I think you would struggle to find a beauty fan who isn’t a committed beauty tool fan too – just this weekend I was having a sort through my make-up brushes and I have several hundred. SERIOUSLY. Add to that the various tools such as eyelash curlers, tweezers, brush cleansers, sponges and all the other alternative applicators, and make-up tools are a lot more significant than you may at first think. The last few years has also seen a lot more affordable brush lines arrive on the high street, making make-up brushes far more accessible without any compromise on quality.
However, it’s all very well having the right kit, but do you know what that fan brush is for? Or what the best tool for foundation application is, based on the formula? Or, if you’re a knowledge geek like me, how about the history of make-up brushes? Or what the future of beauty tools looks like? Get the Gloss have just released their Ultimate Guide to Makeup Brushes and Tools which covers all of the above and more – it really looks into every aspect of make-up brushes, with a breakdown of what each brush is used for (alongside helpful recommendations for brushes to try) as well as comments and suggestions from some of the best Makeup Artists around such as Daniel Sandler and Wendy Rowe. There’s also a great section on cleaning brushes that’s thorough and covers all aspects, as well as everything you need to know about what brushes are made of, with “for and against” arguments for synthetic versus natural. It’s a great little guide that’ll set you back less than a fiver, so if you’re a make-up brush and tool fan then you’ll definitely find this a good read. The Get the Gloss Ultimate Guide to Makeup Brushes and Tools is £4.95.