Shiseido Foundation Brush ($30)- I can’t say enough about this brush. First, it’s synthetic, so there were no adorable, sweet little animals were harmed in the making of this oh-so-perfect tool. Besides my ethical decisions, I like this brush because its unique shape and dense bristles make for a streak-free foundation application. It’s compact body means you can get in close to the skin for a steadier hand while applying for any of with the shakes. Also the slanted edge makes it easy to get in around the eyes, nose, and any other small spots with ease. Great for foundations, cream blushes, and blending in general.
Essence of Beauty Acai Teardrop Sponges ($3.99 for a pack of 2)- For those ladies who commit the crime of not blending… well I have a lot to say to you! But for now I’ll just suggest these to you. They make it so easy to blend your makeup, and the smaller tip allows you to get in to all the nooks and crannies (like that area around your nose. Pay attention to it!). And it doesn’t hurt that it’s infused with Acai, so you get a smooth, moisturized finish to your makeup application. For $3.99, you have no excuse to go out of the house un-blended.
And, of course, you need something to carry these precious gems in.