Tools Of The (Beauty) Trade

Makeup is only as good as the tools you have to apply it. It took me way too long to figure that out. But do you really need to spend hundreds of dollars on brushes? I don't think so...

Beauty Tools

Japonesque BB/CC Cream Brush: So I'm a big, big fan of my Beauty Blender, especially when it comes to applying concealer, but I always struggle with using it to apply foundation. I guess I'm too impatient to bounce the sponge around my entire face. Japonesque to the rescue... If you don't feel like using your fingers to apply your makeup, something about the layers of this brush allow it to blend foundation perfectly.

Morphe M557 Mini Detail Contour Brush:  I feel like I'm cheating a lot with this one because at $6.99 it's really not an "investment" at all. This mini detail brush is an all-around multi-tasking hero. It's the perfect size to set concealer under the eyes with powder or powder down the sides of the nose.


Revlon Diamond Grip Blush Brush: This is a unique blush brush...the bristles are short and dense, and it works well with a stippling motion. If you like more traditional blush brushes, this one probably isn't for you, but I absolutely love it. I feel like the shorter bristles give me more control to apply product just where I want it. It's also great for contour around the edges of the face, chin, and down the neck.

Brushes (and blenders) aren't the only beauty tools that make a difference! I am really, really not ready to let go of summer, so pedicures are still a must. The problem is that the polish sticks around for quite a long time but the soles of my feet need love way sooner (like wayyy sooner). Fortunately, beauty brand Emjoi sent over one of their micro-pedi callus removers to try, and I'm hooked. I've tried more expensive versions of electric callus removers, and for $40 (basically the price of one pedicure) this one really does everything you need. The little roller spins crazy fast to quickly (and painlessly) smooth everything out.

What is your go-to beauty tool?

This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are 100% my own. I would never suggest a product that I wouldn't want to buy myself :)