At one time or another, we’ve all spent too much money on a promising cosmetic tool that never delivers. After all, it’s nearly impossible to decipher between good and gimmick while shopping. So, to help eliminate disappointing buys, we’ve found 10 of the best make up, hair and tech tools that will upgrade your beauty routine and change the way you primp.
Make-up Application Tools
High quality cosmetic tools are key to applying a beautiful face of make up. These tools help to create a flawless foundation application, take all the stress out of the contouring process and sanitize brushes both quickly and easily. They’ll make your morning routine nearly effortless.
The Beautyblender has become the undisputed queen of foundation application due to its soft and perfectly dense sponge. Sponges are ideal for foundation and concealer as they soak up a small amount of product to prevent over-application. Pat in liquid or cream products with this tool and you’ll be left with a natural, radiant finish. This, by Beautyblender, is $20. Details here.
Contouring is an intimidating process. Not knowing which parts of your face to shade or how to blend properly can often deter us from adding this step to our beauty routine. The NARS Kabuki Ita brush is a great way to emphasize the right angles of your face shape without all the stress. Plus, its high quality bristles and cheekbone-hugging shape ensure a quick application time. This, by NARS, is $55. Details here.
Arguably, the most important step in any beauty routine is cleaning and sanitizing brushes. After coming into contact with numerous powders and liquids, fingers, face and used cosmetic bags, brushes and tools can pick up tons of bacteria. When brushes go unwashed, this bacteria spreads to your face causing acne. This instant spray takes all the work out of washing brushes so you’ll be more inclined to clean and won’t fret over unwanted blemishes. This, by Make Up For Ever, is $23. Details here.
Are you tired of waiting an eternity for your hair to dry? Or dealing with painful detangling after showering? Us too, and these tools are lifesavers. We’ve found two wet hair necessities, including a wrap that cuts drying time in half, and one nifty bundle that solves the problem of not knowing which products are worth investing in. Get ready for easy-to-manage, beautiful hair!
There’s nothing worse than getting out of a nice shower to be greeted by tangled hair that pulls, pains and even falls out when brushed. The Wet Brush is the best detangling device we’ve found. Ultra gentle and great for all types of hair, including super curly, this tool takes away the strain of painful brushing. This, by Wet Brush, is $11.99. Details here.
Those with thick, long hair know the struggle of waiting far too long for hair to air dry to avoid excess heat styling. This Waffle Luxe Hair Turban is made from Aquitex technology to rapidly dry hair without damage. It cuts drying time in half, controls frizz and breakage, and adds shine … what’s better than that?! This, by AQUIS, is available in three colors for $40 each. Details here.
Our biggest strife with hair styling is finding the right products. This Winter Waves bundle by Drybar solves that problem. Good for all hair types, this bundle includes a blow dryer, curling iron, accessories and a few wave-inducing products for creating the perfect, effortless ‘do. This set, by Drybar, is $299. Details here.
Cosmetic Tech Tools
Plump, smooth and blemish-free, skin fresh from a facial is unbeatable. But, who really has the time or money to visit the salon weekly? From high-tech at-home facial kits to deep cleansers and a teeth whitener that actually works, these cosmetic tech tools are easy to use from the comfort of your own home and will yield visible change.
The DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device is professional quality for at-home use and cost. The device removes unwanted peach fuzz, brings back radiance and even texture to the face, and soothes skin with a hydrating moisturizer. It will remove built-up debris and dead skin cells for an overall smooth and luminous finish. This, by DERMAFLASH, is $189. Details here.
Don’t underestimate this little purple device! This facial firming beauty tool uses precious tourmaline stones that energize, enhance and lift skin. Plus, it’s totally painless. This, by Nurse Jamie, is $69. Details here.
Did you know removing makeup with fingers or a wet towel leaves behind heaps of hidden dirt and make up? The Foreo LUNA tool gently cleanses and exfoliates skin for a totally clean, radiant and more-youthful glow. Plus, its mini size and silicone brush head make it easy to travel with and keep clean. This, by Foreo, is available in six colors for $139 each. Details here.
We all want brilliant, white teeth, but it’s hard to find a whitening device that actually makes a difference. Complete with easy-to-use gel that stays put once applied, this 10-day whitening kit avoids annoying trays or strips and lifts stains. Best part? No post-use sensitivity! This, by GLO Science, is $75. Details here.
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