The key to achieving glorious makeup is using the right tools to apply it. In this post, I featured the most useful things I have in my kit. They are not necessarily must-haves, but I’d say these babies will definitely amp up your makeup game. Most of these can be a bit pricey but a true makeup junkie knows where to find dupes (Am I right? haha). So if you wanna know what these are, read on below.

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WHAT IT IS:

A mirror which has a base and a magnified side.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

We all know what mirrors are for. :p

Makeup compacts, palettes and even lip gloss packaging nowadays often comes with a mirror. But some makeup routines involve the use of your two hands so it is important to have a mirror na pwede mong ilapag at hindi mo na kailangan hawakan. The magnified side naman is super useful when you need to see things closer like when applying eyeliner, falsies and mascara.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

Japan Home Center, Php88

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WHAT IT IS:

Hair velcro sheets.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

The function of these sheets is to hold your hair into place while you do your makeup, specifically around the forehead area.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

Landmark Dept. Store, roughly around Php20 for a pair

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WHAT IT IS:

A makeup remover.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

Removing makeup that your trusty ‘ol bath soap cannot.

Also very useful when cleaning up around your winged eyeliner, eye shadow fallout, etc. Use with cotton pads or swabs.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

This actually came as a freebie from the bag my Tita bought from Alyana Martinez. I checked the Nippon website and it was around Php90.

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WHAT IT IS:

A beauty sponge.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

Applying and blending liquid stuff. (but can also be used for powder)

Personally, I find using a damp beauty sponge to apply my foundation and blending my concealer the best way of getting a perfect coverage. It can also be used in baking and applying other stuff in liquid form such as bronzer, highlighter, blush on, etc.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

Vetafs Superstore, Php149

Side note: Yes, this is a fake Beauty Blender buuut let me just tell you that it works sooo well I can’t seem to put it down, I use it aaalll the time! I love it!

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WHAT IT IS:

A powder puff.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

Applying powder.

Another use: just slide your ring and pinky finger under the strap thingie, to avoid hand to face skin contact when doing other people’s makeup.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

Newstar, Php18

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WHAT IT IS:

False eyelashes.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

Creating drama in the eyelashes area. 😀

There are certain occasions when the power of your most amazing mascara isn’t just enough to step up your eyelashes game. This is when falsies come to the rescue. Now, I know wearing these things can be quite intimidating. What if I cannot see, or what if it’s too heavy or what if it comes off? The secret is to find a pair that is made of human hair, not plastic, and one that has a thin band and of course investing in a great eyelash glue.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

Vetafs Superstore, Php55 for 10 pairs (i know, right?)

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WHAT IT IS:

Makeup brushes.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

Applying makeup. (duh, hahaha)

I cannot stress enough how important it is to invest in good makeup brushes. However, you don’t need to get the whole lot of it. Look for brushes that can multitask. For example, one that can be used to apply both liquid and powder foundations or both blusher and contour powder and highlighter, eye shadow and concealer, etc.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

Kalm Cosmetics at The Ramp Crossings TriNoma branch, Real Techniques Core Collection and Starter Set, Php1,050 each

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WHAT IT IS:

A brush cleaning tool made out of silicone.

WHAT IS IT FOR?

Deep cleaning your makeup brushes.

The idea is, after wetting and putting soap, to use the scruffy part as a board to scrub your brush bristles against.

WHERE I GOT MINE:

Baclaran LRT shopping mall, Php90

 

I hope you guys find this post informative. I’ll see you on my next post! xo

 

 

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