In a perfect world, we’d all have our own personal glam squad to get us ready each day. But the reality is, unless you’re a celebrity or flush with cash, you’re probably on your own to swipe, buff, and brush on your face. While the makeup you use and techniques you’ve mastered have about 90 percent to do with how your makeup turns out, the other 10 percent comes down to the tools you use. And the way we see it, if you don’t have the option to call up Gigi Hadid’s makeup artist for a smoky eye, you can at least get one step closer by using the makeup brushes he swears by.
If you’ve ever wondered how makeup artists get the sharpest contour, glowiest skin, and richest lip colors, part of the secret lies in the brush. We polled some of our favorite makeup artists whose clients include both of the Hadid sisters, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Lea Michele on the best makeup brushes they always have on hand. Here’s what they can’t live without.
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