Now, NARS Orgasm blush is nice, and L'Oréal Voluminous mascara is the bomb — but what about the more off-the-radar products lurking in makeup artists' kits? Yes, pros have access to the best and newest products out there, but more often than not, they tend to turn to the same few products that ensure that the job will get done fast — and beautifully.
To get to the bottom of what our favorite makeup artists rely on — and what we should be investing in for our makeup bags — we went straight to the source to get the deets on everything from the best skin prep to the most luxurious bronzer on the market. Read through, but be warned: You'll want to toss your makeup kit and start fresh with these all-star products.
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh.