There are so many options available these days to cater to every single one of your make-up needs. And we all know an artist can’t create a masterpiece without the right tools! But what are the real essentials – the things every make-up bag should have and cherish? And what is worth spending a little extra on?
Check out the list below for some ideas on some beauty tools essentials that every make-up bag should include.
We don’t all have the time (or the money) for appointments at the salon every week to keep unruly eyebrows in check. So tweezers are an absolute must-have. Big brows might be in right now, but stray hairs and monobrows are not so attractive. If you can make the odd appointment to get some professional shaping, tweezers will keep you on track for the days in-between.
Tweezers are affordable, last a long time, and don’t damage easily – so why not invest in one pair for the bathroom, and one for your bag? That way you won’t get caught out right before a date or an interview! This is why every make-up artist has a curler in their bag – and so should you.
There are brushes for everything – eyebrows, foundation, powder, lips, eyeshadow and everything in between. If you can afford a full range it’s worth the money. Not least because brushes can be difficult to keep clean and it’s not good to spread bacteria around your face. But there are a couple of specialist brushes which are worth some extra attention. An angled contour brush is perfect for defining cheekbones with bronzer or brush, giving a professional finish to your foundation.
Lip brushes are designed to apply gloss and lipstick with precision. This will help prevent smudging and can help you blend liner and lipstick naturally and beautifully. And as a neat alternative to a foundation brush, why not try a beauty sponge? The egg shape fits perfectly to the shape of your face, and the latex material is cleaner than traditional brushes and gives a more uniform finish.
Eyelash curlers might look a little scary but they’re actually very easy to use and delightfully effective. They can turn a less-than-perfect mascara job into an eyelash triumph with one swift application. Like the tweezers, eyelash curlers are relatively inexpensive, long-lasting, and will keep your lashes looking long, luscious and beautiful for longer.
Wet Hair Brush
It can be difficult to keep your hair in good condition, especially if you use a lot of heat treatments like straighteners and hair-dryers, or regularly have your hair lightened or bleached. Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s wet, as it is more susceptible to stretching and breaking. A great way to detangle and get control without damaging your hair is to use a wet hairbrush.
Wet hair brushes are specially designed to glide through your hair without tugging and doing damaged hair further damaged. They cost no more than your average hairbrush and might well save you money in the future. And there we have it! These are just a few ideas for essential tools in your make-up kit. All four are cheap, long-lasting and can make a big difference to your look, so don’t hold back.