professional makeup kits

How to create professional makeup kits without burning a hole in your bank account

Dreaming about becoming a professional makeup artist, but don’t have the startup capital? Indeed, a quick scour around the internet, as well as a visit to specialty makeup shops, will make you realize that they are expensive as heck!

The good thing is that there are alternatives to these very expensive branded products without compromising on the quality.

People are always enamored about brand names, and they equate them with quality. For the most part, it’s true. For instance, the reason why name brands are priced high in the first place is because they use premium ingredients, and those cost money. But, there are exceptions.

Besides, it’s not the brand but the skill of the artist that matters.

What’s Your Focus?

The one sure way to save is not to buy all the products at once. You must first establish your focus and go from there. Besides, if you are just starting this career, you will buy the most basic of products and invest a part of your income into buying even more products needed.

To create professional makeup kits, you need a bag. It doesn’t have to be those hard case makeup kits that are a burden to carry in the first place. You can opt for a piece of luggage because:

1.) They are cheaper.

2.) They come with rollers, which is more convenient than dragging them around.

What’s included in Professional Makeup Kits?

Remember that you are not going to buy all the products today. Instead, we are going to break down the products according to classification.

Skin care:

  • Toner
  • Moisturizers
  • Primers
  • Makeup remover
  • Cream cleansers
  • Hydrating spray

Recommended buy:

Bioderma Sensibio H20,

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Oily Skin Cleansing Gel,

Sonia Kashuk Radiant Boost Restorative Facial Oil.


Creams and palettes are very versatile so you can start investing in those.

Recommended buy:

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup,

Everything Crème Foundation from Honest Beauty,

Rimmel BB Cream



If you are still starting, better buy lip palettes. They are also very convenient as you can just take out the case and choose from among the varying gradients. You also need lip oils, pencils and scrubs.

Recommended buy:

NYX Pro Lip Cream Palette 

Maybelline Lip Studio,

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick,

Bite Beauty

Blush and Bronzer

Again, you can’t go wrong with palettes.

Recommended buy:

Physicians Formula Baked Bronzer Bronzing & Shimmery Face Powder,

NYX’s Tango Mosaic Bronzer,  

Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sunshine,  

Milani Baked Bronzer,  

Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer,  

Lorac Tantalizer Baked Bronzer


You will need:

  • Liners
  • Mascara
  • Tweezers
  • Eyeshadow
  • Brow pencil
  • Fake eyelashes
  • Eyeshadow palette

Recommended buy:

E.L.F Eyeshadow Palette,

CoverGirl Plumpify,

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara,

Sonia Kashuk’s palette

Brushes and Tools 

Investing in a good brush and other makeup tools is a must for professional makeup kits. With extra care, they can last you a long time so it’s okay to splurge a little.

Recommended buy: 

BS-MALL Premium Makeup Brush Set,

Andre Lorent PRO Makeup Brush Set with Designer Case,

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition 12 piece Brush Set Exotic Artisan,

Elf Cosmetics12 Piece Brush Set,

Sigma Baking and Strobing Brush Set