As makeup artists, it’s pretty hard for us to choose what we only need to bring with us on a regular day. We just have so much makeup and although they’re intended for our clients, of course, we want to try them out ourselves. A lot of people have asked me this question in the past so I want to share with you guys what I, as a makeup artist, have in my personal makeup bag.
Multi Use Tint
My skin is so dull. It looks dead without any product on it. So when I’m in a hurry, I use multi-use tints for my cheeks, lips and eyes. I should have at least 1 on my personal makeup bag everyday. Multi-use tints are so popular right now. There are suspension formulas, oil-based, water-based and even water in oil emulsions. They’re all so different but equally fun to use!
Oil Control Sheet
I get oily throughout the day and although I can always retouch with powder, I don’t do it not unless after using an oil control sheet to remove excess oil first. This ensures that my face doesn’t cake. Imagine putting powder on top of an oily surface. That’s just a recipe for cakey-ness. n
My Favorite Red Lipstick
If I wanna feel empowered in the middle of the day or there’s an emergency night out, I often have my favorite red lipstick with me. This is either the Kat Von D Nahz Fur Atoo or Jeffree Star in Unicorn Blood. Both lippies are matte and require minimal retouches. They amp up your look even without any other factors added. This is also why I believe everyone should have a go-to red lipstick.
I think that one of my most beautiful features are my eyes. Mascara ensures that it’s the highlight of my face. So I buy volumizing mascaras just like the L’Oreal Lash Paradise. I’m the laziest person when it comes to attaching falsies. I also sometimes feel uncomfortable after a few hours of wearing a pair. I just use falsies when it’s absolutely needed. If mascara can do the job, then I let mascara do the job.
For glam events when I’m wearing a full face of makeup, I find that what disappears the earliest is my blush. So I take a powder blush with me at all times for retouches. I use a kabuki brush to reapply it because a regular powder brush is too long and takes up too much space in my kit.
Eyebrows frame the face and can improve how you look like especially if you draw the right shape. That being said, I never leave the house without one. My ultimate favorite is the LA Girl Brow Pomade in soft brown. If you’re a beginner at makeup, I’d suggest you try out brow pencils first as they’re the easiest to manoeuvre.
Other items that I bring all the time is a compact powder for retouches, foundation just in case I wanna do a full face and a mist to help me freshen up!