Kit Must Haves - Face

By Sunday, November 28, 2010

I wanted spread the word about some of my favourite items that I feel are a must in any makeup kit.

Makeup Forever Elixir
This unique, lightweight elixir absorbs quickly into the skin, instantly hydrating and brightening the complexion. The breakthrough formula contains D-Panthenol and Glycerin to ensure an immediate boost of hydration (+520% after 15 minutes) that lasts throughout the day (+175% after 6 hours). 
This stuff is amazing. I got a small jar in the HD prep kit in the early summer and have gone back for a full jar. A little goes a long way, so I have refilled the small jar and put it in my kit.

When arriving at a makeup job the one thing that is hardest to control is the clients skin. Many people have dry flakey patches on our skin and this miracle liquid solves it perfectly.  Because it is not oil based it absorbs quickly into the skin without interfering with other makeup products and preps the skin for the day. If dealing with a bride, they most likely will be drinking, and this also ads to helping the skin throughout the day from dehydrating.

Personally I don't think I could live without this any more in my life,professionally it is a must for all the way it preps the skin in the best way before the makeup application.

MAC Fix+
An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!
This spray is a must in any kit. I love it for removing that powdery look that can appear after applying powder. Once again I keep a mini Bottle of this in my kit (smaller is better when traveling).

There are many substitutes for  Fix+, Makeup Forever makes Mist + Fix, Mark. makes Mist Opportunity and even ELF Makes Makeup  Mist & Set.

Ben Nye Final Seal
This popular sealer keeps makeup waterproof and in place for hours. Works great for those performers who perspire heavily. Spray over powdered creme, waterbase, clown makeup and special effects designs for a lasting finish. 
This is a setting spray that has quite a minty smell to it. It can be sprayed on after the makeup aplication is completed or even applied on before the makeup for a long lasting finish.It can also be airbrushed on.
Kett Sett Powder
Invisible by design , Kett Sett powder was designed to perform under the most scrupulous of situations where heavy powder can't afford to be observed or maximum coverage and minimal texture is required. The use of powder is currently under great scrutiny because of new technology in high-definition television identifying texture like never before. Powdering an airbrushed surface should be delicate in application and minimal in product , this micronized formula provides just that! *Recommended for all skin tones.
This is a must because of how powders invisibly and creates a beautiful look on any skin tone. Colourless and intended for HD environments, it wont show on camera and therefore is perfect for any kit.