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Top 10 Makeup Tools For The Ladies
almost anything is easier if you have the right equipment. Applying makeup is certainly no different. It is worth
your while to invest in quality makeup tools, and it is
equally important to take care of those tools by washing
them regularly. The proper, well cared for tools will make
applying makeup much more fun and much easier. To that
end, there are ten tools you must have.
First of all, a
good makeup sponge is a necessity. Sure,
applying foundation with your fingers may be easier. However,
if you use a sponge to dab on foundation you will get much
better coverage. The best makeup sponges should be triangle
in shape so as to reach the sides of your nose and corners
of your eyes. In addition, a good sponge may be used to
wipe away excess blusher and flaky eye makeup.
The second must is a powder
puff. Your powder puff is
used to apply loose powder over your foundation, and is
also valuable for makeup touch ups during the day. Use
to brush and press making sure not to drag the powder onto
your skin for an even result. If you wish for a lighter
look, tap out excess powder onto the back of your hand
Thirdly, get a good powder
brush. First and foremost,
it is a tool to lightly apply bronzing powder. A thick
powder brush will make it easier to apply powder along
your temples, neck and cheekbones. Always start with a
small amount of powder and add more if necessary. The powder
brush is also useful in applying blusher for a look that
is a little more natural and a little less defined.
Your makeup tool set will also need to include an eye
liner brush. You can use your eye liner brush to convert
powdery eye shadow to eyeliner. Just apply the eye shadow
with a damp eye liner brush. The eye liner brush can also
be used for liquid liner. The narrow brush allows you to
get right into the base of your lashes with the color.
Make sure you have a sponge
applicator as well. This applicator
is for the application of eye shadow to the eyelid. Pearly
eye shadows should especially be applied with a sponge
applicator so as to prevent the pigments from flaking onto
your skin below your eyes. Start by applying on the outer
corner of the eye then blend the eye shadow with your shading
You will need a shading
brush as well. You can create
a neat and natural effect by using your shading brush to
blend eye shadow. Trace your brow bone and work the eye
shadow in from the outer corner of your eye toward the
The seventh tool necessary for easier makeup application
is an eyebrow brush. Use your eyebrow brush for the application
of powder eye shadow to your eyebrows. An angled eyebrow
brush will allow you to give yourself a softer finish than
an eyebrow pencil. Be sure to apply the eye shadow though,
keeping to the line of your eyebrow. Use small gentle strokes.
You can also use your eyebrow brush to soften a line you
create with an eyebrow pencil.
Eighth, get yourself a short-bristled
makeup brush. Use
it to apply eye shadow to the lower lid. The narrow brush
of a short-bristled makeup brush will reach into the base
of the lashes, which emphasizes the shape of the eye to
its best advantage. Work from the outer corner of your
eye and blend to the center for best results.
brush will be valuable in helping your lipstick
last longer. Apply the lipstick with your lip brush below
the lip line and blend toward the center of your lip. When
using a brush in this manner you can apply the exact amount
you desire, and give yourself a more precise look in the
Last, but not least, make sure you have a concealer
This slightly flat brush can be used to help hide circles
under your eyes. You can also use it to hide patches around
the nose or any other small flaws with a neat and natural
look. Make sure your concealer brush has fairly firm bristles.
Soft bristles may cause an uneven finish.
By having the right tools, you can improve your makeup
application both in look and efficiency. Always spend the
extra dollar to get better equipment. Because, in the end,
you will be glad you did.
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