While Malin Akerman, Anna Faris, Kate Mara, and Kaley Cuoco each stunned on the 2013 Emmys red carpet, we’re always left wondering — what does it take to get ready for such an event? The stars’ hairstylists and makeup artists took InStyle.com on an exclusive trip backstage to see how the fabulous looks came together, complete with the exact products used on each star. The excitement on the red carpet was only paralleled by the amusements backstage, where each team of pros kicked off the night on a fun and stylish note as they made sure the A-listers were ready for their close-ups. “We had so much fun getting ready with Kaley!” said Cuoco’s makeup artist Jamie Greenberg. “We drank champagne, we were listening to music. Ryan Sweeting was DJ-ing for us and playing hip hop.” Now that’s one party we would have loved to get in on, and Cuoco’s megawatt smile on the carpet is proof that getting ready really is half the fun. Click the photo to take an exclusive look at how each star prepped for the big event!

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