Hey there, beauty enthusiasts! If you're anything like me, you know that having the right tools is essential for achieving the perfect look. Whether you're a makeup pro or a beginner, having the right equipment can make all the difference in your beauty routine. That's why I've compiled a list of the 10 tools that every beauty lover should own. These are the tried-and-true products that have been in my kit for years, and I can't imagine doing my job without them. From brushes to sponges, and everything in between, I've got you covered. So, let's dive in and discover the must-have tools that will take your beauty game to the next level!
1) Slanted and Pointed Tweezers
These are a complete necessity for plucking out those pesky hairs, removing dry flakes of skin, and applying false eyelashes. Make sure to clean, sanitize, and sharpen them regularly! (Did you know Tweezerman offers free tweezer sharpening?)
These can remove even the tiniest little hairs - ingrown hairs be gone!
2) Facial Scissors
Everybody needs a pair of super sharp, small scissors. They're great for trimming brows and just handy to have around. I love these ones from The Brow Gal!
3) Beauty Blender
The original egg shaped blender makes perfect foundation a snap with an easy bouncing motion. Want to know how to use one correctly? Check out this post!
4) Quality Makeup Brushes
This point really deserves its own post but investing in a few nice brushes and taking proper care of them will make a massive difference in your beauty routine! I love Make Up For Ever, Bdellium, and MAC brushes!
5) Brush Cleaning Pad/Mat
Silicone mats (like this one) are awesome for cleaning your brushes (especially if you have lots!) and can be found in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors!
6) Eyelash Curler
Lashes feeling a little flat? Give them a little push up with a lash curler! Try Shu Uemura's iconic lash curler, it's said to have the perfect curve for the eyes!
7) Pencil Sharpener
There's no quicker way to waste a nice cosmetic pencil than with a dull sharpener. Make sure you replace them often to keep your pencils looking sharp! (Pun absolutely intended). I really like this one!
8) Stone roller and/or Gua Sha Stone
I've always said that the best makeups start with great skincare and these nifty little tools make your skin feel amazing! When used correctly, these tools may help relieve facial tension and puffiness while increasing blood flow. Who doesn't love a quick mini-facial?
9) Empty Palettes
Did you know you can depot your makeup into empty containers to condense your kit? I love condensing my powder eyeshadows/blushes/etc into empty palettes from Z-Palette and my cream products into empty Vueset containers!
10) Metal Palette and Spatula
If you like to mix your products or often find yourself working off of the back of your hand, an artist's palette and metal spatula can be a great way to level up! Having a clean surface to work on is a game changer when working with creams and loose powders and a clean metal spatula is great for scooping out and mixing products. It's also a great way to keep bacteria out of your creamy products.
And there you have it, my fellow beauty enthusiasts! These 10 essential tools are the key to unlocking your full makeup potential. Don't be afraid to experiment with different brushes, sponges, and applicators to find the ones that work best for you. And remember, investing in high-quality tools will not only make your beauty routine more enjoyable, but it will also give you the confidence to rock any look with ease. So, whether you're a makeup newbie or a seasoned pro, these must-have tools will help you achieve a flawless finish every time. Thanks for joining me on this beauty tool journey, and happy beautifying!
What's the one cosmetic tool you can't live without? Let me know in the comments below!