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Photographer

rey sison photography

Posts: 1805

Los Angeles, California, US

I want to purchase one for a model who does only her own makeup. My budget is $200. Thanks.

Dec 05 12 08:31 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Casey-Cooper

Posts: 42

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Thats awfully nice of ya tongue
If its just for one person it dosnt need to be a huge one or the top of the line like a zuca or glamcor  try searching for a yazmo case I think thats how theyre spelled lol it was the first case I got when I started out and it was a trooper smile

Dec 05 12 11:12 pm Link

Photographer

rey sison photography

Posts: 1805

Los Angeles, California, US

Casey-Cooper wrote:
Thats awfully nice of ya tongue
If its just for one person it dosnt need to be a huge one or the top of the line like a zuca or glamcor  try searching for a yazmo case I think thats how theyre spelled lol it was the first case I got when I started out and it was a trooper smile

Thanks so much for the lead.

Dec 05 12 11:48 pm Link

Photographer

Alicia Hansen Photo

Posts: 1964

Durango, Colorado, US

Agreed, Yazmo has some pretty good, affordable cases.
I have this one from them actually. It doesn't look like it from the photograph they provide, but you can fit a ton of makeup/supplies inside, and it's very sturdy and easy to tote around at shoots. I can only imagine the rest of their cases are similar. smile

Dec 06 12 04:00 am Link

Makeup Artist

About Faces-Lynn

Posts: 957

Detroit, Michigan, US

Yazmo has a bad rep for cases falling apart.  A better choice would be something from stilazzi.
http://stilazzi.com/index.aspx

Dec 06 12 07:23 am Link

Makeup Artist

Katy G

Posts: 286

Yucaipa, California, US

About Faces-Lynn wrote:
Yazmo has a bad rep for cases falling apart.  A better choice would be something from stilazzi.
http://stilazzi.com/index.aspx

My Yazmo (stacked rolling case) couldn't handle the wear and tear of being lugged down city streets and getting on/off trains. The cheap metal lining on the outside of the bottom fell off in the middle of rolling it down the street. Before that happened, the lining had began to unattach. The top part of the case never lined up right with bottom making it difficult to secure them together.

Definitely put your money into something quality! I wish I had known about Stillazi or Zuca cases when I was starting out and that I hadn't wasted my money on that crap case.

Dec 06 12 07:42 am Link

Makeup Artist

Dorota MUA

Posts: 82

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Check some DIY stores, I bough my basic aluminium toolbox in B&Q for 30 pound 4 year ago...and still is perfect! If You have some beauty/nail/make-up trade show near you - is good to buy it there, many have free entry if ticket is booked online. I just bought my new one bit bigger just for 20 pound! https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/ … 0126_n.jpg

In my opinion many on-line stores are selling the same product - just the price gets different...

Dec 06 12 10:43 am Link

Makeup Artist

Leslie Whitmore MUA

Posts: 41

Dallas, Texas, US

Agreed about the Yazmo.  Wish I hadn't wasted my money.

Dec 06 12 10:49 am Link

Hair Stylist

Angel Graves

Posts: 2358

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

I agree about the DIY cases, my brushes travel in a briefcase type one I bought like 10 yrs ago and that sucker has been um well traveled?  It's been a good little case, all of my extension supplies are in another one that's been equally good to me.
My MUA kit is all in a semi hard side suitcase I refuse to retire until it goes hoofs up and then I'll buy a Zuca I think but this suitcase is still going after 8 yrs lol
I wish my personal luggage had been as sturdy!  Poor AJT got stuck fighting my big one thru NYC a couple of years ago!  The stuff I want to last never seems to hold up as well and the random stuff I buy to 'get me by' won't seem to give up lol
Take care to choose something to fit her usage! Many of today's good deals don't hold up to public transit use and some items are crazy too heavy to tote up a flight of stairs!  Maybe look into picking up a good Pullman size lightweight suitcase for her at TJ Max and some clear small organizers from Zuca, Crown Brush or the equivalent so she's only got one thing to transport that's manageable and not cumbersome!

Dec 06 12 03:42 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Casey-Cooper

Posts: 42

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

I never had any of those issues with my old one from yazmo hmmmm

Right now I actually work out of multiple HUSKY tool cases absolutely brilliant these cases are they are a briefcase set up with interchangeable spaces absolutely love this I have multiple ones for different types of work I do

Dec 06 12 04:12 pm Link

Makeup Artist

SD Makeup Artisty

Posts: 184

Hicksville, New York, US

Le Cosmetique has a variety of bags and cases.

www.lecosmetique.com

Dec 06 12 07:01 pm Link

Makeup Artist

bastian russ

Posts: 19

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

ohh i just got an new case with is amazing!

the UDG its made for dj´s but the bag is the best i´ve ever had!!


http://www.udggear.com/shop/product.asp … D8&pid=287

Dec 08 12 02:53 am Link

Makeup Artist

MP Make-up Artistry

Posts: 5105

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

I bought a case from Yazmo.com it broke with in a month, the wheels busted right off.. sent back (on my dime) they sent me a new one, it also broke, the design of the wheels suck, far to small for the size of their cases...

Zuca.... this baby has gotten me all over on public transit, never had an issue with my lovely zuca.. she is now wearing out.. and I need to replace her, but 6years is a pretty awesome run I think. smile

I have also bought some "not make-up kits" one of a $16.00 fire proof file box, its PERFECT for smaller gigs like bridal when I dont need to bring the whole kitten caboodle.
Also Fat max and other  "tool" boxes can work really well too, they are made our of durable lightweight plastics and are made to take a beating so if your on a budget you can get some real bang for your buck

Dec 09 12 11:43 am Link

Makeup Artist

Katy G

Posts: 286

Yucaipa, California, US

MP Make-up Artistry  wrote:
I bought a case from Yazmo.com it broke with in a month, the wheels busted right off.. sent back (on my dime) they sent me a new one, it also broke, the design of the wheels suck, far to small for the size of their cases...

I forgot to mention that! My wheels also broke. They jammed up into the bottom part of the case.

Dec 09 12 02:56 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Jennifer_May

Posts: 25

Peoria, Illinois, US

Do you feel like you can fit a lot of makeup in this bag? I love the size of yazmo but since the quality sucks I don't want to purchase it. How do you feel the sizes compare to each other?



MP Make-up Artistry  wrote:
I bought a case from Yazmo.com it broke with in a month, the wheels busted right off.. sent back (on my dime) they sent me a new one, it also broke, the design of the wheels suck, far to small for the size of their cases...

Zuca.... this baby has gotten me all over on public transit, never had an issue with my lovely zuca.. she is now wearing out.. and I need to replace her, but 6years is a pretty awesome run I think. smile

I have also bought some "not make-up kits" one of a $16.00 fire proof file box, its PERFECT for smaller gigs like bridal when I dont need to bring the whole kitten caboodle.
Also Fat max and other  "tool" boxes can work really well too, they are made our of durable lightweight plastics and are made to take a beating so if your on a budget you can get some real bang for your buck

Dec 10 12 08:34 am Link

Makeup Artist

Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

I use this Crown makeup trolly. I carry this all over NYC. It's on sale now. Overall, that is very nice of you.

http://crownbrush.us/deluxe-professiona … p-639.html


Deluxe Professional Trolley Case



    Model: TC01

Retail Price: $340.00
You save: $190.01  (56%)
Our Price: $149.99
Sale: $89.99
Add to Cart:         
Details: Black soft case trolley with red stripe detail

Outside compartments:
- 3 pockets with zipper
- 1 facial tissue holder
- 4 pencil pockets

Inside top compartment:
- 5 side pockets in mesh-net
- 1 removable brush-roll with 11 brush/tool compartments

Inside bottom compartment:
- 2 removable plastic drawer sets (3 drawers each)
- 1 mesh-net pocket


Materials

Polyester casing with metal clasp

Dec 10 12 09:58 pm Link

Photographer

Alicia Hansen Photo

Posts: 1964

Durango, Colorado, US

Casey-Cooper wrote:
I never had any of those issues with my old one from yazmo hmmmm

Me neither. My case from them has been nothing but fantastic, and I've been using it for almost two years. neutral
Maybe we just got lucky?

Dec 14 12 06:24 am Link

Makeup Artist

Tara Pagliara MUA

Posts: 704

New York, New York, US

Ive had two zuca both have fallen apart. I am now onto a Samsonite rolling case. Its AMAZING. Its more expensive but it lasts. Only thing about Zuca that I love is that you can sit on it.

Dec 14 12 04:09 pm Link