Originally Posted by Blush_01
€1,000 of make-up isn't that much if you're a make-up artist, especially if you have decent make-up brushes too, as you'd expect from a make-up artist.
A MAC pigment is what, €25 or more? (I haven't bought one in a long time.) A juicy tube is almost €20. Decent eyeshadows are €15 each or more per colour, depending on the brand, and a make-up artist has to have a broad palette of colours. If you only have 20 that's an immediate €300 minimum. A few foundations for the different complexions you have to deal with (so you can blend to make the perfect one), some lipsticks/liners, mascara that won't flake off after an hour, eyeliners, concealers, base, they all add up. Plus, they have to be replaced when they run out. If you have the odd luxury item, like Touche Eclat, that takes another pop at your €1000. I suppose you're talking in the region of €200-€300 for the brushes then. And that's the bare bones of your kit, there's plenty more to fill in there too. I'd definitely have been crying at the thought of that being out of commission.
Pass the luck on, I guess.