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Beautiful Makeup Accessories and Their Uses

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

December 18, 2017
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makeup accessories and their usesby Catalogs.com Info Guru Lauren DeJesus-Glasgow

One of the most popular types of tutorial videos found online are those focused on beauty and makeup.

Makeup artists on all social media platforms have been sharing videos that break down, step-by-step, how to create certain makeup looks. This has made professional makeup skills much more accessible to the average person. But even with the help of hundreds of skilled makeup artists online, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. Here, I will be reviewing the top 10 beautiful makeup accessories and their uses so that you can get a foundation for your beauty journey.


10. Pocket mirror

pocket mirror

Throughout the course of the day, you will need to check your makeup for smudges and fading. This is vitally important to keep your look fresh, and looking as beautiful as it does right after you’ve invested the time in perfecting your makeup. Make certain that you have a lovely makeup mirror and case in your purse. Keep an extra one in your car, and in your desk drawer at work.

9. Makeup brushes

makeup brushes

Makeup brushes are soft, specifically shaped, and are perfect for gently blending foundation without getting it all over your fingers. Many people who use makeup brushes apply makeup in dots then blend out with the brush.

8. Powder applicator

powder applicator

While some have a preference for liquid foundation, many prefer powder foundation. Powder is better for those with oily skin or who live in hotter climates. To apply powder foundation, use a broad powder brush or a puff. Swirl a wide brush around the powder case and tap to shake off the excess product. Then swirl the powder brush around face and neck.

7. Blending sponge

blending sponge

Blending sponges are very popular tools to help blend concealer and contour that may be used wet or dry. After applying concealer under eyes and in problem areas, wet the sponge and squeeze out excess water. Then use the moist sponge to dab and blend concealer into skin.

6. Small blending brush

small blending brush

Small blending brushes are perfect for eyeshadow, or for smudging eyeliner into a smoky eye. This brush is used to apply the different layers of eyeshadow to create depth and a natural shape to your makeup. These brushes can also be used to apply concealer on acne or problem spots for a soft coverage of any problem areas.

5. Angled liner brush

angled liner brush

Angled liner brushes allow precision in applying liner and shadow around the eye. They also help make clean lines around lips if using lipstick. The thin edge makes creating sharp cat eyes and clean line incredibly easy. To use this brush, simply dip the thin edge in the pressed makeup, or along the edge of the lipstick and draw with a steady hand!

4. Finishing powder

finishing powder

Makeup artists have come forward proclaiming this beautiful makeup accessory to be a secret weapon. Finishing powder is a very fine powder used to set foundation and prevent creases in the makeup. To use it, just swirl a powder brush into the product and pat under the eye and under your cheekbones for a matte finish.

3. Brow-shaping kit

brow shaping kit

Eyebrows help give the face shape and definition. Brow-shaping kits help make eyebrows pop under foundation and give them a fuller appearance. Fuller eyebrows give a youthful appearance to the face, and brow-shaping kits help with ensuring the lines are clean and naturally blended. Use the brush to comb eyebrow hairs up to thicken and then drag the brush out and over the natural brow line to smooth the hair back down.

2. Highlighter

highlighter

Highlighter is a beautiful tool used to give the wearer a sun-kissed, healthy glow. While this product may look like eyeshadow or blush, it is in fact a different product entirely. Highlighter is made of a finer powder to give off a natural radiance as opposed to the sparkle effect seen in blushes and eyeshadow. To use, apply the highlighter to the peaks of the face for a natural glow.

1. Finishing spray

finishing spray

Finishing spray, similar to finishing powder, is used in the final steps of makeup application. Finishing spray is the absolute last makeup accessory used to create a beautiful makeup look. It helps keep the makeup from smudging and provides all-day wear to the products used. Simply mist all over face, and voila! You’re done.

Here we went over our top ten beautiful makeup accessories and how to use them. Hopefully this provided you with the basics of beauty accessories and tools for applying beauty products. Remember, makeup is first and foremost about creativity—so pull out your beauty box and have some fun.



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