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Lalagirl1995
Stylist Must-Haves

Recently I've been given the opportunity to work as stylist (hair AND makeup) for some professional shoots. The problem is that I've never had any actual cosmetology classes, so I feel kind of at a loss. I pulled some shoots off while maintaining an appearance of professionalism, getting off on natural talent alone, but I felt my supplies looked a tad...embarrassing. I bought a few new supplies for the shoot but ended up needing to use some materials from my personal collection (which, obviously, is unprofessional and less than sanitary.) Luckily, I knew the model well, and no one seemed to notice; but I realized that if I were to make any kind of career out of this, I would need to start accumulating the right tools. What are the stylist MUST-HAVE tools and other materials I need to have to feel confident when I walk into a professional shoot? What brushes, makeup and colors, and other tools can I not go without? I'm slowly learning, but quickly would be awesome. :smileyhappy: Thank you!

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miabt
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Hi Lalagirl1995,

 

Ohh man!  There are so many great products to start you out with!  I would spring for a few staple eye shadows (a color palette of some kind an an neutral palette, a brush set, maybe some foundations, and some highlighting/contouring products.  We do have the new BlockBuster Palette, that might be a great starter :smileyhappy:  I've invested almost $2000+ on my professional kit, but if you book a couple gigs, you can make that back in no time!

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Artist Color Box Makeup Palette

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Prestige Luxe Brush Set

 

Best of luck on your new career!

 

xo, Mia

Lalagirl1995
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Thank you for your response. :smileyhappy: I'm pretty covered on neutral eyeshadows, I have some nice foundation (I need some for darker skin, though); highlighting and contouring covered; I have foundation, blush, and eyeshadow and eyeshadow crease brushes covered; and I have the Smashbox Master Class Palette 2. (That's the stuff I have only used for the shoots and not personal use.) What I was looking for were some more specifics. What other types of brushes do you NEED? What types of eyeliners do makeup artists keep on hand? Eyebrows? Lipstick? Like, if I had nothing and had a shoot tomorrow, what would I NEED on hand? I just want to feel...complete. Make sense?
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