Everyone has their own way of setting up their workstation. I prefer to have my tools on top of some type of barrier instead of just on the table or counter. Lots of makeup artists use towels or paper towels/tissue. Well I happened to try something a little different and it’s worked out really well. While walking down the Kroger Grocery Store aisle, this item caught my eye.
It was only around $5. I’ve been toying around the idea of purchasing a makeup place mat ever since going to NYFW. I remember seeing a nice one at the Alcone store but I didn’t get it. I’ve regretted it ever since. It came in different colors and textures. I don’t remember how much it was, but I think it was somewhere around $40…which is why I didn’t buy it.
When I got home and opened it, I was pleasantly surprised at the size as well as how sturdy it is. I’ve used it about 5 times now and I really like it. It looks sooooo much better than using a random hand towel and definitely better than paper towels and tissues. I love that it stays in place and it feels soft but strong.Above is my workstation setup for a photoshoot a couple days ago at Qwashae Boutique. Here it is a bit closer. Sorry it’s blurry. I was in a hurry trying to quickly snap a couple of shots before my clients came in. The above picture is actually just a cropped version of the previous picture. I didn’t think to take a close up at the time, but I wanted to show you that this dish mat is a nice size.
A quick selfie right before starting to do makeup.