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Budget skincare item


Starting off as a makeup artist is pricey enough, so here are my top 5 budget skincare items I believe will help you get started!

  1. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

Budget skincare items

This hydrating creme is the perfect base for applying under makeup. It’s non-sticky, the skin absorbs it really fast and suitable for every skin type. It’s a real staple in my makeup kit. If I want a dewy look I just apply a thick layer before applying makeup. I even use it to thin out concealer or foundations. A must-have basic hydrating cream you can use for basically anything. And the best part: It’s budget friendly!

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 Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre 75 ml


Budget skincare item

Working as a makeup artist you have to re-apply makeup to change a look or to simply correct mistakes. Having a light makeup remover that leaves no oil on the skin and dries up quickly is a must. Micellar water is perfect for removing makeup. There are tons of different brands who sell micellar water, but my favorite is the one from Garnier. It removes makeup so effortlessly and leaves no traces on the skin. And of course, it’s budget friendly!

TIP: Most of the times I buy these in bulk and depot them in smaller containers for my makeup kit. 


Budget skincare item

You probably heard this before, but yes, it’s truly a must-have for everyone. This creme acts like a lip butter, a hydrating creme for your skin, as a lipgloss, as a highlighter and even an eye gloss. As a makeup artist, you don’t need tons of products that just have one purpose. Just throw this eight-hour creme in your makeup bag and your good to go. The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Creme isn’t that budget-friendly, but having its multiple purposes I highly recommend it.

TIP: I always get this with a discount at my local drugstore. I have a small tube which lasts me for a long time!


Budget skincare item

This is a make-up item as much as it’s a skincare product. If you’re familiar with the MAC Strobe Cream you’ll know the consistency feels like a hydrating cream. It’s a multiple use item, and definitely a staple in my professional makeup kit. You can use this cream as a hydrating, glowing primer or as a highlight on top of the foundation. The cream has this dewy, gloss-like finish to it what makes it perfect for photo shoots. I like to mix this with a body lotion for an overall glow or mix it with foundation. There al literally no limits with this product!


Budget skincare item

Now this one isn’t really a beauty product, but you need this for using al the above-listed products. Hygiene is key as a makeup artist, so using disposables really helps working clean and quickly. I ordered mine online, where you can buy them in bulk for a couple of bucks. They’ve got disposable mascara wands, eyeliner brushes, and lipgloss brushes. I even use the eyeliner brushes to correct small mistakes with some micellar water. And because you need to store these wands, I went to my local hardware store and got a storage container for screws and nails. I also store my cotton wands/buds in there!

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Disposable Mascara Wands
Disposable Lip Wands
Disposable Eyeliner Wands


24 years

Last week I was watching a late night show were one of the topics where adulthood. At which age are you really an adult? Isn’t this different for each individual? Some of us want to grow up so fast, while others like to be young forever. So when do we see ourselves as adults?

Most of my relatives had kids before the age of 24


One of the talk show guests says recent studies show you’re mature and independent enough to live on your own at the age of 24. This study claims you strong enough to avoid temptation, make the right decisions and actually have the urge to make something out of your life.

Most of my relatives had kids before the age of 24. I always thought this was absurd, trading in your best years, your twenties, for something that could easily wait till my thirties. The fear of wasting my best years are always haunting me. What if I wasted my best nights? Getting hungover, making bad decisions and regretting everything the next morning. I mean, that’s what those years are all about right? Those are the years you create the good stories you tell your kids. The years to be selfish. How can you live your life to the fullest, when your children will take first priority? I’ve never understood that.

That was until my friends and I turned 24 this year. It’s like everyone is getting the same memo: It’s time. Time to build up something you can call home. Time to make sure your relationship is going in the right direction and make real plans for having kids in the next view years. While I sat at my best friends 24th birthday party, I realized we were all thinking about that memo. I always felt bad about the 26-year-old woman who tried so hard finding the perfect relationship because they wanted a family before they turned 30. And we all know relationships take time. And they were running out of it. I’ve never understood. Now, I do. Laughing about bad dates turned in to serious instructions about the same combination microwave they own. I felt a great urge to disagree with The Memo.

I’m only twenty-four. Don’t we have enough time left to build up that part of our lives? Can’t we be selfish just a little while longer? But trying to convince my friends that it’s still totally acceptable to be hungover at work at our age was pointless. In your twenty-something years your busy working on your carrier. The work life had taken over. They had to, they have a home to pay for. That’s avoiding temptation, that’s what you do when you’re an adult. The thing I’m so afraid of is slowly becoming reality. Now the question is: Am I afraid of moving to fast, or is everyone else afraid of standing still?