Starting as a makeup artist can be difficult as you don’t know what you need or what’s best. Knowing what your go-to products and tools are tends to be a process of trial and error and is something that comes after years of practice. The best way to find out these tips and tricks is to assist professionals and of course, hear what they have to say. Below I have added three essential tools that you will 100% need in your kit when working as an MUA.
#1 A Spatula and Palette
If you’re properly trained and qualified you’ll know that hygiene is absolutely everything within the beauty industry, especially at the moment with COVID-19. It’s important to always decant your cream products from the packaging onto a clean palette with a clean spatula. This stops you from contaminating the products and keeps your kit virus-free. A palette is also great for mixing products to create new textures and colours for your desired look. There will not be a day that goes by where you don’t use this handy hygienic, tool so be sure to invest in one of these.
#2 Nail Scissors
Nail scissors have a lot more uses than you think. Of course, there’s plenty of times where you probably have to deal with models’ nails, but these small scissors work wonders in many ways. Whether it’s trimming down lashes, embellishments to apply to the face or cutting off clothing tags someone on set is guaranteed to need them at some point and you’ll be the one who can help. You may not need them as often as other things in your kit but when you do you’ll be very grateful to have them to hand.
#3 No-bend Hair Clips
The bane of every makeup artist’s life is hair getting in the way, and what’s even worse is denting hair that’s already been styled. There’s no doubt you’ve seen these clips used on all sorts of celebrities when they’re getting ready for their carpeted event and they’ll certainly make your client feel glamourous. No-bend hair clips are perfect for getting those wispy fly-a-ways off the face without ruining the hairstyle. They’re affordable, light and small, so they’re perfect to have in your kit and a lot better than using bulky sectioning clips.