Top Tools of the (Beauty) Trade

While painting on the perfect face obviously has a lot to do with the makeup you select, it wouldn’t be the same without the right tools that help that makeup go on effortlessly.

So what should you have in your beauty bag?

Beauty experts and makeup artists can carry dozens of brushes with them at any given time, but who has the time or energy for all that on any given weekday morning when you’re rushing to get out the door for work?

When it comes to selecting the top tools of the trade for your morning routine, the experts all seem to agree on these essentials brushes:

  • Liquid Foundation Brush
  • Concealer Brush
  • Powder Foundation Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Contouring Brush
  • Lip Brush

Sometimes you can even find these in one kit, such as this stunning, limited-edition collection from Tarte, which also happens to be Vegan and cruelty free:

The good news is that during the Macy’s Friends & Family Sale, you can save an additional 10% off your beauty buys, including the¬†set above which is only $35.10 when you use the code FRIEND.