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,


Working in Bergen, Norway

I came back from Bergen (Norway) last week, but only now have I found a spare moment to write about my wonderful experience there! So what was I up to?


If you follow cycling, you probably know that this year the Road World Cycling Championship 2017 took place in Bergen. I went there to do makeup for Rochelle Gilmore who was doing BBC live TV coverage for the event.

Have to thank my boyfriend for this one, he was watching live from home in London and sent me this pic!

Have to thank my boyfriend for this one, he was watching live from home in London and sent me this pic!


Having spent 7 days in Bergen, I must say I've seen a lot the city has to offer, and I must stay it is absolutely stunning place to visit! I was lucky enough to have a Guest of Honour in Bergen card which meant I could easily access museums and other great places too (a good art museum is really hard to pass for me!).


Best wishes,

Zydre Zilinskaite

Review: Bobbi Brown Corrector

Bobbi Brown ‘Correctors’ are lovely creamy products in a small and sleek black package. There is a great colour selection of peachy- toned and pink- toned correctors to meet everyone’s under eye needs.

 The formula is very buttery and easy to blend, although you have to be careful to not use too much, otherwise it will very likely to crease or settle into fine lines. This product is designed to correct under eye discoloration. It’s definitely a good idea to moisturize prior using this product so the skin is plumped and the corrector will melt into the skin seamlessly. Since the product has strong peach or pink undertones, you still have to use your regular concealer to blend the colours in, but then you will have a great fresh looking under eyes. Also don’t forget to set the under eye zone with powder when you are finished applying creamy products, so corrector could last longer. 

I prefer to use these type of products with a finger rather than a brush, because the heat of the hands warms up the product to it blends so much easier.

       Swatches left to right: Light Bisque, Light Peach, Bisque


Yours truly,

ZyZi Makeup | Zydre Zilinskaite

Video lesson: Elle cover inspired Kim Kardashian Make-up Look

Inspirational Photo (Elle Magazine January 2015 Cover)


Products used:


Laura Mercier ‘Foundation Primer – Radiance’

Dior ‘Airflash’ spray foundation – 300

MAC ‘Pro conceal and correct palette/ light’ – Pale Yellow, NC15

MAC ‘Pro conceal and correct palette/ dark’ – NC45

Shu Uemura ‘Face Powder sheer’ – colorless

Too Faced ‘Chocolate Soleil’

Make Up For Ever ‘Sculpting blush’ – 04

Dior ‘Diorskin Poudre Shimmer’ – 002 Amber Diamond


Make Up For Ever ‘Aqua Brow’ – 15

Make Up For Ever ‘Aqua Brow’ – 35


Make Up For Ever ‘Lip Pencil’ – N049

Inglot ‘Lip duo. Lip pain/ lip gloss’ – 14

Inglot ‘Lipstick Rouge a levres’ – 44


Too faced ‘Shadow insurance’

Make Up For Ever ‘Aqua shadow’ – 22E

Illamasque ‘Colouring Pencil’ – S.O.P.H.I.E’

MAC eyeshadows – Cork, Wedge

Make Up For Ever eyeshadows – 139, 04

The Balm ‘Overshadow. The sexpots’ – You buy, I’ll fly

Illamasque ‘Pure Pigment’ – Furore

Eyelure false lashes ‘Naturalites’

Duo eyelash adhesive

Max Factor ‘200 calorie’ curved brush volume & curl mascara



Real Techniques ‘Expert Face Brush’

Real Techniques ‘Blush brush’

Sigma ‘Tapered Kabuki’ – F86

Sigma ‘Concealer’ – F70

MAC 109


Spoolie brush (name rubbed off, but any cheap spoolie would work)

Make Up For Ever ‘Eyebrow Brush’


MAC ‘219’

Zoeva ‘213/petit crease’

Crown Brush ‘Blending brush’

Bdellium tools – 776

Make up store – 105

Inglot – 13P/S


Bdellium tools ‘542’