We all strive for that #nofilter (but filter) kind of vibe when it comes to applying our makeup, but how do you ensure that kind of immaculate finish at all times without some serious black magic? With the right tools, of course.
I'll admit I find a good number of my brush recommendations (and other beauty buys) on TikTok, but that can be a pretty overwhelming place if you don't know where to look. There are also so many incredible makeup artists on other platforms who have recommendations that are just as outstanding. Basically, there are plenty of places to lead a buzzy-makeup-tool investigation, but luckily for you, that won't be necessary this time around.
To help you sift through the noise, I've rounded up all the best makeup tools and gadgets loved by makeup artists and consumers alike that ensure a flawless finish, every time. Keep scrolling for everything from foundation brushes to airbrush tools to eyebrow-sculpting wizards.
Best Foundation Brushes
Best Foundation Sponges
Best Concealer Brushes
Personal interjection: Real Techniques brushes are, literally, the best. I use them almost exclusively (besides, ahem, Morphe), and I can never believe how inexpensive they are simply because of their level of quality. This concealer brush is no different.
Best Eye Shadow Brushes
The ultra-soft fibers of this eye shadow brush are never harsh on the eye area. The cooling roller on the other end to depuff the eyes beforehand doesn't hurt, either.
Best Airbrush Tools
Best Eyebrow Tools