Well, yesterday really wasn't all too relaxing as planned, but don't worry it was a great day nonetheless. Instead of lounging around I attended a cookout with some friends, studied (darn my incessant needs to be ahead) and watched the basketball game last night. So, overall it was a great day despite the original plan. And some of the best things are unplanned.
Now, on to the make-up!
Since I'm striving to become a freelance makeup artist there are a "few" things that I'll need in order to get the job done right. After much research and a lot of reading, I tailored from the knowledge I gained to create what I want in my kit. Yes, the list is a dozy but I promise they're all necessary.
Ok, let's get started!
SKIN CARE & PREP
Facial Wash- To prep the skin and make sure that it's clean (need to find an economical option to carry in my kit to serve clients the best)
Moisturizer-Cetaphil (great for sensitive skin), MAC Strobe Cream (dewy skin looks) and Dermalogica Oil Control Lotion (great for mattifying oily skin)
Toner-TBD (need to fig. out which is best for all skin tones)
Moisturizing Body Lotion-TBD
Monistat Chafing Gel- great alternative to Smashbox primer (but need to look into other options as well)
RCMA Palette- for liquid foundation options ( But also considering options from Cinema Secrets, Graftobian & Yaby at camerareadycosmetics.com)
Powder Foundation Options (need to do more research on what's available or whether or not I should even have it)
MUFE- 5 Camouflage Cream Palette( light, dark and corrective options)
Silica Powder- TKB Trading (cheaper than MUFE)
MAC- Mineral SkinFinish Naturals (about 4 to use on the range of possible skin tones)
Blush Palette- La Femme 12 Blush Palette (just to have a good starting point in terms of options)
Crème Blush Options- I just have a personal preference for them and might include them in the kit
Blushes- Blunt by MAC (darker skin-toned women), Strata by MAC ( lighter skin-toned women)
Countouring Palette- Coastal Scents
Liquid Bronzers- to mix in with foundations or moisturizers to create a luminous look
Powder Bronzers- more research needs to be done
Eye Primer- Urban Decay Primer Potion and various other color bases by NYX
Eye shadows- various options for colors from diff. companies but considering on ordering the neutral palette from coastalscents.com for bridal work
Eyeliners- gel eyeliners, pencil eye liners
False Eyelashes- various options
Mascara-three to four formula options (most likely drugstore brands)
Brow Fillers- most likely will use brown eye shadows to get the job done.
Vaseline-great primer for lips
Lipsticks- I've heard great things about NYX lipsticks and possibly looking into lip palettes as well
Ligloss-OCC Clear Lip Tar, and other basic colors
Lip Pencils- Urban Decay Lip Pencil in Ozone (great alternative to carrying a lot of various colors because its clear) but looking into possibly NYX lip pencils as I progress
BRUSHES & TOOLS
Brush Belt- E.L.F (just as good as the one by M.A.C.)
Duo Fiber Brush- For applying foundation (I"m not to fond of traditional foundation brushes)
Powder Blush-various shapes and sizes
Blush/Contour Brushes- tapered, angled and rounded brush options
Buffer Brush- great to buff out overly intense colors
Eye shadow Brushes- lid application, crease brush, highlight (but of course I'll have various styles for ea.)
Angled Liner Brush
Straight Liner Brush
Dense Angled Liner Brush- for eyebrow color application
Disposable lipstick brushes
Disposable doe-foot lip wands
Disposable mascara wands
Brow brush and comb duo
Disposable cosmetic sponges
Duo Surgical Adhesive for lashes
Eyelash Curler-She Uemera (expensive but nonetheless is an investment)
Empty spray bottles
Eye Make-up remover
Visine for Contacts
Mini-pack of Wet Ones
A Nail Kit
Small Hand Towel
Hair clips-to move the hair out of the way
Robe for clientele to wear over clothing
Empty Palettes for Eyeshadows- Coastal Scents
Last but not Least…
If I shop wisely I should have a "complete" kit in no time.
Ok, I'm through. Creating this list, although time consuming, was necessary because I can keep better track of what I need and it'll help me to be more conscious when shopping.
I've got my second interview to get ready for later and I'll be testing out a Dupe for M.A.C.'s luster drops along with a new duo fiber brush that I bought. I'll be sure to share my experience with the new purchases later on in the week.
Have a great Tuesday all!
XOXO & many blessings,
P.S. Here are a list of the sites that I used to compile my personal list. These were great resources.