Pro Picks! Beauty Insiders Show Us The New Must-Buys From Their Lines

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It’s easy to get lost in the sea of new product launches and flashy makeup counter displays. So when we visited The Makeup Show Chicago a couple of weeks ago, we went straight to the pros from our favorite brands to get the inside scoop on their hottest new items. Here are six picks from the experts themselves.

Kett Cosmetics

Fixx Crème Makeup

“The Fixx Crème Makeup from Kettis a great multi-functional product for the eyes, lips and cheeks—and you can apply it with a sponge, brush, or even your fingers. It’s rich in pigment and gives you a high-definition finish. Plus it’s waterproof, so you can wear it at the beach or pool all summer long.”
— Brian Sutherby, co-owner of Muse Beauty Pro Cosmetics, the U.S. distributor for Kett Cosmetics

Smashbox

Camera Ready CC Cream

“Our Camera Ready BB Cream was the first iteration, but the CC version improves on it by adding color-correcting properties for dark spots or discoloration. It’s a tinted moisturizer that offers lots of hydration, plus luminosity for a flawless finish. We just launched it this spring in five different shades.”
— Lori Taylor-Davis, global pro lead artist for Smashbox

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Stained Gloss Lip Tar

“TheStained Gloss Lip Tar is a really popular new item. It’s like our original Lip Tar, but with a different finish. We were inspired by stained glass windows that catch color with transparency—so this formula is matte and transparent, but not sheer. We’re seeing a lot of people layer it over their favorite Lip Tar to build color. The most popular combination is ‘Hoochie’ Lip Tar plus ’Rhythm Box’ Stained Gloss.”
— David Klasfeld, founder and creative director of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

Stila

Stay All Day 3D Wet-to-Set Eye Shadow Trio

“Each Wet-to-Set eye shadow compactoffers three colors that have a dramatic effect when applied with a wet brush. The consistency is creamy, super opaque, and long-wearing, with micronized shimmer that adds tons of sheen. The three blendable colors in each palette can be worn alone or together, and you’ll also have base, highlight, crease, and smoky liner options. The best part is that it reminds you of playing with watercolors as a kid!”
— Cory Bishop, manager, pro artistry relations for Stila Cosmetics

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Brow Genius Kit

“Our Brow Genius Kit just launched in May, and is already a big seller—with it, you can build a classic, bold brow that’s also smudge-proof. With the kit, you get a mini brush, waterproof gel, and loose brow powder for a two-step application that lasts all day.”
— Dona Cisneros, makeup artist with Anastasia Beverly Hills

Make Up For Ever

Smoky Extravagant Mascara

“We just launched our Smoky Extravagant Mascara at The Makeup Show. It’s a dramatic mascara, because it lengthens and separates lashes with graphic precision. The great part about this product is the brush design—it lets you get inside the lash line and cover the inner corners, and the fluffy fibers let you pull through for full coverage. Plus, the super-black color never flakes or transfers.”
— Ligha Stewart, pro and media educator for Make Up For Ever