Ah, beauty tools. The things that help us look effortlessly put together in mere minutes. What would I do—or what would my makeup look like— without these tools? But, whoa, let’s not talk about that, because I’m going slightly off topic. I have a comprehensive assortment of tools in my stash that I love, but these two are the ones I find myself continue to reach for on a daily basis. So essentially, you could say that these are the tools that I love to pieces and cannot live without. As dramatic as it sounds, it is true!
- Beautyblender: This is the ultimate tool for applying a foundation, in my opinion. This egg-shaped sponge applicator helps create an invisible, streak-free, skin-like finish that probably most of us want when putting on makeup. It is amazing at blending in the foundation (or concealer) in the most natural way possible to keep you from looking cakey or overly made up. All you need to do is a) wet the sponge b) squeeze out the excess water c) pump out the foundation to the back of your hand and then dib the sponge into your foundation and apply to your skin d) blend, blend, blend! Plus, you can use the pointed end to blend in the concealer. I’m telling you, flawless finish is guaranteed.
- Shiseido Eyelash Curler: I’m an eyelash curler convert— because it just makes such a huge difference to the look. It makes your eyes look bigger and more awake, and isn’t it what we all want? Honestly, I’ve always wanted a Shu Uemura eyelash curler but (sadly) never got a chance to buy one for some odd reason (probably because it’s not sold in the US). So, I decided to get the Shiseido eyelash curler — which I love dearly— instead. It fits my eyes perfectly and gets every last lash without hurting my eyes. In a few solid squeezes of the lashes, it lifts and elongates them, preparing them for the next step: mascara. If I want a completely natural look, however, I skip mascara entirely.
What are your essential beauty tools?