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Monday, the 6th of September, by Joely Harvey

Essential Products for your Pro Makeup Kit

Every makeup artist looks for different things from their staple products, and every MUA will give you a long list of their essentials, most of which will be different person to person.

Every makeup artist looks for different things from their staple products, and every MUA will give you a long list of their essentials, most of which will be different person to person. Well, here’s my personal top 6 essential products I keep in my kit.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

£19 for 75ml.

Skin preparation is the key to any smooth base and this rich moisturiser will give you a hydrated, polished canvas. Suitable for all skin types, it can also be used as a primer or to reduce shaving post-shave. This product is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins to provide skin with all the nutrients and water needed whilst accelerating cell renewal.

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

 £34 for 30ml.

Glowing, youthful skin is a staple look in modern day makeup, this product makes that process quicker and easier. Use as a base under foundation or accentuate the high points of the face, this highlighter gives a flawless glow-from-within effect to the skin. With smoothing airbrush polymers for a poreless, flawless finish and finely milled powders to help blur the appearance of fine lines, this product is key in creating a flawless finish on all skin types and ages.

 

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek

£16.50 for 6g.

If you’re looking for a glossy, high pigmented blush, this product is a must have. Multi-use as a blush or lip tint, this 100% vegan and cruelty free stick glides on seamlessly and blends effortlessly. Use for just a hint of colour or build up for a high-impact finish. Infused with conditioning, vitamin-rich avocado oil, mango butter and peach nectar, this creamy formula hydrates and provides a perfect dewy sheen.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Brow Palette

£90 per Palette.

With 11 different duo-shades and one brow primer, this palette is the perfect product for any makeup artist. The powders are smudge-proof and easy to blend with incredible long-lasting wear. With two shades per pan, you can custom match for any hair colour and create the perfect ombre brow. Also containing antioxidant vitamins C and E to help protect and condition brows for optimal hair health. The brow primer helps to better grip the pigments and ensure long-lasting wear.

 

Mehron Metallic Powder

£8.75 for 28g.

If you’re looking for a high-impact sparkle, the Mehron Metallic Pigments are perfect for it. Available in 6 shades, the pigments are finely milled to provide the best sparkle. Use dry for high-impact reflection or mix with the Mehron Mixing Liquid to form a water-based metallic liquid that dries down and won’t budge.

 

SUVA Beauty Hydra Liners and Hydra FX

£12.50 for 10g.

These water activated liners are completely smudge-proof and transfer-proof, making them the perfect liners to keep in your kit. Vegan and cruelty-free, they’re available in different shades and finishes from matte, shimmers and UV. Perfect for creating statement liners or simple liners, they are essential for any look.

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