At some point, after pressing your favorite products into your skin each morning with sleepy eyes and clean fingertips, you start to realize that some tasks could benefit from the right tools. Particularly in the summer months, when that extra layer of SPF—coupled with the makeup-melting sun—calls for a softer touch to prevent streaking and guarantee a camera-ready finish for those rooftop rose-toasting snaps.
The densely packed bristles and nimble wisteria-wrapped handle of Kabuki brush allow cheekbone-chiseling bronzers and highlighters to swirl over your skin for the sort of airbrushed, light-diffusing results that a compact brush the size of a Barbie comb simply cannot achieve.
As for the cream shadow you smudge casually across your lids before a night out, only to find that you’ve unintentionally left hints of your fingerprints? A few deft sweeps of new Eye Polish Brush will soften the edges of slick shadows and help postpone creasing on the dance floor. And who could resist the Mini Beautyblenders, dressed in four candy-cute colors and perfectly sized for tossing in a tote, to stealthily smooth any mascara smears and foundation blotches that might arise throughout the day?
Above, eight user-friendly tools to add a little polish to your summer routine.