It doesn’t matter whether you doll yourself up every day or once a month, every woman should have some beauty essentials stored away, especially for those last-minute nights out that you finally managed to secure a babysitter for. You don’t have to be Kim Kardashian with a contouring palette to make yourself look like a babe. Here are the 7 essential beauty tools every woman should own.
- Makeup Brushes
Do not, we repeat, do not, put your makeup on with your hands. All of the grease, dirt and sweat from your palms is going to make that foundation melt off within hours. Not only that but it’s a surefire way to get spots. Invest in some nice makeup brushes and ensure you use them whenever you want to get dolled up. You don’t need to spend a fortune, there are plenty of cheap brands out there that will do the trick.
If you want to pull off the polished look all the time, you’re going to need some tweezers. Nothing says, “Screw your beauty expectations,” more than unruly eyebrows. Not only are tweezers great for plucking stray hairs, you’ll find them useful for a whole range of things like pulling out splinters, putting on false eyelashes, and getting stuff out your nails. Gross, but true.
- Cotton Buds (Q-tips)
Firstly, don’t put these in your ears. That’s not what they’re for and you’ll end up going deaf. Secondly, make sure you always have a stash of cotton buds with you. They’re perfect for fixing makeup mistakes, without having to start again. You can even use them with a bit of nail polish remover on the ends, to clear up any manicure mistakes.
You don’t need to spend a fortune on GHD's products, but you should have some straighteners in your beauty arsenal. Even those with the straightest of hair will find a use for them at some point. Had fringe gone awry? Fix it with straighteners. Ponytail kink? Fix it with straighteners.
Of course, if you’ve got a pair of straighteners then you should have some curlers too. There’s nothing like changing your hairstyle to feel like a new woman. The Sultra curling wand is one of the highest rated by beauty experts. Although there are cheaper options if you’re not going to use it that often.
- Heat Protectant Spray
With all this straightening and curling, you’re going to need to protect your hair. Even if you don’t attack your barnet with straighteners or curlers every day, you probably do blow dry. Using heat on your hair without proper protection can lead to split ends. And that awful static look that nobody needs in their life.
- Bobby Pins
Finally, a serious must-have beauty tool for any woman. It doesn’t seem to matter how many of these we buy, they always end up disappearing. Ensure you stock up on tons of bobby pins. They’re great for creating fun hairstyles or even just to keep your fringe out of your face.
How many of these essential beauty tools do you own? If you’re missing any, make sure you stock up. You never know when that impromptu night out may be!