Condensing Your Kit. By Olivia Kay Makeup Artist
Have you ever had to lug your makeup kit up a flight of stairs? Or had to park 10 blocks away and roll a heavy case through uneven ground , mud and other unpleasant things? Have you struggled trying to load your kit in and out of your car?
That's probably a sign it's time to condense and downsize your makeup kit! Trust me I have been there so I know the task can sound tedious, but its really not so bad and in the long run saves you a lot of energy and trouble. I am going to give you some tips in how to break down your kit so you don't break your back.
You can start to save some space by a term we artists like to call "Depotting". You've probably heard the word before, But its actually a very useful trick.
Take your product out of its original packaging and decant it or "depot" it into a smaller bottle or palette. make sure to lable it so you know what it is when you go to reach for it. There are a lot of different ways to depot your makeup which we can talk about later.
-How many people will need my service?
-what type of makeup look is being asked of me?
-Is there pictures of the client so I can see skin type and texture?
The key is to be prepared and have the items you need and nothing you don't for that particular client who is siting in your chair. If the client is wanting a clean beauty look you do not need to bring your stock of sparkles and bright eyeshadows. If you know you have 5 bridesmaids that get eyelashes bring 5-6 pairs. Do not bring 25 dozen lashes.Its just extra wasted space.
Now,- I get it! we are all makeup junkies and have a penchant for buying 50 different shades of red lipsticks. But just imagine carrying all those tubes of lipsticks in your kit.. By using Color Theory you can make many different shades by adding and subtracting the right colors,And in turn cut down on the amount of products you are carrying in your makeup kit.
Understanding Color Principles will not only save you extra space in your case-It gives you a more comprehensive way to understand skin undertones.It also gives you effective solutions to correct skin discoloration challenges which then leads to a more balanced makeup look.
They have different types of Vueset with bigger or smaller compartments.
If you have any ideas or questions on ways to condense your kit let me know!