These weird beauty tools will do wonders for your makeup look. You may have seen some of these fascinating beauty products on a store shelf before. That colorful set of 10 makeup sponges or the clean-up pencil that sounded too good to be true. I’m here to tell you these beauty tools, while slightly eccentric, are not too good to be true. They really can have a positive impact on your makeup look. If you’re passionate about looking professionally done up but don’t have the money to pay for a real stylist, give yourself the tools to do it yourself. You’ll be proud when you see the difference these products make to your daily makeup look. Trust me.
MAKEUP BLENDER PUFF SPONGE SET from SHANY
That set of 10 colorful makeup sponges I was talking about early? This is it. For $15 you can triple your current sponge collection with these distinct designs. Now you’ll have a sponge for each product you want to apply. You can be more precise, the process will be tidier, and you’ll even have a backup when your go-to sponge needs to be cleaned. The different shapes and sizes will also give you more artistic control. Dare to be an artistic beautician.
ALL NIGHTER LONG-LASTING MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY from URBAN DECAY
Setting spray is a product you can do without, but when it works this well you might as well try it. Amateur makeup doesn’t usually last all day. It’s going to melt off if you don’t take precautions like this one to keep it looking good. Protect your artistry with this product from Urban Decay. Setting spray may be one of the simplest beauty hacks out there, but it is effective.
CLEAN-UP PENCIL from NUDESTIX
If you tend to smudge your lipstick or overdo it on eyeliner, you need this clean-up pencil. With one swipe, it will melt away your makeup mistakes and leave your face just the way you wanted it. The clean-up pencil saves time, too. You don’t have to scrub away your mistakes with soap and water. Beauty tools that save time are rare, so grab this one as soon as you can. The less time your face takes in the morning, the better.
LINER.DESIGNER from BEAUTYBLENDER
This little gadget isn’t a plastic guitar pick, but actually one of Richard Magazine’s favorite beauty tools. It’s made so that it will stick to your skin when it’s warm. Rub it between your hands and then stick it along the outer corner of your eye. It will give you a guiding line to draw the perfect winger liner. You don’t have to worry about tracing a crooked line when you’re crafting wide wings from your eyes. This is especially handy if you can’t quite see yourself face well enough in the mirror.
VIBRATION MAKEUP POWDER BLENDING PUFF from KINGDOMCARES
It’s easy to blend foundation with your fingers, but what if you had a tool specifically made for blending? Then you wouldn’t need to be smearing your fingertips all over your face. This blending puff will make your makeup look even and lightweight with no strange blotches or fingerprint patches. If you’re never satisfied with your finger-blended foundation, this tool will save you hours of meticulous fussing.
Eye makeup can be a pain. The high rate of fallout from mascara, eyeshadow, and glitter means you often have to go over your cheeks and nose again once you’ve applied your eyes. These little crescent-shaped shields are designed to catch whatever falls from your eyes so you don’t have to conceal it later. Pretty nifty.
NO MESS MASCARA GUARD from TWEEZERMAN
Eye makeup is annoying, but mascara can be particularly frustrating. There’s nothing worse than looking up to realize you have raccoon eyes from black mascara building up under your eye area. This silicone shield keeps that from happening. This way you can be precise on your eyelashes without worrying about the effect the wet beauty product will have on the rest of your eye look.
MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANER DEVICE from LILUMA 2
Your beauty products need to contribute to healthy skincare, not detract from it. This brush cleaner is cute, intriguing, and simple to use. Just load your brushes in and push the start button. They’ll go through three wash and rinse cycles until all the excess makeup and bacteria are gone. At $159, this is one of the more expensive beauty hacks on this list, but if it saves your face getting irritated or infected, maybe the result is worth the price.
COSMETICS BROW CONTOUR KIT from AESTHETICA
Do you need some guidance when it comes to eyebrow contours? If the art of the eyebrow isn’t your strong suit, try this kit. It will provide you with versatile powders and helpful charts to help you sculpt perfect, beautiful brows. Most people turn to beauty gurus for makeup advice these days, so a product that gives you this much guidance is a rare find. Grab one before they’re all gone.
EYELASH CURLER from LAURA MERCIER
A traditional curler can be nasty and abrupt to your lashes. You need a tool that’s gentle. This eyelash curler is just that. It curls your lashes slowly until they are as curved as you desire. It’s only going to cost you $16 and it’ll help you get a smooth look that rivals what any salon could do. If you want a painless eyelash curl, get some Laura Mercier in your life.
These beauty tools will up your makeup routine to a professional status. The differences are slight but you’ll notice them. Share these beauty products on your beauty blog if you think they’re helpful!
— Scarlett Price