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Friday, the 27th of March, by Izzie O'Neill

4 Base Essentials for Your Pro Makeup Kit

As recommended by the highly revered Mario Dedivanovic, Kheils Ultra Facial Moisturizer is the prefect moisturiser to pair with makeup. This product can also double as a primer, which is a great time saver!

#1 Skin prep 

As recommended by the highly revered Mario Dedivanovic, Kheils Ultra Facial Moisturizer is the prefect moisturiser to pair with makeup. This product can also double as a primer, which is a great time saver! Having products with a multi-purpose means the less you’ll have to carry between appointments.

Starting with clean skin is essential to creating the perfect base so including a good quality facial cleanser and toner is really crucial to your work. I personally use micellar water, it’s hypoallergenic and works well with all skin types.

Facial sprays and under eye creams can also be a nice addition to your kit particularly for mature and dry skin types. Re-introducing moisture to the skin is a key part of the makeup application process. Under eye creams are great for tightening and plumping the skin before makeup application. 

 

#2 Foundation

Select between 5-6 shades that you can mix to match with each client’s skin tone. When first starting out, you may want to start with a drugstore range while you practice and build your skills. We recommend the L’Oréal True Match Foundation, as it is comparable to the M.A.C studio fix foundation, and is often available as a ‘3 for 2’ offer.

We also recommend mixing drops to lighten and darken shades. These drops are handy if your client has particularly dark or fair skin. The NYX ones are perfect as they don’t alter the foundation consistency and are inexpensive.

#3 Concealer

The Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is one we would recommend for any pro kit. It’s worthwhile putting at least 4 shades in your kit to cover light, medium and dark skin tones. These shades can then be mixed to suit your client’s skin tone.

#4 Colour corrector

Having a colour correcting palette is useful when dealing with problematic skin types or any discolouration, and there are many brands that offer a palette which contains all the correcting shades you would need. Green is particularly useful for redness in the skin, and yellow is perfect for dark circles. We recommend the corrector palette from NYX!

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