The One Drugstore Product Every Makeup Artist Buys

Hallie Gould
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With access to the most gorgeous and famous faces on the planet, it’s no wonder makeup artists know a thing or two about buying the right product. It’s natural to assume they only use the most expensive offerings on the market, but contrary to popular belief, sought-after makeup artists always keep a few drugstore formulas on hand at all times, because it doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective.

With that in mind, we thought it necessary to make like a makeup artist and purchase the wallet-friendly brands they always keep in their kits. We tracked down a couple of our favorites and asked them for the lowdown on an inexpensive product haul. Astoundingly, every single one mentioned L’Oréal’s Voluminous Original Mascara ($5), citing its volume-building and thickening properties as absolutely magnificent.

Keep scrolling for more makeup-artist favorites found at your local drugstore (and the reasons they love ’em).

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