Makeup Tools & Techniques

Find everything you need to know about the best makeup tools and helpful application techniques straight from the pros. Read on for tips and tricks no matter your skill level.

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This Is Exactly How Pamela Anderson Did Her Makeup In the '90s

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Lady Gaga's Oscars Makeup Was a Nod to an Iconic '80s Music Video

Elle Fanning
Elle Fanning Swears By This Makeup Trick For Luminous Skin

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"Nontouring" Is the Best Alternative to Contouring When You're Feeling Lazy

 Best Makeup Tools for Shaky Hands of 2023
The Best Makeup Tools for Those With Limited Hand Mobility of 2023

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Lip Contouring Is Back in a Big Way Thanks to TikTok

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J.Lo Just Shared Her "Lightbulb" Contour Technique

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How to Apply Individual Lashes for Natural-Looking Glam

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Editors’ Picks: 11 Products We’re Obsessed With for a Fancy Night Out

How to Apply Foundation With a Sponge, Brush, or Your Fingers

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How to Apply Cream Blush Like a Pro

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How to Apply Face Powder for a Flawless Finish

Best Eyebrow Trimmers
The 10 Best Eyebrow Trimmers of 2023

The 12 Best Makeup Organizers of 2022
The 13 Best Makeup Organizers of 2023

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The 12 Best Blotting Papers to Soak Up Shine

The 12 Best Makeup Bags in 2022
The 16 Best Makeup Bags of 2023

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Identify Your Skin Undertones: We Asked Makeup Artists To Share Their Secrets

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How to Apply Makeup for Your Face Shape: A Guide

Best Makeup Brushes
The 7 Best Makeup Brushes of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

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What Is Primer? How to Use Makeup Primers Like a Pro

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The 9 Best Body Makeup Kits of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

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How to Tightline Your Eyes With Eyeliner, Step-by-Step

How to Fix Broken Makeup At Home, According to Makeup Artists

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How to Apply Concealer Like a Makeup Artist

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5 Ways to Create Faux Freckles That Look Totally Natural

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How to Apply Eyeliner for Your Specific Eye Shape

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How to Bake Your Face For a Budge-Proof Makeup Look

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The No-Fail Guide to Applying Bronzer

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How to Get Perfectly Even Winged Liner For Hooded Eyes

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How to Keep Eyeliner from Smudging: Best Tips for Smear-Free Makeup

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Byrdie Boy: How to Determine Your Face Shape

Best Eyebrow Brushes
The 10 Best Eyebrow Brushes of 2023 for Perfectly Feathered Brows

Make-up Kits
The 15 Best Makeup Kits of 2023

Can You Use Coconut Oil as a Makeup Remover?

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How to Apply Eyeliner Pencil Like a Pro, Even If You're a Beginner

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11 Skull Makeup Tutorials You'll Want to Try ASAP

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5 Essential Makeup Tips For Hooded Eyes From the Experts

Lighted Makeup Mirrors Tested
Best Lighted Makeup Mirrors of 2023 to Use at Home

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The Best Contouring Brushes for Next-Level Sculpting and Shading

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11 Pro Eye Makeup Tricks Every Asian Person Should Know

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Here's Exactly How to Make Your Makeup Sweatproof

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How to Curl Your Lashes With a Spoon (And Other Alternative Methods)

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Cold Girl Makeup Will Make You Look Frostbitten in the Best Way

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I Tried Brow Mapping—The Mathematical Process For Symmetrical Brows

A Guide to Dramatic Makeup for Evening and Formal Events

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How to Apply Powder Foundation Like a Pro MUA (According to a Pro MUA)

Best Makeup Sponges
The 6 Best Makeup Sponges of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

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How to Overline Your Lips Naturally (Without It Looking Obvious)

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How to Apply Liquid Eyeliner: 3 Techniques From MUAs

The Steps That Will Make Your Acne Scars Invisible

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Your Wedding Beauty Timeline: What To Do and When To Do it

Makeup brushes
Tips And Tricks to Dry Your Makeup Brushes That Actually Work

Best Tweezers Tested
We Tested 18 Tweezers—These 5 Were the Best at Removing Brow Hair

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19 Essential Makeup Tools and Innovative Gadgets for Your Beauty Arsenal

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How to Create an Easy, Wearable Glass Skin Makeup Look

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How to Use a Beautyblender, According to a Makeup Artist

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How to Contour Your Nose, According to a Makeup Artist

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6 Ways You Might Be Doing Blush Wrong

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6 Secrets Makeup Artists Use To Prevent Clumpy Mascara

Foundation Makeup Brushes
The 14 Best Foundation Brushes of 2023

The 7 Best Lighted Travel Makeup Mirrors in 2022
7 Lighted Travel Mirrors That Make Makeup Application A Breeze

The 11 Best Bronzer Brushes of 2022
The 11 Best Bronzer Brushes of 2023

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The Best Makeup Tips We Learned on TikTok This Year (So Far)

Contour Kit
The 14 Best Contour Kits of 2023