2013 Best High-End Beauty Tool

I love the way glitter looks, but it’s always been such a pain to use. Clearly Liquid is so easy to use, a little goes a long way, and it really does keep the glitter adhered wherever you applied it all day long.

2013 Best Budget Beauty Tool

Crystal nail files are an excellent way to file down nails without creating jagged, broken edges, and at the same time, file and sharpen quickly!  They’re very durable and easy to clean.

2013 Best High-End Eyelash Curler

shu uemura Eyelash Curler is easily my favorite curler, and it has been since I first had it. I used to have a Revlon one, and I didn’t even realize that an eyelash curler could really have levels of quality. Shu’s is easy to use, works well, and it lasts awhile. It sucks that you can only buy it online now, though!

2013 Best Budget Eyelash Curler

For a few bucks (possibly less!), you can get an eyelash curler that gives your eyes a soft curl without crimping either your lashes or your skin while using it.

2013 Best High-End Makeup Brushes

MAC Brushes are soft, durable, and well-made. I love that MAC has a huge variety of brushes to choose from with different shapes, sizes, and materials. (See my eye brush reviews here, face brush reviews here.) The range is the most attractive feature of MAC brushes.  My must-haves for eyes are 239, 208, 266, and 272.  My must-haves for face are 116, 109, and 134.

2013 Best Budget Makeup Brushes

Sonia Kashuk Brushes are a great budget-friendly alternative for quality brushes. She always has sets available, sometimes in ultra-cute pouches and bags, which are even more cost-effective. They’re soft, shaped well, and there is a good variety of tools available.