Makeup Kit 101

From essentials to organization tips

 

Building a great makeup kit that meets the needs of you and your clients takes time, money and careful planning. It will say everything about you in terms of who you are as a professional, and it requires an ongoing process of updating, editing and cleaning your products and tools, to make sure that you are able to work efficiently, safely and effectively.

WHERE DO I START?

Start by knowing who your clients are and what kind of jobs you actually do. The needs of an artist who works on weddings is different from the professional who works on commercial jobs for photography or film.

For example, in commercial work, you would want to include male grooming products, like a matte lip balm, shine-controlling products and small clippers. The wedding makeup artist is more concerned with longevity, so waterproof liners, powders and setting sprays are a must.

A professional makeup artist’s work is limited by space, as well as time, and both are important considerations for how you organize and carry your kit.

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Beke Beau
BBeau@lne.com

Beke Beau is a multi-award winning makeup artist who started her career in New York City. In addition to working with her VIP clientele, she has been nationally recognized for her exquisite bridal work and signature private lessons, as well as her popular Makeup for Mature Women (™) workshops. Beke is also the founder and lead educator of the Paint School of Makeup, launched this year in Philadelphia.



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