Scotch tape, string, petri dishes—you'd think makeup artist Fara Homidi did her beauty shopping at a hardware store. But no, she's just a resourceful pro who loves to play. "I blend colors, from foundation to lipstick, in dishes," she says. She uses clean spoolies and Scotch tape to remove excess powder without disturbing makeup. Her MVP? "If I have the Make Up For Ever color cream palette, I'm good to go. You can mix up pretty much any shade and use it anywhere."
Here, the rest of the must-haves that Homidi stocks in her kit.
1. Scotch Tape
“To pick up stray glitter, press a piece of tape onto the skin. It grabs everything without messing up the rest of the face,” says Homidi.
2. Make Up For Ever Flash Color Palette in Artistic
Make Up For Ever | $99
3. Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7 Brush
“As a last-minute touch-up backstage, I take this brush and blend base into models’ hands or knees. It buffs in makeup really nicely,” says Homidi.
Artis | $62
4. Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage
Laura Mercier | $35
“I hold string taut with my hand and dip it into [makeup]. Then I press it onto the skin to make a precise line,” says Homidi.
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pro Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills | $88
7. Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Eye Contour Patches
"I put these on models as I'm prepping their skin. They leave you glowing—and the reduction of puffiness is amazing," Homidi says.
Klorane | $24