It always intrigues me what is in other makeup artists kit. When I first started working and advertising as a makeup artist I knew the cost of my kit would be ridiculous, I get asked a lot where do you even start? What is the minimum to get by with when doing working with a large bridal party?
So I have written this post in a hope that it would would help out other aspiring makeup artists and list my go to products (2016) and essentials. I do use a lot of premium products but I do believe you get what you pay for with makeup.
Starting with base - for me as a Bridal makeup artist it is ALL about the base.
Primer - So important for a brides makeup to last the day, so many different primers on the market doing so many different jobs but my 2 most used primers by FAR
- Illamasqua matte Veil
- Laura Mercier radiance primer
Colour Correction -
- Illamasqua cream pigments in Emerge
- MUA Pro Base Prime & Conceal Palette
- YSL Colour correcting touché éclat concealers - these are so light!
Foundation - This is my BIGGEST expense!
- Illamasqua Skin Base 3.5, 6, 8, 10, 12.5, 15
- Armani Luminous silk 2, 5.5, 8, 14
Nars - Radiant Concealer in Custard, Chantilly, Amande
Laura Mercier secret brightening powder
Highlight & Contour -
Becca X Jaclyn Hill -Champagne Pop (a-mazing!)
Armani highlighter in 2
Illamasqua sculting duo
Nars in Laguna
Bobbi Brown in Nectar
Nars in orgasm & Vita
Illamasqua cream blush in Dixie
EYES - I see so many dodgey eyes, with eyes it all about symmetry!
Brows - Gentle bridal brows please!
Younique brown liner in medium and dark
Benefits gimme brow gel
Primer - These stop that creasy crepe'y eye look!
Illamasqua in hollow (its FAB)
Cream shades -
Laura Mercier shimmer creams - Gold and Platinum
Charlotte Tilbury - Jean
Shadows - The biggest tip to cutting costs is palettes! I do tend to use the same palettes a lot, however a lot of brides like to match there shadows to there maids so unusual colours can get thrown out there!
Urban Decay - Naked 3 Palette
Too Faced - Sweet Peach