What's In My Professional Makeup Kit?
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When choosing a Professional Makeup Kit, it's a lot more than deciding whether you want to go high or low end in your kit. It's very much a personal choice, your kit should be a reflection of the kind of makeup you want to do, and it should make you happy every time you play!
My professional makeup kit is a work in progress, and it changes as I try and review new products that are released onto the market. My makeup kit is geared towards party makeup and asian bridal, which would be very different from a kit geared towards photo shoots or even for Prom specialists.
My case was actually a gift from my husband as my makeup collection grew, it was getting hard to cart it around efficiently and when I added hair tools to the mix, it was too hard to not forget something.
My case is the PRO MakeUp Artist Trolley Case, Nylon, 2-IN-1, Black* which is much cheaper than the Zuca that all the other makeup artists have. It's actually 2 cases in one, so I use one for my hairstyling tools and the main body for my makeup.
This is the top part of the case, and can be used on its own to carry a smaller amount of kit, as it comes with a shoulder strap.
This is the main body of the kit, and what I use to store my main makeup in.
As you can see the main kit is pretty deep, and I put all the bigger items into it.
So, in the top compartment, I carry my Makeup Brushes from the London Makeup School, some hand towels for cleaning brushes, a hand mirror, beauty blender sponges, bowls for trash, hand sanitiser, makeup wipes, extra lashes, cotton buds, mascara spoolies, paint palette and disposable gowns for clients.
The main body of the kit has some handy drawers to keep everything organised, which was the main attraction for me.
I'll go through each drawer one by one to show you how I organise it.
I have a basic cleanser, toner and moisturiser (Mine's the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré 30ml), eye cream, micellear water eye makeup remover and lip balm).
Foundations, Concealers and Powders
I've got some NARS Weightless Luminous Foundations in 3 shades, NARS Creamy Radiance Concealers, Banana Powder, Translucent Powder, Makeup Revolution Contour Stick and an LA Girl Pro Concealer for contouring.
I have the Morphe Brushes Brows, Cheeks and Contour Palettes which are so affordable and perfect for the beginner makeup artist. I also have 2 NEXT Blusher and Bronzer bricks, total dupes for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer bricks, and so pigmented. And TheBalm Mary Loumanizer which I am so excited to try out!
The Artist of Makeup Palette that I reviewed earlier is the only one I have so far in terms of eye shadows. I also have mascaras, eye shadow primers, glitters, glitter glue, gel liners, cream eyeshadows, eyeliner pencil, surgical tape and shadow shields.
I have a whole drawer for false lashes, as I like to have options! Strip lashes, demi lashes, eyelash curler, scissors, tweezers and Duo Eyelash glue.
Lipsticks and Lip Gloss
I melted down some of my MAC Lipsticks, but it changed the consistency, so that's why I'm not melting down any further lipsticks just yet. I have the NYX Buttergloss, lip linersand disposable lip wands.
Setting Sprays, Nail Polish and Brush Cleaner
In the final drawer, we have a brush cleaner, makeup setting spray, nail varnishes for emergency touch ups and extra sponges.
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my kit as it stands now, this is a work in progress and I'll probably add and remove products as necessary, but I just wanted to share for beginner makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike.