Category Archives: tools

Foreo IRIS Illuminating Eye Massager

There are very few good things about aging. Now that I’m in my 30s, I need a little more help with looking half decent, especially in the mornings. I battle puffiness around the eye area on a daily basis, and … Continue reading

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Tweezerman ProCurl Eyelash Curler

The Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler ($22) is SUCH an underrated beauty tool. It’s anĀ  Allure Best of Beauty 2015 award winner for a reason, yet I feel like nobody talks about how great it is. The rose gold body sucked … Continue reading

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The Truth About Morphe Brushes

You can’t go on Instagram or YouTube accounts in the makeup world without hearing about Morphe brushes. Morphe is the California-based line of affordable makeup brushes that the company says are pro quality. I avoided them for quite a long … Continue reading

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Budget Beauty: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Honestly, I loved my BeautyBlender. But every time it came to replace it, the pricetag would get to me; I would think, “Why am I paying $20 for a sponge?!” It got to the point where I wasn’t willing to … Continue reading

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Real Techniques 301 Flat Contour Brush

I’d been searching for a flat-top contour brush for awhile, but (of course) I was being picky: I wanted a brush that could apply contour precisely, but could also blend it out seamlessly. Every brush I found was either too … Continue reading

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Makeup Must-Have: Beautyblender (and How to Clean It)

In a previous Makeup Must-Have post, I included the beautyblender ($20). The biggest question I get about this little egg-shaped sponge is, “Is it really worth it?” My answer is definitely yes. I’ve used many knockoffs of this little egg, … Continue reading

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It Cosmetics Brushes for Ulta: Velvet Luxe Blurring Collection

It Cosmetics has launched a collection of brushes exclusively at Ulta, and they are over-the-top fantastic. There are three lines of brushes in the collection: Airbrush, Live Beauty Fully (which supports a charitable cause: for each brush purchased, one is … Continue reading

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Natural vs. Synthetic Makeup Brushes

I’ve been getting a ton of questions lately about which is better: natural or synthetic makeup brushes. There is a huge misconception and a lot of confusion about brushes, and I wanted today’s post to break down all the myths … Continue reading

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New NARS Kabuki Brushes

The collection of NARS Kabuki Brushes is considered to be the holy grail of makeup brushes by many beauty experts. These brushes are on the pricier side, but they’re exquisitely made and durable; they’ll last for years and will hardly … Continue reading

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The Brush Egg

The Brush Egg ($8) is a tool for deep-cleaning makeup brushes. The rubbery egg-shaped tool has two sides: one shaped like a half-moon that fits comfortably into the palm of your hand, and one that contains a section of soft … Continue reading

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