7 Makeup Brands Experts Swear By

There's been very few times when I've purchased a product online from Ulta or Sephora without looking at the reviews. Knowing how a foundation will react to my combination skin or how long a lipstick will last is paramount. That's why these makeup brands experts love are so important to know. These experts who are celebrity makeup artists, creative directors of major cosmetics brands, and YouTube gurus, know how to get you the best product possible not only for your specific skin type, but also because they truly understand which products are of the highest quality. From drugstore to high end, these brands are some of the most highly revered.

While many would turn their noses up at social media acting as a way to communicate with experts, they've clearly never seen Mario Dedivanovic snapchat his favorites products or watch Lisa Eldridge, creative director for Lancome, run down a list of her favorites. Throw in incredibly talented makeup-artists-turned-YouTubers like Wayne Goss, Jaclyn Hill, Sam and Nic Chapman, and you've got experts available at the tips of your fingertips. That's why it's easier than ever to find the makeup brands that experts love. While you may be worried that such talented artists are headed straight for high-end brands, that's definitely not always the case. There's a brand out there perfect for any price, and these experts are here to help you find them.


Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation, $62, Dior

When you have experienced makeup artists working every day, you're going to get a recommendation for some high-end products, and Dior is one of those brands that experts love. Makeup artist Wayne Goss raves about the Dior Airflash foundation as the best foundation on the market.


Clinique Airbrush Concealer, $20.50, Clinique

Clinique is a staple in many makeup artist's kits. From beauty experts like Jenna Menard to Lancome creative director Lisa Eldridge, their products are known for not only working fabulously, but for being perfect for the skin. With formulations that suit many different skin textures and a wide range of products, it's no wonder they are an expert favorite.

Make Up For Ever

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer, $37, Sephora

Make Up For Ever is a brand that tons of people swear by. Whether it's an expert raving about the perks about the HD Foundation or Jaclyn Hill raving about their primers, they're an incredible brand that even celebrities like Kylie Jenner use.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, $21, Sephora

Need perfected brows? Look no further than Anastasia Beverly Hills. This brand is a staple in makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic's kit. With a huge range of products for their brows, like pomades and brow gels, they're the go-to brand for all expert brow needs.


Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm, $6.89, Target

Revlon is a heavy hitter when it comes to drugstore brands. With YouTube beauty gurus singing the praises of the Colorstay foundation and celebrity makeup artists like Monika Blunder recommending the Colorburst Laquer Balm, the brand is one that experts love at a wallet-friendly price.


The Original Beautyblender, $20, Sephora

Who doesn't love Beautyblender? They're a brand whose signature tool has become a staple in expert kits everywhere. With its soft edge technology, ability to seamlessly blend, and new mini forms for expert concealing, it's a tool you've got to have.

M.A.C Cosmetics

M.A.C Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation, $27, M.A.C Cosmetics

MAC is easily one of the most well-known cosmetics brands on the market. With their vibrant colors, incredible foundation, and amazing shade range, it's no wonder it's a brand experts love. From the Face and Body Foundation to Fluidline, the products from MAC almost always pop up in some fashion on best lists.

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