There’s a whole lot of information on the worldwide web. Especially nowadays for upcoming makeup artists which is absolutely lovely! Info such as what should makeup artists take to on set productions, makeup artist must have products, top picks and or etc.
PERO what about the ones which you totally should avoid; especially as a makeup artist?! Let’s hit that up!
So, there’s many things we could hit up here! Pero for now let’s keep it up to the 5 worst mistakes you could totally avoid and in so specific order but very much important!
Listen, listen listen….. this should’ve been stopped wayyy before this Covid era #realtalk!
I get it, sometimes you’re in a rush & sh*t happens. Pero, although you probably do this for yourself (no judging here); when applying your own lashes, pero you should most definitely try to break this habit so you don’t go and do this on your client’s!
We can go on & on when it comes to the sanitation aspect here but besides that which is extremely important; it looks very unprofessional.
Solution Latex Free Lash Glue - Latex free lash glue tends to dry faster & doesn't need the "wait" time before applying. Don't like latex free lash glue? Try carrying a mini fan in your kit, not only will it speed up the process for the glue but a fan is always great for speeding up the glam process.
Okay so this was a mistake I used to do very often & early in the game. In-between bringing in lights, the directors chair & bringing in my whole entire kit to every client I was going to see?! Ready for that “just incase moment” but in reality not necessary.
*There’s no need to bring in 10 shades of red lippie of lipstick, liner, gloss & liquid lipsticks ya get me?!
This unfortunately makes your kit without a doubt very heavy, hard to move, terrible for your back (believe me when I tell you its aiiiight when you’re younger & then boom you’re 36 ha!) & to top it off… I assure you the majority, (a good guestimate here) 75% of the products that you’re taking to see these clients….? You’re actually NOT going to use.
Solution It's VERY important to have great communication with clients prior to meeting them the day of their appointment. Getting all the info such as: What's skin type are they? Oily, Combination, Dry & etc. What kind of makeup they're looking for? (Have your client send you inspo photos). What type of event they're attending and what are their outfit options? These are super important questions - this way you know what shades to take, what palettes to pack up in your kit and the must have products you have a good idea you'll be using. It's also really good idea to ask your client for a non filtered selfie; this way you don't necessarily have to bring every shade of foundation. talking about foundation..... onto the next!
Very similar to the previous one but a tad different. If I would go back in time I would’ve saved so much money because I did this mistake numerous times.
I promise you it’s not necessary for you to go purchase every shade, undertone & brands of foundation. This happens very early on in the game you want to go & purchase every shade of foundation known to humankind pero seriously stop right now lol!
It’s a huge waste of money especially if you’re just starting up (you first gotta get clients to use all these foundations ya dig 😉).
Especially don’t carry all these foundations in your kit. Making your kit very heavy especially if you haven’t depotted your foundations – these glass containers are no joke.
Solution Depotting foundations & placing them in smaller containers is a great option! This is especially a great for liquid foundation as I said previously; glass weighs a bit. So changing them into small plastic containers would be a great benefit to your kit & for your back! Another good solution is working with cream foundations. I know some makeup artists are not too comfortable with this kind of medium but in reality a little bit goes a long way so when you depot them into smaller containers or palette form you get a lot more bang for your buck!