Tag Archives: Makeup kit

Pre Shoot Practice

I met up with Damian from Minor Moguls and the two female leads for a little make-up practice to figure out which make-up styles we are going to do for the characters.

I won’t tell you what we decided (you’ll have to wait and see), I just wanted to say how nice it was to have a quick practice and to meet some of the crew before we actually start. At least this way we got to have a bit of a chat and get to know a little of what each person thinks about their characters and how they expect them to look, etc.

I think I went well prepared, with face charts that I had made specifically for each character, a load of tear sheets from magazines and some images on my laptop to give ideas and inspiration. There are a few things that I want to pick up before we actually start shooting (should begin next month) but I’m happy with what I currently have. I think I have a nice range of products and from here on in its a case of buying various types of products (creams, liquids, water-based, etc) so that I have options in case people react badly to certain ingredients. I want to make sure that I have a small range of natural products too, such as Korres products, for those discerning customers. Maybe some vegan friendly stuff too, just in case, as Vancouverites do seem to be animal lovers in general. Speaking of which, I don’t know if you know this but ELF (eyeslipsface) are vegan friendly! I emailed them to check and all their makeup is vegan friendly, it’s only some of their brushes and tools that may not be (check before you buy if it’s an issue for you).

Really looking forward to this next project, especially since it will be my first feature film :-)

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 ;-)