If you read my profile then you know that I absolutely love makeup. I’ve been wanting to expand my knowledge base for awhile now, so I was wondering, what is the best makeup brand out there for aspiring drag queens/makeupgurus. I would much appreciate any help that I can receive, rather its tips and techniques all the way to videos on youtube.
There’s no “best” brand. Every brand has great products and not-so-great products. I’ve used wet-n-wild eye shadows that outperformed MAC, but there are also some higher end products that simply can’t be duped and I just can’t live without.
It’s all about experimenting and figuring out what works best for you and your clients. Just because a certain product is expensive, doesn’t mean it’s great. Just because something is inexpensive doesn’t mean it’s junk.
My advice is to start with less expensive stuff. BH Cosmetics, ELF, Nyx, Rimmel and other drugstore brands– see what you like.
Experiment with the “cheap” stuff to get a feel for what works and what doesn’t.
Look up dupe lists for high-end products.
Get palettes, get an inexpensive (but functional) set of brushes.
Practice, practice, practice!
Being a good MUA is more about being skilled than having the “best” products. Now matter how amazing that $100 foundation is, if you don’t know how to apply it correctly, it’s going to look like junk regardless of the price tag.
If you start out with high-end and spend a lot of money on certain makeup just because of the brand name, I promise you that at least one product will disappoint you.
I agree look into more stage makeup to start with, companies like ben nye and krylon have amazing products with tons of pigmentation and you can find them for 8-20 dollars per product depending on what your looking for.