Makeup artists can be so hard to buy for – namely because they already have it all – and also because they’re super aware of what’s good and what’s not. If that sounds familiar, here are some fresh ideas for their kit that won’t disappoint.
Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner
A quick-drying brush cleanser is one of the most genius product innovations, especially for makeup artists, who need their brushes to be clean for the next client. Cinema Secrets’ Professional Brush Cleaner melts makeup off brushes and sponges in an instant, leaving brushes clean, dry, and ready to go.
BEAUTY BAY Going Out Out 42 Colour Eyeshadow Palette
Instead of carting a stack of palettes to appointments, the BEAUTY BAY Going Out Out Palette is ideal for MUAs looking to simplify their stash and carry only the shades they know they’re going to use – and with party season approaching, glitter and shimmer looks are going to be in demand. This supersize palette has 42 shades, seven of which can be layered as toppers to change the colours beneath.
MyKitCo Face Charts
Every makeup artist knows that the secret to success is that practice makes perfect, so what better gift to give than a book of blank face charts? These MyKitCo ones are specially formulated so that makeup glides on just like skin and without tonnes of fallout.
Tweezerman Pro Master Lash Curler
A makeup artists staple, these award-winning curlers from Tweezerman are perfectly shaped to grasp and curl even the shortest, straightest of lashes – the results are seriously impressive. Gift these to an MUA who wants a kit that will last.
Beautyblender Pro Sponge
This simple little tool is a must-have in every pro kit, MUAs love the Beautyblender Pro Sponge for its abiliuty to make skin look like, well, like skin. It blends on foundation for a flawless finish – no streaks, cakiness, or brush marks in sight, and the pointed tip means it’s perfectly shaped to reach into fiddly areas.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol 1
What’s better than a single eyeshadow? Twenty-five eyeshadows. This palette has everything an MUA could possibly need to complete (or start) their kit, including eighteen wearable shades ranging from nudes to purples (and everything in between), five bright mattes, and a matte black and white for complete customisation.