15 September 2014

What's In My Makeup Kit?

Last week I posted all about New Beginnings & Chasing Your Dreams and told you I have finally decided what I want a career in. I am absolutely loving my course and can't believe were already in week 3! I'm hoping to give you some updates throughout the course and show you what we've been doing so watch this space! Meanwhile, I promised a little look-see into my kit so here we go...

The bits and pieces included here are what we were given by the academy, I have since added a few other items in but again we'll save that for another day.


We received this 20 piece Silk Pro brush set from Royal & Langnickel. Apologies that not all the brushes are clean but it was such a manic week I bought them home to clean over the weekend - they will of course be clean by the time you read this! I love these brushes and can't wait to invest in some more and build up my collection. 


Any guesses on which foundation they gave us? Of course it has to be the infamous Nars Sheer Glow foundation. We received four shades ranging from light to dark and they include: Mont Blanc, Santa Fe, Barcelona & Syracuse. I also own Siberia as I'm paler than pale so have added this into my kit. I've never really been happy using this foundation as it never sits right and I find it always looks really cakey on. However having practiced with it over the last couple of weeks, I'm actually starting to really like it. I think the problem was that although Siberia is a good colour match, it just sucks all the remaining colour out of me. I've been using Mont Blanc in class and it definitely leaves me looking much more alive than Siberia without becoming a tangerine!


These two beauties are from Kyrolan. On the left we have a camouflage makeup palette which can be used for colour correcting and a small amount of concealing. It's amazing what these shades can do to correct different pigmentation in the skin. I never thought I would put half these colours on someones face! The palette on the right is a lipstick palette. These are so lovely and the creamy formula is amazing. My only criticism is that I would liked to have had more pink, but hey I'm not complaining!

This eyeshadow palette from Screenface is beautiful! The shades are really pigmented so you can build them up really quickly. The palette has a mix of satin, matte and shimmery shadows and its amazing what you can do with these shades! I'm definitely going to be investing in some more products from Screenface.

I get so excited every time I look at this Ben Nye blusher palette. I have had my eye on it for a while so when I saw it in the kit, it was like Christmas had come early! The shades are all lovely and so easy to mix if you want a slightly different shade. Again some more Ben Nye makeup is definitely on my wish list!

Yes, these do look very scary to me too. These are both Kryolan palettes, the top one is the Supracolour Palette B and the bottom is the Aquacolour Palette B. The top palette is made up of 12 cream colours with good coverage, which are ideal for use in TV, Film and Theatre. The Aquacolour palette is mainly used for face and body painting and should be used with either a damp sponge or brush. I'm really looking forward to trying these out as we haven't used them yet!

Finally, this palette is perfect for special effects and on set touch ups. The palette contains some flesh tones but also blood and vein tones, ideal for casualty makeup. These have to be mixed with 99% alcohol or a special activating product. Again, I haven't used this yet so it will be interesting to see what it's like to work with.

Other Makeup - Eyes, Lips & Face

These are some of the other goodies we received in our kits. From MAC we received, Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack, Clear Lipglass, Lip Pencils in Redd & Whirl, Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline and Eye Pencil in Coffee. We also received some Kryolan lashes which look amazing on and Maybelline's Great Lash mascara.

Sponges & Powder Puffs

I know this is pretty boring compared to the rest of the kit but I wasn't going to leave it out! We received a bag of wedge sponges, 3 powder puffs, a natural sponge, 2 different types of stippling sponge and a rounded sponge.


The course covers a lot of hair both styling and cutting so we've been given a few tools to get us started. We received 3 combs, 2 brushes and a pin box filled with different colour hair slides. Again I haven't used any of these yet as we haven't done any hair, however our hair modules start today so I can see these coming in handy over the next couple of months. 

So there you have the contents of my makeup kit. I'm hoping to post about each palette individually to review them and tell you a bit more about what some of them do once I've used them. It will also give me a chance to swatch them for you as there was far too much to swatch in this post! If there are any particular products/palettes you want swatches of then let me know in the comments!

What do you think of my kit? Have you got any product recommendations for me?



  1. All of this looks so amazing! I've been eyeing that ben nye blush palette too, and your photo of it makes me want it even more! I'm totally jealous of your great stash of stuff!
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

    1. You should definitely get the palette, it's amazing! X

  2. I would love to do a makeup course. I keep looking into it but then backing out! I honestly think I'd love to do it!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
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    1. Aw no you should do it! It's so much fun and I can't believe how much we're learning in such a short space of time! It's crazy! X

  3. Looks like such a good set! I need all of it haha!

    1. Haha it's so lush! I definitely recommend it all! X

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