Friday, June 29, 2012

What's In My (condensed) Kit

When I recently posted a picture on my Facebook Page of my kit in a small Eve Pearl shoulder bag I immediately got requests to post what was in the bag.  Well, ask and you shall receive!

Personally, I don't feel that I need to have a million and one things in my kit to do my job.  Most of my jobs are catalog, commercial, tv/film, corporate and some bridal.  I only carry what I need and I pack according to the job.  If I'm doing a corporate client, why do I need to take my blue, yellow and orange liptars?  Why bring my green eyeshadow?  I don't need it.  I'm obviously not going to use it.

So what's in this bag?

All of this!

I made my own working eyeshadow Z Palette (Zebra).  By "working" I mean colors that I use the most and fit 98% of my jobs.  I also made my own lipstick palette (Leopard).  I condensed all of my lipstick tubes and depotted them into the Yaby Empties.  Why carry a million tubes of lipsticks?  Made my own blush/bronzer palette (Pink) as well.  

The Rest of the Items:
  • Powderpuff Squad Blush Palette (sadly discontinued and the company no longer exists - had this for ages)
  • Foundations - Depending on the job I switch them out.  Today I had my MUFE HD packed and yes I can make any color I want out of those 3 colors (118, 128 & 177).
  • MUFE Camo Concealers
  • Setting Powders - FACEatelier & Laura Mercier
  • Gel Liners - Tarte Amazonian Clay in Black & Brown
  • Yaby World of Pearl Paints palette, for those "just in case" moments
  • Q-Tips
  • Cotton Squares in a plastic soap carrier
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer
  • Lipglosses
  • Mascaras, Lash Curler (heated and regualar), Tweezers and Scissors 
  • Toner, Moisturizer, MUFE Sens' Eyes, Hand Sanitizer, Alcohol, Brush Cleaner 
  • Mascara Wands (in the mini Cozzette Vessel) 
  • Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
  • Laura Mercier Primer 
  • MUFE Uplight
  • Duo Lash Adhesive
  • Book of Eyeliners and Brow Pencils
  • MUFE Flash Palette (never leave home without it)
That's it!  I still have a little room left if I wanted to include some Lip Tars if I wanted to.  I don't need anything more than this to make the job happen.  I like to make my life and my commute as easy as possible.  And trust me, living in NYC, the easier the commute, the better it is.

As always, if you have any questions/requests at all, feel free to comment below.