Tools of the Trade a.k.a My Most Used Beauty Tools

As a beauty blogger, I’m always looking for the newest and most effective beauty tools of the trade. Whether it’s a small pencil brush for the eyes or a brand new spoolie, I love to test and try them out. I use many different tools and brushes in my daily beauty routine but there are a handful of tools that I’m always reaching for.

I use my beloved Real Techniques Buffing Brush everyday without fail. The densely packed bristles apply liquid foundation flawlessly, leaving the skin with an airbrushed look. For only $10, the brush is a winner and is probably my most used brush of all time. Another brush favorite is the cult classic MAC 217. Bloggers and YouTubers alike have constantly raved about the soft, tapered blending brush for its effortless work in the crease or across the lid. My favorite ways to use it are either to blend in concealer or to sweep a wash of shadow all over the lid for a no fuss look. It’s definitely a must have for any beauty noob or professional! When it comes to eyelash curlers I’m not one for gimmicks, so I was ecstatic to discover that the Shu Uemura S Curler actually does what it says. The small curler head allows the user to grab every lash and curl it perfectly. A quick curl using the S Curler instantly lifts the face and brightens the eyes. Now I don’t go a day without curling my lashes! I’ve mentioned the Sephora Instant Nail Polish Remover multiple times here on TIN and for good reason! I still use this ‘pot of gold’ to remove my nail polish, which is the quickest foolproof way for polish removal. Last but not least is the Up and Up Exfoliating Cotton Rounds that I purchased from Target for around $3. Holy smokes, I don’t know how I lived without these little disks! I usually use these drenched in liquid makeup remover to take off every last bit of gunk and makeup for a clean, fresh face. They also work perfectly well to apply toner all over the skin by using the exfoliating side.

These are all tools I could never live without; what are yours?