How to Build Your Professional Make-Up Kit

Whether you’re a professional Make-up Artist or simply a beauty addict, professional make-up kits are a vital part of creating flawless and striking make-up look. Featuring everything you need from make-up palettes, make-up brushes as well as your products and tools, professional make-up kits are as vital to Make-up Artists as a tool box is to a mechanic. So, how do you start to put your kit together? Below you’ll find some useful tips and advice to help you create your perfect professional make-up kit.

STOP THINKING ABOUT WHAT YOU LIKE AND FOCUS ON WHAT YOUR CLIENTS NEED – When building professional make-up kits, Make-up Artists need to let go of choosing products that they like for their own use and instead focus on what their clients need. From bridal make-up to high definition make-up and photo shoots, each job is going to fall into a certain category, so once you have established what they are, you can work out the types of products you’ll need for each. This list provides a great starting point to build your kit:





-Finishing Powder



-Powder Blushers

-Cream Blushers


-Brow Pencils

-Eye Base / Primer

-Eye Pencils

-Eye Shadows




-Liquid liner


-Lip Liners

-Lip Primer


-Lip Glosses


-Make-up Brushes

-Eyelash Curlers


-Cotton Buds and Pads


-Make-up Remover


-Spot Treatments


-Make-up Wipes

-Brush Cleaner

-Hand Sanitizer

From choosing foundation shades that suit different skin tones to having various shades of eye and lip colours, you need to be prepared for whatever job comes your way. Make-up palettes are a great way to invest in many different colours at once and provide you with portable products that you can carry around easily.

Remember that building your kit takes time – Unless you have a bottomless pit of money to spend, building your kit will take time and as you complete jobs you’ll become more knowledgeable about the types of products you need. Make-up demands are always changing and it’s important to remember that high definition make-up is growing in demand. It’s better to start your kit with some basics, which you can mix and match, then increase your collection as you develop.

Storage – Most importantly, always think about storage. Your kit should be visible and accessible and you should be able to carry it around easily, be it on wheels or a tote. Decanting your products into containers and palettes will make it easier to carry your products around and make them last longer too.

Building your professional make-up kits can be an exciting process. Make sure that you do your research before you buy and you can be sure of building a stellar kit worthy of any make-up professional.