I haven’t been doing much makeup posts lately. I’ve gone a bit more minimal with it lately. I tend to not be bothered with it most days since we get up really early for work. That being said, there are a few tools and brushes which I consider essential for my makeup kit.
For a while there, I would either just use my hands or the brushes that came with products. As I started getting more into makeup though, I realized the benefits of having some good brushes. Depending on how much makeup you like using, will guide you on how many different types of brushes you want. I have a handful of brushes, but lately I only use a few.
The two I use on a daily basis are the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and the Wet’n’Wild Crease Brush.
The face brush works really well for me when it comes to blending out my foundation. Whether it’s a mineral or powder, this brush does a really good job of evenly spreading the foundation around my face. There’s minimal streaks, and also not much fallout from the brush. I’ve had it for almost a year now and it’s still in really good shape.
The Wet’n’Wild Crease Brush has been my go-to for my eyes. It has a nice fluffy shape and picks up the product really well. It does a great job of blending out whatever I’m putting on my eyes. I normally use it for transition shades as well as blending. Lately, I just use bronzer as a transition shade and leave it there for my eyes. It gives them a bit more definition without having to do too much.
I have two beauty blenders. One was a really cheap one from a department store. The other is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I use the latter a lot more. When it comes to any liquid product, this is my go-to. I use it for my cream foundation, as well as concealer. The blender tends to soak up extra product so you’re not slathering too much on your face (a problem I had when I used my fingers). It’s worth getting as it applies the makeup without streaks and also just speeds up the process.
I only consider this an essential if you wear glasses. Mascara tends to lengthen lashes as well as define them. So if you haven’t curled them first, your lashes rub against your glasses every time you blink. It’s annoying.
That’s all really. There’s a lot more out there to explore and play with, but this is all I consider essential.
What are some of your essential makeup tools?