So you’ve found your new favourite foundation, the perfect blush and the skincare you love. Now what? Snagging the right products is only half the battle when it comes to your beauty routine, because using the wrong tools can make you fall out of love with them real fast. We’re here to help you avoid that heartbreak with all the deets on the latest and best makeup tools you never knew you needed.
Sigma F83 Curved Kabuki, $25, sigmabeauty.com
This foundation brush from cult-fave brand Sigma, with curves that mimic the curves of your face, is built to get foundation exactly where you want it. The synthetic, cruelty-free bristles were created with a polymer developed specifically for even application, and they’re super soft and durable. All that technology and its unique shape make the F83 great for contouring, too, because it fits right into the hollows of the cheeks and blending is effortless.
Foreo Espada, $199, sephora.com
If you struggle with acne and topical treatments aren’t cutting it, it might be time to take it up a notch and invest in some tech. This Espada uses LED light energy to get rid of the acne-causing bacteria clogging your pores, and sonic pulses stimulate cell turnover for faster healing. Bonus: it works on blackheads, too.
e.l.f. Massaging Eye Wand, $25, elfcosmetics.com
The thinnest, most delicate skin on your body is around your eyes, and that means it needs a lot more care. That’s why eye creams are formulated with different, more powerful ingredients than face creams. This massaging wand helps improve the efficacy of your eye cream by stimulating skin with little vibrations and heat so those anti-aging, moisturizing ingredients absorb faster and penetrate deeper.
Clarisonic Sonic Foundation Brush, $39, clarisonic.ca
It seems like there are a million ways to apply makeup, but not every one gives you flawless, Insta-ready skin. Clarisonic just got into the game and adapted their patented oscillating technology to create a makeup brush that can give you that airbrushed look. Pop the Sonic Foundation brush head into the same Clarisonic device you use to clean your skin and you’ll get seamless, speedy application for your foundation, concealer, colour corrector, highlighter and contouring products. And because the synthetic bristles are non-porous, they won’t absorb all your makeup.
Amika The Antidote Silk Wrap Styler, $195, sephora.com
Get that coveted high-shine, super smooth Cher hair look, sans-damage, with this flat iron. Its one-inch plates use a combination of silk, Teflon, mineral and ceramic nanoparticles to smooth the hair’s surface, minimizing frizz and sealing the cuticle with millions of negative ions. For even more frizz-fighting power, the Silk Wrap Styler has far-infrared heat that helps lock in your hair’s natural moisture.