What’s in Your Makeup Bag?

Okay, so maybe you don’t need every little makeup tool ever made.  We get that.  After all, you might not have room for everything sold in the makeup aisle at your local department store.  That said, there are plenty of beauty tools you shouldn’t go without.  Here are a few of the essentials we identified:

Tweezers :  Tweezers are great for removing pesky little hairs that are growing where you don’t want them to.  Even if you regularly have your brows waxed,you’re going to find an occasional hair there (or elsewhere even) that needs to be removed.  Keep a pair of tweezers on hand to get the job done.

Combination eyebrow brush/lash separator :  There’s more to keeping a nice, neat eyebrow than making sure it’s properly shaped. An eyebrow brush will help you keep your brows combed to perfection.  And if you get the combination brush/lash separator, you can use the other side to pull your lashes apart when mascara wants to glob them together.

Eyelash curler :  Your lashes might be separated, but how good will they look if they’re not curled?  Eyelash curlers help your lashes stand up and ask for attention.  What would we do without this tool?

Brush set :  Let’s face it—the compact puffs and sponges aren’t always the ideal tool, nor are the brushes that came with your blush and eye shadow.  And you never get brushes with your lipstick.  You can remedy the situation by buying your own brush set. It will come in various shapes and sizes, and you’ll never again be at a loss for applying your makeup perfectly. Brushes provide the perfect way to blend all your makeup, helping your natural beauty shine through.

And the best news yet? Aside from the brush set, each of these tools runs under $5.  The brush set will cost you a little more($20 to $30), but it’s an investment you won’t regret.

Sure, there are lots of other beauty tools out there, and if you have the room in your makeup bag for them, go for it.  Just make sure you’re never without these essentials, because there’s no substitute for them!