Good tools cost more but last longer and work better.
- Q-tips for blending, correcting mistakes
- Foam wedges for applying and blending beard cover and foundation
- Large, soft powder brush for softer application of powder
- Blush brush larger than the little ones included with blush; makes applying and blending easier
- Eye shadow brush is often easier to use for blending than the foam-tipped applicators
- Smudger brush with a conical tip, for softening and blending eyeliner
- Eye pencil sharpener to maintain the fine point needed to get a thin line with your eyeliner pencil
- Cotton balls or facial tissue for cleanup
- Eyelash curler most effective for naturally long lashes, but with care can work on mascara’ed lashes too
- Lip brush for applying lipstick with more precision than is achievable straight from the tube
- Manicure kit helpful if you want to use your own nails instead of artificial ones
- Makeup mirror good ones have a magnifying side as well as a flat one and are large enough to show your whole face. Some have built-in lights, but a good bright table lamp works well too.
- Fishing tackle box big, with lots of compartments, for storing all this stuff (cheaper than makeup organiser boxes)