*AD – gifted: this post contains products that were gifted to me in exchange for a review
I often write about beauty products that I’m loving, whether it be an eyeshadow palette or a new skincare product. I often seem to forget about beauty tools despite the fact that I use them on a daily basis so I’ve decided to give them the love they deserve. Here are my top five tools that I absolutely swear by and I think every beauty lover should own.
I’m a little bit obsessive when it comes to my eyebrows, if I find a hair out of place I just have to pluck it out otherwise it’ll bother me way too much. I’ve always just bought cheap pairs of tweezers from drugstores so I’ve never thought of splashing out on a ‘proper’ pair before. When I was sent a pair of Classic Blue Rubis Tweezers, I was so excited to see if they made a difference as they’re priced at £22.50, about £20 more than what I’d typically spend on tweezers. The first thing I noticed upon opening them is how much noticeably better the quality is; the tips close perfectly, the edges are so much more precise and they just feel way sturdier. I can’t comment on the longevity of them yet as I’ve only used them a couple of times but I’ve seen so many reviews describe them as ‘bulletproof’ which is definitely promising. I often have to repurchase my cheaper drugstore tweezers as they wear down after a while and become useless so I’m hoping these will last me a lot longer.
Twist & Spritz Atomiser*
I was recently sent this rose gold atomiser by Twist & Spritz to try out and it’s honestly a little bit life-changing. I absolutely love perfumes, I even recently did a favourite fragrances post and I found it so difficult to whittle it down to just a few as there’s so many that I love. What I don’t love is carrying around the big bottles in my bag as they weigh it down so much and I’m also worried about smashing the bottle or something. This atomiser is perfect as you can fill it up with any fragrance of your choice – it holds 8ml of product (they estimate that this is around 100 sprays) and it’s super easy to use. It twists up for you to spray the perfume and then twists back down to prevent any leaks. I love being able to carry around my perfume so that I can top it up throughout the day without having to lug around the whole bottle.
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
I curl my eyelashes every single time I do my make-up before applying mascara as my eyelashes naturally grow quite straight so I like to give them a lift. When I visited Japan back in October 2018, I had a really long list of beauty products I wanted to buy over there and Shiseido’s Eyelash Curlers were at the top of my list. They’re one of the most hyped Japanese beauty products from the research I’d done prior to visiting so I had to see what all the fuss was about. I’m so impressed with these curlers, they’re super comfortable to use without tugging on my eyelashes and gives them the perfect lift within a few seconds. I think I paid around ¥650 for these which is under a fiver in GBP; these are available on Cult Beauty but they’re a lot pricier at £20, although I still think it’s worth it for the quality and the results they give.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
This is a classic but a must on a list of staple beauty tools for me. I’ve absolutely sworn by these fabulous orange sponges for years now and I can’t see me ever applying my foundation with anything else. These have been compared to the well-known Beauty Blender but these Real Technique sponges are so much more affordable. With the amount of complexion sponges I’ve gone through over the years, it’s important to me that they don’t cost the Earth. At £5.99 a sponge, you can’t really go wrong for something that’s going to last you months and applies your foundation flawlessly every time.
I couldn’t write a post about beauty tools without including Spectrum Brushes, it just wouldn’t feel right. This is by far my go-to favourite brand when it comes to make-up brushes; they have so many designs to choose from, the quality is perfect and the brushes are all incredibly soft. The brushes I currently own from them have pink handles with a blue and purple ombré effect on the bristles and I pretty much fell in love as soon as I saw them. There’s so many different colours and styles that there’s definitely something for everyone. They actually have a range of Disney-themed designs at the moment which I’ve definitely got my eye on.
What are your favourite beauty tools?