I’m super nosey when it comes makeup, so I thought I’d share my little stash! Because I have to carry my makeup around A LOT due to being an MUA (who travels to the venue), I have a gorgeous case, which houses a lot of my makeup, however I also have my every day makeup bag. So here’s pictures and very little reviews on what’s in both my case & my bag! (Can’t wait to own my own house and have a complete makeup room!)
When I was researching whether I could afford to become a makeup artist, I constantly searched what MUA’s have in their kits, however a lot of makeup artists don’t enclose this information, and I can see why. This isn’t my full time job, nor am I experienced enough for it be, so I’d say my kit is lacking a little, however it does exactly what I need for my clients!
Now my foundations cost a lot, and I don’t have as many as I definitely need, however I have a variety of Mac studio fix ‘NC’ and ‘NW’ so I can mix my own colour for my client, which I often do. Although I don’t use studio fix as an everyday on me, due to dry skin, I do use it for long length wear/ night out wear as it covers imperfections and gives fab coverage. It also provides many tones for different skin colours, (NW & NC) which gives a truer match. The benefit foundations were gifted to me by another retiring MUA, they’re very dark and I haven’t used a full face with it yet as I don’t know 100% how the wear would be with it, I do however use it as contouring as it’s super easy to blend!
So this is all in my ‘top box’ if I’m going to a client and I know exactly what they need and if they’ve already ‘prepped’ their face, I can just take this along.. super handy & super easy. I often carry my eyeshadow palettes in here due to how big they are, these include Urban Decay’s naked 2,3 & smokey, Morphe Palettes 35O & 35N, and 2 revolution palettes, I don’t seem to reach for the revolution palettes much though. I also love the Mac prep & prime fix+ spray, I find it works well for me & for my clients.
My clients possibly have better brushes used on them than I use on myself! I love Morphe brushes, for the price & quality you can’t go wrong!
The little tray in the top of bottom half of the box houses all my cleaning products, lashes, cotton pads, hair ties/ hair bands, moisturisers, toners & cleansers all together, this way they’re neat & easily accessible. I usually let my clients pick their lashes, I often have a large range of different styles/ lengths.
Starting with the draws, I have in the top two disposable brushes etc, concealer, colour corrector and primers. The second two sponges & eyeshadows, the third contour/ highlighters & lip stick/ gloss, and the bottom business cards & lip liners/ eye liners/ eyelash glue! (I use duo sensitive so it’ll accommodate everyone).
This is the contents of my makeup bag!!
- 4 different types of foundations, usually I grab Kiko universal fit! (I don’t rate NYX at all)
- Brushes for any occasion!
- A razor.. always a just incase I guess!
- Hair ties, a must!
- Concealer, although I’m not 100% happy with the benefit boiing
- Dior powder when I need a lift, if not I’ll use mac’s setting powder
- Sleek contour/ highlight kit, which is incredible quality!
- My favourite lipsticks ‘at the moment’
- A mini setting spray
- A lip scrub
- Mac blusher
- A little bit of everything really!
I would so recommend this lip scrub! It’s fab, tastes amazing and the only one I find works!
Beechams for when I have a cold, I often have paracetamol in this little box too.
Shockingly this hasn’t been in my makeup bag all that long, I know it looks gross! But this is my just incase I’m away and forget to moisturise! Always handy to have in my bag.
So that’s my makeup stash! It never seems enough though does it? Let me see your reviews, or if you think I deffo need something to add to my kit! Also, welcome to February! Wishing you the most loving, happy month!