15 Drugstore Beauty Buys Celebrity Makeup Artists Swear By
It goes without saying: Makeup artists are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sussing out the very best beauty products on market. Trialling new makeup items on the daily—and stacking them up against old favourites—seems a pretty solid strategy for discovering what works, what doesn’t, and whether cult beauty products truly deserve their glittering reputations. While most makeup artists are happy to chat about their go-to luxury lipsticks and the only premium foundations worth buying (because, fun), it's a little harder to glean recommendations for budget makeup products. Still, we can't help but notice when makeup artists include a few choice supermarket buys in their kits. It's a safe bet the products that do make the cut are phenomenal because when you're working with celebrities only the best will do. With that in mind, we asked five of our favourite makeup artists to share the budget beauty buys they rely on both professionally and personally. The best bit? They're all under $30.
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Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm ($6)
"When applying lipstick—particularly matte formulas—it’s important to keep lips hydrated as the texture can highlight signs of dryness. This is one of my favourite everyday balms; I apply it after cleansing and moisturising so that by the time I get to lipstick the lips have softened.”