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5 Must Have Staples to Best Support Your Makeup Collection

March 4, 2018

So, you've got your skincare and makeup cosmetics chosen for your personal kit, but it still feels like something is missing...

 

 If you've ever found yourself saying any of the following (or at least thinking it), then welcome to the club!

 

"I try, but it just doesn't look right...something is off..."

 

"My makeup looks better indoors than outside and I don't know why." (or vice versa) 

 

"I have all of this stuff now, but I don't know what to do with it." (*Storage concern) 

 

"I have to figure out a way to keep this away from my

pet(s)/kid(s)." 

 

You'd better believe that having a makeup collection comes with some clutter, need for personal space (to have a designated area for products and applications), and  having the right tools to help you with upkeep and artistry.  

 

While you're investing in having the right kinds of products to use, make sure you're also setting yourself up for long term success by getting the right supporting items!

 

Think of your skincare and makeup products as the "stars of the show" and these tools as "supporting cast":

 

1. Lighting. Most of the time, makeup wearers are struggling to see their makeup's truest colors because their color perception is skewed by the lighting they apply it in! The color of the lighting you use affects your ability to see how the color presents itself.

 

Many of us are aware of how different our makeup looks from one lighting to another, but we may not understand why or how that is.

 

Example: If you do your makeup in the bathroom or any place where your lights are the standard 60w-100w, incandescent light bulbs, then your makeup will appear differently when you go outside during the sun's highest peak time. 

The absolute worst lighting to apply makeup in is warm, incandescent lights. My makeup artistry/industry mentor, Donna Mee, has a complete webinar on this subject and it changed my "color perceiving" life for good!

 

Check out what I learned about makeup lighting in my blog post, "The Perfect Gift to Get Your Makeup Newbie or Aspiring Makeup Artist" . Click here!

 

Then check out this tool recommendation for an easy light changing alternative for your "makeup space":

**Disclaimer: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

 

What lighting are you currently using? Let me know in the comment section!

 

 

2. Cape(s). SuperMUA to the rescue! You may not feel very powerful wearing one (it's like putting on a baby's bib), but the results you get after can make you feel like leaping the tallest buildings!

A cape will not only help keep your clothes clean of makeup spills and splatters, but also aid in helping your color perception. 

The better you can perceive color, the better your application becomes. I suggest having both a solid black and solid white cape for a play on seeing shadow and light.  

**Disclaimer: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

*Double pack makeup capes in white.

*A singe makeup cape in black. 

 

Do you use or have a makeup cape? Let me know in the comment section! 

 

3. Cosmetic Organizer(s). Who doesn't need a more organized environment, right? If you're getting into establishing a makeup routine, then you definitely do. Who wants to search high and low for a certain eyeliner, lipstick, or brush when you're pressed for time? A simple cosmetic organizer that can sit on your dresser or vanity will help you keep your favorite things together and reduce misplacement...a real time saver! 

 

Cosmetic organizers come in a variety of sizes and storage capabilities. Here's a few to check out: 

**Disclaimer: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

*Small organizer

 *Medium organizer

 *Large organizer

 

How do you organize your cosmetics? Let me know in the comment section!

 

4. Lockable storage/Train case. Train cases are excellent tools to keep your beauty products organized and "safe" from pets and small children. Of course, this is also based on how responsible you are at keeping your case(s) out of their reach. I know that curious kids and pets can both move quicker than we may give them credit for... especially when it comes to keeping our cosmetics away.

 

Nevertheless, most train cases come with a lock and key to at least attempt to keep its content uncompromised. Lol! So, if you invest in a train case, make sure you use and store it properly!

Here are a few to check out:

**Disclaimer: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

 

 

How do you store your cosmetics? If you have small children and/or pets, how do you keep your products and tools out of their reach? Let me know in the comment section!

 

5. Cleaning supplies. You'd be amazed at how many people have been wearing makeup for years and are just now learning that they should clean their tools!

 

A part of taking care of your skin while wearing makeup also includes the sanitation of your tools as well. There are two ways you can clean your tools:

 

- Spot cleaning: Using a brush cleaning spray to remove surface makeup from the brush's head. They are mostly alcohol-based formulas for aiding sanitation and faster drying time.

 

- Deep cleaning: Using a mild, gentle emulsifying soap and water to break down oils found within the makeup products for a more thorough clean. There is longer wash time involved and usually requires an overnight drying time, depending on brush hair type and density.    

 

Click the pics below to check out a few favorites on the market for makeup tool cleaning supplies:

*Affiliate links.

 

What are you using to clean your beauty tools? Let me know in the comment section! 

 

Whether you take up makeup artistry for personal beauty enhancement, a new hobby, or a potential career, ensuring you have what you need to support your kit will greatly contribute to your success.

 

Don't know what you need in your personal makeup kit? Click this (link) to check out my blog, "5 Types of Products You Need in Your Personal Makeup Kit".

 

Leave me a comment or two and let we know what items you have or plan on getting to support your kit. 

 

Want to see a few demos of these items in action? Join me LIVE "In the Makeup Chair with Candied Y.A.M.S." on Sunday, March 4th at 10 PM EST! Click the link to set a reminder! 

Note: Missed the live stream? Just watch the replay! 

 

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