So besides brushes, there are a few other tools that every artist needs to carry with them. These are tools that allow you to prepare and perfect every makeup application including tweezers, spatulas, curlers, and disposables—all of which are crucial to your creativity. Most of these items are available at drugstores, makeup boutiques and online. I find many of my disposables at Beauty Makeup Supply Here are some of my favorite essential tools and disposables.
While I am not a fan of applying makeup with a sponge, I do love a wedge sponge for erasing mistakes, buffing out edges or blending down makeup. My favorite is the assorted sponges I can get from Miss A. They come in all shapes and sizes and are only a buck!
You can avoid contamination and danger of infection by using disposable wands to layer mascara on your client’s lashes. A great pro tip: Since we buy and love most mascaras because of the wand, you might want to save your applicators from your mascaras when you throw out the tube. You can clean and disinfect them after each use in place of your disposables. I grab my disposable applicators at Beauty Makeup Supply.
Powder puffs work with powder, help absorb oils, and create a shine-free, poreless looking finish. These are great for setting makeup and can help with keeping your hands off your face, breaking down your makeup application.
These cotton swabs and pads are inexpensive and great to have on set for blending, shaping, or removing makeup for quick changes or to clean a face.
For easy clean up of a brow or the application of a faux lash, these tweezers work wonders. Their slanted tip offers precision, making them great for removing unwanted hair on the lip or anywhere on the face. Like brushes, they are available at many price points.
This tool is an easy way to open up the eyes and make them appear brighter and wider. Everyone has a preference for lash curlers.
Keeping your kit hygienic requires a steadfast commitment to refrain from double-dipping your brushes, thus contaminating your product. A spatula can help you remove what you are working with from its container. Then, you can place it onto a palette and have a fresh, unpolluted product at the ready.
For mixing and custom matching as well as for health and safety precautions, a mixing palette is an invaluable tool.
For lashes or any other cutting that comes up, these can be an on-set lifesaver.
How are we all doing getting those makeup kits together? Stay tuned for the next step in this series!