Even if you're a makeup novice, chances are you know your way around a few of the basic brushes and sponges. But to truly master the art of applying foundation, blush, or contouring, it's important to have an arsenal of specialty tools at your disposal. Here are my 10 favorites:
A Good Eyelash Curler
Eyelash curlers are the most important tool in your beauty arsenal. They work to curl your lashes and make them look fuller, longer and more defined. Curling your lashes is simple: just place the curve of the curler against your eyelid (with its opening facing upward), then squeeze firmly so that it grips onto your lashes at their base. Press down on one side of the handle while pulling up on the other side with steady pressure until you feel resistance, this should be enough to curl each individual lash without pinching or pulling them out of place!
Once you've mastered how to use an eyelash curler, there are a few things you should consider when buying one:
Does it have hinges? Some models come with hinges made from metal or plastic; others don't have any hinges at all! If possible, opt for those with metal hinges because they're sturdier than plastic ones and tend not to break as easily over time due their durability factor alone). Also keep in mind that some companies offer special offers where if customers buy two products together (e., two pairs) then both will come packaged together with free shipping included!
A Pointed Eyeliner Brush
A pointed eyeliner brush is used to apply liquid or gel eyeliner. It's great for creating precise lines and getting into the corners of your eyes. The pointed tip allows you to line every part of your eye, including the inner rim and waterline (the part around the tear duct). It can also be used as a tool for shaping eyebrows, which is why some people call them eyebrow brushes!
A good one will come in at least three different sizes: small pointy tip; medium rounded tip; large flat surface area with no pointy tip whatsoever. You may want more than one depending on what kind of makeup look you're going for.
Using this kind of brush takes some practice so don't expect perfection right away! But once you get comfortable using it, there are lots of things that only an expertly applied eyeliner can achieve, like looking awake even though you stayed up watching Netflix until 3 AM last night because there was nothing else worth doing at work today.
A Blending Brush
You can use a blending brush to apply foundation, concealer and powder. Blending brushes are used for applying and blending makeup. They can be used with liquid, cream or powder mineral makeup. The bristles on a blending brush are typically made up of natural fibers like sable or goat hair because they're not as harsh on the skin compared to synthetic ones (which tend to scratch).
Blending brushes also go by another name: buffing brushes! The reason why this tool is called both things depends on its shape: if it's shaped like an oval or rectangle then it's probably meant for applying products; if it's rounder at the top then it was most likely designed specifically for blending purposes only because this shape allows you greater control over where you want those colors placed throughout your face/body parts such as eyeshadow application onto lids only vs eyelid creases too which would make them look darker than intended if applied directly from palette without using some sort of tool first like this one does nicely so anyway.
A Brow Brush
A brow brush is an essential tool for applying eyebrow powder or cream. A lot of people tend to use their fingers, but this can be messy and it's also easier to accidentally apply too much product in one area. A brow brush will help you apply just the right amount of product, so that your eyebrows look natural and well-defined.
A good quality brush will allow you to shape your eyebrows more easily than if they were done freehand with a regular paintbrush or makeup sponge (which would be very difficult). If used correctly, a good quality brush can create beautiful arches that frame your eyes beautifully!
Brow brushes come in many shapes and sizes, some have angled heads like mascara wands while others are rounded at both ends like pencils, but all serve one purpose: filling in sparse areas so that our brows look fuller without having to resort using pencils or powders as fillers first before applying color products onto them later on top (which tends not only make things harder, but also result in clumpy looking results).
An Angled Blush Brush
An angled blush is great for applying a sheer wash of color to the apples of your cheeks. It's also perfect for dusting on highlighter, bronzer and blush with one sweep.
An angled brush makes it easy to use bolder colors while still keeping your face looking natural because they're designed to fit into narrow areas like around the corners of your nose or along jawlines where you might want intense color but don't want it spilling out onto other parts of your face.
A Foundation Brush
A foundation brush is a must-have for any makeup lover. This tool can be used to apply liquid foundation, cream or powder foundations and concealer. It's important to keep your foundation brush clean so that you don't transfer bacteria onto the product and into your pores (yuck!).
A Powder Brush
A powder brush is a must-have for any beauty enthusiast. It's soft bristles make it easy to apply your favorite loose or pressed powders, and the sizes of these brushes mean that you can use them for pretty much anything from blush to bronzer to highlighter. If you want a flawless finish every time and don't have time for multiple brushes, this one will do all three jobs at once!
A Contour Brush
A contour brush is a must-have for anyone who uses contouring products. Depending on the shape of your face and how you like to apply your makeup, there are two types of brushes that can help:
Angled brush. This type has a curved edge and is great for applying bronzer or blush along the cheekbones and sides of your nose.
Flat top brush. This type has a flat top surface with soft bristles that are ideal for setting powder under eyes or highlighting above them (or wherever else).
A Lip Brush
A lip brush is an essential tool for applying lipstick, gloss or liner. It's important to use a lip brush rather than your finger because it will help you create a more precise line and prevent any smudging or bleeding of the product.
A good quality lip brush should have soft bristles that won't scratch your delicate skin, as well as be long enough to reach all parts of your mouth easily. If you're in doubt about which size would work best for you, opt for something on the larger side so that there's no chance of missing out on any areas when lining up your lips.
A Blending Sponge Or Beauty Blender. It's A Must-Have For Any Makeup Lover!
Blending sponges are a must-have for any makeup lover! They're great for blending out your foundation and concealer, as well as applying cream contour and highlight. You can use them damp or dry, depending on what you're doing with them.
If you want to use your sponge damp (which is how most people do), just run it under water until it's slightly dampened but not dripping wet. Then squeeze out any excess water before using it on your skin--this will ensure that there isn't too much moisture left in the sponge when you put it on your face so that everything blends seamlessly together without leaving streaks behind.
If you're planning on using your blending sponge dry instead of wet, simply pat off any excess water after rinsing off all traces of cleanser/toner/moisturizer etc., then pat down again with a towel before moving onto application steps such as applying foundation or concealer directly onto areas where coverage needs improvement such as around blemishes or under eyes where darkness tends show through brighter than anywhere else on face due lack density ratio between epidermal layer thickness vs dermal layer thickness; if these areas still appear patchy after applying products directly onto affected area try using small amount compact powder first then blend out evenly across entire face once set up properly by pressing down firmly against surface area affected - this technique works especially well when dealing with dark circles caused by lack circulation underneath skin layers due poor lymphatic drainage system function which results from buildup toxins over time causing congestion within lymph nodes located throughout body including those located within facial region itself.
We hope you have a better understanding of the makeup tools that will make your life easier! Remember, these are just some of the most popular and easy to find. If there is something specific that you're looking for, check out our other articles on beauty tools here.