Has anyone else noticed the overwhelming amount of products and tools that can be used in the makeup world? It seems like they are always trying to come out with a better mouse trap on how to apply your favorite products. I will admit some of the gadgets are amazing and can make a difference in your makeup game. However, not only can it be expensive to try to keep up with every new tool, but I don’t think they all live up to their hype. I am a loyal lady and like to stick to things that I know work well, even if they are dated and simple. I have listed some of my go to tools that I use when glamming myself up that I think you might love, too! Give them a try and see what you think!
1. My Fingers
Yes- you read that correctly. If you have been following me on Kylee’s Korner and have watched my makeup tutorials, you know I love to use my fingers as tools a lot. I find they can be the best way to blend in foundation, concealer and eyeshadow. Better yet- they don’t cost you a thing!
When you do use a brush to apply your makeup, it is extremely important to make sure your are cleaning them often. If you don’t keep them clean, bacteria can form and can cause breakouts and other problems with your skin. After cleaning them, try using a makeup drying rack. This tool is a space saver and will allow your brush to keep its original shape and not get flattened out. I love this cute and affordable one from Target!
This product doesn’t help while applying makeup directly to the skin, but it is amazing for prepping it! I have spoken about my love for tinkle razors on my Facebook and Instagram pages a ton. These affordable and easy to use razors help get the peach fuzz off of your face, which makes your makeup lay smoother and have an airbrushed looking finish!
For those ladies who like using regular pencil eyeliners, a sharpener is a must to keep your pencil with a perfect point. There are so many sharpeners to choose from today and they can get a bit pricey for such a small tool. I am a huge fan of this NYX one from Ulta. The reviews are amazing and you can not beat the price!
5. Makeup Brush Sponge Cleaner
I just purchased one of these sponge cleaners a couple of months ago and I am impressed! I like to use multiple colors when doing my eyeshadow and I don’t always like to switch the brush I am using. This sponge lets you quickly clean your brush and move on to the next color without mixing your palette. Once the sponge has gotten dirty, you just rinse if off and let it air dry. Easy peasy!
This is another tool I bought for myself awhile back and have really loved using. It also gets your skin prepped for makeup. This facial roller is used on clean skin in the morning and evening to help reduce puffiness. I have noticed a difference in how my skin looks after I use it. Plus, it feels like a relaxing personal face massage which is an added bonus!
If you are still using a brush to apply your foundation, give a beauty blender a try! They are amazing at getting your foundation to lay evenly and don’t waste as much product. There are a ton to choose from that range in price. This one from Ulta has a big fan following and gets great reviews!
Tweezers should be an essential part of your makeup drawer! This is another item that can range in price depending on the material used. These tweezers are priced a bit higher than some, but they are worth the splurge! They have a slanted tip that helps make your tweezing more precise. They also have a near perfect 5 star review from thousands of happy customers!