"Keeping up to date with trends and textures is what a Makeup Artist is all about. Having quality products in your makeup artist kit and constantly educating yourself on application techniques are the key to being a good makeup artist."
What's in my kit is my most frequently asked question. And the answer is products that have proven that they can last a very emotional day. Bridal makeup has to be long-wearing before anything else. After-all, the threat of tears, rain and humidity is high! But I wanted my kit to reflect the quality and luxury of a wedding day.
Our whole team has fully equipped kits filled with high-quality, luxurious products, as our clients deserve only the best products!
Everything gets thoroughly reviewed and road tested by us before it goes into our kits.
We all use so many different brands in our kits, but to name a few, we use a range of Nars, Stila, Mac, Laura Mercier, Armani, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Tom ford, Estee Lauder, Viseart, Inglot, By Terry, Makeup Forever and Chanel.
Being an animal lover I personally favor brands that do not test on animals, such as Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Stila, Urban Decay, Chantecaille, Tarte, Zoeva, Toofaced, and Face Atelier.
BIODERMA Sensibio H2O
Cleansing is essential. Even if there is no makeup on your skin, the residue of previous products, makeup, skin secretions, dust and dirt must be gently removed from the skin. Bioderma is the undisputed leader in gentle cleansing, even for very sensitive skin.
BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE AHA Lotion P50
Hailed as a ‘facial in a bottle’ Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is a progressive, purifying, cleansing, balancing and re-conditioning liquid exfoliant. Lotion p50 has a unique low pH formulation that aids in the skin being able to regain its original regenerative qualities and radiance.t's also great for gentle exfoliation, which helps makeup to be applied evenly. It is suitable even for very sensitive skin.
BOBBI BROWN Remedies Skin Concentrate Moisture Solution/Intence Rehydration Compound
Formulated for severely parched, uncomfortable skin, this Sodium Hyaluronate-infused solution works like a moisture magnet, instantly binding moisture to skin's surface. The result is deeply moisturized skin that's supple, not taut.
- Helps increase skin's natural moisturizing factor
- Helps restore skin's optimal moisture levels
- Minimizes tautness
MARC JACOBS Youthquake
This multitasking water-base moisturizer has the perfect combination of moisturizing and retexturing results. Smooth away rough texture and reveal a fresh surface that’s ready to receive major moisture magnitude. Formulated with 54% enzymatic pineapple water and 5% encapsulated sodium hyaluronate, this innovative gel creme gives an instant glow and lasting hydration for up to 24 hour’s. The Bobbi Brown Serum and this lightweight water-based cream-gel create just the perfect duo as the hyaluron molecules attract and hold water within the skin without overloading it and creating the perfect base for long lasting makeup.
FILORGA Time-Filler Eyes
Filorga Time-Filler Eyes eye contour is a corrective treatment which will help you rejuvenate your eyes by acting on wrinkles (smoothing the skin from the inside), eyelids and eyelashes and dark circles. Instantly evens out the skin under the eyes, illuminates the skin, removes traces of fatigue and protects the skin when using professional foundations and concealers.
Charlotte's Magic Cream
A very rich formula of instant moisturizing cream to reinforce and lock in all the aforementioned skin care steps. Professional decorative cosmetics can dry out the skin, so to avoid this we use a strong and effective skin care before each makeup service.
Charlotte Tilbury Invisible UV Protection Flawless Poreless Primer
The last and very important step in our skincare routine is a protective sunscreen primer with a smoothing effect. It smoothes pores, wrinkles, and protects the skin from the sun throughout the day (a new generation chemical high sun filter does not cause white flashbacks or white cast with digital photography).
My philosophy with my kit is to try everything and have lots of different things in your kit so you can cater to a larger audience. The best way I have found to maintain "a use on everyone/anytime" kit is to buy products individually in my colors for my personal use first and give them a good tryout. If they impress me and last the day (sometimes from 5 am till midnight if I am working and attending a wedding), a great product that lasts the distance will then be purchased in multiple colors for my kit.
''I have hundreds of brushes so that I always have a clean one handy when I am making up large bridal groups or working on a busy fashion show as it is imperative that brushes are always sterilized and clean ready for every person. ''
As professional makeup artists, we take your hygiene seriously. We wash our hands before and after every client. We decant our products, so we never double dip into liquids and creams to prevent cross-contamination, and our powders are sprayed with beauty so clean. Brushes are meticulously cared for, washed, and sterilized, so they are clean for every client, and disposable mascara wands are always used. The safety and peace of mind of clients are our top concerns.