Perfecting your makeup look is an art, but it comes down to more than just having skill with an eyeliner pencil. There are a few important tools you need to have in hand that will help you out along the way to perfection.
Here are a few beauty products and tools you need to be using if you aren’t yet.
Great Makeup Brushes
An artist is only as good as his tools, right? We know that isn’t a saying, but when it comes to your makeup look, it’s pretty close to the truth. Investing in great quality brushes can really make the world of difference when it comes to applying your product smoothly and evenly.
Some tools you’ll need are a pack of beauty blenders (wash them regularly), a brilliant kabuki brush for cream products, a dense powder brush, and an angled brush for contouring and highlighter. Investing in higher quality products will not only improve your look, but they’ll last longer too.
If you’re not exfoliating regularly, you’re simply begging for bumps and dry patches on your otherwise flawless skin. Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and even up the surface of your skin, so you get a nice and even application of your product.
You could grab an exfoliating mask, a scrub or an exfoliating brush or pad, if that’s more up your alley. Remember to exfoliate gently and not more than twice a week to avoid damaging your skin.
One aspect of a skincare routine that many people tend to skip is using a toner. Toners should be used after your cleanse and before you moisturise, and serve the purpose of getting rid of any extra dirt or oil that might be leftover on your skin, making it smooth and even before applying your other products.
Some toners also have other benefits, such as evening out your skin tone, minimising your pores and tightening your skin. All these will help your makeup products to sit exactly where you want them to on your face. Thank you, toner!
Primers And Setting Sprays
Prepping your face before you apply your makeup is more important than you realise. A good primer will help all of your product to cling to your face and prevent it from sliding or melting off during the day.
A good powder or setting spray will do the rest of the job. Sandwiching your product in between a primer and a setter will help your look last all day long without moving or starting to look cakey by 3 PM. Once again, investing in quality when it comes to these products can make the world of difference.
Universal Lip Liner
Nobody needs to own a lip liner to match every single colour of lipstick they own. A transparent universal liner will help to prevent feathering and keep your product on your lips for hours on end, and you won’t have to match it to your lipstick. As a bonus, these kinds of products help to keep your lips moisturised under your product too!