Written while wondering where the time went.
Hello, and Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving; I know I did. That a five-day break was MUCH needed, do you agree? Since I didn’t have time to go out over the weekend and pick up any fun new products we are going to be talking about the tools (not your ex) we use to apply our fun makeup with, instead. Without the proper tools (not your old roommate), all the time and money we spend on buying beauty products, are wasted. Ok, that was dramatic, but you know what I mean.
Today I am going to share with you three tools that are a must-have in any beauty collection.
Let’s jump in.
COLOR SWITCH DUO
Nicole Guerriero talked about the Vera Mona Color Switch Duo during a makeup room tour video a few years ago which is when I first heard about this awesome little tool. This product is a sponge that is used for cleaning off your eyeshadow brushes in between colors. This allows you to be able to use the same brush for multiple colors without worrying about mixing colors on your brush.
This is ideal for people who don’t have a lot of brushes, like me, it allows you to continuously use the same brush over and over again. It is also perfect for makeup artists who are working on clients and need a quick transition. You just swipe your brush across the sponge a few times, and you get a clean brush every time.
The sponge comes in a tin with a lid, but I don’t have one, I just keep it on my counter top since I don’t travel with it. I clean my Color Switch Duo with my Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel, let it dry, and it is ready to go again. They offer refills on their website, but I don’t think it is necessary since they are so easily washed.
You heard me right; I swear by the eyelash comb! I have been using an eyelash comb for years now, and everyone always asks me how I prevent eyelash clumping, and this is how. Separating your eyelashes before curling them and applying mascara just helps prep them and prevents them from sticking and clumping together.
I recently just bought the Sephora Collection Lift Off Lash Comb, and I love it! I have always just used the regular plastic one that comes with the double sided tool with the eyebrow comb (you know what I’m talking about, right?) this tool takes it to the next level.
This comb folds into itself which is ideal for traveling and storing. My eyelash combs always end up breaking because they are very fragile so being able to fold it up will prevent the bristles/metal prongs from breaking.
You can get this little guy at Sephora for $10 and let it change your life.
ROLL IT UP
Like I said, I don’t have very many makeup brushes. Mainly because I have been using the same ones for a lifetime (you know you have too) and secondly, because I know every little about the different types of brushes. If you are like me and also have very limited space to store your small brush collection, you should consider getting a makeup bag holder that you can just roll up and store.
I bought mine over a year ago and have used it ever since. This product is perfect for keeping your brushes bristles upright and intact. Throwing your brushes into a bag can destroy your brushes and it’s not very sanitary.
I wash my brush holder when I wash my brushes, and I haven’t had any issues. The material is great, hasn’t worn at all.
Here is the Amazon link to get yours for $7.50 + shipping.
What are your must-have makeup tools? Let me know in the comments! I hope you found this post helpful, if not, too bad.
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