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5 Cheap, Basic Tools No Beauty Cabinet Should Be Without

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Welcome to Girl Friday, our weekly column where professional makeup artist Amanda Storey shares the latest in trends, tips and tricks in the world of makeup and beauty.


Beauty tools are the little black dress of your makeup wardrobe. You use them all the time, you'd be lost without them, but they rarely get the recognition they deserve. We are quick to show off that gorgeous tube of YSL Rouge Volupte and lavishly re-apply as we gaze into our super-chic Marc Jacobs compact, but everyone knows it takes more than lipstick and powder to be fabulous. Here are my picks for the hardest working and most under-appreciated tools in your beauty arsenal.

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