My Top 4 drugstore products are as follows! Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara – £6.99 (Very good for volume and brush is thick to apply the formula on your lashes more) Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – £7.99… More
When it comes to find the right products for brows its a bit difficult but learnt from my course that mixture of clients prefer powder, pencil or gel for brows.
My all time favourite is the Benefit Brow Palette it has the right colour shades that can suit anyone and such a small container which I like (easy for storage)
Maybelline brow pencils I purchased when I first started building my kit which I thought it will be easy to use but I am not really fond of pencils it maybe just me who doesn’t like it but I will add this to my kit anyway.
The new Benefit Brow collection I received free with a few fashion magazines thought id try them before I purchase them from Benefit. I was not fond of them at all the only item I liked was the clear gel to apply on the brows which was very lasting and easy.
I also use eye shadows to create brows which is better than purchasing another palette for brows only saves a lot of money and space.
PAW PAW Papaya – Moisturising Balm – Perfect for priming your lips before applying makeup it makes your lips soft.
Maybelline – New Baby Skin Primer – Great for clients who have redness and keeps the skin soft.
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer – Great primer for all skin types.
MAC Strobe Cream – Great for normal skin not suitable for combined or oil skin.
NARS – Laguna (Perfect for contouring)
theBalm Mary Lou Manizer – highlighter powder (very pigmented highlighter for brow bone, cheek bone, cupids bow and under lip for lovely highlight)
Benefit Cosmetics – Hoola matte bronzer (Perfect for contouring)
Benefit Cosmetics – Brow Zings (to get the best defined brows this is perfect)
Cleaning your brushes and products regularly is very important due to bacteria or infections being spread from clients to other clients. It is important to be hygienic and keep your brushes and products clean at all times.
My Routine to cleaning brushes:
If I have multiple clients in one day I always tend to have 1 extra brush of each in my kit just in case.
If I haven’t got much time I clean the brushes before I see another client using the MAC cleaner, every 2 days I wash them with shampoo and conditioner like how you do with normal hair.
Cleaning with the MAC brush cleaner is simple all you need to do is apply a small amount on a tissue and dab the brush until all access has been removed, by looking at the brush colour once its all removed you leave it at the end of a table making sure the brush is hanging down for it to dry easier. if you put the brushes on a stand all the water goes inside the brush which then damages the glue inside and the brush will fall apart. *DO NOT LEAVE THE BRUSH ON A STAND* leave it flat at the end of a table.
I wash my brushes with shampoo and condition every 2 days and making sure all dirt has been removed and same applies when washing brushes to leave them flat at edge of the table to help them dry and avoid the water damaging the glue. It will run your brushes which is not good.
Cleaning makeup products.
Every 3-4 days I clean my lipsticks/eye shadows with 90% bacterial liquid which you can get from any store. I spray this on the product and remove any access dirt or dust.
I managed to purchase a big bottle from Salon Services and put in a small spray bottle to I can carry with my kit it comes in handy.
Make sure when you use lip pencils and eye liner pencils to sharpen them regularly used items do not look appealing to some clients so I like to keep them looking fresh.
Below are list of Makeup Artistry Discount we get.
Illamasqua – 40% off
Nars – 25% off
Crown Brushes – 25% off
PAM – (Precious About Makeup) 20% off of Makeup For Ever, 10% off Joico Hair, MUD, Bdellium Brushes, Louise Young Brushes and 10% off Tina Earnshaw’s Brushes.
IMATs – This card gives you discount on tickets to visit exhibitions that happen across the country and get discount on all makeup brands, it is free to apply.
MAC Pro – (TBC)
I will keep you posted for any updated discounts. (TBC)
This palette is sooooooooo shimmery but i like it and very pigmented for those who love shimmer this is the one for you!
This are the best eye liners you can find!
- Walk of Shame – Amazing nude liner it makes small eyes appear bigger which is amazing!
- Whiskey – Lovely brown shade for those who like natural look this is the one to have in your kit!
- Zero – Amazing black liner glides on very nicely and lasts so long!
This Palette was so lovely especially for bridal the colours were pigmented and love the fact everything is in 1 palette and looks so pretty.
Definitely try this palette it is worth to add in your kit!
My Travel Case:
I have ordered this from MAC store for £100 but now my kit is growing i will be needing more space.
Foundations (Revlon Colourstay/ L’Oreal True Match Foundation/Mac Studio Fix)
Concealers/Corrector – Mac Concealer & NYX Colour Correcting Concealer
Lipsticks/Lip Liners/Lip Gloss – Various MAC, NYX, Bobbi Brown, Rimmel.
Powders/Blushers/Highlighters -NARs Laguna, The Balm, Benefit Hoola, Benefit Brow Palette
Glitter/Eye Shadow Pots/Eye Liners – Various Glitter Urban Decay/ MAC/Barry M & Collection 2000
Brow Palettes/Brow Pencils – Benefit Brow Palette, Maybelline Brow Pencil & Benefit New Brow Gel/Pencil & Clear Gel.
Mascara – L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes and Rimmel Scandaleyes
Palettes – All Urban Decay (Naked3/Vice/Electric/The Vice/Vice 4
Skincare – Simple are amazing for all skin types – Cleanser/Toner/Moisturiser & Eye Makeup Remover
PAW PAW Papaya Moisturising Balm for Lips, Maybelline New Baby Skin Primer, Rimmel Fix & Perfect & MAC Strobe Cream
Accessories – Disposable Lash Wands, Thin Cotton Buds, Cotton Wool, Wipes (Ran out of it so not in picture), Sponges, Sharpener, Thermal Spring Water (to refresh your face before makeup)
And the list goes on….(May have missed a few but i am all new to this)
So this is the most exciting yet fun bit …
but No it does not mean you should blow your money on top brand products straight away! – Build up your kit slowly and have range of different brands not just 1.
Following Items you should have in your kit!
Skincare – Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser
Brushes – Flat Eyeshadow Brush, Blending Brush, Blusher Brush, Powder Brush, Eyebrow Angled Brush, Eye liner Angled Brush, Lip Brush, Eyebrow Comb, Foundation Blush, Concealer Blush.
Primers – One For Oily Skin, One For Combination
Other Items – Tweezers, Water Spray Bottle, Scissors, Sanitiser, Wipes, Ear Buds, Blending Sponge, Alcohol use to clean Make-up products (eye shadow palettes and lip sticks, Lip Balm, Tissues, Gum, Clear Lip gloss, Eye Make-up Remover, Lashes (Various types), Lash Glue, Brush Cleaner and Towel.
Blushers – Have mixture of Cream/Powder based blushers (Pinks, Corals, Shimmer) – mostly used.
Bronzer – Any colour ranging by 4 different types
Concealers – Have 4 different shades darkest to lightest.
Foundations – Liquid or Cream foundations are very much popular they suit all skin types – Get 4-5 dark to light colours so you can mix and get the colour you need.
Setting Powders – Great to set the make-up
Eye Pencil – Black & Brown
Liquid Eye liners – Black & Brown
Eye shadows – Neutral Palette at least 10 shadows ranging from cream white to black/brown and Bright Colours.
Mascara – Black & Brown (Waterproof)
Lipsticks – Nude, Soft Pink, Coral, Plum, Red, Bright Pink.
Lip liners – Nude, Pink, Red, Plum
Make Up case is a must to store all your products in!!
(If I have missed anything my apologise, I am new to this so will be learning more when time comes…)