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A Cruelty Free Makeup Artist Kit

A Cruelty Free Makeup Artist Kit

If you're an aspiring makeup artist, it can be hard to stick to cruelty-free items while the rest of the community uses brands like MAC, YSL, and Lancome. Luckily, we've done the sleuthing for you to find the best products for a cruelty-free kit. 


Not all skin is the same, so not all skin uses the same type of primer. Keep a primer in your kit for those with dry-normal skin like the Smashbox Primer Water, and a primer for oily skin like the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer that has a matte finish to keep oils at bay. 


One of the best all-around foundations for any skin type is the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, with an airbrushed, flawless finish that lasts through events and never leaves skin looking flaky or dry.  The downfall? There's a limited color range, so for a more inclusive alternative, the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is the perfect foundation because of its ability to be manipulated from light coverage to full, dewy to matte, all depending on the application. 


For the concealer category, there's only one option: The Tarte Shape Tape is the perfect full cover, long-lasting concealer that comes in a large shade range. If you also want the option of a pot concealer, we recommend the Glossier Stretch Concealer for a lighter, more natural finish. 

Finishing Powder

Working with different skin types and tones as a makeup artist, it makes a world of difference to have just one type of powder for everyone. The ILIA Soft Focus Finishing powder can help to bake and set makeup on any skin type, including dry without creating patches or flakes.

Blush, Contour and Bronzer

For Blush, Contour, and Bronzer, it's best to find a palette that can encompass at least two if not all three of those categories, to save on space. One of our favorites for Bronze, Contour and Highlight is the Tartiest PRO Glow Highlight and Contour Palette. With four powder shades and two cream, this palette is great for bronzing the face and chiseling out features. The Naked SKin Shapeshifter palette also includes a row of concealers for even more options. Another way to include options without bulking up your kit is a blush kit like the Anastasia Blush Trios that come in 5 different colorways. 


It's no secret that the best brow products on the market on Anastasia Beverly Hills, from the DipBrow Pommade to the lighter Brow Wiz Pencil, they're your one stop shop for amazing, long lasting brow products. 

Eyeshadow, Eyeliner & Lashes

In this category, we're going to sound like a broken record, but it's true: Some of the best eyeliners on the cruelty-free market are the Marc Jacobs High Liners. With every color imaginable for any event, these gel-kohl liner hybrids are perfect for the inner waterlines or used as a traditional liner. For eyehsadow, some of the most blendable, ffordable and professional cruelty free shadows are from Morphe. With stunning palettes like the 35O35T and the Jaclyn Hill Palette, there's one for every occasion and client. The shadows are amazingly pigmented, and creamy, blending with ease. When it comes to lashes, most brands sell mink and faux mink lashes, and if you dont want to give business to a brand who is technically not cruelty free, there's still plenty of vegan lash brands that will work just as well. House of Lashes is a cruelty free lash brand who has some of the best lashes on the market. The Iconic Style is exactly what the name suggests- iconic, with a flared style and criss-cross formation to simulate real lashes, 

Lipstick and Lipgloss

Finishing off any look with the lips can be difficult without the right products, so for a lipstick that will last all night long, we recommend the Hourglass Confession lipsticks. With a creamy, glossy texture, these lipsticks light up the face whether you apply a dark plum, or nude pink. And beyond the glossiness, they last through kisses, drinks and more, making them the perfect lipstick for clients. To top up on a glossier look use Marc Jacobs Hi Shine Lipglosses in shades like Moon Glow, and Pretty Thing for a barely there nude. The best thing about these glosses is the opaqueness they can have when using the darker colors like Supa Dupa Fly.

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