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Sunday 3 May 2015

The ten best beauty tools

Facial blotting papers
Toning down a shiny (ok, oily) face isn't usually a glamorous business, but Paul and Joe's prettily packaged papers make it more elegant. The compact also contains a mirror, brilliant for on-the-go touch-ups.
Price: £10
Hqhair.com
Facial blotting papers Toning down a shiny (ok, oily) face isn't usually a glamorous business, but Paul and Joe's prettily packaged papers make it more elegant. The compact also contains a mirror, brilliant for on-the-go touch-ups. Price: £10 Hqhair.com
Silk pillowcase This 'anti-ageing' pillowcase requires zero effort to use and therein lies its beauty. Unlike cotton, it won't absorb moisture or products from your face and hair, and the smooth surface means you start the day with crease-free skin and lustrous locks. Price: £41 Holisticsilk.com
Eyelash curlers Shu Uemura has long been famed for its userfriendly curlers, so it has issued this celebratory 24k gold-plated version, dubbed the Rolls-Royce of curlers. It's not all about the bling though: gold also happens to be less irritating to sensitive skin. Price: £30 Shuuemura.com
Muslin cleansing cloths An inexpensive way of upgrading your routine, use these pure muslin cloths with your cleanser for gentle, everyday exfoliation. Wash with your whites once a week for an eco alternative to cotton wool. Price: £5.85 for three Thebodyshop.co.uk
Tweezers There is nothing as infuriating as a bad pair of tweezers, which is why Tweezerman's perfectly aligned models are perfect for precision plucking. Invest in one of the more distinctive designs, like this limited edition heart print. Price: £25 Harveynichols.com
Crystal nail file Bin dog-eared emery boards and trade up to this crystal file ? it is far kinder to nails so you'll notice less splitting and breaking. It won?t wear out either, so you should get a lifetime of filing for your money. Price: £11.95 Nailsbymail.co.uk
Beauty blender Blend, blend, blend is the mantra of many a professional make-up artist and this elliptical sponge is perfect for foolproof foundation application. With no hard edges, the blender eliminates lines and streaks for a finish that's far more refined than you'd achieve with your fingers. Price: £14.50 Asos.com
Jade facial roller Yuroll's massager uses a combination of acupressure and massage to improve lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness. Apparently Kate Moss is a fan; if those are the results, then perhaps it's time to get rolling. Price: £30 Cultbeauty.co.uk
Brush kits Good brushes should be the cornerstone of anyone's make-up bag. Bobbi Brown's neat little basic brush kit contains super-soft brushes for concealer, foundation, eye shadow, liner and face powder, all of the high quality you would expect from America's cosmetics queen. Price: £133 Bobbibrown.co.uk
Travel hairbrush Splashing out on salon products is pointless if you're brushing your hair with a grimy plastic number from the local chemist. Handcrafted from natural boar bristles, this handbag-sized brush from renowned coiffeur Frederic Fekkai stimulates the scalp to improve shine and reduce static. Price: £39.15 Spacenk.co.uk

Chosen by Rhiannon Harries

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