Makeup itself is wonderful, we all love it. But honestly, it’s the tools – those companion products – that truly enhance the artistry. Can you imagine a world with no brushes, lashes, tools, sponges or palettes? That’s a world I don’t want to live in. These are the best makeup tools you may not have known about – as in the wands and tools that help you get the most out of your products. I didn’t include the famous, hot pink, and egg-shaped beautyblender. If you don’t own one of those, you need to stop reading this and go buy one right now.
Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette: The Brush Cleansing Palette from Real Techniques is a perfect brush companion. Slip your hand into the palette, apply brush cleaner or soap and water to brushes, and swirl into palette. Make sure to rinse brushes with cold water, squeeze, reshape, and hang over the counter to dry overnight.
It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Master Brush #16: It Cosmetics was not messing around when it created this large and luxurious, super plush brush. The Heavenly Luxe Complexion Master Brush is incredibly soft and designed for flawless application of all of your face products – including liquid foundations, concealers, luminizers, and powders. A true master, indeed.
Georgie Faux Lash Applicator: Previously, I utilized a dull pair of tweezers to apply my false lashes. Not anymore, thanks to Georgie’s Faux Lash Applicator. The tool is designed to make applying false lashes a quick and easy task for both amateurs and pros. The curved tip allows for precise placement of lash bands or of individual lashes, while the length and handles are crafted for visibility and control. Even better, the stainless steel design is durable and easy to clean.
Japonesque 35 Well Palette: Japonesque palettes has always been “a must” for professional makeup artists. The 35 Well Palette has 35 deep compartments – 14 large and 21 medium – in which to scoop product.
Elf Blending Sponge: Who doesn’t love the squishy beauty sponges? What I don’t love is the $20 price tag. This comparable blending sponge from Elf is $5. It’s also one of the best I have come across in my travels. I like to mist or dampen with water and then apply foundation with a stippling or dabbing motion.
Georgie Lash Curler: With the added benefit of cushiony, conditioning pads that soothe lashes, this baby curls even the tiniest lashes without crimping or pinching. Those little green pads are loaded with USDA-certified organic blue chamomile. Ahh! It’s like the conditioner you use for your hair! Georgie’s exclusive conditioning pads keep lashes healthy while the tool itself leads to lasting curl.
You buy great makeup, now get the best tools to make application easy and flawless!
Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”