You’re Only As Good As Your Tools

Working in the cosmetic surgery and aesthetic industry I have the fortune of working and meeting immaculately presented, beautifully made up and perfect (in their own unique way) people.

Now, I’m not insinuating that a person has to apply a thick layer of cosmetics every morning before facing the world. My go-to look is very natural and simple to do. I define my features, which involves shading in my eye brows, adding a touch of shadow to the creases of my eyelids, lashings of mascara, bronzer to contour, a highlighter (or two) to pick up the areas I want to pop and a nude lip. But I love to mix it up and have fun. I’ve always said not to save you’re best things for special occasions, enjoy them everyday. The same rule applies for your make up. It puzzles me why people only want to bring out their best looks for rare occasions.

I’m the type of girl that will tell you if you have an amazing blow dry or if you have a gorgeous handbag. I love getting compliments on things I’ve put effort into. It makes me feel good and inspires me to go and and make the best out of my day. I get the same kind of feeling when I compliment someone and see the sparkle in their smile when they tell me they’ve just been to the beauty salon or just bought it new from Hermes. So when I meet someone with flawless make up I always ask what they use.  But what are the best brushes to go with the best products.

I’ve used a sponge and eco tools since I can remember and although I get a good result, I know there’s something out there to achieve that airbrush finish.  With so many brushes on the market (many of the ones I want being in USA and no try before you buy) it’s too difficult to make a decision and I always push it to the back of my to-do list. This year I’m starting a fresh; a fresh start with a fresh face. I’m determined to ditch my bacteria filled beauty blender and replace my stumpy eyeshow applicators.  I’ve cleansed, toned and scrubed my bad makeup brush routine out of my life and my face feels like a  blank canvas ready to present masterpieces.

The first replacement is my foundation brush.  I’ve upgraded to the world renowned makeup artist Kevin Aucoin’s foundation brush and I couldn’t be happier with my choice.

I’ve got a long way to go before my collection is complete and I need all the help I can get.  I’d love to know what everyone’s thoughts on the best and worst tools are.  2017 is going to be one smooth and silky year…. my skin can feel it!