Humaira is a 30-something Blogger, Makeup Artist, Writer and Wife based in West London, UK.

I share makeup, fashion and lifestyle tips for makeup enthusiasts & plus sized modest inspiration.

What's In My Professional Makeup Kit?

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.

The Case

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.

PRO MakeUp Artist Trolley Case, Nylon, 2-IN-1, Black

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.

PRO MakeUp Artist Trolley Case, Nylon, 2-IN-1, Black top

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.

PRO MakeUp Artist Trolley Case, Nylon, 2-IN-1, Black main body

This is the main body of the kit, and what I use to store my main makeup in.

PRO MakeUp Artist Trolley Case, Nylon, 2-IN-1, Black main body top

As you can see the main kit is pretty deep, and I put all the bigger items into it.

The Kit

Main body makeup kit

So, in the top compartment, I carry my: 

  • Makeup Brushes from the London Makeup School

  • Hand towels for cleaning brushes

  • Hand mirror

  • Beauty blender sponges

  • Bowls for trash

  • Hand sanitiser

  • Makeup wipes

  • Extra lashes

  • Cotton buds

  • Mascara spoolies

  • Paint palette for mixing makeup, decanting foundation, eyeliner etc.

  • Disposable gowns for clients (I got these from Sally's Beauty Supplies)

The main body of the kit has some handy drawers to keep everything organised, which was the main attraction for me.

Main body drawers

I'll go through each drawer one by one to show you how I organise it.

Skin Care

Skin Care Drawer

I have the basics:

  • Cleanser

  • Toner

  • Moisturiser (Mine's the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré 30ml)

  • Eye cream

  • Micellar water

  • Eye makeup remover

  • Lip Balm

Primers and Colour Correctors

I also have an:

  • Orange corrector* for pigmentation

  • Green corrector* for redness

  • Peach corrector for under eye circles

  • Pore minimising Primer

  • Brightening Primer

  • Alcohol for sanitary purposes.

Foundations, Concealers and Powders

Foundations, Concealers and Powders

For Foundations I have:

  • NARS Weightless Luminous Foundations in 3 shades (Light, Medium & Dark)

  • NARS Creamy Radiance Concealers (Light, Medium & Dark)

  • Banana Powder for highlighting the undereye

  • Translucent Powder for baking

  • Makeup Revolution Contour Stick

  • LA Girl Pro Concealer for contouring.


Makeup Palettes

I have the following:

  • Morphe Brushes Brows

  • Morphe Brushes Cheeks

  • Morphe Brushes Contour Palettes which are so affordable and perfect for the beginner makeup artist.

  • 2 NEXT Blusher and Bronzer bricks, total dupes for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, and so pigmented.

  • TheBalm Mary Loumanizer which I am so excited to try out!

Eye Makeup

Eyeshadows Mascaras Glitter Primer Gel Liner

The Artist of Makeup Palette that I reviewed earlier is the only one I have so far in terms of eyeshadows.

I also have:

  • Mascaras

  • Eyeshadow primers

  • Glitters

  • Glitter glue

  • Gel liners

  • Cream eyeshadows

  • Eyeliner pencil

  • Surgical tape

  • Shadow shields.


False eyelashes

I have a whole drawer for False lashes, as I like to have options! These include:

  • Strip lashes

  • Demi lashes

  • Eyelash curler

  • Scissors

  • Tweezers

  • Duo Eyelash glue.

Lipsticks and Lip Gloss

Lipsticks and Lipgloss

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 liners

  • Disposable lip wands.

Setting Sprays, Nail Polish and Brush Cleaner

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.

Do you have any suggestions for my kit? What are your favourite makeup products?



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