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Tool Kit: What's in Your Bag?

Here, top makeup, hair and nail stylists open their fashion week kits, revealing their preferred implements and how their gear reflects their identities.

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Behind any great artist is a great set of tools. Here, top makeup, hair and nail stylists open their fashion week kits, revealing their preferred implements and how their gear reflects their identities.

 

Tom Pecheux

Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder

What does your tool kit say about you? That I like to keep it simple. Instead of carrying an endless supply of colors, I like to mix my own.

What is your beauty philosophy? I love creativity, but beauty has to come first.

Describe yourself as an artist in three words. I’ll give you two. Makeup. Artist.

 

NEXT: Diane Kendal >>

 

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Diane Kendal

Lead Makeup Artist

What does your tool kit say about you? I’ve streamlined my kit to have just the right amount of everything.

What’s something that’s always in your kit? Creams for highlighting and contouring the face. Lip balm. Lash curler. Eyebrow gel. Q-tips, a micellized cleansing water and greasy eye pencils in coffee and black.

Name a muse who is always in your head. Cindy Sherman.

 

NEXT: Guido Palau >>

 

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Guido Palau

Creative Consultant, Redken

What does your tool kit say about you? Well, it’s big because you never know quite what to expect.

What is your beauty philosophy? Beauty is all about radiating inner confidence. All the people we take for inspiration have confidence, and that’s what’s appealing about their beauty.

Describe yourself as an artist in three words. Strong. Confused. Forward-thinking.

 

NEXT: François Nars >>

 

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François Nars

Founder and Creative Director, Nars Cosmetics

What does your tool kit say about you? That I can be a perfectionist for sure—it’s a good thing and a bad thing.

What is your beauty philosophy? Women should find their own way through beauty and have an open spirit. It’s all about the way you feel.

Name a muse who is always in your head. I always prefer girls with strong character, such as Charlotte Rampling.

 

NEXT: Didier Malige >>

 

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Didier Malige

Lead Hairstylist

What does your tool kit say about you? It says that I am not a minimalist. I bring two suitcases with me, and sometimes I wish I had more.

What’s something that’s always in your kit? I always have my scissors and my brushes. A curling iron and a few products. Usually something to build up the hair and some kind of finishing spray.

Describe yourself as an artist in three words. In three words: In the moment.

 

NEXT: Odile Gilbert >>

 

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Odile Gilbert's kit for Zac Posen.

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Odile Gilbert

Lead Hairstylist

What does your tool kit say about you? I collect the best materials from my travels around the world. To create the most beautiful hair, you need quality products.

What is your beauty philosophy? To make the person look beautiful. It’s ultimately not about creation. It’s about beauty.

Name a muse who is always in your head. Kate Moss.

 

NEXT: Jin Soon Choi >>

 

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Jin Soon Choi

Founder of Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa

What does your tool kit say about you? My took kit says that I am a hard worker (it’s packed to the gills and extremely heavy).

Name a muse who is always in your head. Matisse.

Describe yourself as an artist in three words. Minimalist, modern, chic.

 

NEXT: James Kallardos >>

 

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James Kaliardos

Key Makeup Artist

What does your tool kit say about you? I am a hygiene freak, so the kit must be clean and organized, but also artistic and colorful.

What is your beauty philosophy? I love women and how they look au naturel. It starts there, and makeup builds the identity and femininity as needed. I like strong, independent, powerful women!

Describe yourself as an artist in three words. Innovative triple threat.

 

NEXT: Charlotte Tilbury >>

 

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Charlotte Tilbury

International Makeup Artist

What does your kit say about you? I hope it says “tidy kit, tidy mind.” I have eight suitcases full of makeup, all compartmentalized into separate mini kits.

What is your beauty philosophy? Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world!

Name a muse who is always in your head. When I was studying to become a makeup artist, I would intensely study the beauty of Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. My modern-day muse has to be Kate Moss.

 

NEXT: Katie Jane Hughes >>

 

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Katie Jane Hughes

Butter London Gobal Color Ambassador

What does your tool kit say about you? Probably that I’m a little OCD. A neat kit is essential for so many reasons.
 
What is your beauty philosophy? Less is more—whether we’re talking about makeup or nails. I love to see real skin and I love minimal nail art. It’s so much more appealing to see something that’s been done well and not overworked.
 
Name a muse who is always in your head. Angelina Jolie, I just love her.


NEXT: Yadim >>

 

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Yadim


Lead Makeup Artist

What is your beauty philosophy? Beauty is a fun and creative way to lose yourself, but in the deepest sense, it’s about finding yourself, too.

Name a muse who is always in your head. My mom.

Describe yourself as an artist in three words. Humble, loyal, hardworking.

 

NEXT: Ouidad Wise >>

 

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Ouidad Wise

Founder, Ouidad

What is your beauty philosophy? Internal beauty. My philosophy is to treat curls from the inside out, and I’m a strong believer in “less is more.”

Name a muse who is always in your head. The ocean—with its soothing sound of waves crashing—always has been the place where I fuel myself.

Describe yourself as an artist in three words. Independent, confident, determined.

 

NEXT: Mally Roncal >>

 

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Mally Roncal

Founder and President of Mally Beauty

What does your tool kit say about you? While yes, I’m absolutely a professional in every sense of the word, I have no problem with being girly and pink and having fun with it!
 
What is your beauty philosophy? My beauty philosophy is to make my work empowering for women everywhere. I love for them to celebrate their beauty that makes them feel fierce and amazing!
 
Name a muse who is always in your head. My mother. She passed away when I was 17 after a 16-year battle with cancer. Her philosophy was always if you look good, you’ll feel good. She’s with me every day.

 

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