Five best beauty tools

Beauty 100: The top makeup kit must-haves and grooming favourites every woman needs

Sephora Pro-Angled Blush Brush

You can have all of the fabulous makeup and grooming products in the world, but if you don’t have the right tools you can’t do a beautiful job. Here are the top five beauty tools that every woman needs to own:

Chatelaine Beauty 100


 
Chatelaine Beauty 100

Makeup kit must-have: Sephora Pro-Angled Blush Brush #49, $38.

This blush brush’s slanted shape offers precision so that you can accentuate your cheekbones by creating a contoured edge. The puffy top is ideal for picking up more powder to give the apples of your cheeks extra pop.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $24.


 
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $24.

Eye-opener: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $24.

Every makeup artist worth her salt will tell you: this is the eyelash curler to own. Its mushroom-shaped silicone pad provides stay-put protection, while its über-calculated frame and shape guarantee perfectly curled lashes.

Tweezerman Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer


 
Tweezerman Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer

Get plucked: Tweezerman Professional Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer, $23, ebeauty.ca.

Perfect for women who like to DIY at home, this eyebrow tweezer’s tips are slanted: the edge helps you have better control grabbing and removing pesky, unwanted hairs.


 

Brow fix: Lancôme Le Regard Pro Eyes and Brow Kit, $58.

Your eyes may be the window to your soul, but your eyebrows frame your face, so you need to have a well-groomed set. Lancôme’s Brow Kit is a must-have, replete with an eyebrow brush, tweezers and four eyebrow-perfecting colours.


 

Smooth finish: Venus ProSkin MoistureRich Razor, $11.

Even the most accident prone can wield this razor like a pro. The handle has a textured grip, so slipping isn’t an issue and its three blades are surrounded by gel-infused bars to avoid painful scrapes and nicks.

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