SHOP MY KIT
A Makeup Artist is nothing without their tried and true kit products. Below I have listed my favorite essential products that are a constant in my kit and that I refuse to work without.
I linked each for easy purchase to save you time! Enjoy!
*Disclosure: I only recommend products I would/have used myself. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission.
Beautiful makeup starts with great skin prep!
FIRST AID BEAUTY FACIAL CLEANSER
This cleanser changed my life! I have sensitive skin and I discovered it during a severe eczema outbreak on my face. I
recommend it to all my clients!
BIODERMA SENSIBIO MICELLAR WATER
This non-rinse cleansing water that removes makeup from your face and eyes. It helps to get any extra dirt and grime off your skin that your face wash might have missed.
THAYERS FACIAL TONER
This Witch Hazel is amazing! I use it on all my clients before applying moisturizer to cleanse and prep the skin. Plus its alcohol free and they have lots of yummy scents. My favorite is Coconut!
MALIN + GOETZ VITAMIN E FACE MOISTURIZER
A lightweight moisturizer to hydrate, nourish, and soothe your skin without leaving behind a residue. It's perfect
for sensitive skin!
SONIA ROSELLI SEXAPEEL
An easy to use spray that exfoliates the top layer of your skin from head to toe, instantly, right in front of your eyes.
For real, grab your friends and do a
show and tell at your next party.
You'll be the star of the show!
SONIA ROSELLI JAPANESE CLEANSING OIL
A quick and easy to use makeup remover
and facial cleanser in one. Won’t strip your skin and helps your skin maintain it’s delicate skin barrier. Even if your skin is oily, you
can use JCO. Not only will it clean your face quickly and easily, JCO makes you
feel like you have your life together.
SONIA ROSELLI WATER ELIXIR
A lightweight, liquid moisturizer and serum in one that helps repair a compromised skin barrier. If your skin feels sensitive all the
time, you may have a skin barrier that needs help. If your skin just hurts reading this,
don't go anywhere.
SONIA ROSELLI WATER BALM
A five in one multi-purpose moisturizer that does it all. Water Balm saves you time and saves your face. Water Balm
is formulated without chemical
color or fragrance.
SONIA ROSELLI WATER OIL
A lightweight, kick ass dual phase facial oil that is not only lubricating but hydrating. Great for all skin tones. Yes, even you, oily skin.
LANCOME YOUTH ACTIVATING EYE CREAM
I came across this product while I was searching for an eye cream for myself. It has worked wonders! I keep it stocked in my kit and use it on clients that need an
extra boost under the eyes.
FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT'R PRIMER
This is a universal makeup primer for all skin types. It helps stop shine, diffuses pores and creates an instant retouched effect, perfect for under your foundation.
EMBRYOLISSE LAIT CREME CONCENTRE
This simple formula is loved by Makeup Artist's the world over. Its perfect for both the face and body and is multi-beneficial!
BENEFIT COSMETICS THE POREFESSIONAL
This primer minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for the smoothest skin around! Its oil-free, has a natural matte finish and compliments all skintones!
DERMALOGICA BIOLUMIN-C SERUM
This high-performance serum enhances skin's natural system to brighten, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect to put on at night before bed or under your makeup!
TATCHA THE SILK CANVAS PROTECTIVE PRIMER
A velvety priming balm of pressed silk to help smooth out texture and create a long lasting makeup look. It wont clog
your pores or cause breakouts,
which we all love of course!
MILK MAKEUP COOLING WATER
This little stick is a miracle worker. It helps to de-puff the skin and creates a cool sensation too! It's infused with caffeine to support circulation, giving the skin an energized refreshed glow!
SKYN ICELAND HYDRO COOL
FIRMING EYE GELS
These firming eye gels de-puff and reduce premature wrinkling. Put them on 10 minutes before you start your makeup, once a week, for a soothing experience.
KIEHL'S CREAMY EYE TREATMENT WITH AVOCADO
This hydrating eye cream de-puffs and brightens, plus improves under eye texture! Its paraben free and defends against digital fatigue caused
by blue light.
This all mineral sunscreen acts as a shield from the sun with a convenient, on-the go brush. Its perfect to go over your makeup without a greasy chalky mess.
MAC COSMETICS PREP + PRIME
This lightweight mist of water hydrates and refreshes the skin. It improves the wear of makeup and soothes tired skin with vitamins and minerals.
SUPERGOOP! UNSEEN SUNSCREEN SPF 40
This sunscreen is weightless, scentless and totally invisible! Plus it leaves a velvety finish. Put this on under your makeup for the perfect unseen protection.
Get ready for the glow up
HOURGLASS VANISH SEAMLESS
FINISH FOUNDATION STICK
This cream foundation contains double the amount of pigment and can also act as a concealer. Its waterproof and long wearing formula provides 12hr coverage.
GIORGIO ARMANI LUMINOUS SILK FOUNDATION
GLOSSIER PERFECTING SKIN TINT
This foundation is perfect for anyone with dry skin as it adds a luminous and weightless glow. Its buildable with
a medium coverage.
This skin tint has a breathable, ultra-thin formula and gives a smooth dewy finish. Its a sheer, brightening, and lightweight coverage for those who need just a little.
IT COSMETICS CC+
This anti-aging formula includes hydrating serum, SPF 50 and is color correcting, creating a full and flawless coverage.
KOH GEN DO AQUA FOUNDATION
This aqua foundation creates a youthful glow, along with minimizing pores and is oil and sweat proof!
NARS RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATION
This foundation boasts a 16hr long wear while also improving skin by the minute. Its a breathable full coverage formula and has 33 skin matching shades.
NARS SOFT MATTE COMPLETE CONCEALER
This is a full coverage concealer for the person that needs a little more correction. It's an oil free formula that builds weightlessly and blends seamlessly.
NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER
This creamy formula lasts for 16hrs with a radiant finish. It's the #1 selling concealer in America and is perfect for all skin types! It's my go-to and I won't
work without it!
GLOSSIER STRETCH CONCEALER
This creamy concealer creates a buildable coverage that is perfect for dark circles, blemishes and redness with a dewy, glowing finsh.
TOM FORD SHADE AND ILLUMINATE
This is my favorite way to contour! Its sheer and helps to define bone structure while being invisible to the naked eye. It blends in perfectly with any foundation.
NYX CONCEAL, CORRECT, CONTOUR
This is a great option if you are looking for a low priced product to conceal, correct and contour. Its creamy and buildable and is perfect to travel.
NUDE STIX NUDIES BRONZE
These Nudies give the perfect summer glow. For a barely there bronzed tan, this is the way to go! They come in the perfect travel companion size too!
KEVYN AUCOIN SCULPTING POWDER
This is the perfect matte contour powder to give that chiseled look. My favorite part is the variety of colors for different skin tones, especially pale skin.
NARS BRONZING POWDER
I love to use this Laguna for those that want a truly sun kissed look. It is a diffused brown with golden shimmer in the formula, but nothing heavy. Its the best!
CHARLOTTE TILBURY FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW
I love this two in one combo. I like that it comes in multiple shades and gives a flawless finish. I've also been know to use this palette as an eye shadow.
GLOSSIER CLOUD PAINT BLUSH
Theres just something about a lightweight buildable cream blush that gives that perfect flush! The tones in these blushes are great, especially if you have a deeper complexion.
MAC POWDER BLUSH
MAC Blush is Melba is one of my go-to favorites. It's the perfect combo of peaches and cream with a hint of berries. It looks great on a variety of skin tones!
WANDER BEAUTY ON-THE-GLOW
BLUSH AND ILLUMINATOR
I love a two in one cream stick. You can bring it with you and put it on anywhere! Plus you can use your fingers to blend it into the skin seamlessly! Gotta love that!
PATRICK TA VELVET BLUSH
This velvety blush glides on effortlessly, giving the most freshman user a feeling of pro status. I love these brand new blushes because a little goes a long way and they look and feel fabulous!
CHARLOTTE TILBURY CHEEK TO CHIC
Makeup Artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury, has created color-rich blush that is buildable and long lasting! Plus it creates a healthy glow with its light flex technology.
STILA CONVERTIBLE COLOR BLUSH
I have been using this cream blush for years on my clients and myself. It gives that perfect flush look and the best part is it can be used on the lips too!
LAURA GELLER DEWDREAMER ILLUMINATING DROPS
These highly pigmented liquid drops help to transform dull, lackluster skin into healthy looking, lit-from-within skin. Mix a drop into your primer, foundation or moisturizer to give a bold radiance.
BECCA IGNITE LIQUIFIED LIGHT HIGHLIGHTER
This liquid highlighter is perfect for the face or body giving your skin a pearlized glow. And its perfect for all skin types! It also has a light creamy fragrance that you will love!
FENTY BEAUTY KILLAWATT HIGHLIGHTER
This weightless longwear formula instantly melts into your skin and blends with zero effort. You can put it all over to give a megawatt shine (sometimes I use them as eyeshadow) & Fenty is 100% cruelty free
LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT POWDER
This is my go-to powder on the job! It creates a 16hr matte finish and has a sheer coverage. Plus it has a no flash-back formula which is perfect for photoshoots with strobe lighting.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH SETTING POWDER
I love a good pressed powder. Sometimes when you are on location you dont want to mess with loose powder flying everywhere. This powder creates an airbrush finish, which we can all use a little of in our lives!
FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT'R SETTING POWDER
Leave it to Queen Rihanna to create a setting powder thats perfect for all skin types, textures and tones. It gives pores, fine lines and imperfections a retouched and blurred effect, which I love!
The eyes are the window to the soul
BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR GEL EYELINER
I love a gel eyeliner, because its almost impossible to mess up with. This liner is long lasting and smudge proof. Plus its highly pigmented, giving you that perfect deep black cat eye color.
URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE-ON EYE PENCIL
If I had a cult favorite, this would be it. The glide on these liners is like no other. They are super bendable to help you create the line you need, but they are super long last once in place.
STILA STAY ALL DAY WATERPROOF LIQUID EYE LINER
Ive always been the type that prefers a felt tip liquid liner, and Stila has the best! The shape creates a super fine line that never fails, and the formula is the best! I never leave home without it!
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY HIGHLINER GEL EYE CRAYON EYELINER PENCIL
If you look closely in most Celebrity MUA bags, you will find at least one shade of the Highliner Gel Pencil in their bag. The color variety and pigmentation payoff is what keeps us coming back for more!
NARS SMUDGE PROOF EYESHADOW BASE
If youre like me, and you suffer from eyeshadow creasing, these are the magic pill. Its always best to set the eye with a primer before putting on a powder shadow to avoid this problem.
KVD VEGAN BEAUTY TATTOO EYELINER
MAKEUP FOREVER AQUA XL INK LINER
If you're looking for a liquid liner that will last through swimming, hot summer heat and a good cry session, this is the one. They aren't lying when they named it Tattoo Eyeliner.
LAURA MERCIER CAVIAR STICK
The caviar stick is for the person on the go, that wants pigment payoff without looking crazy. Swipe one of these fabulous colors on your lid and blend away with your finger.
These liners are for the true Artist within. I love all the shades and the ability to use them in any way you like. These are perfect for the ever popular graphic liner that has been rocking the runway lately.
MAC COSMETICS PAINT POT
These paint pots are my go-to favorites for priming the eye. A little goes a long way, but they create a perfect surface for your powder shadows or you can use them alone.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS SOFT GLAM EYESHADOW PALETTE
I'm a sucker for a great matte shadow. ABH is famous for their highly pigmented pressed shadows, and I hope they never stop. This palette is perfect for the person looking to create a simple look that is beautiful and chic.
CHARLOTTLE TILBURY LUXURY PALETTE EYESHADOW
Talk about your luxury shadow. These quad palettes are easy to use, but pack a punch. Lets be honest, I like my luxury to still be user friendly and no fuss. Pick your perfect shade and have fun!
KEVYN AUCOIN EMPHASIZE EYESHADOW DESIGN PALETTE
These duo palettes are awesome! You can throw them in your purse and go from day to night in a snap. With the cream shadow, you can boost your look to the next level!
VISEART 01 NEUTRAL MATTE
This simple matte palette will help you create natural glamour on an entire range of clients. Viseart is my new go-to eyeshadow producer and I love everything they have created!
VISEART GRANDE PRO VOLUME 1 PALETTE
This palette is a bit of an investment, but its worth it! The amount of different looks you can create from one product is amazing! This is perfect for bridal looks to natural or sexy glam.
LIME CRIME VENUS 2 EYESHADOW PALETTE
I love the pops of color in this palette! These tones are a bit different than most you see. These would look great on anyone that has a more golden undertone.
Brows & Lashes
Brows speak louder than words
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BROW WIZ
This is my holy grail brow product. You can create those faux fine hairs with it to fill in any sparse areas in your brows, or create a full brow look. Dealers choice. I love the wand at the end you can use to comb through to give a more natural feel.
PATRICK TA MAJOR BROW SHAPING WAX
If you're like me and have stubborn brow hairs that just wont stay in place, this is the perfect product for you. The wax formula helps even the strongest brow hair to stay down with a simple swipe and set.
MILK MAKEUP KUSH FIBER BROW GEL
Not only does this brow gel add fullness and length, but it also gives a tint of color and a strong hold. Its perfect for on the go beauty.
ARDELL WISPIES 5 PACK
These are my go-to lashes to create a natural glam look. They fit most eyes perfectly, but can be trimmed without losing their shape and style. And they are easy to apply!
ARDELL WISPIES CLUSTERS
These wispie clusters are perfect for the beginner lash enthusiast. They are so easy to apply and give the almost not there feeling of an individual lash.
ARDELL INDIVIDUALS KNOT-FREE NATURALS
You just can't go wrong with a knot-free individual lash. These are the ones I use on pretty much every bride and they love them! My go-to sizes are the small and medium. But I keep the longs in my kit just in case!
DUO GLUE CLEAR
You can't go wrong with the clear duo glue! I also love the dark shade, but use it with caution! I you're a newbie I would start off practicing with the clear. Duo also makes a great latex free version of each too.
SHISEIDO EYELASH CURLER
I'm in love with this eyelash curler. It's the perfect shape for almost every eye to give that great curled shape. Ive used many others in the past and this one was a game changer!
LOREAL VOLUMINOUS HYDROFUGE MASCARA
There is no other mascara for me! It's super black, I love the wand shape and its waterproof for those brides that are criers. And the best part, is you can get it at most every drugstore!
More lipstick please
LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK
I started using this lip mask about a year ago when I felt like my regular chapstick just wasn't cutting it. It's great for moisturizing and bringing life back to your lips. And it's not just for bedtime!
MAKEUP FOREVER ARTIST COLOR LIP PENCIL
My favorite thing about these liners is they are very versatile and have a huge pigment payoff. The formula is not hard and waxy like others can be, and glides on with ease. Plus they have a huge color range for all skin tones.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP LINER
The Pillow Talk lip liner is my go-to for most of my brides. It's the perfect combo of pinky-nude and looks great on everyone! If you are looking for a natural lip liner, this might just be the one!
CHARLOTTE TILBURY MATTE REVOLUTION LIPSTICK
BOBBI BROWN LIP COLOR
The matte formula on this lipstick is perfect for that stay all day need. Its creamy but still stays in place. Im a huge fan of the Pillow Talk shade collection for brides too.
The Bobbi Brown lipstick range in the OG in the beauty world. The shade range is great and the formula is creamy and buildable. I love the color saturation too.
NARS VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK PENCIL
The Nars pencil is my personal favorite. It stays in place and isnt sticky like other formulas. I love that is packs a punch but still feels natural and wearable. I give it an A+. Cruella is my favorite red.
BUXOM FULL-ON PLUMPING LIP POLISH GLOSS
I love the peppermint tingle this gloss gives to create a plump pout. The gloss is never sticky, which I love and it looks great on its own or on top of a liner or lipstick.
FENTY BEAUTY GLOSS BOMB
The gloss bomb was the first product I used when Fenty Beauty came out. And I love it! It creates a beautiful shine, perfect for any skin tone. Plus it smells amazing!
FENTY BEAUTY STUNNA LIP PAINT
Ok. This is the one. The Stunna Lip Paint is the best liquid lipstick I have ever used or tried. It doesn't dry you out, crack or bleed. And the red is gorgeous! Trust me on this one.
With a good brush, anyone can be an artist
This cloth is truly magic. Just add water and your toughest longwear makeup will wipe away with ease. It really does erase everything. Plus all you have to do is wash it and use it again!
NEUTROGENA MAKEUP REMOVER CLEANSING TOWELETTES
These are my classic go-to makeup wipes. I use them all the time on clients because they are so easy and affordable. Cant work without them!
SONIA KASHUK MAKEUP BLENDER SPONGE MARBLE
These are my favorite beauty sponge. Not only are they cute, but they are a bargain compared to other beauty blender type sponges. They come in different shapes and sizes and can be found at Target!
IT COSMETICS HEAVENLY LUXE COMPLEXION PREFECTION BRUSH #7
I love this brush because you can do so many things with it. Use the large end to blend your foundation, then flip it to add your concealer. Its a great tool for any pro artist out there!
IT COSMETICS HEAVENLY SKIN- SMOOTHING COMPLEXION BRUSH #704
I love the angle on this brush. Its perfect for contouring and blending! The flat edge helps to press the product in to give a smooth look.
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY THE CREASE BRUSH
You've got to have a great crease brush it your kit! These are a must. It fits perfectly into the crease to help apply color and blend it out. I have 6 of them in my kit alone.
CROWN BRUSHES PRO POWDER SHADOW C507
CROWN BRUSHES PRO LUSH POINTED POWDER/CONTOUR BRUSH C531
I love a tapered powder brush to get in right under the eye to set concealer and more! It's also great for blush and powder bronzer too!
This is a great brush to use in the lower lash line to create that smokey effect. I like the rounded edge to get into the nook and crannies.
CROWN BRUSHES RED SABLE OVAL BRUSH C204
This is a great flat brush to place shadow on the lid in a smooth and gentle way. You will get a lot of pigment payoff with a flat brush and a little water or setting spray!
STEEL SLANT TWEEZER
These are my favorite tweezers to use on clients. They are strong and can be sanitized easily since they are stainless steel. Plus they are great to help place fake lashes on!
BIO IONIC LONG BARREL STYLER PRO CURLING IRON
I love a long barrel curling iron to get all the hair curled and hot at once. Bio Ionic has such awesome products that will last you a lifetime! They are great quality.
SONIA ROSELLI TIGER EYE SOAP
This is my go-to brush cleaner. Traditional brush soaps contain harsh cleaning agents that can damage delicate brush hairs, leaving them course and brittle. This one is soft on brush hairs while still packing a punch!