How to Create a Models 'Essentials' Kit

Whether you’re on a casting or a photo-shoot there are some items that a model should not be without! If you would like to insure yourself from those unexpected moments and occasional wardrobe disasters here’s the Models Direct top ten ‘model must-haves’.


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    Carry a compact mirror. Invest in a pretty compact mirror and you will always be able to check your appearance.
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    Have some breath mints. Hummus may have seemed like a really good idea at lunchtime but if you’d rather not breathe it all over a potential agent, then some mints may be a welcome addition to your ‘must-have’ kit.
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    Be sure to have tissues or wet wipes. For all kinds of emergency clean-up jobs, tissues or wet wipes are well worth the space they take up in your kit.
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    Bring some toothpicks. A smile costs nothing; unless you have half a rocket leaf between your teeth – then it can cost you your dignity! Check your smile after eating and include a toothpick for any emergencies. Dental floss can substitute.
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    Be sure to have clear varnish or spare hosiery. Ladders are not a good look. If you are wearing hosiery you can catch early ladders with a dot of clear nail varnish, which can be bought as a miniature to fit easily into your kit. For total peace of mind spare hosiery is worth finding space for.
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    Have some make-up essentials. These four items will cover blemishes and dark circles around the eye, give your face a little warmth, define your eyes and make lips appear fuller: Always include lipgloss or balm, compact blush, concealer pen, and mascara.
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    Always bring along some bottled water. Stay hydrated for a healthy glow.
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    If you plan on wearing heels bring a spare pair of runners, thongs, flats or gumboots. Any of them will do.
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    Extra pads or tampons. You never know when it starts or when someone else needs one.


  • Do not pack too much makeup as this will fill up your bag VERY quickly.


  • Do not pack spray on deodorant as this may cause fire alarms to go off.

Things You'll Need

  • A hand bag
  • Mints
  • A small mirror
  • Tissues/wipes
  • Tooth picks (optional)
  • Nail polish and nail file
  • Water
  • Spare pair of shoes (if feet get sore from heels)

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Categories: Personal Care and Style