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Makeup Tools

5 Professional Makeup Tools Everyone Should Own

Makeup artist Billy B. recommends affordable, easy-to-use essentials that will help take you from pretty to “pretty amazing.”

It doesn’t take a battalion of brushes or an expensive makeup kit to polish a fabulous face. “With the right essentials, you can freshen up in minutes,” says celebrity makeup artist Billy B. Here’s everything you need.

Eyelash Curler. Every woman should own this little marvel. Hold the curler at the base of the lash line and squeeze lightly, gradually moving outward. Your eyes will instantly look more alive.

Cotton Swab. The secret to truly top-notch makeup application is to blend, blend, blend. Blur edges of color with a Q-tips® cotton swab, and you’ll achieve that professional look each time.

Concealer Brush. You take care of your skin, so let it show! Instead of masking your face in a heavy foundation, use a concealer brush to cover up dark spots and blend away imperfections.

Slant-Tip Tweezers.Good tweezers are a must for maintaining a polished arch to your brows. Slanted tips make it easier to grab hairs at the root — just tweeze in the direction the hair is growing.

Big Powder Brush. An oversize brush is great for dusting on translucent powder as a finishing touch to your look. You’ll get a sheerer application than you’d get from an old-fashioned puff.