Five Cool Beauty Tools
Jan 8, 2015
There are so many beauty products and tools on the market designed to change your life that it’s hard to know which ones are really life changing. Here are a few tools that are really worth the money.
Regular cleansing keeps your brushes performing their best and keeps bacteria and grime off of your face. Even if you have the proper washing technique, it’s important to dry your brushes upside down. Inverted drying keeps water away from the ferrule (the base of the brush head), and prevents your brushes from losing bristles and loosening over time.
This Benjabelle Brush Tree makes inverted drying a cinch. Looking for something travel-friendly? I own this Sigma brush roll that also facilitates inverted drying.
Need perfectly curled lashes in seconds? Sick of having your lashes pulled out by traditional eyelash curlers? Try this heated eyelash curler from Chella. This and a bit of volume mascara and my lashes look positively fake.
The Tanda Zap Power is a heated blue light device that kills acne bacteria at the source. The second you feel the blemish coming on, apply the Tanda Zap for 2-minutes and start healing the blemish immediately. This is a great tool for clearing deep acne that takes a while to come to the surface. Looking for something a little cheaper? The original Tanda Zap is $49.
People are always shocked when I tell them that I use hot rollers. These little cylinders give me blowout-worthy curls with very little effort. I just blow-dry my hair, add my hot rollers, and apply my makeup and get dressed while they set. (Here’s a tutorial.) Take them out, spritz with a good hair spray, and go on with your life. Your hair basically styles itself.
Need perfect blush application every time? This curvy brush hugs your cheekbones and applies the perfect amount of blush or bronzer right where you need it. It takes a little practice to get using it exactly right, but once you do, it’s foolproof.