Makeup tools are used to create beauty and greatness, but when you’re already toting a full makeup kit, it’s tough to decide which brushes and tools are worth the added investment. You don’t need to own a million different options, but even a few helpful choices can help you make the most of your makeup. We’ve put together 10 must-have makeup tool essentials you need to blend, highlight, and contour your face to perfection.

Natural bristles are best with powder products and synthetic bristles are better with liquid or cream products.

How to tell if you’re buying a quality brush

Let’s be honest, the staggering amount of makeup brush choices is overwhelming.  The only way to navigate successfully through the endless choice of brushes is to remember that quality is essential. You can own the most expensive makeup, but if you don’t use a quality brush, the difference will show all over your face.Don’t be influenced by brand names, popular styles or price.
So, how can you tell if you’re buying a winning makeup brush? A simple test to find a durable and good-quality brush, is to rub it against your skin. The bristles should feel soft, not rough or scratchy. To test the strength of the bristles, run the brush against your hand to see if any fibers fall out. If they do, don’t buy it. If the bristles stay intact and feel soft, it’s a winner!
A good makeup brush consists of densely packed bristles, a solid handle made from wood or plastic and a shape that applies and blends makeup smoothly and evenly. It should transfer makeup effectively, meaning the brush shouldn’t lose a lot of the makeup in transit to your skin. Invest in good quality brushes and you will create cosmetic magic for many years.