Monday 27 July 2015

In the Kit - The Bits 'n' Bobs Bag

Every make-up artist has one (or their assistant does!), a bag of non-make-up things you might need, or someone else might need or that's just plain weird, but useful. I was doing an inventory of mine the other day (so there are a few things missing from the picture that need replacing in my bag) and thought it may be worth a little blog post.

The bag I use is a see-through make-up bag, probably this one from PAM or similar. I can see everything in there which makes finding things quick and easy and although it looks really full this really doesn't add that much extra weight to my bag and it comes in really useful. As a make-up artist you not only get to spend time with people but often you are needed to be on stand-by making you the perfect person to solve any little problems, like microphones slipping, feet hurting or armpits smelling!

So what's in it?
  • A plastic mixing palette - for, well, mixing (something like this)
  • Small scissors - for cutting out labels, trimming false lashes, opening stuff
  • A mini nail kit
  • Blister plasters - really useful for weddings
  • Micropore Tape - can be used as tit tape, to hold microphones in place or as an eye make-up guide (Boots do one... of course)
  • Headband - to keep hair out of the face
  • Disposable chopsticks - weird I know but actually very useful
  • Shadow Shields
  • Dry Shampoo - Batiste or Percy & Reed
  • Deoderant - spray not roll on, no one wants to share a roll on
  • Tic Tacs
  • Spray bottle full of IPA - for brush and kit cleaning
  • Hair Spray - Elnett obvs
  • Metal spatula - for mixing (something like this)
  • Brush guards
  • Gaviscon - nothing worse than indegestion
  • Shine absorbing blot sheets
  • Sugar free polos
  • Snack bar (Jordans honey and almond preferably)
  • Pritt Stick
  • Glass ramekin - for cleaning brushes or mixing
  • Orange stipple sponge - great for 'doing' sweat
  • Hand cream 
  • Green nail varnish - to mark my stuff
  • Small tester of perfume - Chanel Chance at the moment. Should be one with a spray so it doesn't leak. Brides quite often forget perfume!
  • Tissues
  • Nail file
  • Hair tie
  • Tampons
  • Lighter
  • Vaseline
  • Hair pins
  • Nude nail varnish (not pictured but something like Madmoiselle by Essie)


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