The 7 Brands Makeup Artists Love the Most (and Why)

Finding the best makeup for you is a tricky business. Trends are constantly changing, your complexion and undertones need to be taken into account and formulas don't always live up to their claims. That, and there are about one million choices in every makeup aisle or online retailer. Luckily, we're here to help you curate your collection (and, ultimately, spend less money on offerings that you end up throwing away).

So, what are the no BS, must-have brands? What are the most tried-and-true products from those lines? We decided to ask a makeup artist to find out. Because after all, there's no better advice than that of a seasoned professional who spends her days painting faces.

The lovely and talented Kelli J. Bartlett, Glamsquad's director of makeup artistry, along with celebrated celebrity makeup artists Patrick Ta and Daniel Martin, answered all of our burning questions. They each revealed their trusted, exceptional makeup brands to keep in our arsenal at all times, along with her favourite offerings from each one.