What’s Inside My Professional Makeup Kit ~ Beauty Spotlight Team Mystery Post

I thought it would be fun to show you what I have in my professional makeup artistry kit. Now keep in mind this is a work in progress and it is far from being complete as I have just only recently started focusing on my freelance career in a more serious fashion.
Building this kit has been a difficult process for me. I tend to have some rather expensive tastes when it comes to my personal makeup collection. It is obviously not practical or financially feasible for me to fill my kit with the same products I swear by in my personal stash. So far I have actually been having to sanitize and borrow quite a few items from my collection until I can find suitable permanent versions…and the funds to buy them… for my professional kit.
First off I have to share with you my most favourite part of my pro kit…the case itself! I am so madly in love with this soft case from Stilazzi. This is the Stilazzi Gone Topless Pro Case in Purple. It also comes in Black, Grey, and Pink. I found this case after searching and searching for a more affordable and accessible alternative to the Tas Merah case I had seen online and fallen in love with. The drawer system just seemed like the most perfect and effective way of organizing and working out of a kit. Now that I have had several months to use it I know I couldn’t possibly live without it.
You can click on the photo to enlarge. It shows the beautiful construction and quality of the case. Here are some of the included features:
  • Comes with 2 “clear face” black Actor Bags, 3 clear triangular pencil/brush Bags, 1 Kleenex Holder, and 1 Wet Ones Holder all detachable.
  • Easy to clean interior/exterior.
  • Light weight.
  • Retractable trolley handle and wheels.
  • 6″ deep top compartment.
  • 2 removable 4 drawer stacks.
One of the best things about this case is how easy and versatile it is to work out of. You can work directly out of it or you can remove the two stacks of drawers! I love being able to put these up on a table to work out of. If you are lucky enough to have a large area to work from you can even remove each individual drawer, as I did to take the following photos, and everything is accessible to you. This saves so much time not having to root around for things all the time.
So on to the contents of the drawers. As I mentioned this is a work in progress but this is what I have put together so far. The more I use it the more I come to learn which products will stay, which will go, and what I need to add.

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Drawer 1 – Foundations from Face Atelier and Cover FX, Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealers, Graftobian Hi-Def Corrector Palette, Rouge Bunny Rouge Luminous Skin Wand, travel sized tube of Amazing Cosmetics concealer.
Drawer 2 – Skincare (Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, Make Up For Ever HD Elixer), Primers (Cover FX Skin Prep FX and Clear Prep FX, glo-minerals Under Eye Primer, Benefit POREfessional  primer sample, Setting Powders (Cover FX Matte FX and Setting FX, Ben Nye Luxury Powders in Buff, Cameo, Banana, Beige Suede), Spatulas, Sponges, Puffs
Drawer 3 – My sad empty blush, highlighter, and bronzer drawer. I usually grab a bunch of my Chanel Joues Contraste blushes when I go on jobs as well as my Edward Bess Daydream bronzer and Chanel Bronze Rose bronzer. I do have a bunch of bronzers that I won in a Blog Giveaway that I can add but haven’t had time to play with them to decide which ones. I have added the Dior skin Nude Tan Healthy Glow bronzer in 004 Sunset that I won. I also usually add my MAC Beauty Powders in Too Chic and Play It Proper for highlighters. What stays in here right now for blush are my Illamasqua Blushes in Tremble, Hussy, and Lover, TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter.
Drawer 4 – False lashes (Ardell), Duo lash glue, BeautyBlender sponges, and Skindinavia Setting Sprays.
Drawer 5 – Anastasia Brow Powder Duos, Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencils, YBF Brow Pencil, Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel, Mascaras, Shu Uemura Lash Curler, Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion eye primers, Becca Romantasism Eye Tint, Disposable Mascara wands, Anastasia Tweezers and Scissors.
Drawer 6 – Make Up For Ever Aqua Creams in 2, 13, 16, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners and Eye Pencils from travel sets, Make Up For Ever Aqua Black, Marcelle Midnight Black Waterproof Eyeliner, Annabelle Eye Kohls in Silver and Black, Rouge Bunny Rouge Batiste Grey Starling Cream Eyeshadow, a few random MAC eyeshadows, Face Atelier Transforming Gel, Rouge Bunny Rouge Caress of Mink Loose Glitter Pigment, Anastasia Pencil Sharpener, Lise Watier Crayon Jumbo in Sunshine and Moonlight.
Drawer 7 – My poor empty lipstick drawer. I am going to be making a custom lipstick palette but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I know I will rarely finish an entire tube of lipstick so I think I will likely just steal half of my tubes of Chanel, Armani, etc for the palette. I know I will need to purchase some more lipsticks for my kit but have struggled with the what to choose. I have purchased a Make Up For Ever 5 Lipstick Palette in No3 Coral Harmony. I may pick up some more colour variations of this palette. Review to come! This drawer also contains all my Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Lip Pencils, as well as some random lip liners from MAC, Lise Watier, Prestige, etc.
Drawer 8 – Lip glosses from Rouge Bunny Rouge and Revlon, disposable doe foot applicators, and a couple of Le Metier de Beaute GWP lip palettes.

The top of my Stilazzi case contains my brushes (mainly bdellium and MAC) in their brush belt by ASoftBlackStar on Etsy, my 3 Inglot Freedom System 20 Eye Shadow palettes (I have reviewed two so far; cool neutrals and more colourful), Wet Ones in the included holder, a mirror, The Balm Shady Lady Palettes 1, 2 , and 3, some random blush, eyeshadow, and lip palettes from mua course that I never touch, Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle foundations and Sea of Tranquility highlighting fluid.
In the first triangular bag I have travel size MAC Cleanse Off Oil, travel size Simple Eye Makeup Remover, and a tin of Altoids. The second triangular bag contains cotton pads and a cough lozenge tin that contains my cotton swabs. The third triangular bag contains Beauty So Clean Sanitizer Mist, spray bottle containing MAC Brush Cleaner, and another containing alcohol.
I have linked all the available reviews throughout this post so if you would like to learn more about the products click away! If you have any questions about anything I have yet to review please let me know in the comments. If you have anything you’d like to recommend I would love to hear that as well. Hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into my kit!

For more information on Stilazzi and where to buy you can check out their website or their Facebook page. The model seen here retails for $350 US. They are actually having a contest right now on the Frends Beauty Facebook page where you can win one! There is now a Canadian retailer CurliQue. They are the new Beauty Boutique of the Blanche MacDonald Centre in Vancouver.   You can order via phone (604-685-5508), email ([email protected]), or reach them on their Facebook page.

Inglot Freedom System Eye Shadows 20 Palette Colourful ~ Swatches, Photos, Reviews, and 20% Off!

Last week I began my feature of the Inglot Freedom System eyeshadows I purchased for my professional kit. I ordered three of the 20 pan Freedom System palettes. There are also 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, and 40 pan palettes available in the Freedom System for the square pan eyeshadows. I thought about the 40 pan but thought going with 20′s would be the best fit for my kit. The added bonus is these magnetic palettes stack! You can stack them all with their corresponding lids in between or be even more space efficient and do what I have done which is stack them directly on top of one another and only put a lid on the top palette.

I showed you my neutral cool 20 palette last time and today I have decided to share with you my more colourful 20 pan Freedom System eye shadow palette. This palette is also a mix of Pearl and Matte finishes with a couple Double Sparkle thrown in. Inglot describes their  different formulas as follows:

  • AMC 2.7 g/0.09 US OZ - Vitamin E, treated pigments and micas help this non talc formula provide an extremely intense colors while the hydrophobic formula ensures that the color stays on for longer.
  • Pearl 2.7 g/0.09 US OZ - Treated pigments, micas and nylon provide high lubricity and a silky touch for an easy smooth, long lasting, crease resistant application.
  • Matte 2.3 g/0.08 US OZ - Treated pigments, talc, mica and nylon provide high lubricity and a silky touch for an easy smooth, long lasting, crease resistant application while the oil free formula provides the ideal matte finish.
  • AMC Shine 3.2 g/0.11 US OZ - Treated pigments, talc and mica gives this superfine, lightweight formula its shining and shimmering effect.
  • Double Sparkle 2.5 g/0.09 US OZ - Special silicones, treated pigments, talc, mica, nylon and unique spherical powder provide high lubricity and a silky touch for an easy smooth, long lasting, crease resistant application.

I have found everyone of these shades to be excellent. Mind you I did my research first so I didn’t expect to end up with any duds. Inglot makes exceptional mattes in every tone and nuance imaginable. Such a vast assortment of shades that are non chalky and smoothly blendable. That is the only complaint I have about Inglot. How are you supposed to choose from so many amazing colours!? The pearls are also glorious. Pigmented and smooth. 



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I purchased these from Inglot in Canada. A lot of Canadians are unaware that although there is no Canadian shopping website you can order Inglot in Canada through their Facebook page, by calling head office at 514-341-9333 ext-222, or by emailing Lesley at [email protected] Tell them I sent you! Receive 20% off your order when you tell them Perilously Pale sent you when ordering via Facebook or email ([email protected]) and Like their Facebook page! Expires Sept. 30th, 2012.

There are also several retail locations in Quebec. The Freedom System pricing for the filled eyeshadow palettes at the time I ordered were:
2 shadow palette: $22 CAD, $19 USD
3 shadow palette: $29 CAD, $26 USD
4 shadow palette: $39 CAD, $34 USD
5 shadow palette: $49 CAD, $41 USD
10 shadow palette: $79 CAD, $76 USD
20 shadow palette: $158 CAD, $143 USD
40 shadow palette: $325
You can order Inglot in the US online at InglotUSA.com. There are also other international Inglot sites you can order from including in the UK and Australia.

Stay tuned for my warm neutral 20 palette next!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Glitter Bonding Eyeshadow Primer ~ Swatches, Photos, Review

I have mentioned the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue several times in face of the day posts as well as reviews of other products benefiting from it’s use. I have neglected to actually review it for you until now. The Too Faced Glitter Glue is a product I would not be without. It makes working with glitter or more glittery eye shadows effortless and mess free. Dare I say I can even manage zero fallout in most instances.

This is what Too Faced has to say about the product:
  • An extension of our best-selling Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer, Glitter Glue is specifically formulated to lock-down glitter and enhance its reflective quality. Our colorless cream formula grabs and holds loose glitters, pigments and shimmers in place, insuring they won’t come off until you take them off.
  • Immaculate Application: Our formula eliminates messy fall out. Glitters, loose powders and shimmer products instantly lock down. Never experience a face full of glitter again! 
  • Easy to Use: Blend a small bead of Glitter Glue directly onto lids or anywhere you want Glamour Dust or shimmering products to adhere. Using your finger or a small shadow brush, press the formula onto lids for an iridescent lockdown effect.
  • Paraben-free

There are two ways that I use the Too Faced Glitter Glue most frequently:
Application of very glittery eyeshadows or pigments to help bind the product to the lid and prevent fallout. I use it in place of Pixie Epoxy for loose eye shadows like my beloved Fyrinnae shadows quite often. I love my Pixie Epoxy but I also find the Glitter Glue just a little bit less finicky to work with. An example of a really glittery eye shadow I would pair it with would be the gorgeous ivory shade from the new for Fall 2012 Dior Golden Savannah palette. It makes a shadow that may make other users curse an instant favourite for me. 
The other way I enjoy using it is for a purpose it is not really promoted for. Bringing out the shimmer and complexity in an eyeshadow. Sometimes there is an eyeshadow, like the Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eye Shadow in 28 Red Platine and the glittery shades in the Dior Smoky Trios for example, that is absolutely stunning but that I feel has so much more potential. The use of the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue Primer really brings out the best in some products that really don’t “need” the use of a glitter bonding product. It brings the dimension and shimmer in the product to life.
You can add to these favourite uses of mine the intended use as a glitter bonding primer and the use in the inner corner of the eye to actually make a shadow last there all day. If I keep thinking I’m sure I can remember even more ways I’ve put it to work. The versatility of this product has really made it an essential in not only my personal collection but also in my professional kit. It has a tackier texture so I wouldn’t recommend using it in an area you want to blend out like your upper crease but for lid, inner corner, and lower lash line it is perfection.
The Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue comes in an 11g/0.35oz squeeze tube (that is super cute by the way) and retails for $18 US/$24 CDN. It is available at on the Too Faced websiteSkincareRX (where I purchased it from), Ulta, and Sephora.
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