What's your must-have beauty tool (that isn't a makeup brush)?


What’s your must-have beauty tool (that isn’t a makeup brush)? Share!

Q-tips! I really liked the more angled ones for removing and cleaning-up makeup.

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Nicole O. Avatar

anastasia beverly hills’ tweezers .

i’ve had mine for about 4 years & it’s still sharp . i love how thin the blades are , so they pick up more fine hairs .

they’re so worth the $28 .

Lisa Avatar

Good question! I guess I’d have to say my tweezers. I’m cursed/blessed with very full brows but damn, I’m a hairy woman! Also like q tips alot too… have to have plastic wands, not the paper wands! The pointed ones are great for cleanup like you said.

Tam Avatar

A comedone (pimple) extractor. I know, I know, I’m supposed to leave them alone. However, if I must pop’em, why not with a properly sanitized tool? lol

Tigerlily Avatar

Same here, Christine! Q-tips are a girl’s best friend when it comes to makeup.

And let’s not forget the good ol’ mirror. Courtesy of the dept. of the bloody obvious, I know, but the only makeup bit I can do without one is applying lip balm. What I tend to do it break apart the mirrors from my barely used and dried up blushes/eyeshadow quads/you name it and disperse them inside my purses, lockers etc. so I can easily reapply my lip color or check and fix any mishaps.

KaseyCannuck Avatar

Cotton makeup pads. I soak them with either a dry oil spray or coconut oil and press them on my eyes to dissolve my makeup before wiping it off. My eye makeup wears like iron to keep from creasing and this makes it easy to remove with no tugging or pulling.

Nicole Avatar

Shu Uemera eye lash curlers! those pointed q tips are a close runner up for me! They help with clean up. But , also if your not so skilled at a wing or point on a liner, those and a little make up remover or lotion or spit if you wanna be super quick will do it.

beka Avatar

i will agree with you on the pointed q-tips. i like the q-tip brand ones, but walgreens sells some that are pointed on one end and flat, sort of like a paddle, on the others and i actually like those better-especially when i remove left over eye makeup with a lotion/cream.

xamyx Avatar

I find it interesting noone said “toothbrush”… I remember my mom telling me no matter how much makeup one wears, or how beautiful they are, bad oral hygiene would erase that in an instant.

xamyx Avatar

Yes, but hygiene is technically “optional”, as we could survive without it-although it may be unpleasant for those around. Toothbrushes/toothpaste are a relatively modern invention, and there was a time hygiene standards weren’t what they are today. Also, I’m quite certain there are still parts of the world that have different standards today.

Anjee Avatar

My must have beauty tool is a quality dual pencil sharpener. I have tried cheap ones and I have found that they only eat up your lip/eye pencils if they are not good one. UD Grindhouse is a good one; I also have one have a stainless steel one where the blade can be replaced that I got from beauty school.

El Avatar

A ribbon elastic, so I can get my hair out of my face and not get product in it!

As I commented already, I don’t count hygiene items like toothbrushes, cotton pads, or facecloths to be beauty tools. To me, a “beauty tool” is an optional thing related to enhancing one’s appearance, not stuff you use to wash. (I’m basically assuming none of us considers washing to be optional, lol.)

Gillyflower Avatar

I love loved love my beauty blender. My skin is so dry that a brush isn’t going to happen. Feels like sandpaper. But the B.B. Is PERFECT!
I also really like the makeup removing wipes, I’m so lazy in the evening, that it is easy to wipe, wash and go. Plus for little whoopsies!

Tuss Avatar

Sponges are great. Also tissues, I use them to blot my face after moisturizing and fast cleaning brushes. Tweezers are great for applying false eyelashes and then of course, fingers ๐Ÿ™‚

starfish628 Avatar

My Benjabell brush tree. Love from first sight. I use this every week when I wash brushes. I have the origional and it will hold a ton of brushes at once. Next my clairisonic plus.

Linda Mannices Avatar

Trish Mcevoy eyelash curler. I have large eyes & very long but poker straight lashes. When I curl them, my eyes open up like an umbrella. I’m always asked if my lashes are real. Uncurled, they’re unremarkable

Heather F. Avatar

Tweezerman slant-tipped tweezers–my loving father gifted me with curly, dark, full, long, unruly brows (and not in a cool Brooke Shields or Cara Delevigne way) . Thanks, Dad.

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