It’s the final week of the So Project, I honestly wish this could go on for longer. The amount of great new blogs that I have found and the new friendships that I have made, has made this an amazing experience.
This post is all about Make Up Tools, I have been going on about all this different brushes and other make up tools that can be used for applying make-up, In many of the previous SO Project post.
I have made the mistake of buying cheap product, then have had to buy the same product again and again.
The one and only tip that I will give is to Invest in Good Quality . . . OK, so I have another tip, take care of your make up tool. Do both of these little tips and you won’t have to buy another one.
My favourite go to brand for Brushes is Bobbi Brown, they don’t cost the earth as many other brands do and are great quality. I’ve been using them for years and have never had a problem and have not once had to replace any of them.
Concealer Blending Brush ~ These brushes tend to be quite small, but slightly bigger than an eyeliner brush. I only really use concealer under my eyes, and these brushes are the perfect shape for that. Once I’ve applied the concealer, I tend to wipe the brush clean and apply a little bit of face powder. But I always have to use my finger to help blend the concealer in better – a tip from one of the beauty consultants. So kind of an investment.
Foundation Brush ~ I love using a brush to apply the foundation, I find it a lot more easier to work with and helps to blend the foundation a lot better than a sponge. Totally Investment piece. These brushes are usually small to medium and appear quite flat.
Face Brush ~ This brush is brilliant. It’s like getting 3 in 1, it can be used as a face brush to just add face powder for the finished product or touch ups. And also can be used to apply Blusher and Bronzer. So I would completely advised investing in this, and not bothering to buy a bronzer and blusher brush. This brush is large and fluffy, perfect for everything.
Blusher Brush ~ If you really need a separate brush for blusher then . . . OK, get one. I brought mine before I found out about the face brush.
Eye Definer Brush ~ These brushes might be the smallest in the collection of brushes. But are great for creating that cat’s eyes look. Investment piece, like buy it before you get anything else.
Eye Sweep Brush ~ Is really good for all your other eye shadow needs, making it easier to apply the eye shadow to the eyelids. Investment piece for sure.
Eye Smudge Brush ~ If you don’t feel like you need the Sweep Brush, then you have to get the smudge brush, it can apply eyeshadow and can also be amazing for creating that smoky eye shadow effect. If you are thinking about trying the smoky eye look, then invest.
Pencil Sharpener ~ If you are considering using an eye pencil, then this little tool is a must have in your essentials. And no, your usually pencil sharpener for normal pencils will not do.
Eyelash Curler ~ I am totally scared of using this product, do not ask me why, just am. But if, unlike me, you are not a complete wimp. These can help make your eyes appear more open and can help create an amazing curl to your lash. Investment piece . . . if you’re brave enough.
Blotting Paper ~ If like me you have oily skin, this is an essential product to help keep that the look that is way past a health glow at bay. Bringing back that freshly applied make up look. Don’t ask me how many I have.
Tweezers ~ Eyebrows can really make a difference to the whole face. I try to get my eyebrows Threaded every couple of months. But in between those visits, it is easier to quickly pluck those stray hairs. And once you have an idea of how the eyebrows can look their best, it is quite easy to keep that look up. A good quality tweezers is money well spent compared to constant visits to get them threaded or worse, waxed. Essential investment, just don’t over pluck, I made that very mistake when I first got them.
Sponges and Powder Puffs ~ I’m not a big fan or sponges, only because, I’m lazy when it comes to make up. It’s not the applying, they are OK for that, but it’s the cleaning or constant need to have to replace them. So I much prefer using brushes, much easier to clean.
Lip Brush ~ I much prefer using the lip stick straight from the tube or many lip glosses have brushes already. So buying a lip brush is a little pointless. Also many of the cheaper lip glosses can come with brushes includes. So if you really want to try a lip bush, buy a cheaper version first and then consider if you really need to invest in one.
Brush Cleaners ~ With all these brushes in my collection, I felt that I had to buy a product that was good for cleaning the brushes, without damaging them. If you careful with how much you use, it can last ages. Also, it is SO important to clean your brushes, to get rid of the dead skin and any bacteria too.
I hope that my crazy rants about Make-up and everything to do with enhancing your natural beauty helped. Don’t be afraid to experiment and it’s OK to ask those lovely beauty consultant for any other advice that you may need. They are amazing and know everything that there is about make up. You don’t have to buy everything.
If you want to invest in all these and other make up tools, here is some cheeky advice . . . with crimbo coming up, a lot of the major department stores have discount days when you can get at least 10% of beauty products. Happy shopping.