Finding the right cosmetic products for your skin tone can be difficult and quite expensive. There are a variety of kits available on the market for those who want to purchase a ready-made supply of makeup.
But for that individual who has trouble finding the right match and who is very particular about the cosmetics she uses may prefer to put together her own kit. Building a kit from the bottom up is especially suited to those who collect makeup and to aspiring artists who are looking for an array of supplies to use on clients.
Regardless of whether it is your hobby or your profession, creating your own kit is one way to make sure that everything you invest in is right for you. Designing your own cosmetics is a fun and creative process with many benefits.
It allows you to create beauty products that are customized to fit your personal style and preference. When designing your own cosmetics, you can custom blend colors to create vibrant hues that cannot be found anywhere else.
Eventually, your project can even grow to become a lucrative business venture if you decide to create and sell your designed products. Decide what kind of kit you want to put together.
You may create only one, where all your cosmetics are organized in a single large case, or you can make several different ones, depending on your needs. For instance, a professional makeup artist may have a sizable kit she takes with her on assignments, and a smaller kit that is filled only with products for her personal use.
You can design an entire set, including makeup for eyes, lips, face, nails, and body. You can also choose certain items, such as body shimmer, lip-plumping gloss, or vibrating mascara.
Someone who travels frequently can have one kit with full-size items for home use and another with travel-size products packaged in travel-friendly containers. The next step is to choose colors.
Blush and lipstick should be in shades that best flatter your skin tone. You should not, however, be afraid to choose avant-garde colors such as black lipstick, glitter eye shadow, neon nail polish or hot-pink blush.
You can be as creative and crazy with your colors as you like. Next choose a type of consistency for your skin tone.
You can design loose mineral powders and eye shadows, pressed powders and blushes, and liquid or mousse foundations. Get creative with the consistencies for blush, and design pressed-powder, loose powder, and liquid blushes.
Your cosmetics can contain products of all consistencies, or they can be exclusively in one type. After you make what goes on your skin, decide what to put it in.
Come up with a unique logo to stamp on all of your containers. Your packaging can be sleek and classic, with a small logo embossed on the cover, or you can be more imaginative and design packaging that is extremely colorful and whimsical.
Invest in a makeup case large and sturdy enough to hold the items you will be stowing inside. Hardy train cases are not exclusively available to professional makeup artists and are particularly ideal for cosmetics collectors or those with a considerable number of products.
Someone who likes keeping her beauty products to a minimum might prefer to store her cosmetics in a handy case easily available at beauty supply stores, department stores, and drugstores. Use the compartments in your case to organize and segregate the cosmetics you already own.
Stick with an organization method that works for you; it may make more sense to you to put your supplies together by color instead of by kind, or perhaps by brand rather than by any other classification. Identify which items you still need.
Perhaps you have cosmetics in many colors but no brushes to apply them with. If you intend to use your kit professionally, you should stock up on a variety of shades that flatter the range of skin colors you will be working on.
To start with, you need foundations, translucent powder, brow pencils, eye shadows, eyeliners, mascara, blushes or bronzers, lip liners, lipsticks, and lip glosses. You can also design applicators.
For loose-powder, brush applicators work best. For pressed powders and liquid foundation, makeup sponges are appropriate.
You should also consider designing small brushes for eye shadow and concealer application. As your knowledge of makeup application grows, add tools and extras that you find useful, like a pencil sharpener, body glitter, eyelash curlers, and false eyelashes.