7 Weird Beauty Tools You Never Knew You Needed
So wonderfully odd you just have to have them.
I’ve never been one to get excited about techy beauty products. I know they’re supposed to help make my morning routine easier, but I’ve always been suspicious they were another marketing con. I mean, do we really need a mascara brush that vibrates? Really?
It wasn’t until I was gifted an ultrasonic cleansing brush that I took the plunge into the world of high-tech beauty, and since then, I haven’t looked back (and my skin’s never looked so glowy).
So to help you find your own piece of beauty gadgetry gold, check out our fave product picks, that’ll leave you with results so next level, you’ll be left wondering why you didn’t own one sooner…
1. Conair Infiniti Pro Curl Secret
Why you need it: This handy curling iron does all the hard work for you. Never again will you stand at the mirror with tired arms and burnt fingertips!
How it works: Grab a one inch section of hair and place its ends into the top of the device before clamping down. A squeeze-activated motor will then slowly draw your locks around the ceramic plate inside. Once you hear four beeps, release the clamp for a picture perfect curl. An added bonus is the adjustable time and temperature to help you achieve different results.
2. E.L.F. Studio Mascara and Shadow Shield
Why you need it: This nifty tool does exactly what its name suggests, protecting the area around your eye from becoming smudged or dirty when applying mascara and eye shadow.
How to use it: Simply place this wizard stick under your bottom lashes when you apply mascara or shadow to avoid creating a mess with any excess product that falls. You can also pop it above your top lashes to stop getting any mascara residue onto your eyelids. A true lifesaver.
3. Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover
Why you need it: Though it looks like something that ought to belong to Tinkerbell’s gyno, the Tweezerman will get rid of any unwanted facial hair faster than you can say quick-smart. This means no more hot, sticky wax and never again will you waste time plucking hairs out one by one.
How to use it: Holding one side in each hand, place the Tweezerman against your skin where you’d like to unfuzz. Using your thumb and pointer finger, gently twist the silver knobs to turn the springs. As the springs rotate, they’ll grab onto and pull out your hairs from the root.
4. Rodan + Fields Anti-Age Amp MD System
Why you need it: It may look somewhat intimidating, but this prickly device helps fight the signs of ageing whilst simultaneously evening out the texture of your skin. With regular use, your face will have less noticeable wrinkles and your skin will appear smoother and feel firmer.
How to use it: Divide your face into sections – forehead, right-side, left-side, middle and neck – and at a comfortable pressure, roll the tool over each area four to ten times. Each time the roller is applied, take it in a new direction, i.e. after going up and down the first time, go side to side on the second roll. For the best results, make sure to follow up with the night renewing serum.
5. Foreo Luna Mini
Why you need it: Getting a fresh face has never been easier with this handy gadget. It removes dead skin and cleans your pores of dirt, oil and makeup residue using gentle pulsations through the soft silicone touch-points.
How to use it: After applying cleanser, turn on the Luna Mini and wet the surface before moving it across your face in gentle circular motions. Use the thicker touch-points for oilier areas, like the T-zone, and thinner touch-points for more sensitive skin.
6. Sephora Collection Things Are Looking Up Eyelash Curler
Why you need it: We know it looks a little like a piece of stationery, but this eyelash curler is easy to use, compact and produces fantastic results. You’ll have the hottest lashes on the block after one application.
How to use it: Similar to the traditional curler, place the opening over your lashes and curl three times: once at the base, again in the centre and once more at the end to avoid looking crimped.
7. Bliss Lean Machine
Why you need it: This unusual-looking device promises to help you achieve visually and physically smoother skin. In other words, it’s every girls dream. Reducing the appearance of cellulite on your tummy, legs and butt, this thing is magic.
How to use it: Begin by applying a thin layer of cream to your area of choice and start with the suction strength and pulsation frequency on the lowest setting. Switch on the device, and move it slowly across your chosen area for three minutes, finishing the massage with another coat of cream. Over time, gradually increase the suction strength and pulsation frequency, but always be aware to work up to these levels at your own pace. It’s recommended to use the system once a day until you can see visible results, then reduce to three times a week.