A peek inside my makeup kit

professional makeup kit

The questions I get asked the most has to be “what’s in your makeup kit” and “what are your favourite products?”

So here is my makeup kit, ok not all of it, it’s so big I am sure I have missed a lot but these are all my favourite products that I regularly use. You will notice that most of my brands are high end luxury brands as I love to pamper you all with the best products on the market!

 

professional makeup kit

 

Skincare

The most important part of makeup is the skin prep. For skin to glow and to avoid the dreaded cakey look I always hydrate the skin.  I avoid products with fragrance, sunscreen and alcohol so the skincare is suitable for sensitive skin too.

Cleanser – Bioderma Micellar Water

Exfoliator – Dr Dennis Gross Peel Pads

Hydrating treatments – Summer Fridays Jet Lagged Mask, Skinstitut Multi Active Mist

Summer Fridays Jet lagged mask

Moisturisers – Embryollise and Tatcha

Tatcha moisturiser

 

Embryolisse Moisturisers

 

Primers

Laura Mercier radiance, hydrating and original primer

Makeup Forever Mat primer

Mecca Smoothing Primer

Hourglass Veil Primer

Smashbox Silicone Primer

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow

 

Foundations

You won’t recognise the packaging in my kit as I decant all of my liquids into Muji containers to compress my kit and keep the weight down to save my back!

Nars Sheer Glow,

Armani Luminous Silk

Armani Luminous Silk

Mac Face and Body

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Bobbi Brown BBU Palette

 

Concealers

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away

Mac Pro Longwear

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye

Kraolin Cream concealers

Bobbi Brown BBU palette

 

Blushes, Highlights and Bronzers

 

Nars Orgasm Palett

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Glow

Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight

Westman Atelier Lit Up

Stila convertible colours

Nars cream blushes, liquid bronzer, cream highlights, liquid illuminators, powder blushes

Zoeve powder blushes

Tom Ford Bronzers

Mac Bronzers

Laura Mercier Highlights

Toofaced Candlelight Glow highlight

Hourglass powder blushes, highlights and bronzers

Hourglass Makeup Palette

 

Eye shadows

 

nars eyeshadows                Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadows

 

Urban Decay Heat Palette              Toofaced Peachy Palette

 

Most of my shadows I decant into Modelrock palettes for easy accessibility so you may not recognise the packaging

 

eye shadows

Tom Ford

Viseart

Charlotte Tilbury

Mac

Nars

Inglot

Urban Decay

Makeup Forever

Tarte

Toofaced

Stila

 

Eye Primers

By Terry Ombre Blackstar pens

Mac Paint Pots

Too Faced Shadow Insurance

By Terry Ombre Blackstar

 

Eye liners:

Mac Fluid Liners

Chanel Gel Liner

Stila Stay All day liners

Benefit Eye Bright

Benefit Eye Bright

 

Mascara:

Rimmel Scandaleyes

 

Lashes:

A selection of modelrock individual and strip lashes. Unless you request strips I will use individual lashes as they are much more comfortable for you when wearing all day.

I carry latex free glue if you are allergic to latex

 

Brows

Benefit Brow Wizz

Senna Brow Book

Anastasia Brow Book

Hourglass Brow Correctors

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Gels

 

Lipsticks

 

chanel liquid lipsticks

Melli

Mac

Chantecaille

Smashbox

Smashbox lipstick palette

Bobbi Brown

Chanel

Stila

Our focus is on artistry not selling products however due to requests for touch up products we do sell Melli Lipsticks and glosses

Melli Lip glosses

 

 

Lipliners:

 

 charlotte tilbury lip liners

 

Charlotte Tilbury

Rimmer

Mac

 

Setting Spray

Skindinivia

Skindinivia setting spray

 

 

Brushes

I have hundreds of brushes so that I always have a clean one handy when I am making up large bridal groups or working on a busy Live TV show as it is imperative that brushes are always steralised and clean ready for every person.

Mac

Zoeva

Bobbi Brown

Nars

Laura Mercier

Stila

Rae Morris

 

Makeup brushes

All of our artists have similar kits as we are all Mecca Beauty Junkies and Sephora addicts!

Gladis’ kit has more Chanel and Dior as she worked for the makeup brands for a long time and loves their makeup.

 

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