5 Starter Kits for Aspiring Makeup ArtistsNovember 19, 2020
Whether you’re looking to boost your artistry status among the Instagram makeup community or want to go from amateur to pro, the first thing you need to do is build out your makeup kit. You’ll need plenty of eyeshadow options, a good set of brushes, setting spray and an effective makeup remover — just to name a few. Makeup box sets are the perfect way to amp up your collection without breaking the bank. Here, we’re rounding five of our favorites for aspiring makeup artists at any level.
With this set, you’ll get $555 worth of premium products, for just $72.50 (with any $42 purchase). Highlights include a versatile eye and cheek palette, a full size Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, two classic lip shades and three Advanced Génifique skin-care products that serve as the perfect base for makeup.
If you’re not sure where to begin, this assortment of NYX’s all-time best-selling products is a great place to start. It features a palette of universally flattering neutrals, a jumbo eye pencil, a black liquid eyeliner, a classic pink gloss and a matte setting spray.
This easy-to-carry kit is a one-stop shop for all of your makeup needs and costs just $19.99. In addition to 36 eyeshadow shades to work with, you’ll find primers, brow products, brushes, glitters, cheek products and more.
Makeup brushes can get expensive, so if you’re not ready to invest in a full assortment, make sure your kit is stocked with quality essentials. The set includes a kabuki brush for liquid and cream products, a duster brush to apply and blend powders, a highlighter brush, a crease brush to soften and blend and a sweeper brush to pack and blend eyeshadow. Each brush features synthetic antimicrobial fibers and durable and waterproof handles, so you can count on these being in your kit for years to come.
You’ll get major mileage out of these four products from IT Cosmetics (a $99.50 value for just $34.30). The set includes a full-size volumizing and lengthening mascara, a full-size pore-blurring blush, a blush brush and a travel-size hydrating setting spray.