May 14, 2012
Hi lovelies. I am just starting out and don't know if I should buy a makeup kit or buy things individually? I would also like to buy a brush set. I would like to buy everything all at once ideally but want my moneys worth of everything! Any good sets I should get? or make a list and buy everything individually? Help please!
I don't really know your price limit, but MAC has a really good kit for make up artists. And also you can just start by getting your basics, foundation, concealer, blush, eyeshadow, etc. Check out the website coastal scents, they have good quality stuff. Also look at sigma for brushes & sedona lace. Good luck (:
I myself am starting out as well but I think it is better to buy things individually as it provides a variety of finished and for me at least is more economical. Also, buying things from different brands helps you meet the clients requirements as I have heard that some MAC foundation causes breakouts :/
are you in the US? If so, get a brush set by ELF, Sonia Kasuk (target) and or Eco Tools( various pharmacies). They are cheap and pretty good quality. You can also just put in an order to coastal scents or BH cosmetics, there you can by 100 plus eyeshadow palettes and brushes at amazing prices. I LOVE coastal scents brushes and their smokey eye palette. All in all i think you should grab a brush set, and a quality eyeshadow palette to start. DO NOT get any of the large elf palettes as they suck, trust me. BH cosmetics 3rd edition is one of my favs. I also love all of the Wet n' Wild palettes. Trust me, I'm all about beauty on the cheap and ONLY use the cheap stuff and it works great
May 15, 2012
Please don't build a pro kit with primarily elf and ebay stuff if you're looking to be taken seriously in the beauty industry. Cheap can sometimes be good, but with many products, you get what you pay for. That's not to say you need to spend a fortune to get great stuff - just means be careful. I won't dig a lot deeper than that because the vultures will circle, but if you speak to any professional working artist with a decent book, they will agree on this point. Professional artists use professional products - period. Sure, a Maybelline mascara may end up in their kits from time to time, but your client is paying for a luxury service - and part of that luxury is high-performance products.
Save your cash and get a decent set of foundations, primers, brushes, and powders. Skimp on your color items first - lipsticks, liners, brows, mascaras, and even shadows. A flawless complexion is ALWAYS an artist's bread-and-butter service - shadows come second. Big noob mistake to go for wild lashes, neon pink shadows, and rhinestones that do not impress agencies or brides.
Stilazzi makes incredibly soft brushes for a reasonable price and they often have sales - and they offer pro discounts. Considering that Royal manufactures the majority of high-end brushes on the market from your favorite companies, they're another great place to buy your brushes as they are coming straight from the source.
Foundations can be purchased inexpensively in palettes - like Cinema Secrets or RCMA found at Camera Ready Cosmetics (linked at top of the page). Even YABY's liquids are like $14 a pop - on par with drugstore foundations, but they are a professional brand. You'll also find powder palettes like YABY's there.
MAC is kind of dated with their formulas - instead opt for brands like MUFE, Smashbox, NARS, or Inglot - artistry brands with innovative new formulas and discounts that do not require an annual fee. MAC is one of the only companies that charges for a pro discount.
I totally agree with Jordan L, I made the mistake of buying a bunch of extravagant eye makeup products and lip colours (before I even got my portfolio together) before I focused on thinking about the base. Attending college taught me otherwise. I'm still glad that I have all my colourful shadows and unusual lip colours, but I've ended up using the majority of them for myself since although that might be what YOU'RE into it's not what the 'conventional beauty' look is about.
MAC have good quality products but when it comes to higher-end companies, they are actually cheaper than a lot of them, e.g. Lancome, NARS, Bobbi Brown. Here in the UK they do a starter kit for around £150 if that's any use :) depending on your preference you might want to buy products from a variety of brands though.
I'm looking to spend about 400$ all together.. Just for starts. I want my money's worth definitely! Now if I were to buy the foundations individually, how many would be suitable? Or At least once I can work with and mix to adapt? Thank you all! This is helping me tons!
Grab the Cinema Secrets palettes - you'll save a ton of money and get a wide range of shades that double as concealers. ;)
I've heard from many people that's the way to go. Thank you so much! You were incredibly helpful. I'm going to look into the stilazi brushes as well!
Now I just found a kit that seems to be perfect minus eye shadows? But it has no reviews... http://camerareadycosmetics.com/pro... What do you guys think??
This is a great starter kit to build upon. Considering that even the most basic kits are valued at least 3x the price of this kit, you're looking at a great deal. The brushes, eyeliner, mascara, and shadows are not the best, but definitely a good start and something easily upgraded.
May 16, 2012
The camerareadycosmetics.com/pro...is a great and professional line...Go with their products you will not be disappointed..Another great on NYX...YES, keep it Professional..
May 17, 2012
Hey guys! I´m new in this business but I definitely love everything about beauty. I just found this website and I´m still getting use to. I´m trying to look for a website to purshase good products for a good rate. I have good blushes already and shadows, now I´m trying to get foundations, eyelines and someother stuff. Any recomendation?
May 18, 2012
Id buy individuals and as for foundations id buy about 4 because you can always customize shades :) and for blushes and concealers i would the pallettes from coastal scents or bh cosmetics to start off with
Jul 19, 2012
I wanted to purchase the MUFE kit they have various ones that I believe start off at about 400. I spent three months trying to get MUFE to send me the kit before my school started (they kept saying it was in stock then out of stock then it'll be in stock next week every time I called for 3 months even AFTER they already had my credit card info) So I instead got the MAC student kit which was nice but I'm sure there are better kits on the market.
Jul 22, 2012
Zuca!!!! I have a video in my page telling you why this I the best kit for makeup artists! :)
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