Thursday, 12 July 2012

My freelance makeup kit (MAC Zuca traincase)

Here's a look inside my freelance kit. It mainly contains MAC cosmetics but there are a few other different cosmetic brands inside (Bobbi Brown, BECCA, Makeup Forever, Makeup International, Estee Lauder, Dior, YSL, Bare minerals and Laura Mercier).

I wont tell you what shades I have, as I think every person is different and the product will be adapted to you and your needs.
Also, I wont list all my lipsticks as I have so many! I have a Japonesque palette which I have filled with my favourite go-to's, so I will do a blog post on that soon instead!

I will start with my foundation pouch (below). I have a mixture of colours and coverages in here as you never know who you will be working on. I have the following:

MAC Face and Body - £26.50 120ml
A water-based, water-resistant foundation. Light coverage but buildable coverage in layers. Good for using on the body and comes in a wide range of shades.
MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 - £24 40ml
A gel-based foundation that provides medium to high coverage with a natural satin finish.
Long lasting, thick texture and in a variety of shades. Water resistant too.
MAC Pro Longwear SPF10 - £24 30 ml
Long lasting 15 hour wear foundation. Light to medium coverage (buildable). Stays in place and provides a flawless natural finish. I use the MAC 130 duo fibre brush with this foundation as it buffs it into the skin really well.
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 - £24 30ml
This foundation is great on the skin. It has light reflective particles which gives a dewy glow to the skin and can be set with the MAC mineralize skin finish naturals for an even flawless look. It is a light to medium buildable coverage with a satin finish. Contains vitamins A, C and E to condition the skin.
MAC Select SPF 15 - £20.50 30ml
A water-based liquid foundation. Medium coverage. Provides a matte finish (great for oily skin). In a variety of shades!
MAC Full Coverage - Only available at MAC Pro stores.

Bobbi Brown BBU palette - £185
A mixture of foundation sticks, creamy concealers and correctors. Great for makeup artists! I couldnt live without mine now - will be doing a post on it soon!

CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIÈRE Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10 - £36.00

Powders and Concealers:


MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - £21
MAC Studio Fix powder plus foundation - £20.50
Mac Prep+Prime Transparent finishing powder - £19.50
Mac truth and light powder 
Laura Mercier brightening powder
Bare Escentuals Id Minerals Face Radiance Clear - £19

MAC studio finish £14.50
Mac select moisturecover  - £14.50
Bobbi brown creamy concealer - £18

Blushers and Bronzers:

MAC Mineralize skinfinishes - £21.50

MAC Blush: 1 palette of pinks and 1 palette of browns/peaches. Palettes cost £11.50 each and pan refills are £14.50 each. 5 Individual blushes including creme blushes)
MAC Lustre Drops - £17.50
Makeup forever HD blush - £22.50
Bare minerals blush - £19
Becca shimmering skin perfecter - £33
Becca beach tint blush - £20
Dior bronzer £29.50

Lip liner/Lip gloss/Lip balm:

Lip liner:

MAC lip pencils - £11.50
NO.7 lip liner  - £7.50

Lip gloss:

MAC cremesheen lipglass - £17
MAC dazzleglass£17
MAC plushglass£17
MAC lustreglass£13.50

Lip balm:

MAC lip treatment conditioner£11
MAC Prep+Prime lip primer£12

Eye shadow/Eyeliner/Eye primers/Mascaras


Urban Decay Primer Potion - £14.50
MAC eyeshadow palettes (holds 15 eyeshadows - £11.50 each) x3 with MAC eyeshadow pan refills (£10 each)
MAC individual eyeshadows - £12
MAC pigments - £16.50
MAC mineralize eyeshadow duo's - £16.50
MAC paint pots - £14.50

MAC technakohl liner - £14
MAC eyekohl - £14
MAC powerpoint eye pencil - £14
MAC eye pencil - £14
MAC fluidline gel eyeliner - £14

Mascara (in black and brown):
MAC zoomlash - £14 
MAC zoom fast black lash - £14
MAC Haute and Naughty - £18
MAC Pro lash - £14
MAC splashproof lash - £14
Avon Supershock - £10

My eyelashes are a mix of eyelure, ardell, red cherry and mac. I use Duo glue with them all. 
I will do a post on skincare and brushes that go into my kit too.

Sorry this post is abit long guys! Hope it gave you some insight into these products and hope you liked it :) please feel free to leave comments or ask questions guys!


  1. This was a great post. I am starting as a makeup artist and wanted to know more specific things. Like, can you show your palettes? (eyeshadow and blushes) And what shades of foundation do you think you need? Thank you.

    1. hi check out my website it shows how i organize my palettes and zuca bag!!

  2. Hello, I really love this post and I agree it would be great to see your palettes! How much was the Mac zuca? I'm hoping to order one next week
    x Ami x

  3. Oh sorry just saw your other post on it which had the cost x

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