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InMyKit.com

Inmykit.com has had a face-lift! There are more products and descriptions from professional make-up artists and a new layout. Check it out for advice on products for your kit, Pro or otherwise.

Below is an exerpt from the site:

“ABOUT IN MY KIT
In My Kit was launched in 2005 as a guide to assist new makeup artists.  Building your first professional makeup kit can be very expensive and given the endless product choices…very confusing.

KJ’s PROMISE:
The products reviewed and recommended on IN MY KIT appear only after their performance is approved as pro quality by a cross-section of highly respected, working Senior Pro Artists around the world. We compare notes at industry events, by phone, by email, on social networks and industry forums.
Everything from moisturizer to mascara, lipstick to lipgloss, drugstore to specialty store. This is a guide to the best basics, outstanding new technology and some all-time favorites that are still best in category.

VERY IMPORTANT
Consideration for placement on this website will never be based on Comps or Sponsorship from any manufacturer or distributor. Quality control is also VERY important and products appearing on this website are periodically checked for consistency.  Companies that alter existing formulations in a way that compromises or lessens their product’s performance will be removed from the IN MY KIT website.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Most of the companies featured offer Professional Makeup Artist discount programs when you present the correct credentials.”

New MUFE Kits!

I’ve been having another look at make-up kits that could be great to build up on and so obviously I had another look at the Make Upkits For Ever kits on offer from Make Up For Ever Pro. When I first wrote about them there was only two available….

…there’s now SIX!!!

There’s the Basic Kit in warm or cool – Each retail for $243, only $121.50 as the kit – Great for personal use (mix your own perfect foundation shade!) or to add a little Lux to your kit ;-)

Warm contains: HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #177, HD Powder, Aqua Lip 5C, Glossy Full #0, 3 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #156, Refill Shadow #98, Refill Shadow #103, Smoky Lash Mascara, Aqua Eyes #0L, Crystal Pouch – Vanity.

Cool contains: HD Foundation #115, HD Foundation #178, HD Powder, Aqua Lip 5C, Glossy Full #0, 3 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #156, Refill Shadow #29, Refill Shadow #111, Smoky Lash Mascara, Aqua Eyes #0L, Crystal Pouch – Vanity.

The Essential kit – Could make a nice Bridal starter package, with some good neutral eye-shadows and a shade for all seasons – Retails for $737, only $368.50.

Contains: Concealer Palette #1, Concealer Palette #4, HD Powder, 10 Color Palette (Empty), Refill Shadow #00, Refill Shadow #35, Refill, Shadow #102, Refill Shadow #164, Refill Shadow #41, Refill Shadow #28, Refill Shadow #162, Refill Shadow #17, Refill Shadow #166, Refill Shadow #4, HD Foundation #115, HD Foundation #155, HD Foundation #17, HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #128, HD Foundation #177, 5 Lipstick palette #15, Smoky Lash Mascara, Aqua lip 3C, Aqua lip 7C, Glossy Full #0 (clear), 4 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #85, Refill Shadow #49, Refill Shadow #5, Refill Shadow #48, Aqua eyes #0L, Aqua eyes #2L, Double Sharpener, Crystal Pouch – Large.

The Comprehensive Kit – Comes with a handy satchel style bag – Retails for $908, only $454.

Contains: Double Barrel Sharpener, Makeup Bag, HD Primer #0, Concealer Palette #1, Concealer Palette #4, HD Foundation #115, HD Foundation #155, HD Foundation #178, HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #128, HD Foundation #177, HD Powder, Smoky Lash, Mascara – Black, Lengthening Mascara – Brown, Transparent Mascara-Brow Fix, 10 Color Palette (Empty), Refill Shadow #00, Refill Shadow #35, Refill Shadow #102, Refill Shadow #164Refill Shadow #41, Refill Shadow #28, Refill Shadow #162, Refill Shadow #17, Refill Shadow #166, Refill Shadow #4, 4 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #85, Refill Shadow #49, Refill Shadow #5, Refill Shadow #48, 5 Lipstick Palette #15, Aqua Lip Liner 3C, Aqua Lip Liner 7C, Glossy Full #0 (clear), Kohl Pencil – Black, Aqua Eyes, Eyeliners #0L, Aqua Eyes Eyeliners #2L, Eyebrow Corrector #0, Eyebrow Corrector #3.

The Mastery KitRetails at $1,114, only $557!

Contains: Double Barrel Sharpener, Brush Cleaner, Faux Lash #15, Moisturizing Lip Balm, Sens’ Eyes – Makeup Remover, Pure Water -Cleansing Water, Mist & Fix – Makeup Fixative, HD Primer #0, Concealer Palette #1, Concealer Palette #4, HD Foundation #115, HD, Foundation #155, HD Foundation #178, HD Foundation #117, HD Foundation #128, HD Foundation #177, HD Powder, Compact Shine-On #3, Compact Shine-On #6, 10 Color Palette (Empty), Refill Shadow #00, Refill Shadow #35, Refill Shadow #102, Refill Shadow #164, Refill Shadow #41, Refill Shadow #28, Refill Shadow #162, Refill Shadow #17, Refill Shadow #166, Refill Shadow #04, Smoky Lash Mascara – Black, Lengthening Mascara – Brown ,Transparent Mascara/Brow Fix, Kohl Pencil – Black ,Aqua Eyes Eyeliners #0L, Aqua Eyes Eyeliners #2L, Eyebrow Corrector #0, Eyebrow Corrector #3, 4 Color Compact (Empty), Refill Shadow #85, Refill Shadow #49, Refill Shadow #05, Refill Shadow #48, 5 Lipstick Palette #1, 5 Lipstick Palette #2, 5 Lipstick Palette #8, Aqua Lip Liner 3C, Aqua Lip Liner 7C, Aqua Lip Liner 9C, Glossy Full Lipgloss #0 (clear).

The Creative Color Kit – There are two prices for this one, a 50% off price and a 60% price. I’m not sure how you get the 60% off price or if it’s always that price and the 50% one is there to simply show that you’re getting an even better deal than usual (if you know can you let me know so that we’re all in the loop ;-))!? Either way it’s still a great offer! – These colours are really bright and vibrant, so good for a bit of body art or fun special occassions and nights out – Retail is $261, 50% price is $130.50, 60% price is $104.40.

Contains: Empty 10 Palette, Refill Shadow #2, Refill Shadow #18, Refill Shadow #75, Refill Shadow #99, Refill Shadow #53, Refill Shadow #159, Refill Shadow #92, Refill Shadow #9, Refill Shadow #72, Refill Shadow #149, 12 Color Flash Palette, Crystal Pouch Small.

The Brush Kit – A nice selection of brushes to start you off or add to your current brush kit - Retails at $280, only $140.

Contains: Kabuki Powder Brush, Complexion Brush #30N, Concealer Brush #7N, Large Eye Shadow Brush #12S, Small Eye Shadow Brush #10S, Crease Eye Shadow Brush #15S, Blending Eye Shadow Brush #17S, Eyebrow Brush, Lip Brush #4N.

I haven’t been able to find a UK equivalent which is unfortunate. If you know of anywhere that sells similar kits of MUFE then I’d love to know about it! :-)

Professional Kit Advice

I spend so much of my time researching life as a make-up artist that I thought it might be helpful to pass on some of the web-sites I’ve found that I think are useful for people like me who are working their way into the world of the Make-up Artist.

These links are for people who are wondering what they need in a professional make-up kit, items it’s worth splurging on and products where it’s okay to save a little money. Some of the links go to basic lists of general items that a MUA must have (cotton swabs, brush cleaner,etc), others actually give examples of the brands that professionals use in their kits (RCMA, Barry M, MAC, etc) and a couple go to videos on YouTube that I think are informative.

I chose to tell you about these links because the articles/videos are done actual Make-up Artists and so the comments, advice, etc comes from actual expertise!

What should a basic Make-up Effects Kit contain? Some info for those thinking of getting into the Effects side of make-up.

Makeup by RenRen. This post is a few years old but still relevant! A real-life look at how a budding MUA built up her kit.

In My Kit, an honest guide to what the professionals really use. This is great! It has loads of product advice ranging from budget brands to the not so budget.

A video on YouTube by a Pro MUA kindly showing us what their kit looks like.

A 4 part blog series about what goes into a professional kit, and examples of what is in the MUA’s

How to put a Makeup Kit Together, includes photos of the MUA’s own kit.

Hope these are helpful. At least I may have saved some of you a little bit of online trawling ;-)