secret was a kit of ReVive skincare products, and a little makeup by Laura Mercier.

She massaged ReVive Eye Renewal Serum under The Weeknd's eyes to keep his glowing skin hydrated as he performed, and used her own oil and lotion concoction to make sure her superstar client was well moisturised.

For the AMAs, she turned to ReVive Rescue Elixir Anti-Aging Oil and ReVive Defensif Renewal Serum, according to the outlet, and applied it generously all over the singer's face and neck.

Nelli then turned to the star's facial hair and applied coconut oil, before smoothing out his skin tone with a gel bronzer and ReVive's Le Tint Moisturizing Veil.

"For any performer, my go-to product is a matte foundation or tinted moisturiser that is matte to help reduce sheen from the lights on stage," she adds.

And as for advice for men keen to look red carpet ready at all times, Christine suggests a daily moisturising regime with a tried and tested product, a balm for facial hair - and that one should always have lip balm to hand.

"Some of my clients that walk the red carpet always want to make sure that lip balm is on deck," the stylist smiles. "There is nothing worse than having dry lips."

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