Tools of the Trade – Makeup Tools & Accessories

Today I thought I’d talk about all of the little tools aside from makeup brushes that help to make the magic happen! A lot of these tools fly under the radar, so I wanted to give them a shoutout. However, there are some failed tools in here, so I’ll let you know why I’m not a fan of those too.

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Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat: This mat completely changes your brush washing game. If you don’t get the Sigma mat, I would recommend you try the Real Techniques Mat or another dupe online. It really cleans your brushes in 1/2 the time.


Tweezerman Tweezers: These tweezers are my favorite. They really grab every little hair and are trusty little tweezers.

Bellabe Facial Hair Remover: NO! DON’T! This could be a medieval torture tool it is so painful. I saw this on YouTube when I started researching how to remove the peach fuzz on my face and thought I’d give it a try. Just, don’t.

Bella Beauty Eyebrow Razors: These are my favorite razors. I can’t find them online but I always can find them at Marshalls or TJ Maxx. You can read me talk more about them here.


Tweezerman Eyelash Curler: This eyelash curler (not this exact one) was the first eyelash curler I ever bought. I have very straight lashes and hooded eyes and this curler really pumps up your lashes. The rubber pads are easy to find at Sally Beauty, which is nice when it comes to replacing them.

Tarte Eyelash Curler: Personally, this eyelash curler doesn’t give the same lift as the Tweezerman. I know this curler has a cult following, but I don’t feel like it fits my eyes as well.

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Sephora Cleaning Me Softly Facial Cleansing Brush: Ironically, this brush is anything but soft. I like these brushes to wash my face but this one is too scratchy.

e.l.f. Facial Massager: I’m torn on this massager. It feels nice but is a little gimmicky. For only $4, it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t like it. I’d say this is for someone who is super into skincare and the skincare experience.

Nars Pencil Sharpener: This pencil sharpener is only $6 and comes with two sizes. It’s nice that it has one size to fit your eyeliner and also a larger size for jumbo lip balms/eyeshadow sticks.

Revlon Nail Clipper: I know it’s probably strange to say you have a favorite nail clipper, but this is mine. If I’ve ever had to use another one in a pinch it just doesn’t seem to do a good job.

Any special tools you really like? Let me know!


    • March 6, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      It’s a miracle! Total time saver!

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