Beauty tools used to be a little hit and miss, best left in the hands of a professional. Times are changing though and there’s a new crop of beauty tools and gadgets that, rather than hindering our beauty regimes, are taking them to the next level.
Whether it’s a new take on flawless foundation, a novel way to tackle under-eye bags or a 100% silk approach to perfect skin, these are some of the most impressive and efficient tools around right now.
1. A beauty game-changer
The Temptu Airbrush Makeup Machine puts what makeup artists have been using for years into everyone’s make-up bag. Airbrushing isn’t just computer wizardry, the real skin look that airbrush makeup can achieve is the reason why it’s used on photo shoots and at fashion shows. Temptu delivers breathable coverage for a flawless finish every single time – and you don’t have to be an expert to use it.
Temptu Makeup Airbrush, £160 at Net-a-porter
2. Treat your eyes to a massage
The eye area needs extra special care and attention, not least because it’s one of the first places to show signs of ageing. Foreo IRIS Eye Massager replicates the feeling of massage and improves the absorption of skincare. The stimulation also reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, all while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Goodbye crow’s feet!
Foreo IRIS Eye Massager, £99 at Look Fantastic
3. The latest way to remove hair
If you’ve ever tied yourself in knots trying to thread your top lip in your bathroom, it’s time you tried the Tweezerman Innovative Facial Hair Remover. As fast and efficient as a salon threading treatment, this handy tool grabs hairs swiftly and efficiently meaning you can achieve complete facial deforestation in next to no time.
Tweezerman Facial Hair Remover, £20 at Boots
4. Eliminate eye makeup smudges
If you’ve ever smudged mascara on your eyelid after tirelessly perfecting a smoky eye you’ll know how frustrating it is. By adding this eyeshadow shield into your beauty kit you can eliminate any mascara smudges or makeup mishaps. Just place the shield between your lashes and eyelid and it’ll buffer any mascara that may risk your eyeshadow.
ELF Eyeshadow Shield, £4.50 at Eyeslipsface.co.uk
5. Apply false lashes with this
False lashes can effortlessly turn up the volume on any makeup style and this lash applicator says good riddance to any botched lash look. Gluing falsies precisely on the lash line is something fingers can fumble, but this applicator expertly grips the lash strip at just the right angle for precision application every single time.
Eylure Lash Applicator, £6.69 at Boots
6. Raise your cleansing game
This sponge contains charcoal bamboo making it a good choice for teen skin or skin that’s prone to blackheads and breakouts. It removes excess oil, that can build-up and cause breakouts, and the charcoal is a natural anti-oxidant that can banish the bacteria that can lead to breakouts.
Konjac Sponge, £6.99 at Look Fantastic
7. Banish blackheads
What sort of witchery is this? This is a new approach to managing blackheads. Rather than squeezing, picking or prodding, simply dampen one cocoon and gently massage areas that are congested or prone to breakouts. They slough away the dirt, grime and dead skin cells and help unclog pores. Rather than aggravate skin these cocoons, made from 100% natural silk, gently get into those tricky-to-reach areas around the nose and chin where bacteria can build-up.
COSRX Blackhead Silk Finger Balls, £10 for 12 at Cult Beauty
8. The blending palette
Beauty palettes are having a moment but this one takes it up a notch, allowing you to become your own makeup artist. Dubbed a ‘workspace for your makeup’ it allows you to mix up your own blends; whether it’s foundation, bronzer, lipstick, concealer or colour correctors. It’s the easiest way to create bespoke make-up for your face. If the backs of your hands are constantly dawbed in makeup, this palette also cuts down on waste, making it a worthy addition to your kit.
Sur.Face by Beauty Blender, £30 at Cult Beauty