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What in your makeup bag couldn't you live without?

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FabMum1 Wed 02-Apr-14 20:39:25

I'm on a mission to finally get my 'perfect makeup bag' or in my case 'box'.

I want the dewy, perfectly concealed skin. Glowing cheeks. Super long lashes. Perfect cat eyeliner and a natural pink pout.

What do you use that you absolutely adore and buy time and time again?

Alpacacino Wed 02-Apr-14 21:04:52

Bare Minerals powder. Brilliant.

shopafrolic Wed 02-Apr-14 21:09:33

Will watch this with interest.
Repeat buys are Chanel Vitalumiere powder compact foundation, Lancôme Hypnose mascara or YSL false effect mascara, YSL liquid eyeliner. Other than that I tart around make up departments like nobodies business! grin

Tex111 Wed 02-Apr-14 21:16:38

Bare Minerals foundation powder. Bobbi Brown cream blush. Maybelline Great Lash mascara. Cherry Chapstick. ��

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 02-Apr-14 21:17:53


Except my tube of nivea soft.

hashtagwhatever Wed 02-Apr-14 21:18:49

Better than sex- mascara

SilkStalkings Wed 02-Apr-14 21:23:01

Max Factor Masterpiece cream-to-powder eyeshadow - will have to learn to live without it though as I have pledged to go cruelty-free this yearhmm

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 02-Apr-14 21:35:03

Bare minerals bisque concealer.

taratamara Wed 02-Apr-14 21:35:09

soap & glory marvellips

plentyofsoap Wed 02-Apr-14 21:48:11

Any of it.

frankietwospots Wed 02-Apr-14 21:50:12

My Real Techniques stippling brush for applying foundation. Best long lasting finish I've ever had.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectant Cream for my lips. Tastes like fly spray but I love it.

SecretSquirrel13 Wed 02-Apr-14 22:01:43

Like plenty of soap I would say any if it ! But absolute essential would be mascara. I have blonde eyelashes and eyebrows and look hideous in my natural state!

Chewbecca Wed 02-Apr-14 22:06:43

YSL false effect mascara

chickydoo Wed 02-Apr-14 22:08:30

Nars concealer.

ihatethecold Wed 02-Apr-14 22:08:33

Liz Earle tinted moisturiser.
Bobbi brown cream blush.
Soap and glory mascara.

ipotty Wed 02-Apr-14 22:08:42

DHC velvet skin coat

thepurplepenguin Wed 02-Apr-14 22:11:29

Maybelline brow drama
Rimmel brow pencil
Max Factor mascara
Liz Earle tm

almondblossom Wed 02-Apr-14 22:14:28

Pretty much everything.

BBrown foundation & concealer
Lancome mascara
BBrown cement eyeshadow
Rimmel blusher or Kate Moss for Rimmel lippie to double as cream blusher

Twinklestein Wed 02-Apr-14 22:15:53

Dior Diorskin Nude foundation, Dior Skinflash Radiance booster pen, Dior Extase mascara, Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector, Nars Sex Appeal Blush, YSL Lip gloss 'Golden Peony'.

nicelyneurotic Wed 02-Apr-14 22:22:50

I could find an alternative to everything to be honest. But I do like my MAC primer and Benefit eye concealer.

Rimmel did a great concealer with a green core for blemishes, recently discontinued. Haven't found anything as good yet. Cheapest thing in my makeup bag too!

Bluebell79 Wed 02-Apr-14 22:31:38

Bare minerals foundation. Collection 2000 lasting concealer. 8 hr cream

bloomingheather Wed 02-Apr-14 22:35:21

Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme foundation, NARS Orgasm blusher and MAC eyeshadow in Wedge - I thought that it was a bit darker than I was looking for initially but it's perfect on it's own during the day and as a base for 'a more dramatic eye' (as a beauty journo might not say). I also love By Terry Terrybly Mascara in Dark Forest (a dark green) - it apparently has a growth booster in it and I definitely see a difference in my eye lashes when I use it regularly. It's a bit too pricey to buy regularly though.

Chloerose75 Wed 02-Apr-14 22:39:07

NARS sheer glow foundation! It is the best if you want a natural glowy look.

CockBollocks Wed 02-Apr-14 22:49:25

Chanel foundation
Guarlain mascara in violet (recent find, amazing)
Hd brows powder palate

justasecond Wed 02-Apr-14 23:05:32

YSL Touche eclat - been using since 1998.. although I am tempted to try the by Terry version when my current stockpile runs out.

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