Tool Time: Five must-try beauty gadgets
Gone are the days when a blow dryer, a hair curler, and electric shaver are the only gadgets we know of when it comes to beauty. These days, it’s not enough to have the products; you also have to have the gizmos du jour to help us beauty enthusiasts who want to up our game. But which ones are worth the hype? We picked the top five beauty gadgets to try for our Project Vanity readers.
Glamcor Multimedia Extreme Pro Light Kit
Lighting for your makeup station, studio lights, and a tripod rolled into one. Aside from the professional-level HD lighting with adjustable color temperature, the Glamcor Multimedia Extreme Pro Light Kit has several cool features that make it perfect for makeup artists, vloggers, and bloggers. For one, it has a stand to hold a camera, a tablet, or an iPod, making it a portable gadget for filming or shooting photo tutorials. But we have to say our favorite feature is the a Bluetooth Selfie Function in the remote control that can pair an iPhone or Android phone.
However, if you’re not a beauty content producer, you can put a mirror in the Glamcor Multimedia Extreme Pro Light Kit to help light your makeup application. We say not only does this gadget take our selfies to the next level, it cuts back the photo and lighting tools that we have to own, too. Retails for P19,000 at www.suesh.com.
Suesh Powerbank with Built in LED Mirror
Oh, what to do when you’ve ran out of smartphone juice but you need to retouch your lipstick BEFORE you take a selfie? Suesh has already thought about that and solved this common beauty girl problem with the Suesh Powerbank with Built in LED Mirror. Is it an LED mirror? Is it a Powerbank? Well, it’s both! It’s a compact with two sides - one opens up to an LED mirror while the other opens into a normal mirror. It’s also a Powerbank with 4000mAH, enough to charge your phone for 2-3 rounds. Retails at P1,480 at www.suesh.com.
Crane USA Ultrasonic Travel Humidifier
Humidifiers are originally intended to provide relief when the air is dry or too cold. Having a humidifier in the room keeps your sinuses lubricated, which helps a lot when you have asthma, colds, or allergies. Nowadays, beauty smarts who are in the know have found a new way to use humidifiers: improve and hydrate skin! Sleeping with a humidifier on through the night, as it turns out, helps your face look more supple in the morning. It’s been known to help avoid dry hands and lips, too. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Foreo Luna Mini Facial-Cleansing Device
There are a lot of gadgets slated to aid the usual cleanse-tone-moisturize skincare routine these days. What stood out for us though is the Foreo Luna Mini Facial-Cleansing Device that has silicone bristles instead of the usual nylon brushes. It also works on a sonic technology that can “shake loose” the grime in our faces via a pulsating beat from 1,300 touchpoints. The product also claims to help your skin absorb skin care products better. It’s waterproof, and comes in different cute colors, too. Since it retails from P10,000 to P18,000 in various online stores, it’s an investment you have to be really ready to commit to when buying.
We all dream of achieving airbrushed makeup everyday - a look that used to be available only to models in beauty or fashion editorials. Besides, we used to think airbrush systems are clunky and for professional artist-use only. Thanks to the new Temptu Air, an award-winning handheld airbrush makeup device, we can kiss goodbye to cakey foundations and uneven contours, and say hello to luminous skin everyday!
You can buy the handheld airbrush gadget with the liquid foundation pod, and get the blush and highlighter pods separately. Online reviews rave how Temptu Air is portable, easy to use even for newbies, and even capable of spot correcting and strobing. With a bit of practice and a light hand for application, you can have airbrushed makeup in the comfort of your own vanity. Temptu Air is available in various websites.
Do you have your eye on any of the gadgets above, girls? Let us know in the comments!