What’s inside my professional makeup kit

I forget all the time that my big professional makeup kit is every girls’ dream…. In fact it used to be MY dream. I was a skinny, awkward 12 year old dreaming of a shiny makeup case filled to the brim with colours and glitters and a million lip glosses and it’s funny to think I’ve had that for over a decade now and totally forgot that “OMG SHINY THINGS” feeling about it…

But yes, my work kit is actually amazing fun and I do get a kick when I get a request to do a more adventurous look for a client because it means I get to use all the FUN stuff in there!!

So my kit is pretty well compartmentalized although if I could get everything to fit perfectly to each little section I would be in heaven – note to self for future product development.

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So what’s in there:

Tools:

Nail scissors, about 45 pairs of tweezers which I don’t know where they came from, eyelash curler, disposable mascara wands, cotton tips, silicone sponge, pencil sharpener, acrylic palette, palette knife,  baby wipes.

 

General:

Moisturiser, transparent loose powder, ispropyl alcohol for cleaning brushes between clients, paper towel, ziplock bag for rubbish, makeup setting spray.

Funny note: I don’t actually use primer! I’ve tried them over the years and honestly

have to say I haven’t found one that makes enough of a difference to bother buying and applying for each client – Napoleon Perdis is crying right now but a good moisturiser underneath foundation essentially seems to have the same result.

Foundations:

One NYX liquid total control in a medium tone, one dark cream foundation, one alabaster cream foundation, and one small palette with about 6 cream shade variations. This is so I can custom mix any foundation tone and texture to perfectly match each client which I use my palette knife and acrylic palette for.

Dermacolour concealer palette.

Contours and Highlighters:

Powder contour kit including a highlight and blush, bronze liquid highlighter, and pink pearl liquid highlighter, YSL liquid highlighter, 2 x Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, 3 x powder blush.

Note: You’ll probably notice there seem to be things ‘missing’ from my kit like all over bronzer, and contour creams. That’s because a lot of items have double uses: If  for some reason I haven’t hit the right shade of foundation, I’ll use a big fluffy brush with my contour to ‘bronze up’. I use a dark and a light foundation over the base as cream contour – no need for an additional ‘cream contour’ – this is a pretty recent product on the market as traditionally cream foundations are used. And I have a deep red eyeshadow which I very rarely use which is an amazing blush for darker skin tones.

Eyebrows:

2 x eyebrow pencils, 2 x brow powder kits including eyebrow gel

Eyeshadows

Urban Decay Naked palette, Custom 6 pan Bobbi Brown palette, Maybelline Burgundy Bar Eyeshadow Palette, Bobbi Brown Christmas special brights palette, Bobbi Brown Christmas special face palette incl shadows and lips, and about 10-15 La Femme loose shimmer eyeshadows (Napoleon Perdis rebrands these under his own name at about 3 times the price fyi…), and a few odd single shades I’ve collected over the years.

lashes

Eyeliners and Mascara:

2 x Maybelline Gel Eyeliners, one in black and another in charcoal/gunmetal, one black pencil, one white pencil.

1 waterproof mascara, and one Maybelline Lash Sensation (AMAZING)

Individual false lashes, full set false lashes, and again about 400 mini eyelash glues – I actually find the UV eyelash glue included in some eyelash kits are better than DUO now.

Lips:

About 35 individual long lasting lipsticks – largely from Rimmel. I’ll often mix colours if we can’t decide on a shade. 1 Bobbi Brown Crystal gloss,  2 x 24 hour lipsticks.

Red lip liner, 2 x nude lip liners, 1 x rose lip liner

Funsies:

Loose glitters with glitter setting liquid for eyes, lips and cheeks

So THERE YOU GO! My fab makeup kit in all its glory. 

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As you know I use a really wide range of products because I don’t believe in using just one brand or even just ‘luxury’ brands. No one has made a better gel eyeliner t

han Maybelline, my favourite lipsticks are Rimmel. My foundations are a mix of professional and Priceline products. It’s always best to use the best of what’s available – don’t be a makeup snob haha.

Next up I’ll show you what;s in my Hair kit but the hairdressers out there might be outraged… 

All my Love, 

L xx

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