How to intelligently assemble your pro makeup kit


Are you unsure of the goods you ought to put on your vanity?

Don’t know how to construct your kit affordably?

Don’t worry; we have some advice that will assist you in building your kit intelligently.

Your professional makeup kit is your best buddy if you work as a makeup artist. It is a means of expressing yourself. Making makeup kits takes time, and it’s likely that this will be your biggest investment when you first begin your job.


1. Be prudent when making investments


Makeup artists spend a lot of time choosing companies, studying products, and deciding how many shades of a particular product to take around. No matter how you cut it, building your kit will cost more money than you anticipate, and it’s not just a case of using inexpensive makeup. Although it’s vital to be wise with your money, you still want to have affordable items.


2. Avoid falling for marketing ploys.


We often feel that we are not up to the standard because we don’t have certain products in our vanities in this day and age when we are subjected to so much cosmetic product promotion on social media, but that is entirely untrue, believe me.

So be careful not to believe every commercial you encounter on social media. Just because your favourite YouTuber or a well-known makeup artist uses something doesn’t guarantee that it will work for you as well. because you are not using Huda Beauty, Becca, that Jeffrey Star palette, or whatever other products your favourite influencer is wearing on their face. You still have worth as an artist even if you don’t have it in your toolkit.

So, please, keep in mind that you will be working extremely hard for it and DON’T FALL FOR THIS ADVERTISING when you start to develop your kit and invest your money.


3. Less is better


Work with fewer products if possible. You’ve already mastered the skill of mixing and matching as a cosmetics artist. Therefore, it will enable you to deal with fewer products, resulting in a reduction in initial purchases. For instance, you don’t need to purchase lip gloss in each and every shade. If you want to make your collection of lipsticks glossy, purchase one clear (transparent) lip gloss and just layer your clear gloss over your lipstick to create your own colourful gloss.

When it comes to the basics, you are knowledgeable about colour theory and mixing. If you’re unsure, you can practise becoming more adept at this. If the foundation you are interested in doesn’t come in a palette, you only need 3-4 shades (light, medium, and dark) of foundation out of the whole range of foundations supplied by a certain brand. This brings me to my next point.


4. Do Your Math


Keep in mind that makeup artists who work professionally may deal with customers who have various skin tones and kinds. Consider getting palettes rather than individual items since you’ll need goods in a variety of colours. When you get makeup in the form of a palette, it is always fairly affordable. You are exposed to a larger variety of colours as a result. This will enable you to pinpoint the precise colours that you utilise frequently, after which you can concentrate on repurchasing those hues.

For seasoned makeup artists, purchasing items individually is appropriate. You can put your money back into your outfit after your job progresses and you’re more focused on the tasks at hand.


5. Be realistic


Avoid feeling compelled to act out what you see on social media in real life. Keep in mind that you won’t give your clientele those wacky, theatrical looks. They won’t be pleased with you if you try to recreate some of the outrageous makeup looks you see on Instagram for someone’s wedding day because they were made to look good on YouTube or Instagram. In the actual world, it doesn’t appear that fantastic.


Utilize your items, combine your products, attempt to use less, and use the entire pan.

You will require the following items on your vanity as a professional makeup artist:


Disposables (for hygiene)


  • Hand sanitiser
  • Alcohol wipes/product disinfectant spray
  • Q-tips(earbuds)
  • Tissues




  • The essential makeup brush kit
  • Spatula & plate
  • Tweezers( to pluck extra facial/brow hair)
  • Beauty blender/sponge
  • Eyelash curler
  • Powderpuff


Skincare (for makeup)


  • Baby oil/micellar water/makeup remover balm
  • Cleansing milk
  • Toner
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip balm




  • Primer
  • Foundation (minimum 3 shades: light, medium and dark shade)or base palette
  • Colour correctors
  • Concealers
  • Contour, highlighter & blusher palette
  • Setting powder
  • Setting spray




  • Eyebrow filler/enhancer
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeliner
  • Kohl
  • Mascara(waterproof)
  • Eyelashes & lash glue




  • Lip pencils(a variety of colours)
  • Lipsticks and lip palette