Makeup Artist Kit Hacks

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Makeup Artist Kit Hacks

I love sorting out my makeup kit constantly. Nothing excites me more than little tips and tidbits to make life as a busy makeup artist that little bit easier.

Some of these are not rocket science or that new , but I compiled a little list of tips and tidbits that lately have been making my makeup life that more functional.


1) Dirty Brush Bag

Boots White Plastic Sponge Bag – £2.10

This basic bag has been my most recent purchase and actually my favorite yet. I was always trying to shove my dirty brushes in a canister but had no room, so when on the go this bag is genius, flat and quiet strong. Complete bargain ! Note – You can wash this in the machine, it just messes with cord (tried and tested!)


2) Quick, Small and handy rubbish bins

Little One’s Nappy Sacks-80p 


When on jobs and there is no rubbish bin (it happens more than you think) , these little nappy sacks are perfect to use, I even put them in an empty brush canister. They tie up and suprisingly fit alot, and they are even scented- cute!

3) Lip and cream palettes

Vue Set Palette- Tahiti -£11.95




Yes I am totally late to the party on these, but now a complete convert. I originally didn’t like them because I couldn’t open them (push them in the middle and then open!) . Super light weight , deep compartments and compact. There is a great selection to choose from and they also have the coolest names. Tahiti (Pictured) is my personal favorite.


4) Brush Guards

AKA Kiko Milano Brush Protecting Nets –£3.90 for 9 



Splaying brushes is one of my pet hates, so these handy guards are great to put on especially after washing them to keep them in shape.  As I store my brushes in canisters, the brush guards also help to maximise space while protecting those precious bristles.


5) MUJI Storage

MUJI PP Vanity Tumblers – £1.50


Muji is literally heaven for makeup arists. I have numerous tumblers , they are great for multiple uses. I use them mainly in my Muji cosmetic case to seperate all my pencils and mascaras. I also like to have some spares on hand to use them as brush pots in a set bag.

MUJI PP Box- £2.95

I use this box for my sharpeners, because not matter how hard I try, pencil sharpenings manage to fly everywhere and it’s the bain of my makeup existence. At least they stay confined in this box, always line with a tissue too to catch excess. I also have a separate box for my lash curlers, tweezers and scissors.


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  1. I really loved this post. You are so much creative girl! Just awesome! Thank you so much for this post. This is so much informative. I am thinking to do a makeup course, my friends suggest me Lina Cameron, who is best for any kind of makeups, also trains best makeup lessons for beginners London in my town. What do you think, should I take my course from her? Can you please help me about this?

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