Here are some of my go-to kit essentials:
1. Loreal Liquid to Powder Foundation
This is such an under-rated foundation. It works well, and is a great way to thin out a cream foundation without losing coverage. There is a slight SPF, so if you're doing makeup for a photoshoot you might want to skip this foundation, but for any other occasion it's great.
2. Smashbox Pore Refining Primer
I spoke about this in my last blog post, but it really is a miracle product. It keeps the skin matte all day, and fills in pores to create a flawless base for foundation.
3. Temptu Concealer Wheel
Having a makeup kit is all about consolidation and efficient packing. That's when palettes become your best friend. I like the Temptu Concealer Wheel because it's a truly neutral, and has a nice range of colors.
4. Ben Nye Rainbow Color Wheel
When you first look at it, you might be thinking, "Okay, well, I don't plan on getting into face paints... when am I going to use this?" This wheel is the most essential. You can make any color under the sun with this wheel and it's a really great way to get practice mixing colors. Make sure you also have a cream color in plain white, so you can make a color lighter if needed.
5. Clear Gloss
Once you apply the lip color, all you have to do is add clear gloss on top. You can keep a couple other colored glosses, but if you have a smaller budget, just a clear gloss will do the trick.
Hey! I'm Heidi, the stylist and makeup artist here at City Headshots. Feel free to get in touch with me by email, or call me during our normal business hours at (212) 706-1902. I'm happy to answer any questions you have!
Hello! I'm Amaris, the second stylist and makeup artist here at City Headshots. I can be reached by email or can be called on Sundays. Happy to answer any questions!