As a make-up artist with 5 years plus experience, I would like to share what I think are the most vital make-up kit essentials. Especially if you are a new up coming artist, this post will aim to help all levels of make-up artists out there! If you would like to know what my 5 pro artist make-up kit essentials are then keep on reading ...
1. Gosh 'Velvet Touch' primer
The Gosh 'Velvet Touch' primer, is an affordable primer which you can pick up from your local Super-drug store. This primer is amazing, for creating a smooth velvet base, your foundation application will seem effortless once this primer has been applied and absorbed into the skin.
Quick tip: Be aware that this is a silicone based product, so if you are allergic to this then do check the ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions!
2. NARS multi-purpose highlight stick
Nars products never fail to impress me and this also includes the multi-purpose highlighting sticks. The shade which I keep in my kit is 'Orgasm'.The product itself is as exciting as the product name! The texture of the cream stick is beautiful, and easily blend-able; the fact that this highlight is useful for pretty much anything on the face is a bonus!!
Quick tip: I used this highlight stick on the brow bone, the tip of the nose, cupids bow, cheek bones and in the centre of the bottom lip! LUSH!
3. MAC w/c neutral eye-shadow palette/s
MAC cosmetics have two ready set eye-shadow palette's (warm/cool neutral). These palettes are a great buy for a pro artist kit; all of the neutral shades you could possibly require are condensed into two ready set palettes! I mean, what more could you possibly ask for?
Quick tip: If I cannot find my brow gel in my kit, I use the shade 'Brun' from the MAC cool neutral palette as a brow powder!
4. Urban Decay 'All Nighter' spray
The Urban Decay 'All Nighter' spray is possibly the most amazing make-up setting spray I have ever come across! YES, I totally swear by this setting spray because I know it does the job perfectly. Your make-up will last ALL night without budge. This is a definite MUST!
Quick tip: After the bottle has finished it's totally reusable, use the empty bottle for something else! I put mine to use as my brush cleaning spray!
5. Urban Decay eye-shadow primer potion
Again, another Urban Decay product I totally swear by, the primer potion. I have all the UD primer potions including the face primer potions simply due to the great finish they leave behind. However, the eye-shadows primer potion is brilliant. I have always, recommended this to everyone! Once the base is on and the eye make-up is complete, there will NOT be any creasing AT ALL!
Quick tip: Try using a 'bullet point' amount to avoid excess product wastage. A little goes a long way!
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have tried these products, let me know what you make of them! Love, Taran x