Professional makeup is made with better quality base ingredients, which cause the products to have better and longer bearability, glide on more smoothly, crease and crack less often, and are often gentler on the skin. These products may also contain ingredients to help increase firmness, help with acne, and camouflage wrinkles. Professional makeup contains a higher amount of pigment (color) vs fillers. The pigments (color) are more finely ground, therefore making the color look more intense and truer. As well, professional products often have a wider color range. High end powders are milled more finely, which helps to create a flawless finish and is also less likely to contain irritating ingredients, such as talc. The sunscreens are also not as high. The titanium dioxide (sunscreen) in drug store brands are more light reflective, which can wreak havoc on your images. Professional makeup brushes, as well, are crucial for a flawless and perfect application.