10 Weird Grooming Tools That Are Actually Genius
Everyone deserves to have the basics in their beauty arsenal. New types of blow dryers, straightening irons, tweezers, and cosmetics are coming out all the time, but what about the weird but genius grooming tools that totally make you raise your eyebrow in confusion (and a little bit of intrigue)? Some beauty tools are so bizarre that you wonder if you’ll ever find a use for them. Others, however, fit into the category of grooming tools you really need in your makeup bag, even if you never heard of them before reading this article.
Even if you’re dead positive you’ve got your beauty routine down pat, there’s always room for improvement. A mascara brush that vibrates has the potential to coat every last eyelash, a Barbie-sized spatula lets you grab every last drop of your favorite foundation, and a rubber Ring Pop-style polish holder lets you paint your nails anywhere including on the subway, if you wanted to. Who came up with these incredibly beauty ideas? Who cares. They’re just weird enough to make your whole grooming experience way more fun, a little bit easier, and a whole lot more bizarre.
1. This Exfoliating Tool For Your Lips
If you get ridiculously chapped lips in the winter, the Pout-O-Matic lip-perfecting system is for you. The tool has a gentle pulsing and rotation that stimulates and exfoliates your lips, and it comes with an ultra-moisturizing cream that leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, and healthy.
2. This Vibrating Mascara To Coat Every Single Lash
It might look like your average mascara tube, but the Avon Sonic Boost vibrating mascara actually has a subtle pulsing function that separates and evenly coats your lashes with color and length, so they look bigger and fuller than ever before.
3. This Weird Vacuum-Looking Blow Dryer
Who says you need both hands to style and dry? The Vidal Sassoon ion dryer and styler has three attachments that brush, comb, and style your hair right from the end of the blow dryer. It’s also got three heat settings and ionizing technology to reduce frizz and damage, so you end up with voluminous, frizz-free hair.
4. This Curved Brush Made From The Hair Of A Boar
Boar Bristle Detangling Brush, $18, Amazon
This boar bristle detangling brush looks a little weird because of its curved shape, but it’s specifically made to allow optimum contact points and angles that detangle even the longest, thickest, and curliest hair. The natural bristles help to evenly distribute your scalp’s oils, and it’s vented so you can use it alongside your blow dryer.
5. An Eyelash Curler That Heats Up
Pretty much like a curling iron for your eyelashes, this electric heated eyelash curler has a safe temperature control and a ready light so you can get full, perfectly curled lashes with or without mascara. It’s battery operated, so it’s travel-friendly, and it comes with a brush cleaner and a hot cover.
6. A Ring That Holds Your Nail Polish Bottle
The Exelle wearable nail polish holder ring eliminates the need for a surface while doing your nails, allows you to open your polish with one hand, stops spills, and is comfortable, travel-friendly, and non-toxic. It lets you do your nails anytime, anywhere, and reviewers say it makes the whole process a whole lot easier.
7. This Rechargeable Tool That Does Everything
Upon first glance, the Codream 4-in-1 rechargeable groomer might just look like an electric shaver. In actuality, though, it’s a high-quality shaver, rotating pumice stone, clipper, and epilator all in one. That means that you can shave, pluck, and exfoliate your way to the smoothest skin you’ve ever felt, and it’s entirely cordless and rechargeable.
8. This Blackhead Kit For A Mad Scientist
The Kaptron complete blackhead remover kit stops you from using your fingers on blemishes and blackheads. Instead, it gives you five double-sided professional tools, all made from hygienic stainless steel, and a sleek carrying case, so you can safely and carefully extract the impurities from your skin.
9. These Teensy Little Spatulas For That Last Bit Of Makeup
Save yourself loads of time and money with The Spatty, which allows you to get every last drop of your favorite cosmetics out from their bottles and tubes. This one comes with a small Spatty and a large one, and they’re both durable, dishwasher-safe, and made from BPA-free materials.
10. These Squishy Sponges That Are Great For Skin Health
They might feel like weird squishy slices of cake, but I’m totally in love with Konjac sponges. In addition to being entirely natural, they gently promote circulation and exfoliation while balancing the pH of your skin, and these ones come in two distinct types — activated charcoal for pulling out impurities, and pure white for evening skin tone.
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