I have a thing for great beauty products and find that I’m always testing out new drops—in part because of my job as an editor, and in part because I’ve always had a passion for great skincare and makeup that I can trace back to some pesky breakouts from middle school. Ever since, I’ve been interested in finding out about the coolest new products to hit the beauty scene. My most trusted source for advice? Beauty insiders.
I regularly chat with beauty people for their expert advice on the latest in the industry. From editors to estheticians to makeup artists, these insiders have access to the newest beauty-world trends and all of the coolest product drops before they launch. It’s part of their job to spend days testing out new formulas and seeing which products work for them and their clients. Always curious to know which beauty products actually live up to the hype, I asked some of the most in-the-know experts to share the best new beauty products they can’t stop using. Ahead, discover the finds they want you to know about.