You know those mini makeup tools that come in palettes? Most of the time, we throw them out or simply don’t use them. As much as we appreciate the brands providing a mini brush with our eyeshadow, they don’t a good job of applying makeup. Luckily, there are companies who make the perfect brushes and sponges so you’re not left with patchy powder or blush. If you just bought some new makeup, consider copping these makeup tools to help you out.
Eyeshadow sponge = Sigma Beauty E25 Blending Brush
Some eyeshadow palettes come with a double-sided sponge. Something you might have used as a kid playing with makeup. This tool, however, is not the best to apply eyeshadow. Even if you’re in a hurry. Instead, use a blending brush like this one from Sigma. You can use it to pack on color and diffuse harsh lines as well. Available on Sephora PH.
Powder sponge = NARS Hanamachi Kabuki Brush
Just like eyeshadow sponges, powder sponges don’t always work. It leaves your face patchy or streaky, and no one wants that. For better application, consider investing in a quality kabuki brush. This one has dome-shaped bristles, which is perfect for buffing powders. It’s also small so you can throw this in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Compact cushion sponge = H&M Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge
Makeup brands are still on the compact cushion trend but the sponge that comes with it isn’t the best tool to use. If you want to blend out product seamlessly, whether it’s CC cream or a color corrector, reach for a proper sponge. This one from H&M Beauty has a tapered tip for small areas and precise application. Available at Greenbelt 4.
Mini eyebrow brush = Pro Studio Beauty Exclusives Duo Eyebrow Brush
If you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your eyebrow products, cop a double ended brush. The mini brushed that come with the products are often too small, making it hard to control. This duo eyebrow brush also has a spoolie on the other end so you brush out the product, making it look more natural. Available on Beauty MNL.
Lip palette brush = MAC 318 Retractable Lip Brush
A lip brush is also a good addition to your makeup tools collection. You can use it with your lip palettes or if you want more precise application for liquid lipsticks. This one from MAC is also retractable so you can keep it in your bag for emergencies. Available at SM Aura Premier.
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