If you are a makeup artist, kit organisation will be a skill you need to master to be able to stay on top of your game.
Showing up for your clients looking disorganised is an absolute no-go for any professional makeup artist. It will do little to inspire clients’ confidence in you and will give them a bad experience if they witness your powder exploding over the lipstick you were about to use on them!
If you need some tips on makeup artist kit organisation, see how you can keep clean and tidy on-the-go with Lotus professional beauty cases and chairs…
Makeup Trolley Cases
As part of your trade, you are likely to need to create a variety of looks for a variety of clients, each with their own unique requirements. From soft and natural wedding looks to bright and bold party looks, your makeup kit can seem to grow out of control!
A makeup trolley case is a must-have for any mobile beautician. You need plenty of compartments to be able organise your face, eye and lip products, plus a separate section to keep brushes away from potential bacteria-breeding spillages.
The Lotus Make Up Trolley Bag is a great professional makeup trolley. It zips open at the front for easy access to 8 storage sections, so you can easily organise your products by type. There are elasticated brush holders in the lid to keep brushes neat and clean, plus a detachable holder where you can keep them to hand hygienically while creating your client’s look.
The Lotus Duo Beauty Case and Trolley is equally as useful, though instead of zipping down at the front, it comprises 4 large removable storage cases that open at the top, plus 2 smaller ones. These are ideal for organising products by type and by formula – you can have a bag for base makeup, for example, and subdivide by creams, powders and liquids.
Finally, the Lotus Make Up Trolley with Seat comes with the added bonus of offering a place for you or your client to perch during an appointment. Extra sturdy and spacious, there is plenty of room to store all your palettes and products when on the go.
Smaller handheld professional makeup bags are also essential in organising your kit. These are ideal for when you want to pack economically, such as when you are visiting a client for a consultation or a makeup trial and already have a good idea of what they want.
The Lotus Tool Case is ideal for this. In a professional looking black or white colour, it features a removable and extendable tool box with dividers and a detachable shoulder strap so it is easy to carry.
Beauty cases are also good to keep on hand to store your most used products or essentials, such as hair ties, cotton wool, tissues or disposable applicators, that you don’t want to have to dive into a trolley to find. You should also have your brush cleaner in an easy to find pouch, so you can wipe down brushes between clients.
Our Lotus White Make Up Bag and Lotus Clear PVC Beauty Case are both perfect for this purpose. Transparent PVC allows you to easily see where your products are, so you won’t waste time rummaging around.
If you are a professional makeup artist, there are few things that will make your job more difficult than having to stoop uncomfortably over an inappropriate chair!
Instead, make sure you have your own fit for purpose beauty stool that will allow you to do your best work. The Lotus Make Up Chair With Head Rest will keep both you and your client comfortable for a professional experience. With a canvas seat, footrest and headrest, it is the perfect height for working, so you can maintain your composure at all times.
If you have any tips for keeping your make up kit organised, let us know in the comments below!
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