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5 Must-have Tools for Your Makeup Kit


You’'ve got all the right blush, lipstick and mascara. Now you need the right tools to complete your makeup kit.
YouÂ’'ve got all the right blush, lipstick and mascara. Now you need the right tools to complete your makeup kit.
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Most anyone who has ever bought a new shade of eye shadow or a beachy bronzer that looked beyond flawless in an ad campaign knows that simply slapping on that same makeup when we get home won't re-create the look. While it doesn't have to cost a lot to achieve what you want with makeup, it does take tools, and often the least glamorous work-horses in your makeup kit have the biggest impact.

A perfect canvas of ivory skin won't quite work if it makes a few coarse eyebrows stand out, and blacker-than-black mascara probably will look sooty rather than sultry if you don't check it up close before heading out. And not that this has ever happened to you, but why does blush look youthful and glowing in our bathroom mirrors and garish and clowny when we catch a glimpse of ourselves in a sunlit or store-lit mirror?

We'll take a look at five metal, hairy, clampy, discerning and squishy must-have items for putting our faces on, next.