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Nabootique Wed 06-May-15 14:29:59

I was thinking top five make up items, or beauty products that would be your desert island products, but could be top five whatever you want, really! You might be able to tell that I am procrastinating at work today.

Top 5 desert island make up:

Loreal Manga Eyes Mascara - I've only just discovered this but it has totally replaced Max Factor in my affections. The pictures looked scary but it looks so nice on.

Benetint - I like this as a blush (have to have blush as I tend towards the dull and pasty throughout the day) and can double up as a lip tint.

Benefit Boing concealer - covers everything.

Eyebrow pencil - not that fussy about which one, but I have noticed my eyebrows slowly disappearing with age and now cannot be without an eyebrow pencil.

Garnier BB cream - I couldn't decide on a foundation, and then I was thinking about powders as I'm prone to a bit of shine, but most days I can get away with just this and a smidge of concealer.

I'm now in bits thinking of leaving all eyeliners and eyeshadows behind <sob>

MrsBradleyCooper Wed 06-May-15 14:36:45

Bobbi Brown Sunny Beige Pressed Powder - really evens out my skin tone

Benefit Posy Tint - looks so natural but gives a nice colour

Estée Lauder Mascara - any one

Laura Mercier Baby Lips Lipstick - nice natural colour

MAC eyebrow pencil

Gem124 Wed 06-May-15 17:12:44

Carmex lip balm
No7 mascara in the teal tube
Tea tree oil shampoo
No7 essential moisture moisturiser

daughterofliz Wed 06-May-15 17:31:50

Nivea tinted moisturiser

Benefit Georgia powder (discontinued but I stocked up and probably have about a year's supply left)

Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes eyeshadow palette (muted pinky-browns and darker greyish brown)

Avon Glimmersticks eyeliner in taupe

Avon Supershock Mascara in black

I do wear blusher and lipstick sometimes but they are not nearly as important to me.

Lancome Definicils mascara (though I like Rollerlash a lot too)
Soap and Glory lipstick in Perfect Day
Urban Decay Naked palette

These are the only four I use/buy over and over.

DrEllieSattler Wed 06-May-15 18:33:42

Simple moisturiser
Garnier BB cream
Rimmel no3 Matt face powder
Rimmel black soft eye crayon
Lush Red tint. It's the BEST. LIP COLOUR EVER!!!smile

FrugalFashionista Wed 06-May-15 19:56:27

Fab thread!
For desert island - I wear minimal makeup in hot weather:

Still looking for the perfect high spf suncreen
Dr Jart or Missha BB cream
Chanel lipstick or Lily Lolo lip gloss in Bitten Pink or Badger Balm for lips
Bioderma micellar
Dr Jart sleeping mask

AWholeLottaNosy Wed 06-May-15 19:59:44

This is a great idea, but what works on one skin type/age/ complexion won't necessarily work on another, so maybe ( like makeupalley reviews), we need a disclaimer as to what kind of skin type we are. .?

stevienickstophat Wed 06-May-15 20:02:18

No7 Protect and Perfect Foundation in Cool Ivory.
Nars Orgasm blusher.
Clinique Quickliner in Extreme Mocha.
Mac matt eyeshadow in Brûlée.
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.
Mac Opulash Mascara.
Clinique Eyebrow Pencil and highlighter in Soft Blonde.

I couldn't pick five. I need these as the bare minimum grin

PrincessShcherbatskaya Wed 06-May-15 20:08:33

Yes I agree, literally EVERY bb cream I've tried comes out with a nasty pink or orange tinge and leaves a tide mark, would love to find one that suits my olive skin. Anyway here goes:
Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick 'la raffinee'
L'oreal true match foundation in golden beige (perfect for my yellow under tones)
Bourgeois Bonnet Mine healthy mix blush
Olay beauty serum
Estée Lauder sumptuous extreme mascara

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 06-May-15 20:13:38

Top five products (which may not be great on a desert island, tbh) would be:

YSL Radiant Touch foundation
Mac blush in Frankly Scarlet - this sounds terrifying but it isn't at all!
Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara
Guerlain Meteorites
Red lipstick - I have loads so picking a favourite is hard. Maybe Nars Annabella at the mo.

I'd also like:

Shu eyelash curlers
A neutral eyeshadow
Smashbox primer
Benefit Browzings
Black liquid eyeliner

Nabootique Wed 06-May-15 20:43:47

Oh I'd have to have separate top five skin care. I'll have to think on that one. Much harder for me than make up!

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 06-May-15 21:08:31

Oh god, these threads will make my credit card explode!
Age 49, skin dry.

Neal's Yard Frankincense oil
Chanel 19
The Holy Grail foundation I am still searching for. grin

I do love make up and always wear it, or I look like a rabbit with flu, but I'm not as faithful to brands.

Coastingit Wed 06-May-15 21:13:55

Top five skin products for a Kate Middy-style hospital exit after an ELCS grin I can dream

Simple face wipes
Maybelline BB cream
Clinique stick blusher
Rimmel eyebrow pencil
Revlon lip butter in 'pink truffle'

And Batiste dry shampoo as a bonus extra for that royal swish.

MamaLazarou Wed 06-May-15 21:26:17

Eyebrow dye - this will be pried from my cold, dead hands

Garnier BB cream

Lancome Genefique Yeux eye cream

Korres lip butter in Wild Rose

Lancome Hypnose mascara

FrugalFashionista Wed 06-May-15 21:40:17

I would have somewhat different picks for a freezing island somewhere off Svalbard:

Eucerin 5% urea cream
Lily Lolo mineral foundation in Porcelain
Chanel lipstick or Chanel Narcisse blusher
Bioderma micellar
Guerlain Vega perfume

I'm 42 and have dry/normal very pale acne/rosacea/perioral prone skin.
I always pack these when I travel in winter.

I don't have many skincare items which I stick with long term tbh.

However, I will have:
Aveeno body moisturiser
La Roche Posay barrier repair hand cream
Avene water spray (for cooling down on a hot desert island)

maybetomorrow22 Wed 06-May-15 22:01:06

Oooohhh, love this!! 32 combination skin.

- Superdrug Vit C skincare range, amazing
- No 7 intense volume mascara, closely followed by Avon mega lash mascara
- Benefit benetint
- Estee Lauder high gloss in blush
- Palmers cocoa butter lip gloss

aftereight Wed 06-May-15 22:11:52

Hmmm..(only 5?)

Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara.
Revlon lip butter in macaroon.
Bourjois soft eyeliner in any dark colour other than black.
Tweezerman tweezers.
Eyelah curlers.

Or, more practically..
Dove deodorant.
Nail scissors.

chickydoo Wed 06-May-15 22:15:16

Nars concealer
Body shop body butter
Eve lom cleanser
Chanel lipstick ( no 54) a glossy one can't remember it's name
Sanctuary salt scrub

RudyMentary Wed 06-May-15 22:33:50

Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Pomade
Bobby Brown gel liner
Chanel Mascara - purple
Clinique Super City Block
Filorga BB Perfect

midnightmoomoo Wed 06-May-15 23:25:52

Clarins Eau Dynamisante
Carmex or Blistex lip balm
Boots no7 Sheet Temptation lipstick in Entice
Liz Earle toner

Would also need eye drops in case of hayfever, Liz Earle eyebright plus a never ending supply of Gaviscon but these come under 'medicinal' so I'm not counting them in my five! grin

mowglik Thu 07-May-15 00:45:09

Hmm boring but my staples are

Mac PowerPoint kohl eyeliner
Any foundation that suits my skin tone, currently ysl inkfusion
Estée Lauder peachy keen duo blush
Dior addict lip balm
Any highlighter eg mac strobe cream

BeaLola Thu 07-May-15 00:52:35

For a desert island five I would go for...

My mason & pearson hairbrush
Jo Malone Vit E body scrub
Lip balm ... Hard to choose which one?
Perfume .. Again trying to narrow my choice
Body crime/oil .. Still narrowing down ....good thing I am not planning on being marooned anytime soon ! My 7 records was easier !

Doobigetta Thu 07-May-15 06:39:01

Dove deodorant
Max factor Masterpiece mascara
Sweet almond oil- used it as moisturiser on holiday when the travel one I took set my face on fire, it was fab
body butter- my hand- made one, which is better than any in the shops

Fortunately I temporarily lose the need to wear a full face of makeup at all times when tanned and in the sun.

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