Thursday, November 29, 2012

Building a Beginner Makeup Artist Kit: What's In My Kit!

The products an MUA uses is just as important as the talent and knowledge; therefore, it is important to take the time to develop your products, talent and knowledge.  As a beginner, it is essential to use a variety of high end and low end makeup but all of excellent quality. 

The following items have been the culmination of accumulation for about 11 months.  The progress is slow but steady and I am very proud of my kit and take my craft and this endeavor very seriously!  

I hope this itemized list will encourage others to help me and I hope it can assist someone else!!!!

Skin Care Products (Viewable in my MUA Kit Part 2 Video)

Cleanser: Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Cream
Moisturizer: Sephora Instant Moisturizer / Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer
Primer: Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer

Other Facial / Hygiene Products:
Baby Wipes
Antibacterial Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Rubbing Alcohol (91%)
Brush Cleaner
MAC's Fix +
Makeup removing cleansing towelettes 
theBalm's Balms Away makeup remover
MAC's Mixing Medium (to thin out cream foundations) Available only at the MAC Pro Store - call in your order (US) 1-800-387-6707. For a list of products:

Makeup Brushes: Crown Brush brushes, Sedona Lace Vortex Brushes and brush belt Set, E.L.F (as a back up for multiple clients in one session) and MAC. 
Stainless steel mixing palette and spatula (Crown)
Plastic painters mixing palette (where arts and crafts are sold)
Dual pencil sharpener
Eyelash curler
Cosmetic puff
*Disposables - Mascara Spoolies Wedges Lip Brushes

Makeup Products:  (Viewable in my MUA Kit Part 1)
Foundation / Concealer: Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Creme Super Palette - Warm HD Glamour Creme Palette, Neutral #3
HD Glamour Creme Palette, Ultra-Lites 
HD Glamour Creme Palette, Corrector Shades
*I purchased mine from either Camera Ready Cosmetics OR Le Cosmetique

Concealer: Dual Salmon Concealer® (LIGHT/MEDIUM) 
Dual Salmon Concealer® (TAN/DARK) 
 *I purchased these from Hautelook $25.50

Setting Powders:
Powder Foundation Palette: Foundation Palette  from
Ben Nye Mojave Luxury Powder in Nutmeg; translucent powder in Ebony, Banana Powder
MUFE HD Powder (not in video, but in my kit!)
Jemma Kidd On Set Mattifying Powder (02 Medium)

Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion, NYX Eye Shadow Base in Pearl

Cream Eyeshadow:
MUFE Aqua Creme Shade 13
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils (various colors)
Ben Nye White Jumbo Eye Pencil

Eye Shadows:
Pigments: MAC's Rose and Old Gold, Sugar Pill (various colors)
Palettes: BH Cosmetics, Fuego, Blizzard, Smoke Out, and Sephora

Eyeliner / Eye Brow Pencils/ Mascara:
Pencils - BH Cosmetics in Onyx; Urban Decay 24/7, Wet and Wild, Maybeline Define-a-Brow, NYX Eyebrow powder, Lash Stiletto - Maybelline  

Glitter: Stackables from Green, Gold & Red Glitter Stack Pack  
Blue, Black & Purple Glitter Stack Pack