Why It's a Staple: "Blotting papers are the greatest catchalls." —Harper, editorial makeup artist
How She Uses It: "They're great for blotting off oil from your forehead and nose, and when placed under the eyes, they catch eye shadow that might fall when applying. Plus, you can use them to blot lips in order to take down the intensity of lip color."
Why It's a Staple: "The one thing I always carry in my kit is the Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler. Curling your lashes instantly opens up your eyes, so you look more awake." —Desirae Cherman, celebrity makeup artist
How She Uses It: "I use my blow-dryer to apply a little heat to the curler, which helps your lashes bend and stay curled!"