We all have that one or two beauty tools that we will never part with. It’s always interesting to see someone else’s, compare it with your own and decide yay or nay.
My #1 Holy Grail beauty tool is the Tweezerman Folding I-Lashcomb. It has perfectly spaced, gold plated metal teeth that glide effortlessly through your lashes to remove clumps and excess mascara. It doesn’t create or remove your existing curl, but it leaves your lashes lovely, perfectly defined and clump-free. It’s not difficult to clean either. Just wet a cotton pad with makeup remover and swipe the comb through it and you’re good.
You can use it before and after applying mascara. It doesn’t remove your mascara, only the little bit of bumps and clumps in between your lashes. The difference between this one and those plastic ones lies in the quality and performance. The plastic ones’ teeth are thicker and wider and not so close to one another than those of this Tweezerman baby. Wam, bam, definition mam.
I own three of them, they’re that good. If I remember correctly, they’re in the region of R180-R200. Worth every cent, available from Dischem.
My #2 item may be super mundane, but it’s something I use every single day. These Dove Cosmetic Tips are fantastic at cleaning up smudged mascara, dabbing that last bit of concealer, cleaning up your brow product and cleaning up bleeding lipstick. I also use them when doing my nails and I went over the lines. With the precision tip you get precision results. What’s not to love?
#3 Angels sang the first time I used my Sigma Flat Kabuki F80 brush. I read a lot of reviews, all going along the line of “blah blah blah blah FANTASTIC BRUSH blah blah blah”. And they were all right. I’ll skip the blah blah part and just tell you that you have to have this and it’s worth the price tag. I am yet to come across another foundation / buffing brush that beats this one’s density. It buffs, it blends, it makes your heart warm.
If you haven’t used one before, it’s difficult to understand the hoo-haa surrounding this brush. It’s like ironing a shirt that doesn’t need ironing. It looks fine and no one will see something wrong with it. But go through the effort and do iron it, and you’ll look flawless. Yes, you need it. It literally irons your face 🙂
Available online from Turquoise Studio for R445
I have a few tricks and tools that I feel the same about especially for hair care, which I will share in a separate post. Is there any beauty tool that you feel so strongly about?