Monday, January 25, 2010

What's In My Makeup Kit?

As I started to build my kit after school I quickly realized that the small metal case we got wasn't going to work for me. It was heavy, hurt my hands after 5 minutes, was tiny and just wasn't practical to lug around from sets to brides so I researched a ton and finally settled on this Pro soft sided rolling case which I got from

I LOVE my case. Its super easy to get around with because it has wheels and while yes it can get heavy and if you have to go up stairs its not the best but for the most part I'm really happy with it. Its on sale now too for $159.95 which is a great deal as I paid more.

This case has so many pockets and areas to store products so it makes it great for organizing. Below is just a sample of my kit. I didn't take everything out to show you because there is a lot of stuff but for the most part you will get the idea.

The top flap lifts up and while there are slots for brushes as the top picture shows I choose to keep my brushes on my brush belt so its easier and faster. So here you can see my brush belt rolled up and laying on top of everything. I also have a small and big towel to lay down wherever I set up along with some clips to keep clients hair out of my way.

Here you can see just some of my brushes and a few at the top that are in the "need to be re-cleaned and sanitized" jar.

Under the brush belt I have stacked my palettes, tools, liners, gels and some other random stuff.

When I open the right flap you can see 3 clear pouches that store my disposable wands, primers, skin prep, puffs, manicure set and some creams. These pouches are attached with Velcro so its super easy to pull them off and lay them on the table when I'm working. In the net pouch I have toner, sponges and wipes.

In the left flap I keep my makeup remover, 99% alcohol to sanitize, face cream, static guard, Fix + spray, body spray, business cards and some other random things.

The bottom flap is where most of my stuff is stored. In the flap pocket I have cotton pads, all my nail supplies and polishes, brush cleaner and gum for my clients.

The case comes with 3 drawers however I use 2 so I can fit more stuff in the bottom tray.
The top tray has some pigments, some shadows I haven't depotted yet, my mascara's clear and waterproof, Q-tips, A spare bronzer, Mac Paints and my brow filler.

The bottom drawer holds my foundations, all my lip products (including the ones I melted), lip palettes, bronzers, blushes, translucent powders and concealers.

Here are some of my pouches I keep in the very top. My tools case which includes my eyelash curlers, mixing palettes, lash glue, sharpeners and hand sanitizer.

My eye & lip liner pouch that also holds my tube mascaras.

My gel liners and paint pots.

Some of my palettes which include my Coastal Scents lip,contouring,camouflage and neutral shadow palettes (I don't use my CS palettes too much to be honest but they are there if needed), my school palettes shadow and blush (I use the blush palette a lot) and some of my Mac shadow palettes.

Some of my palettes opened.

And there you have it! Whats inside my makeup case :)

I hope you enjoyed my tour. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Make-up Junkie on January 25, 2010 at 11:33 AM said...

I am loving your case! I am in need of a new one - it's either this one or the Zuca brand. Thanks for sharing your kit!

Rai on January 25, 2010 at 11:35 AM said...

WHOA! So many goodies.

Halifax on January 25, 2010 at 12:14 PM said...

That's impressive. It'd be fun just to open your kit and play around with stuff lol. I saw that Zuca has a backpack form, also fit quite a lot of stuff in and you don't have to worry about walking up the stairs :-)

Iris Liu on January 25, 2010 at 3:29 PM said...

That's so funny! I saw it on sale a few days back and was contemplating whether I should get it or not (remember that dreadful day I carried my silver kit to Fairview)? Terrible.

I'm glad I saw you with this though because I have an idea of how big it is and how much it holds. I may actually save myself an arm (hah!) and purchase this too. 8-)

Naomi on January 25, 2010 at 6:34 PM said...

I've had my eye on this one for quite some time. Thanks for sharing what's in your kit.

Ms.Jenn on January 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM said...

amazing and VERY organized!

I'd love you to do my face one day <3

Meya on January 26, 2010 at 12:46 AM said...

love the case and great collection!

Rhia Amio, Make-up Artist on January 28, 2010 at 9:59 PM said...

hi Farah! if you take out those plastic trays in the bottom, and then replace it with plush trays (similar to the Zuca), it can weigh less and can accommodate more!! because we could always use more right?! it won't be as organized though but just an option! i have the smaller gym bag size version of this. i love how it doesn't look like a make-up bag!

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