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5 Tools Every Makeup Artist Needs

If you’ve decided that you want to begin a career in makeup artistry then you’re in the right place! Designing Beauty Academy is Northern Colorado’s premier choice for beauty education. Since 2006, we have been providing aspiring hair stylists, nail technicians, estheticians, and makeup artists with the skills they need to succeed in the exciting beauty industry. We offer small classes and flexible schedules so that anyone with the desire to succeed in cosmetology — from working moms, to part-time students, to those looking for a midlife career change — can have a beauty school experience that works for them. In this blog post, we share five essential supplies that every aspiring makeup artist needs as a part of their tool kit. Read on to learn more, then schedule a free tour of our Windsor beauty school today!


A Professional Brush Set

If you take makeup seriously then you know just how important it is to use only high-quality brushes.. A professional brush set allows makeup artists to properly contour, blend, highlight, and conceal with ease, helping them to achieve whatever look that their clients desire. In addition, brushes are necessary (i.e. sanitary) alternative to fingers when it comes to application. The brushes we recommend starting with are an eyeshadow brush, blush brush, powder brush, foundation brush, smudge brush, eyeliner brush, brow brush, concealer brush, and lip brush. You might also want to supplement your brush set with some professional-grade cosmetic sponges for optimal blending and blurring.

Brush Cleaner

All those brushes aren’t going to clean themselves! Now, more than ever, it’s essential for cosmetologists to keep all of their tools as sanitary as possible. A proper, professional-grade brush cleaner not only allows you to fully remove any product from your brushes but also ensures that your clients will stay healthy. This is especially important if you’re applying makeup to a large group of people, like a bridal entourage.

Makeup Remover

When it comes to makeup remover, many makeup artists opt for face wipes since they are easy-to-use, disposable, and hygienic. Face wipes allow you to correct any makeup mistakes quickly and efficiently and also help your clients remove their makeup at the end of a trial application. For a cost-effective alternative to face wipes, we recommend micellar water or another bottled makeup remover. All you need is some q-tips and cotton pads and you’ll be able to wipe away makeup errors with ease while saving money in the process.


There is a debate among many makeup aficionados about whether or not primer is absolutely necessary when it comes to makeup application. Our response is a resounding yes! Applying primer to a client’s face before applying their foundation helps create a clear, clean palette that will get your entire process off on the right foot. A good primer ensures that anything you put on your client’s face will be applied smoothly and evenly and stay put for as long as they need it to.

Setting Spray

Speaking of staying makeup artist’s tool box is complete without a high-quality setting spray. Setting spray helps makeup stay on clients’ faces for as long as possible so they can enjoy their wedding, prom, or other big event while looking radiant the whole way through. After all, you wouldn’t want all your hard work to be sweated off within just a few hours, right? Protecting your living masterpiece with a reliable setting spray ensures that your hard work hasn’t gone to waste.

Begin Your Dream Career at Designing Beauty Academy

A career in the beauty industry can be fun, lucrative, and fulfilling. At Designing Beauty Academy, we help aspiring hair stylists, nail technicians, estheticians, and makeup artists make their dreams a reality by providing them with the tools they need to truly thrive. To learn how you can get started at our Windsor beauty school, get in touch with Designing Beauty Academy today.