Freelance Makeup Artist Series | Tools

Hi my lovlies!

For the longest time I said that I would do a freelance makeup artist series, so here it is! I've finally done it! The first video is about the tools I carry and recommend for any MUA. Tools are essential for you to create an outstanding look, from sanitizing your hands and products to setting the face to clean ups. Tools are what make your job easy!

Tools -
  • Hand Sanitizer - A MUST! Make sure your hands are clean at all times before touching each and every client
  • Wet Ones - to clean tabletop and/or work area
  • 91% Alcohol -  to sanitize powder makeup and possibly lipsticks
  • Baby or makeup wipes
  • Color Wheel
  • Face Charts
  • Alcohol Pads -  to clean stainless steel tools
  • Toothpaste & disposable toothbrushes
  • Business cards
  • Blotting tissue
  • Brow stencils (optional)
  • Lip scrub or travel toothbrush
  • Clear tape -  great for creating a clean, sharp look
  • Rubber Bands
  • Labels
  • Beauty Blenders/ Sponges
  • QTips
  • Disposable spatulas
  • Paper towel
  • Kleenex
  • Garbage bags
  • Hair clips
  • Lash Glue - always take one in clear & black. Make sure you have a latex free lash glue
  • Extra lash curler pads
  • Towel - to clean brushes and sit makeup on.
  • Brush cleanser
  • Bag for dirty brushes - it's important to keep your dirty brushes separate from your clean brushes
  • Brush holders or cups -  great for holding your brushes for separate clients instead of lying them on the table where they can roll off.
  • Powderpuffs -  great for applying powder to set foundation and concealer
  • Cotton rounds -  to cleanse and tone the skin
  • Bandaids
  • Disposable mascara wands
  • Latex free makeup wedges/ sponges
  • Brush belt
  • Varitey of brushes (separate post & video coming soon)
  • Gum and/or mints
  • Stainless steel palette
  • Stainless steel spatuala
  • Lash curlers
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Brow shapers/razors
  • Spoolies
  • Brow & Lash Comb/Brush
  • Sharpener
Others Not Mentioned:
  • Notebook - great for writing down notes, holding call sheets and much more.
  • Pens & Highlighter
  • Visine - great for redness on the skin and the eyes
  • Aprons - one for you and your client to protect clothing from makeup messes.
  • Asprin - great for any client that may have a sudden headache
  • Straws - for clients to use for drinks when you've already applied their lipstick.
  • Airbrush System
  • Disposable eyeliner wands
  • Disposable lipstick wands
  • Disposable lipgloss wands
Hopefully this helps some of you aspiring makeup artists out! I find that sharing what I learned when I first started will make it easier for someone else.

Part II coming next Thursday!

What else would you add?


  1. hello! i love your blog it has so much helpful info. i was just wondering if you ever have a problem traveling with your makeup in the city? I am without a car right now and was wondering if you have any tips for traveling with your makeup kit on public transportation??

    1. definitely can. It's taking me some time due to some surprises in my life, but i'll get to it as soon as I can :)


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