8 Beauty Tools And What To Use Them For

Beauty

August 11, 2017 | BY Jessica Liew

From hi-tech cleansing brushes to all-in-one makeup sponges, not one beauty tool is the same.

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Flawless makeup is second to none without the beauty tools and accessories. Like a painter who picks his brush before committing it to canvas, it’s important for women to identify the right makeup tool and its uses.

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Armed with the right accessory, streaky foundation, uneven eyeshadow and runny concealer will be a thing of the past, thanks to a host of innovative brushes, sponges and applicators made specifically for different product textures. Contours of the face have also been factored in for a foolproof finish.

For flawless makeup, you’ll want to add these tools to your beauty bag. 

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A beauty obsession of the Internet, this deceptively innocent sponge is the one makeup tool to create coveted au naturel looking skin. The Beautyblender’s edgeless, oval shape makes for effective application of foundation, cream, primers and powders. Designed with a unique technology that lets makeup products stay on the surface, this sponge is also anti-microbial, eco-friendly and paraben-friendly.

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Clarisonic’s gentle, two-speed cleansing brush system makes it the perfect replacement for facials, scrubs and foaming cleansers. Equipped with an advanced cleansing system tailored for daily to sensitive needs, Clarisonic’s oscillation technology sends 300 micro-massage movements per second that lifts dirt, oil and makeup from pores, cleansing skin six times better than hands.

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This dual-ended eyebrow tool of a hard-angled brush and spoolie helps create definition and fills the brows expertly, a brush and comb away. Designed for brow powders, gels, creams and waxes, groomed brows are just a wave of this wand away.

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Nifty and multipurpose, this retractable brush is designed for the traveller in mind, with its two-way brush tips. Easily a makeup bag essential, the black part helps work cream blush texture, while the white side skillfully builds up cream highlighter.

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There’s almost nothing this award-winning brush can’t do for your complexion. A two-in-one foundation and concealer brush, its ultra plush textures with precision-cut brush heads helps you apply a streak-free coverage, for a perfectly poreless and air-brushed effect.

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For eye makeup on fleek, invest in the specialty eyeshadow brushes from the Marc Jacobs Beauty fall 2017 collection. Soft and effortless, the brushes help you niftily achieve the precise shadow, crease and smudge look, from natural makeup to a dazzling statement finish.

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If you’ve become an expert at contouring, take it up a notch with this ultimate tool. Dubbed the triple-purpose kit, this dual-ended brush was developed for all contouring, colour-correcting and highlighting needs. A fan brush helps distribute highlights evenly, while the domed brush helps with blending and shaping. What’s more, this smart tool is also cruelty-free.

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Not all sponges were created equal, like this charcoal-infused Yves Saint Laurent applicator made for full coverage formulas. Double-sided, the larger part is suited for foundation while the smaller side is nimble enough to manouvere hard-to-reach areas and corners. To finish makeup, the curved surface is designed for blending purposes.

 Photos courtesy of respective beauty brands. 

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