Using the right beauty tools even by amateurs, could help anyone get a polished look that makes the best of both their features as well as their favourite products. StyleCracker brings you the beauty tools that you absolutely need in your arsenal and how to use them.
What: Face Epilator
Why: Salon visits are not always required to get rid of irritating, unwanted hair from your face. Why not use a face epilator which will sort you out for the rest of the month? In addition to the epilator, you can also get a face cleansing brush with micro-oscillations, which would gently deep cleanse your pores.
How To Use:Just use the epilator in opposite directions of the hair growth and move it gently – do not rush as it might cause the hair to break.
Buy It: Braun,810 Face Epilator, Rs 4,299.
Why: These sponges are your saviour if you find applying foundation a tedious task. Using them is one of the easiest and the best ways to apply foundation evenly; and an even better way to get a truly smooth application, is this little secret: dampen the sponge. These are perfect for achieving the Gwang – glow – that comes from the Korean culture of applying makeup.
How To Use: Dampen the sponge a bit and dab on foundation for even and sheer coverage. Use the sponge’s broad sides to smooth out the product across your face. Use the tip to reach creases around the nose and to pinpoint small areas.
Buy It: Colorbar Blend Away Foundation Sponge Wheel, Rs 300
What: Eyelash Curler
Why: Eyes are the most vital feature and to highlight them naturally with just a squish and squeeze is every girl’s dream. Ditch those annoying falsies for these curlers to give you doll-like lashes in seconds, making your eyes look bigger in the process.
How To Use: Keeping your eyes open, place your upper lashes between the two sides. Starting at the inner corner of your eye, position the curler as close as possible to your eyelid without pinching your skin. When your lashes are tucked inside, gently clamp the curler together. Hold for ten seconds, then repeat as necessary, moving outward to curl the entire lash line.
PS: For best effect heat the curler a bit with your hair dryer.
Buy It: Sephora, Eyelash Curler, Rose Quartz, Rs 3,782
What: Multi Styler Hair Straightener
Why: Bad hair days are every girl’s nightmare. Salvage such situations with the multi styler hair straightner. Also who doesn’t love a at-home stylist that could give you poker straight hair or beachy waves as and when you desire.
How To Use: For sleek shiny hair, take small sections of hair between the tongs and smooth it through the hair. For bouncy curls, twirl your hair around the tongs and hold it for a few seconds to get the desired waves.
Buy It: Remington, S6500 Hair Straightener, Rs 7,895
What: Travel Brush Set
Why: You need your essential makeup brushes in your arsenal to fight all your beauty battles and we must say that these travel brushes are your dream come true.
How To Use: Lucky for you, the set includes the most important wand-the stippling brush which could be used to blend and minimize your pores – just remember to use it in circular motions.
Buy It: Sephora, Carnav le Brush Clutch, Rs 8,549