As beauty curators, we get to try out the best tools in the biz-and a few wacky ones, to boot! While they may look a little odd, these gadgets offer brilliant solutions to your beauty woes. Here, four weird and wonderful tools you never knew you needed.
Are you totally eyeshadow obsessed? Then you can relate to this common beauty conundrum: you’re applying eyeshadow, trying switch between two very different shades. However, using the same brush for both colors will result in some awful, muddy mixture of the two. So, what’s a lady to do? Wash your brush and wait for it to dry? Way too time consuming! Buy a billion eyeshadow brushes? Sounds expensive. That’s why we’re obsessed with Vera Mona Color Switch. The sponge-like tool removes shadow in a few easy sweeps, allowing you to quickly and effectively change the color of the shadow on your brush. No more fumbling with multiple makeup brushes? We’re sold!
We want our makeup to last all day, but at the end of the night, it’s all gotta come off. That’s where the Original Makeup Eraser comes in. It may look like an ordinary pink washcloth, but trust us—it has magical powers. The gentle cleansing cloth strips away even the toughest waterproof makeup, and here’s the kicker: it gets the job done with just water. That’s right—no soap or scrubbing required! The super soft microfiber makes it perfect for sensitive skin, and leaves your complexion smooth, clean, and 100% makeup free.
At this point, Beautyblender is synonymous with innovation. Their famous egg-shaped sponge forever changed the way we apply our foundation, and now, the brand has another product that’s revolutionizing our makeup routine. Enter the liner.designer. It looks like tiny pink guitar pick, but it’s actually an eyeliner application tool that can be used with all kinds of liner, from gel to pencil. Not only will it help you master the perfect feline flick, it can be as a no-mess makeup shield, protecting your flawless cat eye from mascara. Bonus! You can even use the curvy side to guide your lipliner. No more relying on Scotch tape for straight lines!
So, when’s the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Our brushes need (at the very least) weekly cleansing, and we’re not talking a quick rinse in the sink. This handy silicone matt suctions straight into our sink to give brushes a gentle-yet-thorough cleanse without the mess. It features seven different textures of silicone to effectively clean every nook and cranny of our brushes, helping them last longer and make makeup go on smoother.