Every makeup artist has his or her favorite tips and tricks for making a day of makeup applications run smoother. From extra hair clips to breath mints to multiples of each brush, being prepared on the job goes a long way. Even if you’re not a professional makeup artist, being prepared like the pros can help relieve stress when you’re getting ready for a big night. Take a look at some of our favorite makeup kit must-haves and see the full list of items below.
Skincare items are essential for both pros and everyday makeup users alike. The most important tip to a flawless makeup application is clean, prepped skin. For pros working on multiple clients per day, be sure to carry a variety of products that can be used on different skin types like our Hydrating Gel Cleanser, Balancing Mist and Oil-Free Moisturizer. If you’re only working on yourself or one client, choose products based on individual skin type and skin concerns.
Be prepared on the job with a variety of different disposable tools such as mascara wands, lip wands and makeup wipes. As an everyday user, you can never go wrong with carrying a few extras in your kit in case you find yourself wanting to mix shades without ruining the original product.
Variety is key when it comes to a professional's makeup arsenal. Multiple shades and formulas for base, lip, cheek and brow are essential as each client will have different preferences. However, for just one individual, having your correct shade and formula is key. Regardless of your makeup knowledge, make sure you keep Lip Balm, Brush Cleaner and Gentle Makeup Remover.
Everyone needs to carry tweezers, a mirror and hairspray. Pros especially, don’t forget to include your palette and spatula and multiples of each brush to ensure a clean application. Everyday users, think about condensing palettes or carrying multi-use products, like our Contour Kit which doubles as an eye shadow palette.
Now for the good stuff! Carrying a Tide pen, eye drops, a lint roller and double sided tape is great for personal or professional use. You never know when you or a friend is going to need a quick fix. For pros- make sure you have a great carrying case for your tools and products and remember to bring a body towel to keep product from interfering with outfits.
What products do you carry in your kits? We want to know! Let us know in the comments below.