Friday, July 6, 2012

My First Makeup Kit

As I mentioned before, after graduating from beauty college and receiving my estheticians license my parents bought me the Fred Segal Makeup Artist Kit. Not to totally age myself but this was back in 2002, haha. This was an amazing kit to get me started and introduced me to the brand Makeup Forever but it did not take long for me to realize that it was far from everything that I needed. It seemed like at every makeup job I had I would discover several products that I needed so I would go out and buy them before my next job. I did not really realize at the time but by doing this I was building myself a truly amazing makeup kit full of so many amazing brands and products that was constantly growing and changing.
I just did a quick search to see if this kit is still available and I could not find it but I did find a picture on google and a list of all of the products. The kit was $ 1625.00 and included:

The Fred Segal Beauty professional make-up artist case is made of brushed aluminum and features a patented hidden hinge with smooth moldings for a super-sleek and modern look. Three side trays on slides allows for total access to all open areas of the case, and the clear lining inside makes cleaning easy. A shoulder strap is included for carrying around your large collection of make-up.
Measures 14.25" (length) x 8.5" (depth) x 9.25" (height).

Brush Cleaner (Make Up For Ever)
99% Alcohol in a spray bottle
Sponge Applicators
Powder Puffs
Disposable Mascara Wands
Cotton Swabs (flat and pointed)
Mixing Palette
Rhodoid Spatula (Make Up For Ever)
Pencil Sharpener (for regular and large pencils)
Duo Lash Adhesive
Strip Lashes
Individual Lashes

Powder (smashbox)
Blush (smashbox)
Concealer (smashbox)
Eyeliner (smashbox)
Angle Brow (smashbox)
Lip (smashbox)
Crease Eyeshadow (smashbox)
Small Eyeshadow (smashbox)
Large Eyeshadow (smashbox)
Brow and Lash Comb/Brush (smashbox)

Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage 16 Color Mini-Palette – pink based
Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage 16 Color Mini-Palette – yellow based

6 shades of liquid foundation (Make-up Forever - Face & Body Liquid make-up)
7 shades of cream foundation (smashbox Foundation Stick)
Foundation Primer (smashbox)

Loose powder – light/medium (NARS)
Pressed powder – medium/dark(NARS)

10 color palette - matte, iridescent, neutral, and fashion colors (Make Up For Ever)

Brown (NARS)
Black (NARS)

Taupe (smashbox - Brow Tech)
Brunette (smashbox - Brow Tech)

Rose (NARS - Orgasam)
Peachy Brown (NARS - Plaisir)
Bronzer (NARS - Zen)

Lip and Lid Primer (smashbox - Natural)

Black (smashbox)

Nude (smashbox - Smashing Gam)
Red (smashbox - Smashing Berry)
Brown (smashbox - Smashing Palm Beach)

5 color lipstick palette with mirror and lip brush – cool colors (Make Up For Ever)
5 color lipstick palette with mirror and lip brush – warm colors (Make Up For Ever)
5 color lipstick palette with mirror and lip brush – reds (Make Up For Ever)
Clear lip gloss (Make Up For Ever)

Gentle Eye Make-up Remover
Rosewater Toner
Ultra Facial Mositurizing
Lip Balm

Top & Base Coat in one ( Spa Ritual)
Nail & Cuticle Oil ( Spa Ritual)
Get off my Cloud ( Neutral) Nail Lacquer ( Spa Ritual)
Too Hot to Handle (Red) Nail Lacquer (Spa Ritual)

Not to sound totally emotional but reading this list again after all of these years almost brought tears to my eyes. It is a reminder of how it all began for me and how blessed I am to have such amazing, supportive parents. Although most of the contents of this kit have been gone for years there are still a couple of pieces hanging around. The train case is one of the highest quality cases that I have ever seen and although my pro kit outgrew it I still use it today for my own personal makeup. I also still have and use every single one of the Smashbox brushes. Now that I think about how old they are I am even more amazed by the quality of them and it really shows that if you buy good brushes, wash them correctly and take good care of them they are well worth the investment.

1 comment:

  1. You've come so far! What a great starter kit. Good brushes last forever. I think I have some from a decade ago that are still like new.