With beauty more accessible than ever thanks to online shopping and havens like Mecca Maxima opening left right and centre, we're often knee-deep in makeup trends that go as quickly as they came. One thing that never changes? The tools we use in our day-to-day regimes. Often overlooked in a world of bright colours and fancy fragrances (roll-on perfume, anyone?), these pieces of equipment have been by our sides for years and we'll never stray. From nail buffers and disposable mascara wands, to mini hair straighteners and top-quality eyelash curlers, there's no rhyme or reason for the brands in this gallery — all we know is that these tools make our lives that little bit easier and deserve some love. Click through to check them out!
As the leader of the tweezing tool pack, cult brand Tweezerman has teamed up with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley for a limited edition, four-piece nail tool set. It's the brand's fourth collaboration, and we love the colourful designs. "It was fun to put my own fresh twist on a cult classic product," Rowley told WWD. "A beauty tool should be beautiful." Amen! Click through to see Cynthia's cool collection, available exclusively at Sephora from the end of July. Anyone planning a trip to the US?
Every girl needs a tool kit. And we're not talking about the ones that contain screwdrivers and drills (though these are also pretty handy to have in your life). We mean your beauty tools. Like eyelash curlers, nail clippers, foundation sponges and such like. If your kit is looking a little empty or a little bland, you're in luck, as today Kit Cosmetics has added to its line-up of brushes with some basic tools that mix pretty packaging with useful items, making them the perfect gift.
Stockists: Kit Cosmetics
Yes, they're stocked in Sephora now. But patience is a virtue my friend so it's important that we getting as excited about the limited edition Betsey Johnson Slant Tweezer Collection when they land on Australian soil around about July/August 2011 as you did say when you found out that bread was sold SLICED (marvellous) or when you discovered $50 in an old purchase (LOVE) or when you first discovered BellaSugar (kudos, you've got good taste). Because there are sooooo many limited editions that don't make it our way that I think we should be grateful for the ones that do, don't you? There's no word on price or exact release date, but what we do know is this. They're the same super slant tweezer that Tweezerman is known for worldwide. They're a little bit rock 'n' roll, a little bit retro-chic and a whole lotta cool. They come in three designs — got a fave? — and they need to be owned by you. Excited much? I am. VERY.
You know how much importance I place on a good 2-in-1 product, so you can only imagine how highly I regard 3-in-1 products. They're like the holy grail of cosmetics so I'm thrilled to share news about the L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Professional 3-in-1 ($23.95). It will have those frequent flyers (or brow obsessed) amongst you clapping your hands in joy at the sheer wonderfulness of a product that features a brow pencil, pull-out tweezers and a brush on the lid all at once. Your lipstick will be breathing a big sigh of relief at all that extra space that it has to wiggle about in your makeup bag thanks to this streamlined wonder. So worth checking out.
Stockists: L’Oréal Paris (1300 659 259)