Beauty & Fashion

The bits & bobs that make-up artists can’t live without

We all like to fancy ourselves as a makeup artist from time to time. Whether you’ve got your eyeliner on point for the day or have blended so naturally that it’s a surprise that there’s any makeup on your face at all, we all have our own tips and tricks for getting the job done. But for the real professional look, what are the items that we need to be buying for our makeup bags?

We all like to fancy ourselves as a makeup artist from time to time. Whether you’ve got your eyeliner on point for the day or have blended so naturally that it’s a surprise that there’s any makeup on your face at all, we all have our own tips and tricks for getting the job done. But for the real professional look, what are the items that we need to be buying for our makeup bags?

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Seal The Deal

The main thing that you’ve got to think about once you have completed your look is how long it’s going to stay in place for. Different makeup wears off at different times, and it depends on a lot of factors as to how long it’s going to stay on; how much you sweat, what the weather’s like outside and whether you have applied primer or not are all quite important things that aren’t given enough attention. Instead of panicking about carrying supplies around with you to touch up, invest in a product such as Ben Nye final seal to spray on once you’ve done your makeup. It works in the same way that hairspray is there to hold your hair in place – except this is to hold your face in place. Start as you mean to go on and keep yourself looking flawless.

Light Up My Life

There’s nothing that a bit of glow to your skin can’t fix. It can make you look and feel amazing with a quick sweep over the areas that you want to stand out, and when added onto a finished look it can really bring it alive – and that’s why makeup artists love it so much. It pops a little je ne sais quoi on that can’t quite be replicated, either on top of your already applied makeup or just beneath. There are highlighting primers that you can buy to really make your face stand out in the crowd, with different shades to suit different skin tones and styles available too.

Dib Dab

If you don’t have the tools to do the job, you can’t do it correctly – it’s not a case of a bad workman blaming his tools when it comes to makeup. Investing in good quality brushes is the first step to getting on the way to creating a professional look. Sponges are also a necessity, with beauty blenders becoming all the rage to apply an even layer of foundation and concealer onto your face without completely overtaking how you look.

Q-tee Patootie

There are some things that you just can’t live without to do your makeup regardless of whether you do it for a career or not – and that’s q-tips. These everyday household items are great to shape what you have applied, as well as being versatile and small enough to correctly eradicate any mistakes that you may have made. Teamed up with makeup cleanser and wipes, it’s a tough act to beat when the time comes to dress-down and take everything off.

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