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.
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.