Mehron Student Stage Makeup Kit Review

front of the box for the mehron stage makeup kit for fair/olive fair skin tones, featuring a photo of the street signs for Broadway and 46th Street in New York City
Mehron Makeup Kit Box

I’ve never tried Mehron’s Stage Makeup Kits, and thought this would be a great opportunity to do so. I bought the kit online for $17, and had to choose my shade range. The range was limited to Fair/Olive Fair, Medium/Olive Medium, or Medium Dark/Dark. I chose the lightest option of Fair/Olive Fair.

What comes in the Mehron Student Stage Makeup Kit?

Image shows Mehron Student Stage Makeup Kit: 8 color palette with 4 foundation shades, contour, white, cheek, and lip colors, stipple sponge, two wedge sponges, small powder container, powder puff, and dark brown eye pencil
Mehron Stage Makeup Kit

The Mehron Student Stage Makeup Kit comes with:

  • 8 Color Palette (Highlight/Contour/Accent Shades)
    • CreamBlend Foundation, Eye Cream, Lip Cream, Cheek Cream
  • Colorset powder
  • Eye Liner Pencil
  • Stageline brush
  • 1 Stipple sponge
  • 2 Non-latex sponges
  • 1 Powder puff
  • Instruction booklet

The foundation shades come in a pre-determined range, depending on what shade range you choose for your kit. This shade range will also change the shades of the accents to best compliment the foundation colors. The kit states the foundation is good for 7-10 applications, but I have serious doubts about that.

Mehron Student Stage Makeup Kit Video Review

Where to Find The Mehron Student Makeup Kit

I got my student makeup kit at You can also get it at Mehron, Amazon, Stage & Screen FX and lots of others. The prices vary by retailer, and some may have discounts for bulk orders and/or education-related groups.

What Did I Like?

I love that this kit comes with four foundation shade choices. This allows you to find your best match in a decent range. The eye pencil is also a full-size and not a dinky “sample size.” The palette is nicely constructed with a magnetic closure for the lid. The wedge sponges are a good quality, and don’t fall apart easily. The powder puff is also a decent quality and not super cheap feeling. The cheek color was just about right for my skin tone, and blended pretty nicely just using my fingers. The lip color was very bold. Depending on the show, you might have to use the cheek color for your lips if a strong red isn’t required. The setting powder disappears nicely and sets the makeup well.

What Was Not So Great?

The foundation was really difficult to get on, did not have great coverage, and was weirdly drying. It also felt very mask-like and plastic-y when I tried to build coverage to cover the redness in my skin. I also used at least half of the foundation just doing my face once. Unfortunately, that does not bode well for using the kit for shows. By my estimation, you’d have to have multiple kits or separate foundation to make it through the show. It’s also not great for learning purposes, because there simply isn’t enough to do more than maybe 2-3 full faces of foundation in any given shade.

Final Thoughts

There are some good things about the Mehron Student Stage Makeup Kit. For instance, it has a full size pencil, and the sponges are of decent quality. That’s awesome for a kit I spent $17 on. I’ve spent $17 on an eye pencil alone (don’t judge!). The only problem with that is that you’re probably not going to use up a pencil in a single show, but you WILL run out of foundation in 2, maybe 3 applications. Trying the Mehron Student kit was a must, however I cannot justify the cost. It is simply too expensive to have to replace the foundation every 2-3 uses. I would consider this more of a deluxe sample rather than a full kit. If you approach it like that, it’s a good way to figure out what works for you without purchasing full-size products.

If you would like to read about my Ben Nye Student Makeup Kit experience, go to my review.







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