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. Thank you!
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 I've invested almost $2000+ on my professional kit, but if you book a couple gigs, you can make that back in no time!
Best of luck on your new career!