What Products are Worth the Splurge? We Asked 6 Makeup Artists

As a wise wordsmith once said—mo’ money, mo’ problems (thanks, Biggie). Except, in our humble opinion, when it comes to beauty products. In fact, we could think of nothing better than a nice, fat gift card (or paycheck) solely devoted to buying luxe face creams, lush mascaras, silky shadows, creamy lipsticks…sorry, what were we talking about again?

To help you spend your buck where it counts, we polled six top celebrity and editorial makeup artists for the luxurious, paycheck-depleting products they think are worth every pretty penny. Because if its been tried and tested by Kristen Stewart and Scarlett Johanssen (just two of the clients these makeup artists prep for the red carpet), we’ll assume the price tag is at least somewhat justified (at least, that’s what we tell ourselves when we throw down our credit carts at the cashier). From an airbrush foundation to a magical highlighter, keep scrolling for 12 splurge-worthy products makeup artists love!