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Whether you’re looking for a beginner-friendly brush kit or an expert-approved beauty sponge, Beauty Affairs has all the makeup brushes and other beauty tools that you’ll need to create a flawless makeup look. We’re sure that we’ve got the best tools for the job - here’s our guide to all the essentials that you’ll need to take your makeup from good to red carpet ready.

Types of Makeup Tools

Did you know that there’s more to makeup tools than just makeup brushes? When it comes to makeup, there really are no rules - you don’t have to use a makeup brush or beauty sponge, but we promise that using one will definitely help! 

Brushes: There’s a makeup brush out there for every single makeup step - they come in a huge range of different shapes and sizes to perfectly apply your makeup. From huge, soft foundation brushes to precise, sharp eyeliner brushes and everything in between. Pro MUA tip: some brushes are multi-purpose, too - the only limit is your imagination. 

Sponges: Now, we’re not talking those little sponge applicators that you get with some eye makeup palettes. Makeup sponges these days are a bit bigger, egg-shaped, super soft, and perfect for blending out foundation. Truth be told, they’re great for blending out any creamy base makeup product, whether that’s concealer, cream highlighter, or contour. 

Eyelash Curlers: If you struggle to get your lashes to hold a curl all day, a lash curler might be just what you need to add to your makeup bag. While to some they look like medieval torture instruments, they’re incredibly easy to use and make a huge difference to getting curled, gorgeous lashes!

Expert Tips for Using Makeup Tools

When it comes to beauty tools like makeup brushes and sponges, there are a few tips and tricks that you should know - and that starts with knowing which ones to use for which products. 

When it comes to foundation, the beauty tool that you use can affect how full coverage (or not) your foundation will look. Makeup brushes tend to help get a full-coverage finish as they buff foundation into the skin, minimising imperfections. However, if you’re looking for a sheerer, skin-like finish, a damp beauty sponge is what you should reach for to press your foundation into your skin. 

The type of brush matters, too - natural-fibre brushes work best with powder formulas, which is why you’ll see so many natural bristle brushes recommended for perfectly blending out your eye makeup

Synthetic fibre brushes (aka vegan makeup brushes) are ideal for blending out creamy, liquid makeup - think foundations, liquid blushes, cream highlighters. Why? Unlike natural fibres, they don’t absorb as much of the makeup - instead, they help buff any makeup into your skin for a flawless finish. 

Where to Shop the Best Makeup Tools 

Shop vegan makeup brushes, super-soft beauty sponges, and brush sets for beginners from brands like Inika Organic and GA-DE here at Beauty Affairs! We’ve got everything you need from start to finish for perfect makeup. Get free shipping with all orders over $100! 

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