So I realize it may seem that I have taken an extended leave of absence from my blog and I’m going to try to make up for it as much as I can from now until the end of the month! I thought it would be nice to share some information regarding my professional makeup kit and what I stock it with.
Skincare - I always like to emphasize that skincare is a necessity as it will make or break the foundation application. I keep a handful of moisturizers depending on a person’s skin type (normal, dry, oily) including tinted moisturizers from MAC and Korres. I also have a full range of foundation primers and not loyal to any brand in particular. Other good skincare products to have are eye creams to decrease puffiness underneath and for brightening.
Face - In terms of foundations, I currently carry MAC and Face Atelier. I carry every shade that MAC offers so I’m not left having to mix shades (unless of course I can’t find a true match).
With powders, I carry all of MAC’s mineralize skinfinishes. I also carry some of MAC’s studio careblend powders which I’m also a huge fan of and in time would like to get every shade. I also have blot powders, both pressed and loose.
With concealers and color correctors, I have MAC, Bobbi Brown, Cinema Secrets, and Shiseido.
With blushes, I mainly carry MAC blush palettes, but also have some loose ones from NARS and MAC’s mineralize blushes.
With bronzers and highlighters, I’m using MAC and NARS mainly.
Eyes - In terms of eye shadows, I ONLY carry MAC as they offer an extensive color range with different textures and beautiful pigmentation. I have over 150 colors in my kit!
With eyeliners, I carry liquid, gel, and pencils from MAC and Korres.
With eyeshadow bases, I only carry MAC’s paint pots. I’ve tried many others including Urban Decay’s primer potient, but still find myself incredibly faithful to MAC.
With brow products, I mainly use eye shadows to fill in the brows but also carry brow powder kits from Urban Decay and Anastasia, which are truly great.
With mascara, I don’t have any brand loyalty. Currently, I am carrying Clinique, Mabelline, and MAC.
With false eyelashes, I’m actually a fan of Revlon, Kiss, and Salon Perfect’s demi wisps are fabulous!
Lips - I carry a ton of lip liners which I like to use for coloring the lip for staying power along with double-ended long-wearing lip products such as MAC’s Pro Longwear (I’ve been obsessed with these for myself for years), but also finding other brands that carry similiar products such as Lorac and Covergirl. I also have a handful of MAC lipsticks and lip palettes.
With lipglosses, I carry pretty much any brand. I’m not loyal to one specific brand because to me, a lipgloss is a lipgloss. Plus, I just like keeping a variety for my clients to choose from.
Besides makeup, what’s most essential in one’s makeup kit are the tools. It’s really important to find the best brushes and ones you feel most comfortable with. Personally, I absolutely cannot blend eyeshadows without a MAC #217 (seriously!), so it is for this reason that I carry a few of these in my brush belt.
[Do you have any kit essentials?]