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Quick tip: makeup artist kit

Do you ever wonder how much does the makeup artist kit weights?... Usually a lot!

I am a big fan of using travel sized products for my makeup kit, because it saves so much space and it's way less heavy. I highly advice to try it if you are a makeup artist that needs to travel with a makeup kit too!

I have to admit that I have a bit of a problem when it comes to branded packaging. I prefer to have the original product package instead of just a plastic travel sized container you can get in most of the shops. It's because I am a very visual person and like to see everything looking aesthetically pleasing!

Most of these packages are refillable, so I just get a travel sized product once and keep refilling them from a full size container.


Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Cream is an amazing product to prep the skin before makeup. Super luxorious rich cream makes the face super hydrated and radiant.

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow is a face primer with infused glowing particles to create a dewy look. I love using it for people with dry looking skin if I want to achieve naturally glowing skin.

Embryolisse Lait- Creme Concentre- you will see this product is almost every makeup artist kit. If I had to keep only one skin care item in my kit, this would be it. This moisturizer works on all skin types and can double up as a primer.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, cucumber and green tea is a great spray to refrech and rehydrate the skin (also smells amazing!). I usually use it prior makeup application, but works great to spray it at any time of the day.

Urban Decay All Nighter makeup spray is a must have for a long lasting makeup. Just spray few times, let it dry and the makeup will last super long.

Urban Decay De- slick makeup spray is a must not only in my professional makeup artist kit, but for personal use too. It helps the makeup last all day and also controls the oils during the day. Perfect for oily skin people like me!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water works as a fastest priming product ever. Just spay it all over the face and you are ready for makeup application. It works both as a primer and finishing spray and adds lots of moisture and glow.

Pro Hygiene Collection Antibacterial Makeup Spray is another must have especially if you are applying makeup for other people. With just a few sprays your makeup products are sanitized and ready for clients.

Cinema Secrets Proffesional makeup brush cleaner is one of the most talked about brush cleaners in the world. I gave in, tried it and fell in love. The best brush cleaner I've ever tried: it even cleans a stubborn foundation/ concealer from the bristles and dries within seconds! From now on it's a staple in my kit. Also smells lovely!

MAC Fix + is a great spray to use both prior and after makeup application. Feels very refreshing, adds dewy healthy look and also helps to melt down the powder if you accidental applied too much.

MAC Oil Control Lotion is a very light easy absorbent lotion that actually feels a little hydrating even though it helps to control the oils. Lovely product to use prior makeup application.

Clinique Take The Day Off is one of my favorite makeup removers that will literally remove any kinds of makeup without irritating or feeling oily. The great addition to this is a safety cap on the package, so it's not going to accidentally open and leak everywhere.

What are your favorite makeup artist kit tips?

Best wishes,


RealHer cosmetics. The lipstick review

We all need a little bit of empowerment (or a lot) and even the smallest gestures can make us fell better and stronger. When I see a makeup company that embrace it, I’m always immediately drawn to it. RealHer cosmetics brand is just about that.


Our mission is to empower and bring out the best in the modern woman: to know her worth, to feel proud of her individuality, to love each and every one of her flaws, and to not fear who she really is.’

What can I say? It’s just beautiful. Making a world a better place. Now the real test is obviously the quality of the products itself.

I received all 5 lipsticks from their line (I guess they were going for quality over quality and I embrace that). Even though the range is small, but the shade selection is great, everyone can find something for themselves from different skin tones, to seasons, to occasions. And the name of each lipstick colour is an empowering message. So every time you see it, you feel better. How cool is that?

So what do they say about their lipsticks?

‘Introducing RealHer's debut line of gentle, moisturizing lipsticks enriched with Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Macadamia Oil and Vitamin E.’
‘Each colour features a soft matte finish with an ever so slight gloss that glides onto the lips smoothly with a creamy rich colour pigment.’

I would say they are definitely more creamy to glossy texture then matte, although I noticed that one color- 'I Define Beauty Myself' is more matte then the rest of the colours which has much more gloss. For those ones I had to blot the lips with thin tissue if I wanted to absorb the moisture and get more creamy finish rather glossy. 

I was so surprised by how actually pigmented they are. One swipe and you get a full on colour. They also have a great staying power and do not dry the lips even a slightest bit (keep in mind I have naturally really dry lips). Two lighter coloured lippies has a perfect combination of creaminess and pigmentation. The more dramatic colours '(Be yourself be RealHer', 'I am Powerful' and 'Women Rule the World') are so super pigmented and creamy that I definitely feel the need of using a lip brush if I want a precise application and a lip pencil to not let the colour bleed outside the lip line. 

My personal favourite is I Define Beauty Myself (well the name says it all, but I love the product as much as the name!) it’s a great cool toned pink which gives you enough colour to brighten your face but still neutral which makes it perfect for every day wear. Second favourite that will be worn a lot in the autumn/ winter season is I am Powerful which is very deep almost smoky reddish berry shade.

P.S. Even though I got these lipsticks as a gift, I was not paid to review them. I am and will always be honest with my opinions.

Best wishes,

Zydre Zi

Deep Purple Statement Lip

Want to make a statement? I mean a REAL STATEMENT? Go for deep matte purple lips. You for sure will be noticed.

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Step 1:

Apply your preferred highlighter on the cupids bow (the double curve on the upper lip). Since dark colours make lips appear smaller, this trick will make your lips look fuller.  I recommend MAC Mineralize Skinfinish #Soft & Gentle.

Step 2:

Line the lips perfectly with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip waterproof lip liner pencil #12C and fill them in. This will help the shape of the lips look perfect and keep the lip colour in place.

Step 3:

Fill the lips with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil #Train Bleu. Even though technically it is a pencil but it’s too thick to achieve a perfect lip line. It will add the depth and slight hydration to the lips but will remain looking matte. Keep this in your purse and touch up the lips after eating (oil removes any makeup, so oily food will too).

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil #Train Bleu zydre zilinskaite makeup blogger vloger makeup artist london uk lithuanian
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil #Train Bleu zydre zilinskaite makeup artist beauty blogger vlogger
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Many thanks to an amazing photographer Kamal Mostofi for taking these photos of me.

Yours truly,


Naughty Witch | Halloween 2015

What about looking wicked for Halloween? Witch makeup look :)

Products used:

Make Up For Ever ‘Step 1 skin equalizer’ smoothing primer

Bourjois ‘Healthy Mix’ foundation #52 Vanilla

Make Up For Ever ‘Full cover’ camouflage cream #4 #8

Make Up For Ever ‘Super Matte Loose Powder’ #01 Ivory

Make Up For Ever eyeshadow #03

Maybelline ‘Fit Me’ concealer #15

MUD ‘Cheek colour’ #Berry

Illamasqua ‘Sculpting powder duo’ Lumos & Heliopolis


Make Up For Ever ‘Aqua Cream’ #23 #22

Inglot ‘Freedom system eyeshadow’ 58

Make Up For Ever eyeshadow #04

Loreal ‘Super Liner’ waterproof #Black lacquer

Prestige ‘Dramatic Minerals’ eyeshadow #MEC – 04 Leaf

Make Up For Ever ‘Eye Pencil’ #No1

Lancome #Hypnose drama’ mascara


MAC ‘Eyebrow Pencil’ #Lingering

Illamasuqa ‘Precision Brow Gel’ #Strike


REN ‘Vita Mineral lip balm’

Illamasqua ‘Colouring Pencil’ #S.O.P.H.I.E

Make Up For Ever ‘Rouge Artist Intense’ lip stick #16



e.l.f contour brush

Zoeva #234/ Luxe Smoky Shader

Zoeva #230/ Luxe Pencil

Zoeva #231/ Luxe Petit Crease

Sigma #Pencil – E30

Sigma #Tapered blending – E40

Kevyn Aucoin eyelash curler


Beauty Blender

Real Techniques ‘Blush brush’

Shu Uemura #20 H Pony

Sigma #Tapered Highlighter – F35

MAC #109

Bdellium tools #785


Spoolie brush

Louise Young #LY37


Inglot #11S

Diary of a Makeup Artist #1 Fashion photo shoot in Dorset

Hello everyone!

I am so very excited to present a new VLOG series on my Youtube channel called 'Diary of a Makeup Artist'. I decided to record some interesting days of my work.

The first video of a series is a trip with an amazing team to Dorset (UK) location called Durdle Door for a photo shoot.

Fantastic team!  Photographer - Kamal Mostofi  Model - Egle Standaite  Stylist - Gintare Kalinkeviciute  Makeup artist - me! Zydre Zilinskaite

Fantastic team!

Photographer - Kamal Mostofi

Model - Egle Standaite

Stylist - Gintare Kalinkeviciute

Makeup artist - me! Zydre Zilinskaite

#Selfie of a gorgeous model Egle wearing my makeup!

#Selfie of a gorgeous model Egle wearing my makeup!

Stunning location but a big mess behind the scenes!

Stunning location but a big mess behind the scenes!

#Selfie myself with beautiful Egle!

#Selfie myself with beautiful Egle!

Yours truly,

ZyZi Makeup | Zydre Zilinskaite