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“If you are interested in setting up as a professional make-up artist you are going to need to get a kit together of products and equipment. Professional make-up artists are constantly on the lookout for newer and better make up products, shades and the latest trends but hey, everybody has to start somewhere.

If you’re fresh out of beauty school and ready to unleash your talents upon the world you’re going to need a few things to get you going.

Professional Makeup Cases are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. There’s a great selection available at The Salon Outlet which will give you a good idea about what’s on the market. Many professional make-up artists choose cases which are on wheels for easy transportability. It is important to choose a case with plenty of compartments to keep products separate and safe while moving them around. Some of these cases have lights and mirrors on them for the ultimate portable make-up station.

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Make Up Brushes are another essential for a professional make-up artist. Although it isn’t important to buy the most expensive brushes around it does pay to buy brushes of a decent quality. You will need a selection of natural and synthetic brushes for a good all-round performance.

Make Up Removal Wipes are a God-send for professional make-up artists, the perfect way to clean up a clients face before you start as well as fixing mistakes and switching the look for a photo shoot. You don’t have to spend a fortune on the most expensive wipes around. Cucumber wipes are one of the most popular types thanks to the soothing scent. A bottle of liquid make-up remover in the case may also be necessary for more stubborn stains.

Brush Cleaners are another “must have” accessory for the professional makeup artist – you can never have enough of the stuff. Makeup brushes should be cleaned regularly, particularly between clients so it’s important to have something handy at all times.

A makeup cape is another essential part of the professional artists armory. These are available in a wide variety of colors and patterns although there is a school of thought which says that a plain white one is the best. This will reflect accurate light onto the skin of the client whereas a black cape may make their skin look sallow. A nice bright, white cape will ensure that you are doing justice and applying the correct amount and shades of makeup for your clients complexion.


Tweezers are essential for a multitude of uses. Apart from extracting and shaping wayward hairs from the face of your client they are brilliant for applying fake eyelashes. Make sure that you have a good selection of clean, sharp tweezers available when needed.

Eyelash curlers are brilliant for curling lashes and helping to fuse fake eyelashes with the clients own eyelashes. They can help to open up a client eyes for a bright, wide and beautiful look.

Hand sanitizer is another makeup kit essential – the reasons for which are pretty self explanatory. You may not always be working in a location which has clean, running water.

Tissues are fabulous for many different uses. A tissue can be used to blot, dry the eyes and catch any wayward sneezes. You should always have a pack handy just in case.

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Professional makeup artists should also have a good supply of makeup at their disposal. A variety of colored foundations is essential as well as plenty of concealers, eye shadows, lipsticks, bronzers, blushers, highlighters and more.