Game-Changing Beauty Tools
There’s been a couple of ‘ah-ha’ moments in my life that have stuck out to me. One was when I was around 15 and I realised that trying to dress the same as my shorter, petite older sister probably wasn’t the most flattering choice for me. With beauty tools I’ve had ‘ah-ha’ moments after coming across a little gem that’s really changed the way I apply my makeup. Okay, so maybe they were more like “Oh, so that’s what I should’ve been doing” moments…but still, you get the drift!
Here are the game-changers in question:
Beauty Blender (Original):
Unlike when I used to use brushes to apply my foundation the beauty blender never leaves me with any streaky foundation lines, it just blends everything together in a really natural way. You use this sponge damp but it actually doesn’t absorb any of your foundation either, it just adds a little extra moisture to the skin which keeps things looking natural and is much appreciated by me (especially in the dead of winter). It’s basically a magic little pink sponge. Please Beauty Blender Gods, never stop making this.
Sigma E40 Blending Brush:
This is like the Tim Gunn of makeup brushes because no matter what combo of shadows I put on my eyes, blending out with this brush just makes it work
. I use this as the final step when I’m doing my eyeshadow to soften any harsh lines and blend everything together. I can’t tell you how many times this brush has saved me from racoon-eye moments when I’ve gotten a little over-excited with a super pigmented shadow…
Shiseido Eyelash Curler:
These have really upped my lash game. They fit the width of my lashes perfectly and there’s never any uncomfortable ‘pinching’ feeling when you use them. Obviously pairing this curler with a good mascara gives the best results, but I used to have stick straight lashes and after using this consistently for a few years my lashes now just naturally have a bit of a curl to them- that’s a pretty big deal to me.
MAC 242 Brush:
This is technically classed as an eyeshadow brush and honestly it was only after I did a little experimenting that I realised it’s actually perfect
for concealer. The bristles are dense enough to hold creamy products but firm enough to lightly spread your concealer wherever you need it, without things getting cakey. The size of the brush head isn’t too bulky or too small which means this is especially perfect for covering up any spots or post-acne marks as well.
Sigma F35 Tapered Brush:
Let’s be honest I actually own three of these (not kidding) because this is my holy grail brush when it comes to highlighting. The bristles are very soft and the brush itself is tapered in a way that perfectly suits the cheekbone area, right where you want your highlight to be. It’s also dense but not too dense, so you don’t end up accidentally packing on too much product. If you’re looking for a brush to highlight with, this is it.
Do you have any game-changing beauty tools?