Do you ever stop in the middle of your beauty routine and wonder why its taking so long? Does blending your contour count as cardio for the week because your arm starts burning from beating your face? Do you have better things to do than perfecting your winged eyeliner? Have no fear. The beauty industry has created some handy-dandy products to make the application process a little less harrowing. Break out your wallets, folks, because it's going to be an expensive ride!
1. Find the perfect foundation... with your iPhone?
That's right, you don't even have to go to a physical store in order to find your perfect shade of foundation. Take a few pictures of your skin with your smart phone, and let Made-2-Fit do the rest. The foundation is sent right to your door. You can't put a price on avoiding social interaction.
Price: $49.00 (30 ml)
2. Eyeliner Stencils
Can't get that eyeliner flick down? Try the painter's tape of the makeup world: adhesive eyeliner stencils. It's as close to magic as muggles can get.
Price: $9.99 (12 pack)
3. Brow Buddy Kit
Remember in grade school when we had learn how to use compasses and protractors? It is (surprisingly) one of the few things that as actually come in handy.
4. Brow Stamp
Not very good at math but still want great eyebrows? Try the Brow Stamp, an idea that takes one-size-fits-all a little too far.
5. Mascara Shield
Nothing is worse than ruining 30 minutes of eyeshadow blending with a clumsy swipe with the mascara wand. Purchase e.l.f.'s Mascara and Shadow Shield instead of using a piece of paper, which could do the same job at zero cost.
6. Eyeliner Stamp
Still searching for that cookie-cutter wing shape but with a little more variety? The Vamp Stamp has got you covered. The name might sound intimidating, but don't worry! They will only suck your wallet dry.
Price: $25.00 (per stamp)
7. Lip Tattoos
I'm a sucker for fun lipstick, but Violent Lips takes the cake on this one. No, you don't actually tattoo your lips. There are lots of patterns to choose from, such as tie-dye, rainbow, glitter and my personal favorite: I-never-grew-out-of-my-teenage-scene-phase.
Price: $10.00 (per tattoo)
8. SpinLash Mascara
Common sense tells us to keep anything that spins super fast away from our eyes. SpinLash Mascara decided to defy the odds, as well as logic, by creating a mascara wand that spins by itself. What could go wrong?
9. BlendSmart foundation brush
Applying foundation takes a lot of time and effort, two things that I hate wasting. Thanks to BlendSmart, I won't have to worry about my arm cramping half-way through application. This foundation brush spins, much like SpinLash Mascara, except I don't put this one near my eyes.
10. Textured egg brush cleaner
Yup, you read that right. It looks kind of like an alien oven mitt, but it makes brush washing so much easier.
Price: $5.00 (two pack)
11. GVLD Brush Pro
For those of us who hate washing our brushes (so all of us) this product is a god send. I would actually wash my brushes on a regular basis if I got my hands on this gadget. It spins your brushes through water, then spins them in the air to dry. No more washing brushes and waiting a day for them to dry.