The Top 5 Makeup Application Innovations of 2017:
Makeup Blender Fluid & Compact Foundation Sponge
This awesome makeup sponge can be used with either liquid foundations or with dry, compact powders; with a uniquely-shaped double-cone feature, this one-of-a-kind makeup blender sponge not only makes for quick application but precise and mess-free too! The tips of the cones are perfect for hard-to-reach areas like the under-eye area, corners of the nose, and the upper lip :) As for the sides of the sponge, they are great for applying foundation to your cheeks and forehead. Formulated without parabens, this is a fantastic, innovative multi-use sponge that's worth a try!
2. Kevyn Aucoin
The Foundation Brush
Yes, it's a bit on the pricey side...but there's a reason why this innovative brush made the list- it's one of the best I've come across for what it does: it's specifically designed for foundation but it works well with powders, creams, liquids, and even primers! The specialized tapered-dome shape of the brush means you can get any angle on the face, which also means you get flawless blendability and application as a result. Get an effortless, smooth, and even finish- with this truly awesome quality foundation brush = love! Composed of densely packed synthetic bristles that were created to mimic your finger, this is the brush you have to add to your collection!
3. Benefit Cosmetics
They're Real Sponge Applicator Duo
Made just for eyeshadow, this set of custom applicators are not only affordable, but the are super easy to use and make for a mess-free eyeshadow application in no time! Get expertly blended shadow that looks even and beautiful, without all of the fuss or price :) Great for applying concealer and liquid makeup or powder around/underneath the eyes too.
Digital 5 Brush Set
I've managed to get my hands on a few Artis brushes and they really are one-of-a-kind in the makeup world. Professionals use them worldwide and there's a reason why- they are nothing but quality and uniqueness- all bundled into well-designed brushes that you can easily appreciate from the moment they arrive. This set from Artis takes the cake! The collection features 6 brushes that have slightly bent handles designed for precise, impeccable control and application. It's brush fibers are composed of soft CoseFibre filaments and has a brush for every type of application you could think of- for eyeliner, eye makeup, contouring, and more! Comes in a beautiful box making it an excellent gift as well :)
5. Makeup Drop
The Original Silicone Makeup Applicator $20*
Completely eliminate wasted makeup and get a flawless application with this fantastic silicone makeup applicator from Makeup Drop! Sponge applicators often tend to soak up large amounts of precious makeup during application and that's what's fabulous about silicone makeup applicators- they prevent this waste and also aid in perfect application with easy blending for your foundation, blush, highlighter, concealer, moisturizer, and primer-without absorbing a single drop into the applicator!
That means that you ultimately only need about half of the product you normally need with the traditional sponge or brush applicators. Designed here in the U.S., the Makeup Drop cleans easily with soap and water and doesn't break the bank either. They even offer up a "no questions asked" returns policy :) If you've been on the hunt for the next innovation and want a quality makeup applicator that won't break the bank but will give you easy, mess-free, waste-free, and professional application- then this is the makeup applicator for you!