5 Starter Kits for Aspiring Makeup Artists
So you want to become a makeup artist — we support it! Whether that means doing each and every one of your friends’ makeup on the weekends or casually working backstage at Fashion Week, being able to call yourself a makeup artist is a skill that looks seriously cool on anyone’s resume. But a makeup look can’t come together without the necessary tools: i.e. tons of different eyeshadow shades to get creative with or foundations to help you achieve that airbrushed skin finish you’ve been dying to master. The solution? Finding the perfect makeup kit that lets you practice and perfect your craft.
To help you reach your full potential, we rounded up five starter makeup kits perfect for aspiring makeup artists. Check ’em out, below.
For an Amazon Prime-approved option that’s roughly $50, check out this makeup set from Shany. The seven-layer kit contains four layers of eyeshadows, one layer of blush, one layer of concealer and one layer of lipstick. The best part is each of the seven palettes are removable for convenience. If you’re all set on eyeshadow, there’s also a six-part foundation and contour palette option, too.
It’s no secret that Charlotte Tilbury is a luxe beauty brand. Though the price tag is oftentimes steep, the products are high quality and reliable. Each CT Look in a Box kit contains the essentials needed to bring a specific makeup look to life. We love The Dolce Vita option for creating a copper and, bronze eye look.
You seriously can’t beat the price ($65) of this beauty box collection, featuring ten (we repeat, ten) full-size Lancôme bestsellers, including the Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base, Le Crayon Khôl Eyeliner Pencil in Black Ebony and Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum. You have a choice of the Starlight Sparkle Collection and the Starlight Sparkle Glam, which are made up of different products perfect for matching to your makeup personality.
If you want to learn how to achieve perfectly airbrushed skin, Temptu is a device worth looking into. At $275, this kit is on the pricier side, but the flawless, lightweight-yet-full-coverage look is stellar. Loved by beauty bloggers and makeup artists alike, it will help you complete your whole makeup look, including foundation, blush and even highlighter.
In the vault, you’ll get the original Naked Palette, Naked2, Naked3 and Naked Heat. All that’s missing is Urban Decay Naked Cherry, in the case that you haven’t already added it to your collection.