High-Tech Cosmetics and Makeup Tools
Rediscover your passion for makeup with these innovative beauty products
I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t need high-tech beauty tools.” Trust me, I get it. I was spent months trying to reverse the damage caused by a hair straightener that was billed as safe to use on wet hair (it wasn’t. My hair legitimately made a sizzling sound. It wasn’t pretty).
But here’s the thing, sometimes new inventions can make our lives easier. Take the Beautyblender for example. I was adamant that I didn’t need this hot pink, egg-shaped sponge until I actually used one. It was a Game. Changer. Now I love checking out the latest products and trends to see how else I can upgrade my beauty regime. Below are some innovative products on my radar right now.
LightStim for Wrinkles LED Light Therapy Device
Forget magic creams and serums that claim to make wrinkles disappear. This LightStim device ($249 from Nordstrom) will zap wrinkles right where they are, making your face baby soft. To use, clean your face and then slip on the goggles. Plug in the device and point it directly to a problem area. From there, the FDA-cleared technology will emit light wavelengths to smooth skin, even out skin tone and de-puff undereye bags. After three minutes, the built-in timer will beep, letting you know you’re done. Use daily until you have your desired results, then switch to a couple times a week.
BeautyBio Rose Quartz Facial Beauty Roller
This gorgeous rose gold beauty roller looks like a decoration on your vanity – but it is actually a useful and holistic tool that you will want to use every day. This BeautyBio roller ($60 from Neiman Marcus) is made with hand-selected Brazilian rose quartz crystal, designed to instantly reduce facial puffiness. Roll it on your skin to relieve stress, minimize under-eye circles, drain lymph nodes, reduce the appearance of pores and more. Put it in the fridge for an even more blissful experience.
SLIP Silk Pillowcase
Beauty sleep isn’t a new invention, but this SLIP silk pillowcase ($85 from Sephora) is. It’s made with the highest-grade mulberry silk in a secret process that was developed over 10 years. The smooth material is gentler on your face and hair than cotton is, leaving your hair softer, your skin more hydrated and your face feeling more refreshed by morning. Not to mention, the light pink pillowcase is almost as pretty as you are!
Diptyque Do Son Perfumed Sticker for Skin
Carrying around perfume for mid-day touch-ups is not only burdensome, it’s also nearly impossible with this season’s tiny purse trend. Leave the fancy bottles at home and smell good all day with these Diptyque perfumed stickers ($55 from Nordstrom). These thin stickers look like adorable flower tattoos and are made with a soft matte satin material infused with a light fragrance. Just stick on your wrist, shoulder or ankle for smell-good vibes all day long.
Drybar Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush
I’ll be the first to admit it: it’s scary trying new hair styling products. But as someone who straightens her hair every day, I love the idea behind Drybar’s heated brush ($145 from Ulta). It looks like a cute neon yellow brush, but when you plug it in and brush your hair, it transforms your locks into a frizz-free, shiny, straight style! Please use with completely dry hair only (seriously, you don’t want to fry your hair), and brush small sections at a time from roots to tips. Spritz with a little hairspray and you’re done – without that awkward fumbling that comes from trying to handle a straightener and a brush at the same time.
Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where the iced tea can never be too sweet and everyone does their makeup before going to the grocery store. She has her master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, and she loves talking about her passions: writing, shopping and reading murder mysteries. Follow her on Twitter @sydnimellis to see her latest stories on fashion, entertainment, travel, lifestyle and local events¾and to see 500+ pictures of her two blonde babies.