Here are the three makeup artist basics that are always on my table:
- Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) pretty much never leaves my kit. I have a few bottles of the stuff: 2 small spritzers, one at my makeup station, and one in my standby bag, and then a larger bottle for refilling the smaller containers.
- Hand sanitizer is a necessity to degrease and degrime hands that have just applied hair product and are about to touch a face to apply skin prep or foundation. Again I have a few of these in my kit and standby bag. I also like to clean my hands thoroughly with wipes and sanitizer before working with children.
- Aloe Vera Gel is another staple. I usually carry the 100% aloe vera gel in my skin prep bag for face, but I also have this hydrating skin calming gel that contains a lesser percentage of aloe vera. This I use as an aftersun moisturizer, or just general non-greasy moisturiser for legs and arms. Works like a charm.