Yesterday I started June by doing a last minute makeup look for a client. Since I've gotten back into doing makeup this year, I thought it would be fun to share some of the products I have in my makeup kit. First let me say that I'm a self taught mua. I've had training from professional muas, but I'm currently not licensed. Will I get licensed ... possibly. Also, some of the items listed are not shown in my pictures.
- Makeup Remover
- Cotton Rounds/Cotton Balls
- Towelettes/Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
- Face Primer
It is VERY essential that you take care of your skin before you apply makeup. When working on clients a clean and moisturized faced helps apply makeup better. You don't want to just cake makeup on someone's face.
- Eyeshadow Primer
- Eyelashes/Eyelash Glue
- Brow Pencil
I focus a lot on makeup, but particularly eye products. There are so many great drugstore products that I use on my clients.
I have different eyeshadow palettes in my kit. Mattes, Shimmer, Creamy, Glitter etc. When I first restarted my kit, I added Urban Decay's Naked Basics and Naked Basics 2 Palettes. You need a good quality basic neutral palette(s) in your kit. You may notice numerous products look familiar. I've purchased duplicates of some of my products for my makeup kit. I've added a few gently used or new products from my makeup collection in my kit as well.
- Translucent Powder
- Face Powder
It's a good idea to have foundations, concealers, and powders in your makeup kit. Some clients have particular personal face products they like to use, and others will use the face products you provide. I'm still deciding on what face products I want to use in terms of price and quality (I think I'm going to use L'Oréal or Covergirl). Right now I let my clients use their face products.
- Blush Palette
- Highlighters/Highlighter Palette
- Contour Palette
When it comes to blush, highlighter, and contour I like to use palettes. They're easy to pack and come in a variety of shades.
- Lip Brushes
- Lipstick Palettes
- Single Lipsticks
- Lip Balm/Lip Primer
- Lip Liner
I also use lipstick palettes with a lip brush when it comes to applying lipsticks on my clients. I've been using a couple of single tubes of red lipstick since I didn't have red in any of my lipstick palettes. You should also have a lip balm or primer, and lip liners in your kit.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
UD All Nighter Setting Spray is in a class all by itself. Hands down this is the best setting spray on the market in my opinion. When you wear this setting spray and your makeup is going to last. I only use this setting spray on my clients.
- Makeup Brushes
- Makeup Sponges
I keep a variety of tools in my kit. It's important to clean your tools regularly to prevent bacteria and germs. As you can tell I even keep sanitizer on hand at all times.
- Makeup Case/Makeup Train Case Etc.
I did a quick makeup look for client over the weekend, but here a few things you can include for your makeup kit. I'm looking into getting a makeup train case and another larger case from Original Beauty Box
I usually have makeup appointments in my calendar on phone, but I write them down as well. Not all the time, but occasionally. You don't have to have a planner book, but you should have something to remember your makeup appointments.
I think I covered most of the basics for creating a freelance makeup kit. Makeup kits don't have to break your budget. Look for makeup sales. I use drugstore and high end makeup products. It's not about the cost, your makeup kit should include good quality makeup products. Also you check out my post for my experience as a Beauty Influencer
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