Ok, hands up, we’re self-confessed beauty junkies. We get seriously excited about trying the latest launches and we’re a sucker for a novelty beauty product. But even though our counters are overflowing with products, there’s always room for sparkly new things. Over the last few years technology has changed the beauty game – there’s a gadget for everything from cleaning make-up brushes to eliminating acne, and anything that helps us save time or look better is a winner in our books, so we’re rounded up nine of this year’s most revolutionary gadget launches to show you just how good things are getting. Trust us, you need to try these.
This revolutionary mask has been clinically proven to improve acne-prone skin, eliminating acne, blemishes and breakouts in just 10 minutes, by using a combination of red and blue lights. Blue lights target acne-causing bacteria, while red lights help skin look calmer and healthier by reducing inflammation. We’ll run the risk of looking like Darth Vader for a clearer spot-free complexion.
Last year everyone went wild for the StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner which cleans and dries brushes in seconds, but now Primark have brought out their own version for just £10. If you can’t remember the last time you washed your brushes, you’re not alone – experts recommend washing brushes once a week to avoid a build-up of bacteria. Luckily, Primark’s brush cleaner makes the dreaded job 100 times easier, it’s suitable for use with most brush types, and all you need is soap and water; perfect for us lazy girls.
If removing your make-up at the end of a long day is your most dreaded chore, then you need to try this magical make-up eraser. It removes even the toughest waterproof make-up without the need for cleanser; pretty clever right? The super soft knitted microfibre cloth cleans and gently exfoliates skin without any abrasiveness, all you need is a little water. Plus, it’ll save you £££’s in the long run because it’s washable and reusable up to 1000 times. We’ll take two please.
Don’t be fooled by the tiny size of this gadget, it’ll speed up your cleansing routine to just one minute. The small and mighty Luna Play uses T-Sonic pulsations to unclog pores and remove up to 99.5% of dirt, oil, dead skin cells and make-up residue leaving skin soft, smooth and radiant. And unlike other cleansing brushes, you’ll never have to buy a replacement brush head as the silicone bristles are bacteria-resistant. Washing your face will never be the same.
Described as a workout for the face, this facial massager is loved by the the likes of Kim and Khloe Kardashian who called it her ‘magic wand of beauty’. The unique hexagonal shape is encrusted with 24 tourmaline stones which tighten, tone and energise skin by stimulating skin cells and ‘exercising’ the facial muscles in just 30-45 seconds a day – now this is a workout we can on board with.
Think of this gadget like heated rollers for your eyelashes – only with less danger. Unlike some traditional eyelash curlers, this design doesn’t cause any damage to lashes but still delivers a long-lasting perfect curl. Use the heated lash curler before applying mascara for 20-30 seconds per eye, then the built-in lash comb to separate and define lashes.
Although this gadget might be sans electricity, it’s still a game changer. It’s the ultimate quick fix to eliminate puffiness; perfect if you’ve had a late night. The rolling motion stimulates lymphatic drainage which reduces puffiness by encouraging the body’s natural detoxification process. For a relaxing experience, we recommend putting the roller in the fridge for 15 minutes before use – trust us, it’s worth it.
On first glance it might look like a normal mirror, but it’s not, and if you’re serious about make-up then you need this mirror in your beauty routine. Aside from the wide panels which allow you to see your face from almost every angle, the mirror has over 50,000 colour presets which means you can see your make-up in practically every variation of light possible, from natural sunlight to low light, meaning you can perfect your look for every occasion. It can also be connected to an app on your phone which allows you to capture the lighting around you and recreate it on the mirror. And in case that wasn’t enough, it has an alarm feature which keeps your make-up routine on track. Just. Wow.
For seriously flawless foundation, the Clarisonic brush promises an airbrushed finish in just 60 seconds. The brush head fits with all Clarisonic devices and works with cream and liquid formulas of foundation, or any other liquid make-up such as highlighter and concealer. It seamlessly blends in foundation and covers everything from scars to blemishes, thanks to the soft brush which apparently blends 18,000 times a minute; talk about being efficient.
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