Some people may be committed to their long-loved beauty products and rarely stray from their go-tos. Others can spend hours roaming the aisles of Sephora and Ulta on the hunt for nothing in particular at all. But no matter your commitment to makeup, there’s one thing most can agree on: Finding new products is a tricky time.
With so many new celebrity collaborations and indie brands on the market, how do we know which products we can trust? Which live up the hype and which are worth the splurge? We chatted with celebrated makeup artist Jasen Kaplan, who has worked with Cyndi Lauper and Eva Longoria amongst other A-listers, to break down his top five favorite beauty products and his favorite ways to use them.