12 Makeup Artists Spill Their Beauty Secrets

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
Even if you're just a mascara and lip balm kind of gal, there's no denying the effect a pair of red lips or a smoky eye can have every once in awhile. But, if you're airbrush gun-shy when it comes to getting gorg, no worries. We asked 12 of Chicago's top makeup artists to dish their tricks of the trade that are guaranteed to inspire the timid and experimental alike.
These gurus have worked on everyone from celebs to local ladies, and they are far from one-trick ponies. We can't think of anyone better to teach you how to best conceal a blemish, look more awake, or master the perfect brow. So, whether you're getting ready for a big event, a night on the town, or a day at the office, the tips ahead will help you put your best face forward — one brush stroke at a time.

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