The 33 Products That Will Trick People Into Thinking You Have a Professional MUA


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If I had it my way, I’d have a whole glam squad help me get ready in the morning. I can picture it so clearly: I’d be scrolling my phone, drinking my smoothie, and answering emails while a professional MUA applied my makeup beautifully and a hairstylist gave me a perfect blowout. I love the glamour of it all: the alligator clips, the silk robe, the mirror with circle lights that feels so Old Hollywood—you know, the essentials you need to create that "I have my own glam squad” feeling. Although that’s not my reality, I can still achieve that same feeling with the gems I found below. And if you need proof that these products work miracles, my friend asked me the other day if I had gotten my makeup professionally done. Keep scrolling to see some of my favorites from renowned makeup artists such as Pat McGrath, Charlotte Tilbury, and Gucci Westman and more must-haves for makeup-artist-level results at home.

Emma Walsh
Associate Beauty Editor, Branded Content

Emma is an associate beauty editor of branded content. She’s a passionate writer who loves all things beauty, wellness, and personal growth. Before pursuing writing, she worked in influencer marketing at Gallery Media Group, which owns digital brand PureWow. She lives in New York City, where you can usually find her running to a Pilates class or sipping on a green juice in the park.