Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Makeup Kit Essentials Besides Cosmetics in Your Pro Kit

The main focus of your kit is obvously makeup, but there are additional items that are key in a professional makeup kit. Besides makeup palettes, foundation bottles, primers, lipsticks, glosses and liners there are additional must haves.

Below is a list of items I carry in my kit aside from cosmetics:

* Brushes- not just one set, take an addtional set if you are working on more than one client

* Skin care-eye cream, moisturizers for each skin type, toner/witch hazel, Evian spray or water in spray

Removers-makeup wipes, makeup remover, Sens'eyes
* Disposables- disposable mascara wands, disposable makeup sponges, q-tips, tissue, paper towel roll,  cotton rounds and cotton balls

* Tools- tweezers, mini scissors, eyelash curler, pencil sharpener & nail clippers

* Lashes-full strip lashes, individuals, lash glue

* Nails- polish remover, clear/nude, red and black polish

* Cleaning- hand sanitizer, baby wipes, brush cleaner spray, alcohol in spray bottel, Beauty So Clean

* Skin/Face extras- vaseline, argan oil or baby oil, eye drops, blotting paper, lip scrub, baby powder, body lotion, lip balm,

* Misc Extras- hand held mirror, hair clips to pin hair back during makeup application, mints, protein bar, water/Gatorade, also a plastic bag to dump all of your trash, mini towels to set on table prior to setting up

* Business Cards- these are a must and are a great way to network and keep in contact

These are the things that I carry in my kit, not mandatory but do make your job a lot easier and make you look more professional. Also, a clean kit is appealing to the client and can make or break your deal. I hope this has been some help in those individuals starting to put their professional kits together!

6 comments:

  1. People have no clue all the stuff you actually have to carry around lol

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  2. Heh, I love people saying "wow how much makeup do you have" and then them realising that over half my kit is just tools and cleaning products.

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  3. Yes, there is more to being a MUA than just carrying makeup in your kit. Skin prep is of extreme importance. Sometimes, I am like, "ughhh I hate carrying all of this." Then a photog or client will ask for something and I am so grateful for having it in my kit. 80) Better safe than sorry. 80)

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  4. Great post! It's good to be prepared ;-)

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