Part of being a makeup artist involves creating a kit that will last through multiple jobs and cost the very least out of pocket, this is where buying disposable items in bulk comes into play! All artists feel the strain of watching their supplies dwindle over time, but no one watches their stock of disposables disappear faster than the fx makeup artist!… dipping your professional makeup brushes in blood or latex is not ideal. Keep reading for my kit stock list.
Qosmedix’ Blending Sponge is an exact dupe for the very popular Sonia Kushuk blender, but for a fraction of the price! The sponge tool can be used to apply concealer to the under-eye area, applying foundation and blending anything from blush to bronzer.
Among your essential tools should be an Eyelash Curler, they’re easy to clean and can be used over and over.
Another important item to carry are Mascara wands, some of my favorites are: The Sphere Wand (a dupe of Givenchy) for precision, Qosmedix Spiral Wand makes it easy to define smaller lashes and Large Tapered Wands are perfect to create plush lashes.
Small plastic jars are great items to carry in your kit and can be very useful to your client: In the event that you won’t be staying with your client during their occasion, It may be ideal to equip them with a bit of product to perform their own touch ups! Often clients will ask about the cosmetics you’re using on them and you might consider giving a sample. Clear Threaded and Hinged jars work best!
Most clients will request false lashes.. having a selection of both natural and dramatic options (I like Qosmedix Glamorous False Eyelashes) in your kit is a good idea!
Using disposable spatulas helps keep the products in your kit sanitary and will prolong their shelf life. Spatulas should be used to scoop product onto a palette: I prefer a smaller tool like Qosmedix Boomerang Spatula, a nice larger option would be their Curved Spoon!
Another overlooked item you need to have in your kit are Spray Bottles, these are especially important if you plan to do any special effects makeup! When snooping through my personal kit you’ll find mini sprays filled with water, witch hazel, glycerin (mimics Mehron Sweat & Tears), brush sanitizer and more!
When you can not achieve a look with sponge tip applicators, you may prefer to use non-disposable brushes. The following are brushes you will find yourself using on most jobs!
Bent Eyeliner Brush: My favorite non-disposable is Qosmedix Bent Eyeliner Brush, its fine and flexible tip are ideal for looks that require precision.
Angled Foundation Brush: Qosmedix Foundation Brush is extremely soft, durable, appropriate in size and had no visible shedding.
Certain disposables like sponges will be used multiple times in a session and should be stocked in abundance. Qosmedix Hex Wheel and Wedge Sponges can be used in a variety of ways from blending to applying foundations, these items will come and go quickly!
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Thats a wrap Minions, I hope you enjoyed the first episode of my Artists Series! Until next time…
“Love” Miss Massacre