Gold Key Light 2.0 on stand

Professional Lighting for Professional Artists

The choice of celebrated makeup artists worldwide, the TML Key Lights set the standard for pure, white light. Sunlight indoors when you need it with pioneering color technology to make a working artist's life easier. Works in any country, is compact, and easy to mount in a variety of ways.

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KEY LIGHT STARTER EZ CLAMP KITGold Key Light on an EZ Clamp

KEY LIGHT STARTER SUCTION MOUNT KITModel in front of Key Light on a Suction Mount on glass


VERSATILE MOUNTING OPTIONS

The Makeup Light's series of mounting options are designed to be interchangeable with any TML light panels. From sturdy light stands, to clamps and suction mounts, we have the mount that best fits your work style and space. 

TML family of mounts and Key Lights

 

1. Magic Mount - For non-porous surfaces
2. Suction Mount - For glass and mirrors
3. Articulating Arm - 360 degrees of motion
4. Light Stand - Sturdy and reliable
5. EZ Clamp - Clamp onto almost any surface

Click here to see our full collection of mounts 


THE MAKEUP LIGHT PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING KITS

Key Light Starter Stand Kit for Professional Makeup Artists

KEY LIGHT 2.0 STARTER STAND KIT

Our most popular kit is the Key Light Starter Stand Kit. This kit with sturdy Light Stand, flexible Gooseneck, included Power Supply, Quick Release, and LED Panel in either Graphite or Gold gives you the best lighting anywhere you go! 
Included in this Light Kit: 
  • One Key Light 2.0 LED Panel (7.25 x 9 in. / 17.6 x 22 cm)
  • Power cord assembly (14') with in-line, touch-style flicker-free dimmer switch
  • Felt pouches for panel and power assembly
  • One Quick Release set
  • One Gooseneck
  • One Light Stand
  • One Stand Bag
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HOW TO SET UP YOUR STARTER STAND KIT 

 


 

Key Light Pro Kit

 

KEY LIGHT 2.0 PRO KIT

If you're a professional artist who wants more options in your lighting kit, then this is a great step up from a Starter Kit. The Pro Kit comes with a Key Light 2.0 LED light panel, as well as a wide array of mounts PLUS the Pro / Master Bag, which holds up to two (2) Key Lights and doubles of each mount. The Light Stand comes in a separate carry bag.

Included in this Professional Light Kit: 
  • One Key Light 2.0 LED Panel (7.25 x 9 in. / 17.6 x 22 cm)
  • Power cord assembly (14') with in-line, touch-style flicker-free dimmer switch
  • Felt pouches for panel and power assembly
  • One Quick Release Set
  • One Gooseneck (for use with the light stand only)
  • One Light Stand
  • One EZ-Clamp
  • One Suction Mount
  • One 2.0 Pro / Master Carry Bag with Stand Bag 

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Master Kit in Gold and Graphite from The Makeup Light

KEY LIGHT 2.0 MASTER KIT

The Master Kit is for any professional artist who knows two lights are always better than one! The same products as the Pro Kit, but in double! And, yes, all of the Mounts and both Key Lights fit in the Pro / Master Bag with room to spare!

Included in this Master Light Kit: 
  • Two Key Light 2.0 LED Panels (7.25 x 9 in. / 17.6 x 22 cm)
  • Power cord assemblies (14') with in-line, touch-style flicker-free dimmer switch
  • Felt pouches for panel and power assembly
  • Two Quick Release Sets
  • Two Goosenecks (for use with the light stand only)
  • Two Light Stands
  • Two EZ-Clamps
  • Two Suction Mounts
  • One 2.0 Pro / Master Carry Bag with Stand Bag
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 ADJUSTABLE + DURABLE DESIGN

Hair artist adjusts Key Light on a Suction Mount

THE SIZE OF A TABLET = IDEAL TRAVEL LIGHT

Key Light on EZ Clamp on door

 

WHICH HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS USE TML IN THEIR KIT? 

Hair and makeup artists using The Makeup Light

 

Artists like Roshar, Gregory Arlt, Alex Box, Angela Levin, Jillian Dempsey, Beau Nelson, Romero Jennings, Morag Ross, Hil Cook, Mario Dedivanovic, Dita Von Teese, Michael Anthony, Pati Dubroff, and many more.

 


 

THE MAKEUP LIGHT KEY LIGHT SPECS  

Detail shot of Key Lights

- Daylight Balanced at 5000K
- Improved LEDs with CRI of 95+ (includes R9 – R15 values)
- Color Quality Scale CQS” value of 93
- International dual Voltage (100 – 240 VAC)
- LED life expectancy 50,000+ hours
- LED Panel Size (7.25 x 9″ / 17.6 x 22 cm)
- LED Panel Weight 1.3 lb (590 g)


 

KEY LIGHT DEFINITIONS

Key Light on a car window at the beach

Key Light - This is the tablet-sized panel that started it all. The Key Light 1.0 made way for the Key Light 2.0, but both are powerhouse LED panels in use around the world today. Its durability and portability make it ideal for travel!

"Daylight Balanced" - The best lighting found on planet Earth comes from the sun. To be Daylight Balanced means the color temperature is balanced to mimic natural daylight. This is great for color matching and ensures what you see is what you get when you step outside.

LED - This stands for “Light-emitting diode.” 

For more definitions, visit the TML Dictionary


 

THE STORY OF THE MAKEUP LIGHT

Michael Astalos and Vivian Baker headshot

MICHAEL ASTALOS

Michael has been creating lighting for professional makeup artists for 20 years. His first company, Cases for Visual Arts, was founded when his wife, makeup artist Vivian Baker, was struggling with good lighting when daylight-balanced lights were introduced to film and television.

Using his knowledge of the complexities of lighting, he created the first CVA portable makeup station as a gift for his wife. This would begin a whole new career for Michael, who had worked as a commercial photographer and electrical draftsman for lighting.

In 2013, Vivian needed to up the game even more as digital took over the world of film and television. She requested an entire upgrade in lighting. It needed to fit in the small spaces of her trailer, be bright, but not blinding, and have the full-color spectrum and color temperature. TML was born.

Michael's two companies thrive today. Demand is pushing TML into the consumer audience, as more people want high-quality lighting. Michael continues to pioneer in LED lighting in ways no one else has done or is looking to do.

Vivian Baker and Kazu Hiro accept the Academy Award for Bombshell

VIVIAN BAKER

Vivian, always a lover of transformations in makeup, quickly rose to be one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the world. In 2020, she won the Oscar and the BAFTA — among other awards — for her work on Bombshell, as one of the lead artists to Charlize Theron.

Not new to awards, Vivian won an Emmy in 2009 for her prosthetic work on Drew Barrymore for Grey GardensHer prolific resume ranges from high fashion, to beauty, to prosthetics, to character transformations.

The symbiotic relationship between Vivian and her husband has created the best lighting because it has come out of a working need.

 


 HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about our lights, our small business, our inspiration, or our products, email us at contact@themakeuplight.com.