Its the 7th month already *whew*, I can't believe how much the months have gone by. In all,
I thank God for his goodness. Hope you all are feeling the weather, Happy July to you all.
I get asked by beginners especially, about tools and what they really need in their kit. Today we will be discussing tools and disposables. For those who know me, they know I am a true believer in sanitation and cleanliness with my makeup kit.You prevent transmission of skin infections or germs from one client to another when you are sanitary. What better way to do this than with the use of certain tools and disposables. Disposables as the name implies are disposable makeup tools which you toss after use or give to the client for keeps for personal use after using it on them. Want to know the must haves? Dive right in!
Spatula or Palette Knife
|Double ended spatula/palette knife|
The palette knife is a tool that every makeup artist who knows his/her onions shouldn't toy with. It is an essential tool to say the least. It can come double ended like the one in the picture or just with one end. A palette knife is mostly made of stainless steel to aid for easy cleaning but can also come in durable plastic.
- A palette knife is used to scoop out product eg. concealer or lipstick from the jar/tube/container it comes in unto a palette.
- It can also be used to mix up different shades of products when working.
- A palette knife can also be used for depotting products, see depotting tutorials here
|LaVaque Stainless Steel Cuff Palette|
There are different types of palette available. We have the normal stainless steel palettes in different shapes, the paw palette, the cuff palette(pictured above), even durable plastic palette. I prefer the stainless steel palette because they are easy to clean and sanitize. It can be wiped clean with facial wipes when you want to clean them or spray with alcohol when you want them sanitized. I own the LaVaque Cuff palette presently. I love it because I just wear it on my wrist, adjust it to fit and it leaves my both hands free while I'm working.
Q tips can be used to:
- Remove gunk from the eyes
- Clean a mistake when working
- Remove excess product when you go in a little heavy handed
- Create a smudge effect when working on some eye looks
- Apply certain products onto the face
- Clean cuts/bruises when there is an accident on set
- The pointed Q tip can also be used to apply eyeliner as well.
Mascara Wands/Spoolie Brush
So that's it for now dearies.
Watch out for the concluding part of Tools and Disposables.
If you have any further questions or contributions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.
Till my next post,
Stay Beautie-ful & Radiant