When you’re a busy makeup artist, a well-stocked kit that's ready for any client and situation is paramount. Our cheat sheet will help you create a versatile toolbox.
When you’re a busy makeup artist, a well-stocked kit that's ready for any client and situation is paramount. Our reliable list will help you keep your kit current and ready to properly service any client. Here's what you always need on hand.
Skin Prep Products
Cleansing wipes or water: Napoleon Perdis Lift Off Cleansing Wipes gives you 100 wipes in one neat little package. Payot Sensi Eau Micellaire Cleansing Water works like a charm; just be sure to have cotton rounds on hand too.
Primer: If you can only have one primer in your kit, a universal pro product such as Kryolan HD Micro Primer will do. It if you can afford more formulas to suit different skin types, that’s ideal. Check out our primer selection for more options.
Blush/bronzer/highlight: For sculpting faces, you’ll need at least three blushes, a bronzer, and a highlight to complement varying skin tones. Gorgeous Cosmetics 8 Pan Palette – Blush & Highlight is a great option.
Colour & Tools
Lipstick: You also want a wide range of universally flattering lip shades that you can build to create the desired look. You can do singles or something like Clinique Pretty Easy Lip Palette to streamline your selection.
A comprehensive brush set: After all the care you've taken to choose colours, you need the proper implements to apply them with. The Kryolan Silver Handle Brush Set includes 25 pieces. This set gives you an idea of the brushes you’ll need and works perfectly in your kit if you're looking for a shortcut.
Other than these essentials, be certain to bring accessories with you to keep things sanitary: alcohol, tissues, cotton rounds, headbands, disposable lip and mascara wands, and so forth. You'll be all set to take your show on the road!