Make up accentuates a woman’s beauty, and over time has been seen as one of the most prized possessions of a lady. Ask a group of ladies why they wear makeup and you’ll receive myriad responses. Some will say it makes them feel more confident, others will say they love experimenting with looks and colours as a way of expressing themselves.

Whether it’s a small make up bag fit for travel or a Cosmo cube packed with products, many secrets (items) are held within. So a makeup artist, Face Lifted Make Overs has helped us in compiling a list of items every lady needs in her makeup bag based on skill level. So if you are a beginner, intermediate or an expert, here are lists of items to shop for.


Since you’re just starting to explore the world of makeup, these are the basic items you need. Even as a beginner with these items you can create that flawless look you are yearning for.

Eye pencil and brow gel
A foundation brush
A mini eye shadow palette


So, you have been experimenting a lot, and drawing your brows, and applying your brush and highlighter is no longer a big issue, but you still have few skills to master. Below are items you can add to your makeup kit.

All the items listed out for a beginner
A cream and powder brush
Wet wipes
More bold coloured lipsticks
Lip liner
Liquid/dry Eyeliner
Double sided contour and blush brush
Pressed powder compact
A spooled brush
Hydrating mist
Eye makeup remover


Whether you are a classically trained makeup artist or you are self-trained through YouTube videos, if you want to turn it into a professional career make sure your makeup box is packed with the following.

Fake lashes
Lash glue
Eye shadow primer
Kabuki brush
Makeup setting spray
Loose finishing powder
Complete set of brushes (Angled Eyeliner and brow brush inclusive)
Smudge brush
Palette of lip colours
Contouring cheek palette
Gel Eyeliner
Lip scrub.

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