These Under-$20 Beauty Tools Will Keep You From Touching Your Face
When it comes to applying beauty products, everyone has their favorite technique — some makeup artists prefer the control offered by applying products with your hands, while others swear by beauty sponges. But what is the best way?
In today's world, we believe hands-free is key. The microscopic dirt and oil resting on your fingertips can easily aggravate your skin and clog your pores. But by using the proper tools and cleaning methods, you can prevent unwanted (and unnecessary) breakouts. Scroll through to find the best hands-free products from e.l.f. Cosmetics that you should add to your beauty arsenal, stat.
This award-winning Highlighting Brush ($4) can be used in every step of your makeup routine. Its bristles are perfect for contouring, highlighting, and applying pressed foundations.
To keep your brushes clean, we recommend spot cleaning them daily with a Brush Cleaner ($4). Simply spray the solution on a clean paper towel, lightly swirl the brush on the towel until all of the product comes off, and lay it flat to dry.
Total Face Sponge
The varying angled sides of the Total Face Sponge ($5) can be used to apply concealer, foundation, and highlighter, blending products together seamlessly. Beauty sponges also absorb a lot of product and need to be thoroughly cleaned to get everything out.
Just run lukewarm water over the sponge and rub it into this Solid Sponge Cleanser ($4), creating a lather. Under running water, gently squeeze the sponge to push the product out, rinse again, then place it on a towel to dry.
Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool
Applying a face mask can get messy, fast. When using your hands, bits of the mask can easily get stuck in your hair and trapped in between your fingers. Avoid the chaos by using this Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool ($6). The rubber-tipped spatula allows for an even, mess-free application. To clean, simply run it under lukewarm water and lay flat to dry.
Deep Cleansing Duo Face Brush
This Cleansing Duo Face Brush ($14) will make washing your face feel so much more luxurious. The brush's soft bristles will deep clean your pores while gently exfoliating your skin. After use, run the face brush under lukewarm water, then rub it onto the Makeup Brush Cleaning Glove ($10) in a circular motion until the water runs clear.
Massaging Facial Cleanser
The ultraflexible silicone head of this Massaging Facial Cleanser ($20) is perfect for cleaning those hard-to-reach areas on your face. Use it daily to cleanse and gently remove dead skin or weekly with a face oil for an at-home facial. After use, clean the facial cleanser by massaging the back of your hand under running water until all of the product comes out.