12 New Beauty Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now
These genius new beauty tools will have you wondering, ‘why didn’t I think of that!’
The Knot Dr.
The best thing since tangle-free shampoo: This high-tech, heat-resistant brush with elongated bristles will painlessly wrestle your wet or dry tangles.
The Knot Dr. PhD Hybrid Styler, $24 at beautyboutique.ca
This hand-held facial cleansing brush has tiny, flexible silicone bristles that gently exfoliate, massage and cleanse. Use it with your usual cleanser.
Quo Silicone Pore Refiner, $6 at Shopper’s Drug Mart and BeautyBoutique
Genius Brush Cleaner
Switching from dark to light shadow? Just give your brush a quick sweep on this genius dry-brush cleaner.
Sephora Collection Colour Switch by Vera Mona Sponge Cleaner, $23 at sephora.ca
Flatter than your standard lash curler, this smart tool is a must-have for those with almond-shaped eyes.
Tweezerman Lash Logic Series ProMaster Lash Curler, $31 at Shopper’s Drug Mart and beautyboutique.ca
Ideal for round-set eyes, this curler has a 60-degree curve to reach every last lash.
Tweezerman Lash Logic Series ProCurl Lash Curler, $31 at Shopper’s Drug Mart and beautyboutique.ca
Densely packed bristles and a large domed shape make this brush ideal for a speedy liquid or powder foundation application that looks airbrushed.
Rodial The Airbrush Foundation Brush, $58 at beautyboutique.ca
Its unique well shape holds liquid foundation and gel blush to help you distribute formula evenly over your skin and buff it to perfection.
Sephora Collection Pro Liquid Foundation Brush #63, $40 at sephora.ca
The popular micellar technology is now available in a convenient wipe form, perfect for travel, the gym or whenever you’re short on time. Micelles grab anything other than water (think: dirt, oil and makeup) and wipe it clean off your skin.
Clinique Take the Day Off Micellar Cleaning Towelettes for Face & Eyes, $17 at sephora.ca
The latest device from Amopé is the first electronic foot file to work on both wet and dry skin so you can buff away calluses in the shower.
Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry Rechargable Electronic Foot File, $80 at Loblaws and Shopper’s Drug Mart
This facial wand provides instant heat or cooling on demand. Use the heat feature to infuse creams and serums and the cooling feature to reduce puffiness and redness. Perfect for those mornings when you’re a little short on sleep (read: every morning). The best part? Sonic vibrations which are like a little massage for your face!
Bliss Climate Control Hot and Cold Sonic Facial Wand, $169 at sephora.ca
Keep that makeup you worked so hard to apply in place with a setting spray. The weightless formula provides an invisible layer to help makeup stay put from morning to night. The only time you’ll need to reapply is when you want to smoky up those eyes for evening.
Maybelline New York Master Fix by FaceStudio Wear-Boosting Setting Spray, $16 at mass merchandisers
Hair and Makeup On-Demand
This on-demand beauty service has finally made its way to Canada. Founded by Maile Pacheco, an award-winning makeup artist, beGlammed is a convenient app that allows users to book makeup artists and hairstylists that will come to them, whether it’s their home, office, hotel or another location. Prices vary depending on the service and users can request specific stylists.
beGlammed is currently available in 17 U.S. cities, as well as Toronto. The app has plans to expand across Canada within the next year. Download the app for free on iTunes and Google Play.