We all have our inner little girl giggle when we think or talk about makeup. It excites us and often reminds us of our puppy crush days as a teenager when we were most likely introduced to makeup.

Those were the days of getting with friends and trying different colors and techniques for our first dates with our crushes or before a big dance. No matter our current age or level of makeup expertise, makeup is fun.

Whether it is as simple as a new lip gloss or a full glam face plan for a big event, we do get that nudge of excitement and rush of endorphins.

Makeup products (please see our previous guide to the best makeup brands) are not the only necessities to bring about a full euphoric beauty state, there are skin and makeup essentials products that need to go along with makeup to make that experience the very best and, of course, lots of fun too!


1. Blackhead Remover & Pore Vacuum

Best Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum by Kiki and Josie

The base for proper makeup application begins with good skincare. The clearer our skin, the less concealer, and foundation we will need. Also, the smoother the skin, the more flawless the final look is.

We, as Humans, have the instinct to pick and squeeze our imperfections which can actually cause scarring or push the impurity right back into the pore, making a bigger mess.

How many of us have seen the beginning signs of a pimple and instead of being patient and using methods to bring it to the surface, we immediately begin a layman’s type of “surgery”?

Then we end up with a bright red wound or possibly a blue and purple bruise on our cheek or end of our nose rendering us homebound for that special event. Well, we have a solution for you!

Our Blackhead Remover is a pore vacuum which cleans skin pores of impurities in a gentle and professional manner. It is the best blackhead remover because of its gentle vacuum suction action. Our blackhead remover tool kit comes with the following:

5 Adjustable Suction Force Levels with a one-click design. This makes it the best pore vacuum because it’s designed for physical suction is from Level 1 to Level 5 suction to meet different facial needs and sensitivity levels.  

5 Replaceable Suction Heads for different skin needs and skin conditions. Choose different head sizes to fit different face areas. These extra options make our vacuum pore cleaner the best blackhead remover tool on the market. But that is not all…

The Exclusive Beauty Lamp Function makes it an upgraded blackhead remover. The beauty lamp option can be opened simultaneously with facial care.

  • The RED LAMP promotes collagen regeneration, soothes tender skin, and restores skin elasticity.
  • The GREEN LAMP decomposes melanin, brightens and whitens skin allowing the skin to return its healthy transparent and tender state.
  • The BLUE LAMP creates an antiphlogistic (anti-inflammatory) and sterile environment for your skin’s surface. It helps with the inhibition of skin secretions, repairing the skin of roughness and damage.  

The problems that afflict us, such as blackheads, coarse pores, rough skin, dark skin, dullness due to dead skin, will be a memory of the past. New firmness and improved skin elasticity will be your new skin state.

Our vacuum pore cleaner easily removes blackheads, dirt, grease, makeup leftovers that accumulate inside pores. The exfoliation head reduces dead skin and fine lines, massages and tightens the skin for a more youthful look.

Please refer back to our previous blog on correct usage but here are some important tips to remember. Please don't stop to suction on the same area, it will make the skin swell or become irritated. Keep the instrument moving at all times.

It is a great idea before using the product to use steam, a hot towel or a blackhead remover gel/cream on your skin for 5 minutes to completely open your pores first to ensure the best performance of the product.

2. Lighted Makeup Mirror

What is more frustrating than when you do not have sufficient lighting to do your makeup? We think we have just the right application then we get into the sunlight or better lighting and we look like a 5-year-old put on our makeup.

We have solved this problem for you with our Touch Screen LED Vanity Mirror with lights, the best lighted makeup mirror around!

With 16 or 22 LED lights and a unique touch screen, you will adore our 1X/10X table/desktop/ countertop makeup mirror. It is the best rated lighted makeup mirror with adjustable brightness so you can create the perfect look for day or night wherever you are, even in the dark!  

It is perfect for travel with its USB Cable or batteries and is damage resistant. You can use it in a flat or upright position and in varying angles depending on where you are.

Our lighted makeup mirror with LED lights is a certain necessity to get that perfect makeup look or to use when you clean your face with our blackhead remover and pore vacuum!

3. Makeup Sponge - Lollipop Handle

Over the last decade, we have come to realize the importance of the makeup sponge and how to use a makeup sponge to give us a flawless look when using concealer, highlighter, contour, and foundation. Our fingers just do not do the job.

Our Lollipop Makeup Sponge Blender with Handle is a high-quality Silicone Makeup Blender that is the perfect size (10.2x3cm) and comes with a convenient handle and in many colors to choose from to make your makeup application even more fun. This memory foam makeup sponge perfects foundation, concealer, highlighter, contour application every single time.

This makeup blender sponger allows you to put makeup on like a pro distributing evenly your makeup without the risk of too much or too little coverage

With the proper care, makeup blender sponges are reusable. When using daily, we recommend washing your sponge frequently with a mild cleanser and air dry.

4. The Best Makeup Brushes Sets

We can’t mention makeup sponges without talking about makeup brushes. It is important even for our daughters to have good makeup brush sets.

The final look is determined by the proper application and blending of our shadows and blushes. We do not recommend cheap makeup brushes because often the bristles are not high quality and fall out which can be frustrating in a few weeks or months of use with a balding set of makeup brushes.

We have a perfect selection of brushes for you. These options include fun designs that will take you back to feeling young and playful or elegant and classy.

These makeup brush sets is fit for a professional makeup artist or simply a makeup lover. Either way, you will find our sets to be the best affordable makeup brushes out there.

Mermaid Makeup Brushes

Our Mermaid Makeup Brushes have a stunning combination of blue, purple, and white shimmery handles. These makeup brushes can be used professionally or for personal home or travel use.  

The fun and colorful bag makes it easy to pack these up from your home makeup station to take with you on that exotic trip. This 10 piece set ranges from basic makeup brushes to more customized brushes.

There is a variety of eye shadow brushes for controlled application and blending, as well as, a variety of powder blending for blush, highlighter, contour, and setting powder. They are easy to use, high quality, and portable. The size is 4*4*21 cm.

Unicorn Makeup Brushes

Who loves Unicorns? We have a special treat for Unicorn lovers, not one but three different unicorn makeup brush sets to choose from for your makeup application.

The first one is a 7-piece set with diamond-like designed handles with pastel rainbow bristles that are made from synthetic hair. Find your perfect tool for eyeliner, blush, contour for both eyes and face from basic to pro in this magnificent and magical set. It is elegant and high-quality but also fun.

Our second sets is a 10 piece Unicorn Makeup Brush Set with a stunning metallic purple and silver with white hair bristles 

The third set is a 12 piece set in sliver and blue. with crisp white and blue hair bristles.

These are sets with a collection of brush pieces for every application and contouring need. Durable and easy to use, this set is perfect for everyday use and makes you feel elegant and mystical while applying your makeup.

Who wouldn’t want to start their days off holding these brushes which are designed with long, easy-to-grip rubber and metal painted handles for precision during application?

The handle design is still lightweight but with a more fashionable look with brushes that are soft and silky for that elegant feel against your skin.

From your basic makeup brush to your specially designed special use brush, this set is perfect for professional use or home use and also perfect for travel as they are lightweight.

Professional 32pc Makeup Brush Set

For our professional makeup artists out there or if you just really love to study and work with makeup, we have a magnificent 32 piece set for all possible makeup tricks. These wooden handled makeup brushes are a classic.

The bristles are made of high-quality synthetic fibers so they are hypoallergenic but fine and soft to the touch but are long lasting. This set comes in black, pink, brown, blue or purple. 

These types of bristles are made so the powder easily sticks to have less waste and more pigment on you. The wood handles come in a natural wooden finish or in a variety of colors.

For travel, they come with a professional bag that will take the very best care of the brushes and also make them easy to take with you.

The kit includes:

  • Case (24 * 15.5 * 5cm, folded)
  • 6 x Blush / Powder Brush including Type 4 angled concealer brush
  • 14 x eyeshadow brush including Type 2
  • 3x Concealer Brush Angled
  • 1 x Type 1 angled eyebrow brush
  • 1 x Sponge Eye Shadow Brush
  • 1 x Lip Liner Brush
  • 1 x Eyebrow comb brush
  • 2 x Type 1 Eye Liner Brush
  • 1 x Eyelash comb brush
  • 1 x Lip Brush
  • 1x Extra brush

Whichever of our makeup brush sets you decide to use, you will feel luxurious and adventurous while also feeling like a professional makeup artist. By far, these are the best makeup brush sets to add excitement and expertise to your daily makeup application routine.

Don’t forget that the first makeup essential is skincare (please see our previous skin care blogs on skincare and skincare products). When your skin is loved and taken care of it glows from the inside out.

Ways to improve your skin’s texture and luminescence is by eating a well-balanced diet that includes lots of vegetables and fruits. But skincare also includes a good routine of cleansing and balancing. NEVER sleep in your makeup.

This is why you will love our next product which is the star and signature of our line!

5. Makeup Remover Glove by Kiki and Josie

Welcome new radiant skin with the Kiki & Josie Makeup Remover Glove. Our glove’s microfiber advanced technology is specifically created for ridding your precious facial skin of impurities, dirt, and makeup.

Microloops whisk away dead skin and makeup debris, even waterproof mascara, without product. Of course, it is earth friendly, skin friendly, travel friendly, and wallet friendly. If you choose to, you can use your favorite skincare products. The Kiki & Josie glove also works with your skin care line.

Being rewashable it will last up to three years! And because it is reusable, you won’t contribute to the world’s contamination like many disposable facial wipes. The tiny loops break the surface tension bound with oil and makeup on the skin's surface and by gently hooking the oil removes the debris effortlessly.

To use all you do is add water (and optionally with your favorite product) and let the fibers hook the dirt/makeup away from the pores.

The glove design makes it more comfortable to use than trying to uncomfortably grip a traditional bulky towel. The Makeup Remover Glove is a great alternative to facecloths, which harbor bacteria, and cotton pads which can contain irritating silicone/wood fibers.

Not to mention makeup wipes which are made with chemicals harmful to the skin. They come in a variety of prints and colors that are so completely adorable you will want several!

Continuing with our Mermaid and Unicorn obsession, the Makeup Remover Glove comes in a variety of colors and designs, including a unique unicorn print and mermaid scale design.

  

We are very excited to introduce you to our new line of products and we hope this article showed you what we have to offer and the necessity from skincare to the correct tools for your makeup application.

Please, we would love to hear from you. Please state in the comments below, which is/are your favorite product(s) from the Kiki & Josie line.