Guilty, we have been watching makeup transformations too! One of the biggest transformation you can make to you look is through makeup and hair. Celebrities, YouTube stars, Miss Universe have used makeup transformations daily to dramatically change their look for that special events. You probably have seen countless tutorials on how to create certain looks, but somehow you still feel like you just cannot master it yet. So what separates the pros from an amateur? The right tools will help you pull off dramatic transformation with your makeup and hair due. There’s a saying that a builder is only as good has his / her tools! Luckily, these tools are not difficult to find. Here are some of the hair and makeup essentials that will make your transformation a breeze!
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Get the perfectly curled lashes! Curled eyelash will “open up” your beautiful eyes and polish your look even before applying any makeup. One of the best eyelash curler out there is probably the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Many celebrities and makeup artists from all over the world adores this curler. Even Miranda Kerr, Nicole Kidman, and Jessica Simpson have gone public about being this curler’s fans. Why? The design of the curve separates it from other curlers in the market. With the flatter curve towards the center and upturned corners makes it a perfect fit for any eye shape! This curler’s design has been revamped many times to come out with the perfect curler. After the upgrade, it has a new silicone pad in a “mushroom” shape. The new padding improve safety and will allow you to get that perfect curl. Their patented hinge was engineered to apply the right amount of pressure onto your eyelash, giving it the perfect natural curl that stays.
Fun fact: The Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler was referenced in the hit movie “The Devil Wears Prada” by Gisele Budchen!
3CE Eye Blender Brush #15
One of the biggest problems women face when applying makeup is the eyeshadow. Some use the wrong brush that picks up too much or too little makeup. The trick is to get the brush that picks up the right amount, which is a result from different reasons. The hottest eye blender brush right now is the 3CE Eye Blender Brush #15. This brush was made with the idea that both professionals and regular makeup users can enjoy. What’s special about it is that it is made of natural wool which is cut in a circular form. The hair is elastic and soft, which will allow you to blend in eye shadow effortlessly. It is made from the finest material to ensure that it will be gentle when placed on skin, and seamlessly blends in the makeup to the skin surface.
How it can transform your look?
Highlighting your eye lid can open up your entire eye. It will give you a polished and bright daytime look. For a fairer skin, we recommend a pink or rather champagne color. For medium skin, try some yellow gold or ivory to subtly bring out your eye. As for darker skin, try a bronze shimmer!
Smokey eye is also a great way to add depth and sexiness to your eyes. One of the tricks to getting the perfect smokey eye is to keep the inner corners clean and keep your focus to the lid. To do this, start highlighting the inner corners and underneath your brow bone. Then apply a darker color across your eyelid with the eye blender brush. One that’s done, finish off by lining your waterline with darker color, similar to your eyelid to create the illusion of round and bigger eye!
Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara
Having a killer mascara will make all the difference in the world. It’s no secret that the Miss Universe year after year was able to capture our attention is through the eyes. Because the stage is so huge and the lights are so bright, it is important for the contestants to have voluminous eyelashes to win the audience and the judges’ hearts. A great mascara will separate your from being an amateur and a professional.
One of the best mascaras you can get right now is the Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara. Although it is a little pricey, you will certainly get what you paid for. A low quality mascara will flake off after an application. Most times, it will also clump and create lumpy texture to your eyelashes. This Lancome mascara will not flake or clump. It has one of the deepest and shiniest black compared to most mascaras in the market. The patented brush will coat each lash from base to tip for optimal length. It will add length to your eyelash, and stay polished all day!
Styling tip: After applying mascara, do curl your eyelashes again to create a natural and even finish look. If you happen to have a long night the night before and wants to hide those dark eyes, or you are those who have dark circle around your eyes, a blue mascara can help! The blue hue will instantly brightens up the white of your eyes. Switch it up from a regular black mascara for a softer yet powerful runway look!
Maybelline Brow Duo Shaper
Great eyebrows can change your game. Fuller brows can make you look younger. Uneven or unsymmetrical brows can also add years to your look. One of the ways to create balance is through brow pencil.
This “drugstore” brow pencil will change your perspective. It is a great deal because of its quality and function for such a cheap price. Currently, it has two shade options, brown and gray. The Brow Duo Shaper has a pencil with a 2mm tip, which will allow you to get real precise when trying to get the right curve and shape. On the other end is a powder tip. It is great way to create a soft and natural finish to your brow, after applying the pencil!
NYX Mineral Stick Foundation in Caramel
One of the most effective way to add dimensions to your facial features is through contouring. By adding a darker color foundation can create instant illusion. A great tool to do this is with a darker stick foundation. Some might be skeptical about using a stick foundation, but this NYX Mineral Stick Foundation easily blends in with your skin. The advantage of a stick is that you are able to apply directly onto your face without having your hands dirty! Simply add the darker tone to the jaw and cheeks to tighten up the contour, if your concern being having a rounder face. You can blend with either your fingertips, sponge, or a foundation brush.
Every makeup artist will tell you that you need a good blender for your foundation. It is probably the tool that will make the biggest impact on your overall look. If you have seen recent makeup transformations such as those by Paolo Ballesteros, you will see that he uses a lot of foundation and contouring to dramatically change the shape of his face. The secret to this is to use a foundation blender that will give you a flawless finish. The best thing about the Beauty Blender is that it gives you the full control over the amount of foundation you want to apply. It is also super easy to use!
How to use the Beauty Blender properly:
Step 1: Wet the sponge
The very first thing you need to do is to soak it up with water. Run the blender under water, then squeeze out most of the moisture out and leave just a tiny bit left in the sponge.
Step 2: Prepare your foundation
To do it right, it is important not to put the foundation right onto the sponge itself then onto your face. The trick is to dab it onto your hand or a designated container / surface.
Step 3: BLEND!
Notice that the Beauty Blender has an egg shaped design. When you want to apply a large surface, use the round bottom end of the blender. Dip the bottom end into the foundation you’ve prepared earlier. Then apply to your skin slowly and gently. You don’t need to apply a lot of pressure as the sponge will do the work for you.
Step 4: Getting into details
To finish off the details in smaller areas such as under your eyes, use the pointed end to get to corners of your eyes.
Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush
The devil is in the details! Having a great eyeliner brush will allow you to get amazingly crisp line when applying your eye-liner gel or cream. Different eye shapes will require different application of the eyeliner. Whether if you are an amateur or a pro cat-eye drawer, you will have a great control over your result with Real Techniques Eyeliner Brush. No matter if you like thick or thin lines, it is important that the line stay crisp throughout.
What’s unique about the Real Techniques brush is the extremely fine point. You are able to get in between your lashes, which most traditional cannot do. Another great thing about this “brush” is that it is made of silicone, which means that it is super easy to clean. You will not have to worry about forgetting to clean out your brush after applying your eyeliner!
After all these makeup.. Don’t forget to wash your face properly!
And the best makeup remover goes to “Smashbox It’s a Wrap Waterproof Makeup Remover.” No matter how much you have applied your makeup for your creations, you want to clean it up, and clean it up good. From major magazine shoots to runways, the Smashbox makeup remover have done the job backstage. It is effective in removing makeup off lashes, lips, eyelids, and also waterproof makeup. Although it does all the job, it is amazingly gentle which will leave your skin clean and irritation-free!
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HAOGE Professional Hair Curling Iron
Having a natural and voluminous goes a long way. If you are bored of having a straight hair, vamp it up with curls that will turns heads! Gorgeous curls will change your life forever. Adding volume to your hair can also give the illusion of a narrower face. You are “losing weight” without breaking a sweat.
It is especially a great idea to invest in a quality hair curling iron. Obviously, all curling irons are not created equal. A low quality curling iron can overheat and ultimately damage your hair. You want to keep your hair healthy look after look, so a good curling iron will really make a difference. One of the biggest trends we see on the runway and celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Kate Upton, and Cara Delevingne is the natural curly hair with large curls. It seems effortless and relaxed. One of the ways to create a more relaxed and loose curl is to use large curling irons rather than tiny ones. Also, choose a ceramic curling irons rather than chrome. This is because it will be the healthiest choice for your hair. It also distributes heat more evenly throughout the surface, which will give you the natural curl that is not too forced and tight.
As you can see, it is not impossible for you to transform yourself at home. With the right tools, you will be able to follow those makeup transformation tutorials in no time! Not only that the right tools will help you transform in a breeze, but that it will keep your skin and hair healthy. One of the worse things you can do to yourself is applying products that can possibly do damage to your skin. We hope that this guide will help you choose the best makeup tools, not just for important events, but transforming your everyday look as well!