Getting the Best Makeup Artist Kit

When an artist begins art school, they need to make sure they have the proper tools: sketch pencils, paints, brushes, canvases, and sketch books. The same holds true for makeup artists. An artist is only as good as the tools they work with, that’s why it is super important to make sure you choose high-quality makeup for your makeup artistry kit.

Building your kit doesn’t have to break the bank. We’re going to give you some tips today to help you build your makeup artistry kit with the best, most professional tools without spending a fortune. This article is going to be your life line to building your kit properly the first time and not wasting money learning which tools aren’t worth having.

The first thing we would like to mention is that we offer two professional makeup artist kits through Makeup.School that contain only incredibly high-quality, best of the best makeup and artistry tools. These kits are an additional expense when you begin the program, however, our program itself is quite affordable when compared to other programs of its kind.

Our two Professional Makeup Artist Kits perfectly compliment the course. Right now, we offer No Payments with No Interest for up to 6 months through Paypal.

We like to think of your purchase of your makeup kit as an additional investment in your future career. We also understand that each artist has different talents and goals, and therefore will want to choose the best kit to suit their needs.


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Your kit is your best friend. It will go with you everywhere and will be the biggest supporter of your makeup artistry career. It will be whatever you need it to be whenever you need it. It will help you create any and every look you could possibly imagine. As your new best friend, you want to make sure you take care of your makeup artist kit as well as it is going to take care of you.

The best makeup artists invest considerable time and money into their kits. They research which makeup is best for the type of work they are planning on doing, what colors they will needs, and what brands offer the best quality makeup for the right price.

When you are first starting out, try to shoot for the best products you can purchase for a mid-range price. Choose the basic colors, products, and tools and then later on if you need specific items you can add to your kit by making those purchases at that time. It’s best to stick to the most popular colors with an emphasis on neutrals and naturals. Think carefully about what your main demographic is before purchasing products. If you are focusing on wedding makeup, you will most likely need more classic, natural colors. If your focus is on fashion show or celebrity makeup, you may want to include more brightly colored, glittery, glamorous makeup.


It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that a higher priced product automatically equals a better product. This is not always the case. Super inexpensive makeup tends to wear off quickly and not blend as well as higher quality makeup, however, you don’t necessarily need to go high-priced to find good quality. Do your research. See what other artists suggest and then compare that to your budget. As we mentioned earlier, go with products that are middle of the road on price with the highest quality possible. You are trying to build your clientele, so you want makeup that works, but at the same time you need to be money conscious. You can build your makeup artist kit piece by piece as your client base grows as long as you start with a good basic kit.


If you do a lot of mobile work, you want to make sure your makeup artist kit is well-stocked but not huge and bulky. The rule of thumb that the professionals follow is to stick to the basics. Include items in your kit that can blend or mix well with other products to create a number of different looks. These products are hugely versatile and absolutely a must-have in your kit. If you have large containers of your favorite products but you don’t have a lot of space, put just a bit of the product into a smaller container, label it, and stick it in your makeup kit. Include only basic colors for the job you’re working on; weddings are more classic colors while movie shoots or fashion shows require a bit more color and bling. Don’t forget to pack brushes, sponges, and Q-tips!

We hope this article gave you a useful overview of how to build your makeup artistry kit. To get you armed with the tools you need right now, get your Pro Makeup Kit HereFor more information on what you should specifically keep in your makeup artistry kit, check out our article: Makeup Artist Kit Essentials.

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Notice to all students. All coursework for Makeup.School must be completed on or before October 31, 2019. The course will not be available after November 1, 2019 as we are developing a new course.