Makeup Kit Staples & Must-Have’s

Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews)

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In this almost 2 hour training, Donna will discuss industry staple products and her favorite must-haves that artists should have in their kits for various types of work within the makeup industry. Donna’s must-have’s are all based on provable Scientific facts such as: Which formulations work best for various skin types, levels of dehydration, the ability to blend, wear-ability, quality, the ingredients that work best in photographs, or for HD work etc. Whereas many other educators and influencers simply share what works on themselves and even more commonly, push products for a commission check.

The information in this class is valuable for veteran artists that don’t have time to research or the budget to make costly kit investment mistakes, as well as greatly beneficial for newbies that haven’t started to spend money on a kit yet, but wish to avoid costly mistakes and streamline their success.

29 reviews for Makeup Kit Staples & Must-Have’s

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sonia Elliott-Johnson

    As always Donna the seminar was very informative! Wish I met you 15 years ago. Lol !! Thank you

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie Homan

    thank you donna for this great webinar! my brain is on overload and now i need to go shopping. lol so much great info

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    This webinar is one of my favorites, I love how Donna brings structure and standards on building a professional makeup kit!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you Donna for another wonderful webinar. I now have a shopping list full of items that I know I will use, and have had my eyes opened to brands and products I did not even know existed. I look forward to some new purchases that I know are worthwhile for my kit 🙂

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessenia Munoz

    So many golden nuggets. I love this webinar I love them all. As someone starting out there was so many tips. Aside from that lots of information for those who are starting out and unsure of what products to invest in for your kit. Many times we are intimated by so many different type of products sold in the market it’s hard to choose. This webinar gives a good understanding of product selection and why they are a great investment. This def helped me decide what products I want in my kit and which ones Need to be tossed out. Another great hit!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily Richardson

    This is a great webinar to give you ideas on some products to try for your kit. Some of these products I was unaware of prior to watching this and others I just hadn’t given a go. Sometimes we get so caught up in what the majority of people recommend and pick products based on that – this was refreshing to see different products.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandy Le

    Thank you Donna for sharing your staples and must haves. This was very informative and guided me to check off what products will work best in my kit. It will definitely save me the time and money from buying items that aren’t necessary. It was really generous of you to share what you feel are your favorites. I learned a lot about new brands and what known brands currently carry that’ll be an essential part of my kit. I took lots of notes and will refer back to them whenever I need a refresher. Thank you for letting us know how important it is for the skin to be prepped properly before the makeup application. I can’t wait to see you go live in person at the next webinar. So excited!! ❤

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Kahl

    I found this really informative especially in regards to the type of different products required for my kit moving forward and will be of much assistance as I look at updating products in the future. Heaps of good info once again that I would have loved to have watched years ago but still got a lot out of it now!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katherine Watts

    Super informative webinar that is an investment in itself. It is not just about what products you need but why and for which field, so it covers all aspects of the makeup industry.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    LaToya Santos

    WOW! That’s all I can say. This was beyond any expectation I could have ever had. Donna, your knowledge is BEYOND amazing and I learned so much from this video, you’ve inspired me and I cannot thank you enough!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linda R.

    As always you’re so great in going into detail about products. I know a lot of makeup artist fail to properly prep the skin without realizing how important this step is in achieving a good outcome. I personally have made this mistake in the past and will put all your recommendations to good use.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jen Ellis

    Wonderfully informative class. It’s not Donna just giving her list of favourites, but she explains the ‘why’ as well so you can better understand your craft and why you’re going to be purchasing these new products to try for your kit. Donna I’m especially excited to try the lip balm, as I’ve never found one I’ve truly loved and am always on the search for that holy grail. Thank you again, for always sharing so much of your knowledge so generously!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amanda Gallen

    Hi Donna great webinar today. It is always interesting to hear what others have as fav’s especially the skin prep. It helps so much learning about products that “just work” from someone that has worked in many different areas of the industry. Thank you for sharing your insights.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have come to realise I have SO MUCH CRAP in my kit and can downsize it for sure
    Will def be trying the products you have recommended.
    Thank you for your insight once again xx

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha Purton

    This is a must see…. Thank you Donna, again a lot of knowledge and really helpful on learning what the best products are to purchase. Very helpful, so we don’t throw money away buying the wrong products and learning what to use.. Thank you again so much, you are appreciated more than you know.. xo

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brodee Kernaghan

    No matter how many classes I go to or how many Webinars of yours I watch I always learn something new from you. Loved this broadcast. And lots of lightbulb moments once again 😀

  17. Rated 4 out of 5


    I’d love to have a seat for the 1/3/18 live webinar, please.

    As always, Donna’s webinar was informative and practical. She covered real products for skincare, foundation, lipstick, blush, contour and highlight, powder, etc. I was happy to know what I am using in my kit is the best and WHY. Also, I learned about new products I hadn’t used or heard of before.

    I would have liked learn less about skincare and more about makeup products, including eyeliners and mascaras.

    Key takeaways for me, surprisingly, wasn’t about products by general artistry:
    • Perfect your makeup skills–apply as if Photoshop didn’t exist
    • Client psychology is key in your success
    • Pressed powder has oil in it, so if you have a choice to used loose or pressed, use loose

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am so happy that I joined this webinar. It’s good to know, when you are looking for products, to consider things that you never even thought about before. It’s so hard to know what to look for sometimes, until it’s too late, you’re on set and they need something you don’t have – or perhaps you have something and it’s actually ruined the shot, because you’ve not played with it before. I do have a couple of the products, and I must say I have not looked back since having them, and I’m now looking forward to unpacking my kit and revisiting some unopened things, and maybe some things I haven’t used since the first time I pulled it out. It was also very helpful to have watched the Gimmicks webinar first too – these two paired together are awesome. Thank you!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    Donna, thank you so so much for this last broadcast of the year! I learned so much (like always). This video is a MUST see for newbies and seasoned artists. She mentions what you need in your kit, the best quality, cost efficient, and what to look for in that product! She also mentions some of her faves too! Happy Holidays Donna and have a Happy New Year!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kassandra Hawkins

    Thank you Donna for sharing all of your knowledge and giving us guidance for bettering our kits! A never ending process.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Crystal Casas

    Thank you Donna for another insightful broadcast. As a former Graduate at your Academy at Empire I always love attending your workshops. Theres always something new to learn and i always leave pumped! Thanks for sharing this info so we avoid investing in makeup tools that do as promise.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karissa Lorinne

    PS: I would love to attend the next live broadcast! Sorry, I forgot to include this in my review 🙂

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    As always, such valuable and honest information. As a bootcamp grad, it’s great to watch these to jog my memory and also be able to say to anyone thinking about Donna’s class to get in and do it! These broadcasts are only the top of the tip of an iceberg but certainly a great starting point.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karissa Lorinne

    Loved this one. I was thinking it might be information I’ve already heard (which I am still happy to hear again), but there was actually a ton of new info and updated product recommendations. Very pleased and inspired as always!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you for a great products recommendations so happy to add few more options for my existing kit 🙂

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    patricia brakeman

    as always completely amazing! thank you so much for this and everything you do!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loved it, super informative & can’t wait to try some of the products mentioned

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    I already did a review, but I live in the OC and would come to the broadcast

  29. Rated 5 out of 5


    My favorite class so far. Donna is a wealth of knowledge and this class stayed on topic for the most part. Still ran a little long, which is a gift, but I don’t always get to enjoy all of it. Great way to help you get the basics without spending too much in the process.

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