Makeup Tools I Couldn't Live Without

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

If you want your makeup to look good, using the right products is only part of it. The rest is down to what tools you use and how you apply your makeup, as this can transform what would be an average makeup look into something more professional and clean. Today, I thought I'd talk you through the tools that I find to be an integral part of my makeup routine and feel as though I couldn't last without.

The first makeup tools that I couldn't live without are brushes. I use these on a daily basis and find that they're what makes my makeup look better than average, especially when it comes to buffing in concealer and blending out eyeshadow. I particularly love the Real Techniques brushes, as they are all incredibly soft and function really well. They are dense, synthetic brushes that are incredibly soft and pick up a generous amount of product. I would recommend that you invest in some brushes like these, as they will last a lot longer and be of a better quality than cheaper brushes. If you'd like to know more about them, I have reviewed the Core Collection and the Eyes Starter Set.

A beauty blender is a makeup tool that is particularly new to me, but I've really enjoyed using it and found it to be an important part of my makeup routine. You can use this teardrop shaped sponge in quite a few different ways, but I enjoy using it on areas that have a lot of built-up product, buffing it into the skin to remove any excess makeup. You could also use it to blend out foundation and concealer if you want a lighter, more natural finish.

I never used to use eyelash curlers and thought that my makeup would look fine with only mascara being applied, but after using them a lot I've realised that they make a huge difference. My eyelashes are naturally quite straight, so this quick step makes them look a lot longer and curled throughout the day. It also helps to make your eyes look open, making you appear to be alert and awake.

A pencil sharpener is a necessary tool for doing your makeup and is useful for eyeliners and eyebrow pencils. It's a lot easier to be accurate and apply product neatly when you're pencil is sharper, so I use this quite often to keep them intact.

Makeup remover isn't just for taking your makeup off at night, it's also really helpful to have at hand when applying your makeup. I quite often end up smudging my mascara or apply eyeshadow that needs neatening up, which I can easily do by applying some micellar water to a piece of cotton wool. You could also use it to remove any excess makeup or take off your lipstick if you want to wear a different colour.

The final makeup tool that I find to be essential is a mirror so that I can check my makeup once I've applied it. It's not uncommon for my makeup to look fine and neat when I'm applying it, but I take a glance at myself later in the day and realise that it's quickly become a mess. Having a handy compact mirror allows you to check the progress of your makeup and get a close-up view of what it looks like, so you can correct any mistakes before it's too late.

These are all my essential makeup tools, but I understand that there are many more that other people might use and couldn't live without. I'd love to hear what tools you use to apply your makeup, so make sure you let me know down in the comments.

Love from Daisy x

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