Essential Makeup Tools

I haven’t been doing much makeup posts lately. I’ve gone a bit more minimal with it lately. I tend to not be bothered with it most days since we get up really early for work. That being said, there are a few tools and brushes which I consider essential for my makeup kit.


For a while there, I would either just use my hands or the brushes that came with products. As I started getting more into makeup though, I realized the benefits of having some good brushes. Depending on how much makeup you like using, will guide you on how many different types of brushes you want. I have a handful of brushes, but lately I only use a few.

The two I use on a daily basis are the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and the Wet’n’Wild Crease Brush.

The face brush works really well for me when it comes to blending out my foundation. Whether it’s a mineral or powder, this brush does a really good job of evenly spreading the foundation around my face. There’s minimal streaks, and also not much fallout from the brush. I’ve had it for almost a year now and it’s still in really good shape.

The Wet’n’Wild Crease Brush has been my go-to for my eyes. It has a nice fluffy shape and picks up the product really well. It does a great job of blending out whatever I’m putting on my eyes. I normally use it for transition shades as well as blending. Lately, I just use bronzer as a transition shade and leave it there for my eyes. It gives them a bit more definition without having to do too much.

Beauty Blender

I have two beauty blenders. One was a really cheap one from a department store. The other is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I use the latter a lot more. When it comes to any liquid product, this is my go-to. I use it for my cream foundation, as well as concealer. The blender tends to soak up extra product so you’re not slathering too much on your face (a problem I had when I used my fingers). It’s worth getting as it applies the makeup without streaks and also just speeds up the process.

Eyelash curler

I only consider this an essential if you wear glasses. Mascara tends to lengthen lashes as well as define them. So if you haven’t curled them first, your lashes rub against your glasses every time you blink. It’s annoying.

That’s all really. There’s a lot more out there to explore and play with, but this is all I consider essential.

What are some of your essential makeup tools?


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. I cannot vibe with a beauty sponge. I fill it sucks up the product, more then it actually applies on the face.

    1. That’s fair. I quite like that it soaks in some of the product, but it may not work for everyone

    1. Thank you! πŸ˜€

  2. As a glasses-wearer, I need to get an eyelash curler! I am forever annoyed by my lashes rubbing along my lenses, haha. Great products, Angela! I also have yet to try a beauty blender, but everyone talks about them, so one of these days I just need to buy one! πŸ™‚

    1. Haha, it definitely is so annoying! An eyelash curler is so helpful πŸ™‚

  3. I honestly love real techniques as a brand. Their stuff is affordable and works great too πŸ™‚

    1. Definitely! They’re such a great brand, and I’ve never been disappointed with their products πŸ™‚

  4. Mine is eyeshadow, my favourite makeup product. Very simple for me.

    1. Oops, tools… Hm, it would be brush for eyeshadow then! Hahaha.

      1. Haha, fair enough! Eyeshadows are a lot of fun to play with, and having a good brush for them is even better πŸ˜€

  5. The Expert Face Brush is my favourite way to apply foundation too – it’s such a good brush!

    1. It really is! I first heard about it from you, and I’m so glad I got one of my own πŸ™‚

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  6. A beauty blender is essential to me as well. I have an eyelash curler, but I always go very minimal on my eye make-up. Loved reading this! thanks for sharing this sweets! <3

    1. Thank you for reading Kate πŸ™‚ I just love how much easier it is to apply with a beauty blender πŸ˜„

  7. HI Angela,

    I found you on Jamie’s blog and so glad about it. Love your blog. I have to say those beauty essentials are life saver. I use that foundation blender foam and it really changed the way my skin looks. It’s so magical how little things can bring a big change.

    I am a new blogger who just started her blog. Please come check out my blog and I would love to have any advice you have for new bloggers.

    Bushra (your new follower)

    1. Thank you for your kind words! Beauty blenders are definitely amazing! I love Jamie’s blog too πŸ™‚

      1. Yes, her I love her blog and her approach to help others is amazing. Thank you for your respond. If you haven’t checked out my blog please take a look and would love to hear from you any tip you would like to give me as a new blogger.
        Take care,

  8. I love to use the real techniques brushes and beauty blender too!! I’ve definitely seen an improvement in my make up since I started to use them xx

    1. They’re great to use!

  9. I love to use a beauty blender for my foundation and concealer. It’s an essential. I really want to try the real techniques brushes. I have been using sigma brushes and they work wonderfully. 😊

    1. I’ve heard really good things about the Sigma brushes πŸ€—

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  11. Many people believe that once they wear glasses they can’t wear makeup anymore as glasses will ruin it. So thank you posting these tips and advice that show anyone can wear makeup even if they have glasses. Happy blogging!

  12. My favorite makeup products is any kind of red lipstick

    1. It’s definitely a staple πŸ™‚

  13. I have the same orange and black makeup brush! My favorite makeup brand is either covergirl or IT. My favorite makeup product is mascara and eyeshadow.

    1. Real techniques has really great brushes!

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