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2017 Top Five | Makeup Tools

Every artisan needs proper tools.

2017 Top Makeup Applicators - www.modenmakeup.com

First off, I'm still loving the brush I mentioned last year.

Now that's out of the way...

Wayne Goss Airbrush ($35USD)

I got this one in my last Beautylish Lucky Bag and liked it so much I was gonna by another. Good thing I waited cause Mr. Goss decided to ride a current beauty trend and release a rose gold version. It's great for powder (not baked gelee) highlight and targeted powder application.

Beautylish haul - www.modenmakeup.com

Sigma 3DHD Blender ($15USD)

All credit to Heidi for introducing me to this one. This is great for loose powder application. "Inspired by our best-selling 3DHD® brushes, this blending sponge reaches every contour of the face with ease. Prime, conceal, sculpt and highlight with liquids, creams and powders for truly high-definition skin. Use the edges, flat surfaces and points of the contour sponge to ensure seamless, all-over coverage. Take blending to the edge with Sigma’s one-of-a-kind, latex-free 3DHD™ Blender." I've said repeatedly that I don't "bake" my face but I do believe this would be excellent to reach those under eye creases and reverse contour your cheeks if you want to.

Urban Decay Grindhouse ($10USD)

I have been raving about this for years. Imagine I sold my backup then strangely couldn't find mine? I was in a panic...ordered two the same day. While doing research I realised this is the most expensive one of its type (double barrel). I still think it's worth it. 


This is standout product simply because it's my most used. Thus far, it's also the most durable sponge.

Inglot 37R ($26USD)

I said here that I wasn't liking fan brushes for highlighter. Well that was before I tried this. This racoon hair brush is excellent for those stiff (sometimes dry) bakes gelee formulas. It wukkin!

This list is actually shameful for the amount of brushes I bought in 2017. Hopefully, this year I'll make a point to try everything 😐

Let us know your favourite tools in the comments. 

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