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Is there anyone who knows what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to makeup more than makeup artists? Yeah, we didn’t think so. That’s exactly why we’re such big fans of the brands created by the experts themselves. Here, eight of our favorites makeup artist made products for glowy skin, balmy lips, and standout eyes.
Tilbury is known for making starlets’ skin look glowy beyond belief when they walk the red carpet, and this captures her complexion perfecting magic in one bottle. With the abilities of a primer, the glow of a highlighter, and the blurring effect of your favorite filter, the multi-tasker can be used any number of ways. Dab it on underneath foundation for allover luminosity, swipe it on strategically for a more targeted glow, or do both.
Asking us to choose just one product from Troy Surratt’s eponymous line is kind of like the beauty version of Sophie’s Choice, but if we absolutely HAD to, it’d be this top-notch tool. His products and formulas are largely inspired by Japanese beauty, and this curler is no exception. The Japanese design requires less pressure than other curlers (so you’re not crushing your fringe with every squeeze), and makes even the puniest of lashes look instantly lifted and curled.
It’s tough to say what we like more about these shadows — the gorgeous, sheer hues or the fact that you can dab them on with your fingertips, no brush or mirror needed. Seriously, you can’t mess up the application. Organic jojoba oil and shea butter make for a texture that’s equally creamy and glossy, and it blends beautifully into skin.
From the makeup artist/beauty influencer comes this highlighter palette, which is the last one you’ll ever need. Not only are there four colors in each of the three palette shades, but also a combo of both creamy and pressed powder formulas. Mix and match to your heart’s content and get glowing.
The author of Lazy Perfection: The Art of Looking Good Without Really Trying is all about carefree, easy beauty -- a girl after our own heart. Her latest collection of vegan brushes (six total) will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about synthetic brushes. The fibers are finer than natural hair, and each brush has two and half times more bristles than a conventional brush, making for a supremely velvety feel. This multi-tasking one works with any face product, as well as with both cream and powder formulas. Lazy perfection indeed.
Beauty editors lose their mind anytime this master makeup artist launches a new product, and this newbie is no exception. Swap your standard tube o’ balm for this splurge-worthy option. There’s a clear version that delivers a perfectly dewy finish, as well as four tinted, shimmery shades. But don’t worry, they’re all packed with the same protective antioxidants and hydrating base.
Whether it’s from watching The Notebook or an outdoor summer wedding, this liner holds up to your weepiest, sweatiest moments. Available in dark plum, deep teal, and neutral taupe, we kind of like that it forces you to get out of the boring black or brown box. Also nice: A creamy consistency means it won’t tug or pull on the sensitive skin around your eyes.
Known for her signature ‘Mally Glow,’ this brightening multi-tasker is inspired by a combo of foundation, concealer, and highlighter the pro used to mix up in her blender (yes, for real) for her celeb clients. The click-stick gives you that same A-lister glow, no kitchen appliance required.