Makeup artist: 12 best beauty products I used this year, 2022 – Insider

I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve bought Bobbi Brown’s magical moisturizer and primer. I use it on almost every client so I run through them quickly.
The Vitamin-Enriched face base is the fastest way to get radiant-looking skin before makeup. It’s hydrating, plumping, and suitable for all skin types so it’ll 100% be a staple in my kit in 2023.
I genuinely think the worst part about being a makeup artist is regularly washing hundreds of makeup brushes but Cinema Secrets’ brush cleaner and soap make it more bearable.
Cinema Secrets’ brush cleaner and soap have literally cut my tool-cleaning time in half. This combo takes out all stubborn makeup stains, sanitizes, and leaves brushes with the loveliest scent.
I’m still waiting to find a concealer better than Too Faced’s Born This Way product. The shade range and undertones are unmatched.
The formula is super blendable and the finish is stunning so I’ll be staying loyal to this product for years to come.
If I could only have one lip combo in my kit, I’d pick Patrick Ta’s lip crèmes in She’s Unapologetic and She’s Independent.
I think both colors are flattering and look incredible on every complexion, especially when paired with a rich-brown lip liner.
Make Up For Ever’s liner in Limitless Brown is my go-to lip product. I’ve tried a bunch of different brands and shades but this one takes the cake.
The formula is incredibly creamy so it glides on like a dream and it goes well with practically every lipstick shade in my kit.
If you want to know which products a makeup artist loves, look for the ones on which they’ve “hit pan,” which is when the bottom of the packaging becomes visible.
Almost every shade in my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Divine Neutrals palette has hit pan because I love the brown shades.
The palette is compact and extremely versatile so it can be used to create everything from natural eye-shadow looks to bridal makeup.
Every time I reach for an eyeliner that’s not Inglot’s, I instantly regret it. Inglot’s gel eyeliner is multi-functional and easy to work with and manipulate.
No matter if I want a smoked-out liner or a sharp wing, this gel paired with a fine ELF brush comes through every single time.
When Charlotte Tilbury named this the setting spray, she meant the “airbrush” and “flawless.” This is my go-to setting spray, and it’s a cult favorite among other makeup artists.
The setting spray is lightweight, blurring, and long-lasting — chef’s kiss.
I currently have six shades of Huda Beauty’s Easy-Bake setting powder, which I plan to stay loyal to as long as it’s produced.
I have yet to find a smoother, finer setting powder that somehow manages to elevate my makeup every single time.
I love a flawless under-eye so this will definitely be a staple in my kit next year.
I’m honestly not sure how I was doing makeup before I discovered Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless finishing powder, one of my holy grail under-eye products.
With this powder, you can say goodbye to fine lines, flashback, and creases. I have every shade and will be restocking each one.
Ensuring makeup lasts as long as possible is part of my job description so I need a good setting spray to keep powder and cream products in place.
If you struggle with cakey makeup, Morphe’s Continuous setting mist will save the day. It’s my favorite way to bring life and hydration back to the face and keep the skin looking natural.
Though I’d buy Rare Beauty’s blush again in 2023, I probably won’t have to repurchase it because of how little product you need to apply.
Dare I say, the Rare Beauty liquid blush has been the beauty product of the year. It’s hands down my favorite cream blush to use on myself and my clients.
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