Tuesday, August 9, 2011

If all my makeup disappeared...

I've seen this TAG start to go around the make up community on Youtube and some blogs. It got me thinking what products would be my first 10 repurchases if my make up collection were to "disappear". I have to be honest, this TAG wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, but i made deal with it. So here are my 10 must-have products!

1) Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: This primer leaves my dry skin feeling silky smooth and prepped for my foundation. It makes my foundation application go a lot smoother. It also fills in my pores and makes my make up last a lot longer.

2) NARS Sheer Glow Foundation: OH MY GOD, I don't know where to start with this foundation!! It is my absolute favorite liquid foundation, not only does it hydrate my skin, it gives me great coverage while still feeling light! It works well with or without powder, so it's a great product year round.

3) Mac Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer: I haven't tried a concealer that works so well for me in all different places on my face. It works well over my Benefit's "Erase Paste" for under the eyes as well as over my blemishes/breakouts. It stays put throughout the day, and gives coverage without looking cake-y, what more could I ask from a concealer?

4) Stila Prime Pot: It is basically the same thing as a "Paint Pot" from MAC. Its extremely creamy, and works great on its own, or with eyeshadow worn over it. I have the shade "caramel" which matches my skin tone. This little pot has lasted me ages, so it's well worth the price tag.

5) MAC Fluidline in Dipdown: I don't find myself being a fan of black eyeliner, especially on a daily basis. I find a dark brown to better suit my complexion without weighing me down. This gel eyeliner truly does stay put throughout the day, so I don't have to worry about touching up my eyeliner between classes.

6) MAC Melba Blush: This matte peachy blush is my go-to blush. I love how it compliments my skin tone. It also works well with a variety of different looks and sits nicely on the skin as there is no shimmer/glitter to it.

7) Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller: I roll this under my eyes every morning, itSERIOUSLY reduces my bags and helps the whole concealing process for when i put on my concealer. It refreshes my eyes and helps me wake up. There is rarely a day that I don't use this product.

8) Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Powder Makeup: I absolutely adore this powder! It gives such a nice satin finish! and paired over my NARS Sheer Glow foundation, it makes my skin lookflawless!! I use this with the E.L.F powder brush and it works great. It offers great medium coverage but be careful and don't over do it, because it can easily make you look over powdered if you use a heavy hand.

9) MAC Quad:

- Brule (top left): I'm not one to love a shimmery brow bone highlight, so brule does a great job of softening ANY eyeshadow look for me.

- Texture (top right): This peachy-brown eyeshadow is the perfect color to warm up my crease, I also find myself using this as a transitional color for more bright looks, but it still works lovely on its own.

- Expensive Pink (bottom left): A rosey-gold eyeshadow that works great on the lid or inner corner. It works great for me especially because it has that pinky-peachy tone to it that warms up my face and still has gold running through it to compliment my skin tone.

- Brown Script (bottom right): I use this either through the crease, in the outer corner or to fill in my brows. Its a warm dark brown without it being too dark, its an absolute staple in my neutral eye looks.

10) Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Mascara: This mascara holds my curl beautifully and last all day. It gives my lashes great length. I prefer length over volume for day-to-day lashes so it doesn't weigh down my lashes.

What would be your 10 first purchases if your
make up were to disappear?

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