No matter how much makeup you own or how many tutorials you watch, there are a few key tools that every girl needs to make sure her makeup is flawless. Of course a good set of makeup brushes is the first thing you need (I love Luxie brushes) and a beauty blender is a an absolute must have but there are so many other products that you need on your roster to take your makeup to the next level.
An Eyelash Curler – a simple curl of your lashes will open up your eyes, make you look more awake and add a whole lot of volume to your lashes. I like to curl my lashes in two parts, one pump at the base and another half way up the lash for maximum curl. My favourite curler is from Shiseido. ($24)
A Spoolie – that little wire bristle brush can be used for a million different things from brushing through your brows and separating your lashes to removing excess mascara and fixing eyeliner mistakes. A good dense spoolie in an absolute essential and my favourite is from Anastasia Beverly Hills. ($23)
Tweezers – no girl should ever be without a good pair of tweezers, I have about 5 floating around my apartment. You can use them to pluck a stray hair, apply your false lashes or shape your brows. I personally think that slanted, angled tweezers are the best and my favourite are from Tweezerman. ($29)
Q-tips – these little guys are often overlooked but they are an essential! I love to use the ones with the pointed tips for cleaning up eyeliner, smudging eyeliner, blending out the edge of my brows, concealing spots and even applying a spot treatment at night.
Instant Brush Cleaner – while I deep clean my brushes on a weekly basis there are times when you want to clean off any residual product from a brush right then and there. When I’m doing my eyeshadow and I need to switch shades but want to use the same brush I reach for the Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner. This stuff removes all colour from the brush instantly and then it dries in seconds leaving no grease behind. ($11)
Beauty Oil – a beauty oil of any kind can be a saviour. It can revive a dried up cream product, act as a moisturizer in a pinch or it can be used to sheer out a foundation. Apply a drop to your beauty blender or mix it in with your foundation for a light, dewy glow. My favourite is Tarte’s Maracuja Oil. ($58)
What are your must have beauty tools?