Guide to Makeup Artistry: The Essentials

Makeup artistry is not an easy job but definitely a satisfying one. From a blank canvass to whatever your (or client's) heart's desire, the smile of satisfation you see on their faces knowing they look their best is an instant gratification.

If you have plans joining the band of growing makeup artists in the country, be armed and ready for whatever makeup catastrophe that will come your way. No smudge too small or makeup too tough. You will need to quick on your toes, creative, quick-witted and still be patient. Ready for retouch or change of look, no task is too much.

Make your life easier. Carry these items in your train-case.

Wedge Sponge (Php180)

Great to use as foundation applicator, contouring and concealing. This is best to use when client have a lot of blemishes to cover and if there are open wounds, pock marks or pimples.

Micro Precision Tips (Php60)

Better than the ordinary cotton buds, this gives removes the tiniest smudge without ruining your whole creation. Great if you just accidentally made cat eyes a bit long or if the mascara touches the lids.

Brush Wipes (free sample when buying at Nippon Esthetic Solutions Pro)

A busy makeup artist will always ran out of brushes especially the foundation, concealer and blending brushes. Doing a clean smokey eyes also needs for a clean brush for easy blending. Brush cleaner is a must but who has time to bring the bottled ones? I love these wipes! It's intant clean dry brushes that smells great!

Facial Sponge (Php25)

This comes in handy if your client's face is dry and flaking, this softly exfoliates it and primes it for moisturization. Great for cleansing, too. Ask your client to use this sponge when washing his/her face.

Cotton Pads (Php50)

You will need this when prepping your clients skin for makeup, apply the toner and emulsion. At the end of a shoot, this will also come in handy with removing their makeup. I use this to also spot clean my brushes and clean off the powder under the eyes that I apply when doing smokey eyes.

Where to get them: Contact Ms. Sydney Go of SNR Enterprises at or (2) 584.5988 or (917) 5349527. Unit 301, Millenium Place, 17 Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center Pasig. (located across Metrowalk)

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