One of the most essential accompaniments to having great makeup, is having the right tools! Today I'll be sharing my top 5 makeup tools in hopes that maybe it will give you some ideas to add to your stash!
#1. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers.
My lashes are not naturally very curly, so I have to do whatever I can to give them a boost. I love my eyelash curlers from Shu Uemura as they fit really nicely on my eye, and the spring mechanism on them is really sturdy. The cushion strip on them is also really nice, I only just replaced it after having them for a year-and-a-half! Granted they are a bit pricy (at about 25$), but I think good tools are worth investing in.
This blending brush from Sonia Kashuk actually came originally in a set, but this is my favorite one out of the bunch. It's not super soft, but its super fluffy and really affordable. It also doesn't shed unlike some drugstore brushes. The one I have is from a limited edition set, but I am sure you can find a similar one in her permanent line of brushes.
#3. Real Techniques Blush Brush.
I had been lusting after the Real Techniques brushes for a while before I started noticing them being sold here in Canada, and I was so glad when I finally did. The blush brush is really soft, doesn't shed and is the perfect shape for applying color to the apples of my cheeks. You can also tell that these brushes are really good quality, from the soft hairs to the sturdy handles. The brushes are pretty affordable and can be found at places like Walmart and Lawtons. I've also seen them at places like Winners (i.e. TJ Maxx to some of you) where you can usually find them a bit cheaper.
#4. Real Techniques Blending Sponge.
Before I knew that Real Techniques had a makeup sponge, I had been really wanting to jump on the sponge bandwagon, but really couldn't afford to shell out $26 for the beauty blender at Sephora. However, when I was in Florida this summer I managed to find the RT blending sponge and absolutely loved it. Thankfully, I have since seen them here in Canada for a comparable price. This will definitely always be a staple in my makeup bag!
#5. E.l.f. Complexion/Powder Brush.
If you invest in the E.l.f. Powder brush, it will probably be the best 4$ you ever spend. It is super dense, flat-topped makeup brush that is perfect for adding a little bit of coverage in your powder application. This brand just started selling at Target Canada as well, so us Canadian beauty lovers are set!
Hope you enjoyed this post about my top makeup tools; I know I always like to see what others are using! Please share any of your recommendations in the comments below!