From makeup that makes celebrities glow on the red carpet to products that create iconic looks on the runway, makeup artists are always looking for great products, that delivers a good effect with an easy application.
Discover a few of the best makeup products used by makeup artists that have worked with plenty of celebrities and played a big part in their flawless looks. From Kim Kardashian’s wedding makeup to the most powerful concealers that stars use during photo shoots, here are 10 great professional recommendations.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup - Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian)
A great foundation for a glowing look, the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup was one of the secrets to Kim’s look on her wedding to Kanye West, her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic told E! news. Its luminous, demi-matte finish is perfect for a ‘no makeup’ makeup look.
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Foundation – Pat McGrath (Gucci, Dior)
Celebrity makeup guru Pat McGrath, who’s created gorgeous runway looks for many brand, including Dior and Gucci, told Glamour magazine that the D&G foundation is definitely one of the best makeup products used by makeup artists, thanks to its velvety matte finish.
The Original Beauty Blender - Mai Quynh (Reese Witherspoon)
An essential product for many makeup artists, including Mai Quynh, who’s also worked with Ashley Benson and Amber Heard, this non-disposable cosmetic sponge is latex-free and perfect for all kinds of delicate application and a streak-free finish with almost any product.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage - Fiona Stiles (Halle Berry)
One of the best makeup products used by makeup artists, the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer is a favorite of Fiona Stiles, who’s also worked with Jessica Chastain. “You want a dry concealer that really sticks to whatever you're covering,” told TotalBeauty.com.
Veil Illuminating Complexion Fix – M’chel Bauxal - Gleason (Michelle Obama)
M’chel Bauxal - Gleason has worked with celebrities including Dakota Fanning, Heather Graham, Dr. Oz, and even first lady Michelle Obama. Combining concealer with a skin treatment, this excellent pen can be used all over your face for an illuminating effect.
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Lip Lacquer in Coromandel – Sam Fine (Jennifer Hudson)
One of the best makeup products used by makeup artists, this perfect shade of red is recommended by Sam Fine, who also worked with Vanessa Williams and Queen Latifah. “This particular shade is universally flattering because it’s a true red, and it has the most luxurious texture,” he explained to Women’s Health magazine.
Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder – Debra Macki (Rihanna)
After working with Kesha, Kathie Lee Gifford, Idina Menzel and even Rihanna, Debra Macki recommends the colorless mattifying powder as a makeup essential for any photo shoot, thanks to its lightweight texture.
Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder – Rachel Goodwin (Emma Stone)
The Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte is a classic, and one of the best makeup products used by makeup artists, according to Rachel Goodwin, who worked with Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis and January Jones. Unlike many other powders, it has a bit of coverage, which helps it double as concealer.
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer Makeup – Melanie Inglessis (Olivia Wilde)
After working with the likes of Kate Hudson, Lea Michele and Gwen Stefani, Melanie Inglessis considers the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer concealer a must have. “It’s a bit heavier coverage, so I thin it down by mixing it with Giorgio Armani foundation. This creates a thick, creamy foundation that is really versatile. I use it over blemishes, or to do a full face of makeup if I need to,” she told BeautyEditor.ca.
Ardell Invisibands Demi Wispies Black Lashes – Kristofer Buckle (Blake Lively)
One of the cheapest options among the best makeup products used by makeup artists, the Ardell Invisibands fake lashes are a great idea for a special occasion, whether you use them for your whole lash line or just add a bit more volume at the outer corners of your eyes.