Sunday, 9 November 2014

Five Most Used: Beauty Tools

Today I've got another installment in my Five Most Used series, which I suspect may be the last, as I can't think of any more categories to share! If you can think of one I've not done that you'd like to see, please do let me know, otherwise let's get down to business with my five most-used beauty tools. This was a super-easy one to pick because there are only a few tools that I'd say are "essentials" for me - there's one more that got missed so I'm giving it an honourable mention here, and that's my brow comb, which is a godsend for blending brow powder to look natural. That aside, here are my picks:
Five Most Used Beauty Tools
Five Most Used brushes & tools
ELF Eyeshadow "C" Brush | I have two of these as they're super cheap and so handy to have for packing on powder shadow; I used them pretty much every day as they're so good. I really love ELF brushes as I think they're amazing quality for the price point and for me, this little brush does the job perfectly. It's not so hot for super-accurate application like if I want to define the crease, but otherwise I can quite happily apply all my eyeshadow with this one brush.
ELF Blush Brush | Another ELF brush, this is the perfect shape for applying blusher as far as I'm concerned and again, I use this daily. I find it really good for applying blusher exactly where I want it and it makes it picks up just the right amount of product, making it super easy to apply. I also use this brush for applying highlighter across the tops of my cheekbones as again, it's so easy to get it exactly where I want it.
BeautyBlender | I received this in a Birchbox a couple of months ago and despite having heard the hype, I didn't expect to be impressed with it really. That said, it's become a go-to tool for me for applying base and concealer; I wouldn't say I use it daily but maybe every other day, as I love the finish it gives my foundation, and the pointed end is perfect for blending concealer around the eyes. My only complaint is that it stains so it ends up looking dirty even after it's just been washed.
Real Techniques Powder Brush | My oily skin means powder is an absolute essential for my make-up routine if I want my base to stay put for longer than about ten minutes. This brush is perfect for me as it makes it so quick and easy to apply my powder and move on with my routine. I also tend to use this to gently blend out my blusher and highlighter just to make sure there're no harsh lines. I love Real Techniques brushes as they're so soft and this washes really well too.
Tweezerman Mini Slant Tweezers | Finally, another essential; tweezers to keep my unruly brows in shape as far as possible! Before I invested in these bad boys, I was just using cheap tweezers and I was honestly amazed at how much difference these made in terms of how easy it was to accurately pluck the hairs I was aiming for first time, every time; it's so easy to grab the hair you're after and these don't slip off, making shaping the brows so much quicker and easier. These are well worth the investment as far as I'm concerned!
So what are your essential beauty tools? Do you view any of these as must-haves? What are the brushes and other tools you couldn't be without? I'd love to know!

xo

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love both Real Techniques and e.l.f. brushes! xx

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

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  2. I love the studio ELF brushes and RT are also really amazing! I definitely have to try the Beauty Blender and see for myself what it does! :) Lovely post xx

    Mary Bloomy

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  3. Great post! I have all of these tools and i love them!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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  4. I love RT brushes and I need to pick up their new sponge. Its my beauty blender :D Great post! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  5. The Real Techniques Powder Brush is one of my most used as well, I love it x

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  6. hmmm now i am doubting about getting proper tweezers..
    always lovely most used!! :D
    xo
    Alice|­­Alice's Beauty Madness

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  7. i love RT brushes and elf brushes are a fail for me :(

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  8. Oh the RT powder brush was my fav brush for ages! I love how it goes straight back to being so big and fluffy after washing it! x

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