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17 Makeup Artist-Approved Beauty Tools to Level Up Your At-Home Routine

Including a famous pink sponge, splurge-worthy skin perfectors and a surprising craft-store (!) pick.

Backstage at Milan Fashion Week. 

It’s true in the kitchen, it’s true at a vanity: Being armed with the right tools for the job can make a world of difference. But a pro-worthy beauty kit doesn’t necessarily require the extensive (and expensive) supplies you might imagine; it’s all about finding the tools that can multi-task.

In pursuit of the ultimate makeup and skin-care toolkit, we turned to the pros themselves to find out what they’re really using to get the job done. Ahead, world-class makeup artists — including Meghan Markle’s wedding-day face painter Daniel Martin, celebrity and Instagram favorite Patrick Ta and beloved British beauty icon Charlotte Tilbury — share their must-have beauty tools. They let us in on complexion-perfecting gadgets that are most definitely worth the splurge, a $7 art store steal that rivals the fanciest of foundation brushes, and the lifting, pinch-free curler that bends lashes better than all the rest. 

Click through the gallery below to see (and shop!) their top picks.

Sephora Pro Tapered Crease #19 brush, $20, available here. “The size and shape of it is ideal for most eye shapes, and can be used to apply overall shadow, smoky liner and enhance the crease. I love it! I give it away to all my clients because it’s so easy for them to recreate the eye makeup I did for them with this one little gem!” —Sarah Lucero

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