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Cleaning your makeup box and tools.


Howdy blog Fam ,

I see red all over , it’s the month of love and I have to quickly steal a few words of prayer to  say to all the lovers and expectant brides to be – He will propose in Jesus name and of ‘cos when he does make sure I get to beat your face  🙂 .Pardon me , I just couldn’t resist the sales pitch.

Ok so back to the business of the day , I have had a lot of people ask me how I carry my makeup products around and my answer to them is simple –  I use a  backpack. I got my Zuca backpack from Gifty’s daughter and ever since then ,  I pretty much go ever where with it (bridal job, photoshoot etc.)

I particularly  love to travel light, so I invested in a lot of PRO palettes as against  going everywhere with my entire makeup kit , trust me when  I say building a pro makeup kit costs a fortune so it only makes sense to use palettes which can easily help in taking a quick inventory after the job . The backpack also helps  to evenly distribute weight on my shoulder as against the makeup box that I carry with one hand that are more difficult to carry, I have several makeup boxes but I  seldom carry them and only use them for storage ,they tend more to announce you and give you away as a makeup artist.Finally, my Zuca backpack is very spacious and  can carry my camera and flat iron etc all at once.

I have seen some makeup artists’ boxes and I am so disgusted, they look like a hot mess with powder and lipstick stain everywhere – all i can say is eewwh!!!!. Cleaning your makeup tools and box is a MUST as dirty tools always breed bacteria, I can say this as a matter of fact that when your kit and box are neat and clean, your client is usually  confident and at rest . I make sure that after ever job I always clean up my tools using baby wipes and Alcohol to clean each product and I also wash my brushes .I don’t enjoy doing the cleaning but hey it’s what I  have to do.

Here’s what I have going ……


My Zuca Back Pack interior view


I use Bounty Tissue at the base and put my makeup on it.







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Also remember to use antiperspirant and freshen your breathe with minty sweet /gum before you handle a client.

How do you carry your makeup around? Do you wash your brushes after job? Makeup bag or Makeup box please share. I would love to know.

Till my next post.

Hugs and Kisses.


  • Wuraola Goldwth

    Thanks for sharing sis. .The box looks so cute and handy. The best part of my makeup activities is the washing,cleaning and arranging of my box as I do this singing and and listening to music.

    • misidreads

      You are the only one i know that loves washing her brush set. Thanks sweet for stopping by.

      • Anonymous

        @Clement..Honestly youre the only one i know who loves washing brushes..good
        @misidreads.. you know i have never really thought bout using the kitchen towels in making my Makeup box look neat…i always clean it everytime i see any streak of mess in it.. but the tissues make them look neater and you can deposit afterwards without messing the box compartments itself.
        Thank you sweet sis xoxo

  • clement

    Pls I love this makeup kit how can I get the ket, how much does it cost

    • misidreads

      Hello Clement which of them.Thanks for reading through.

  • Resiliently-me

    Love the tips. Learnt new thing. Thank you.

    • misidreads

      Thanks alot.

  • TobiBhanks

    Lovely, washing for me is not fun, but i get to do it though…..thanks for sharing Yemisi.

    • misidreads

      Thanks Tobi, I was beginning to think i was the only one that doesn’t enjoy washing brushes.

  • jademakeovers

    Am like a kid in a candy store when arranging my makeup products in my box. But d opposite when cleaning my brushes. But anyway know its a must, so I get down to it. Because u never can tell when d next client will call.

    • misidreads

      Very True.

  • zhaynab

    Thnx a lot..and pls where can I get d Bag Pack?

    • misidreads

      You can get at Giftys daughter studio nationwide.Thanks for stopping by .

  • Jaga

    Very helpful. Thanks Yemisi. Never thought about laying tissues before d products. U try !

  • ibukun

    Hello Misy,where can I buy the spray? Thank u. The Parian spirit

    • misidreads

      Hello Ibukun, you can get it at Gifty daughter store in Ikeja , 25 toyin street.Lagos.