5 Must-Have Makeup Products

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Beauty buys to transform your look

Highlighters. Face primers. Brow fillers. Ever gotten the hard sell for these newish offerings and wondered if they actually serve a purpose? "They do, more than you can imagine," says Suzy Gerstein, a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist.

So much so that these items deserve a permanent home in your cosmetics bag, right alongside your mascara, foundation, and lipstick. Here, the underrated products you didn’t realize you needed, wanted, or had to have.

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