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​How to Build Your Professional Make-Up Kit

Building a professional make-up kit
can be quite daunting, so here we have listed all the essentials needed when
building a professional kit. Your kit needs to be organized; professional and
you need to make a good first impression when you arrive for any job. As a
professional MUA you will sometimes need more than make-up, things like clothes
brushes, plasters and spare change for car parking are always useful things to
have but are often forgotten!

Basic Essentials

Hand Mirror



Cotton Pads

Cotton Buds

Kryolan Fixing Spray & Hairspray

Bobbi Pins

Bungee Hair Elastic Bands

Isopropyl/Alcohol Spray

Hand Sanitizer/Hand Wipes

Beauty Blender

Mascara Wands, Lip Applicators, Make-up Sponges

Pencil Sharpener, Eyelash Curlers, Tweezers, Make-up Spatula & Make-up Palette

Cleanser, Toner & Moisturiser


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Laura Mercier Hydrating

Benefit Pore-fessional

Daniel Sandler Re-texturising

Gosh Velvet Touch Primer


Laura Mercier High Coverage

Veil Cover Cream

Make Up For Ever – Extreme Camouflage Cream

Dermacolor by Kryolan


Morphe Brushes Concealer Palette

MAC Pro Conceal & Correct Palette

Bobbi Brown BBU Palette


MAC Studio Fix NW10, NC15, NW25, NC20, NW15 & NC45

Protocol Baked Mineral Foundation

Contouring /

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

MAC Strobe Cream

Benefit High Beam

Illamasqua Gleam “Aurora”

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette


Illamasqua – Loose Vanilla Powder

Ben Nye – Banana Powder

MAC Prep + Prime (colour correct)


MAC Matte Bronzing Powder

Benefit Hola

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow


Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

NARS Crème – Penny Lane

MAC Crème – Britwit

MAC Powder – Peachykeen, Raisin

MAC Pro Long Wear Blushers


Morphe Brushes Palette

Tanya Burr Perfect Brows

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit


Morphe Brushes Palettes

Lorac Pro Palette

Urban Decay Naked 1, 2, 3

MAC Palette 15x Warm Neutral

MAC Palette 15x Cool Neutral

MAC Waterproof Liners

NYX Eye liners

Inglot Waterproof Gel Liner

Maybelline Gel Liner

Max Factor Black Mascara

Max Factor Brown Mascara

L’Oreal Black Mascara

L’Oreal Brown Mascara

MAC Pigments, Colours: Vanilla, Naked, Dark Soul, Golden Olive, Silver Fog, Melon, Tan, Grape


Ardell Demi Wispies

Ardell Accent Lashes

Tanya Burr Date Night Lashes

Liz Martins Enhance

Liz Martins Select (cluster lashes)

Red Cherry 100% Human Hair #DW

Eylure Dramatic Double Lashes

Duo Glue


NYX Matte Lip Crème’s

MAC Clear Lip Gloss

Crown Lip Palette

Smashbox Lip Palette

Urban Decay Basics Lip Palette

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lip Palette


We recommend that you have a set containing a full range of brushes.

Crown Brushes –

Royal Langnickel Brushes –

Other Useful

Clothes Brush, Mints, Deodorant,
Headache Pills, Plasters, Eye Drops, Note Book, Pen, Camera and Loose change
for car parking meters


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