I’ve been freelancing for about two years now and it’s been a great side hustle and hobby. I’ve got to meet many other artists here in the Bay Area and because of this, I’ve picked up on so many new techniques and beauty products to fill up my kit.
As a freelancer, I’ve been able to experiment with certain makeup tools and makeup products. I’ve used products that I would never use or buy ever again, but I’ve also used products that I haven’t been able to get out of my routine.
I sat down and looked at all my makeup and chose the products that I 100% cannot live without that I think you need in your life!
MAC Palette & ABH Single Shadows
I started off my makeup journey with MAC shadows but had no place to put them. Before getting an empty palette, I used to keep the shadows in the plastic wraps they came in. Once I started buying more single shadows *enter ABH single shadows launch*, I knew it was time to invest in one of these.
There is a brand called Z Palette, but this specific one is from MAC Cosmetics. So many brands have come out with their own version of the palettes, no one is better than the other in my opinion. As long as they hold the product then it’s all good.
Having a magnetic palette is extremely convenient because you can put any color of eyeshadows and blushes and not have to worry about overpacking. All the shades in this palette are typically worn on a day-to-day basis or on the weekends, and whenever I travel this is all I bring.
Morphe + ABH Eyeshadow Palettes
If you don’t want to take the time to invest in hundreds of single shadows, I recommend eyeshadow palettes. These two palettes are my everyday GO TO’s. The Morphe 35O palette has never let me down, except that one shadow that shattered… *silently cries* but really though, it’s an amazing palette for an everyday look. There was a time in my life where this was the only eyeshadow palette I would use to get ready with.
Same goes for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. When this gem came out, I was all over it (mainly because of the packaging). The entire palette was filled with eyeshadows I didn’t own or have in any of her other palettes; this got me so hyped.
Whether you’re going for simple or smokey, these eyeshadow palettes work perfect and are MUST HAVES.
ABH LIP PALETTE
One of the best things I ever invested in was this beauty here. Anastasia Beverly Hills created a product that was meant for freelance makeup artists. If you pay close attention, we have hundreds of lip products in our kits due to the fact that we want to be prepared.
Having this lip kit has been such a blessing, especially because you can mix the shades together to create your own custom lip color. It’s also a travel-friendly product. I mean, how many lip glosses and lipsticks have you taken on vacation and only used one product?! Exactly…