5 Makeup Artist Essentials You Need in Your Kit
If you're an on-demand makeup artist, it's important to always be prepared for any client. Don’t leave home without these makeup artist essentials!
Keep reading for our list of must-have makeup artist essentials to pick up before your next client!
Aside from the obvious makeup artist essentials like the primer, foundation, concealers, brow products, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lashes, lipstick, contour products, blush, bronzer, highlighter, and all of the other typical makeup goodies (in a wide variety of shades to ensure every client has the perfect match) there are several items that every makeup artist should have in their kit that are equally essential.
Now more than ever, it’s especially important to be safe and to ensure that your clients are safe too! Ensuring that your kit includes hand sanitizer (and that you’re using it) will make your clients feel safe, and it will keep you sanitized and healthy too! Doing this will make sure that you’re always available to take on the next client! Wearing a mask may also help your clients feel more comfortable using your services during this time.
Disposable brushes and/or a bag for used brushes
Speaking of sanitization, cleanliness is especially important when it comes to the brushes you use on your client. While disposable brushes and applicators are best to use when possible, bringing along a bag that you can separate and put used brushes into when you’re done with them will ensure that you can properly clean your brushes after you’re finished with your client. This tip will also keep your used and unused brushes separate. This will extend the lifespan of your brushes (by not unnecessarily washing unused brushes) and it will always ensure that your brushes are cleaned and ready to go for your next appointment.
Hand mixing palette
Rather than mixing products on your hand (like you probably would at home) including a proper handheld mixing palette in your kit is the most sanitary and professional option. These palettes are affordable and fit onto your hand easily and effortlessly! They can also be wiped down between products so you can use it more than once in a makeup session.
Hair clips are essential when it comes to doing makeup. Including flat hair clips in your kit will ensure that your client’s hair is out of the way for makeup application without ruining their existing hairstyle.
A hand pad is another handy product for ensuring that your hand doesn’t remove any of the makeup or skincare you’ve just applied while you’re working on another part of the face. The hand pad provides a barrier between your hand and their face so you can apply makeup without working about smudges.
A hand pad is another handy makeup artist essential for ensuring that your hand doesn’t remove any of the makeup or skincare you’ve just applied while you’re working on another part of the face. The hand pad provides a barrier between your hand and their face so you can apply makeup without working about smudges.