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what are you your essential items in your make up bag?

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Heathcliffscathy Thu 12-May-05 13:36:24

i don't have much in the way of make up: the whole lot is as follows:
one mac eyeshadow.
benefit high beam
benefit thingy that is watery v dark red and can be used on lips or cheeks (i use on cheeks)
one rimmel lip gloss
one max factor 2000 calorie mascara

that's it!!

any tips

also need new skin care regime...my skin is so dry, never used to be...atm i wash with soap and water (i know!) and use aveeno moisuriser, not every day tho cause i forget...save me from becoming a fuddy duddy wrinkled prune before my time! is my bday coming up so could ask for stuff as pressies...tia

NomDePlume Thu 12-May-05 13:37:34

dermalogica are great for skin care

NomDePlume Thu 12-May-05 13:38:30

I get mine from here. Prices are the best on the net. Better than ebay, even !

NomDePlume Thu 12-May-05 13:38:46

prescriptives are meant to be good too

lippysticky Thu 12-May-05 13:39:03

My ideas are:
Chanel foundation (vitalumiere)
Lancome mascara
Clinique lip gloss
Mac cream blusher
Light eyebrow pencil
Clinique allover lustre( for evenings)
Bobbie Brown bronzer( for when you have been up all night)

NomDePlume Thu 12-May-05 13:41:33

make up wise, i don't wear much at all in the day - brown mascara & lip balm if I'm feeling glam.

I bought the rimmel mascara with acomb instead of a brush and it's great. Always thought rimmel were meant to be cheapie and crap but this mascara is great. Use it with my realmust have, my tweezerman eyelash curlers

NomDePlume Thu 12-May-05 13:41:46

sorry, got abroken space bar

kama Thu 12-May-05 13:41:54

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Chandra Thu 12-May-05 13:42:31

I'm using IDealist skin replenishing before moisturising and Equalizer Make up base (both from Estee Lauder), since I developed ver dry skin after using a ColourMeBeautiful make up base. the Idealist is fantastic.

kama Thu 12-May-05 13:43:09

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dyzzidi Thu 12-May-05 13:43:53

Mine is nearly all clinique, as I wear contact lenses and my eyes can be very sensitive and theirs seems to work for me.

One Eye pencil
three mascaras
one highlighter
Foundation
seven/ eight eyeshadows
one lipliners
nine lipsticks/glosses
Various bits and bobs which came as freebies

I don't use any blusher as it makes me look a bit strange. (even when applied professionally).

I use clinique three step and various clinique moisturisers which are great.

I only ever buy when 'bonus time' is on as you usually get six or seven small sized freebies which are good value.

Oh and usually my boots advantage card buys me something nice a couple of times a year.

mancmum Thu 12-May-05 13:44:17

totally recommend LAura mercier -- just had a fab make over from them...

I love tinted moisturizer as it gives you some colour without looking too made up -- that and a bit of lip gloss gets me thru most mornings without making those around me throw up!

Also, get eyebrows waxed or shaped for instant face lift that makes eye make up look loads better

elliott Thu 12-May-05 13:45:23

makeup bag? what's that?? astonishingly, I don't think I have any makeup that is less than 5 years old

noddyholder Thu 12-May-05 13:48:33

mascara,nude lipliner,clear gloss,rosy blusher I use all different brands bourjois and lancome are my faves

NomDePlume Thu 12-May-05 13:50:02

my 3 desert island make up bits would be

tweezers
eyelashcurler
vaseline (can do everything with it)

passtheprozac Thu 12-May-05 13:51:03

preparation H.(pile cream)for eyes not a**e.
fantastic!

Heathcliffscathy Thu 12-May-05 13:54:14

thanks ladies. never heard of laura mercier?? would a counter be in most dept stores?

noddyholder Thu 12-May-05 13:55:04

does the pile cream really work How much difference does it make?

hoxtonchick Thu 12-May-05 13:55:20

space nk soph.

mancmum Thu 12-May-05 13:55:36

laura mercier is in selfridges and harvey nicks in manchester ...

Trampy Thu 12-May-05 13:56:11

Polyfiila and a trowel.

passtheprozac Thu 12-May-05 13:57:19

yes ,it contracts the minor blood vessels in the eyes so stops them looking puffy.makes noticable difference.

lippysticky Thu 12-May-05 13:58:50

Cream blusher is a must as it doesn't make you look like a powdery old lady.

DillyDally Thu 12-May-05 14:00:40

Mix of Prescriptives and decleor skin care
Escentuals ID foundation
Concealer
Stephane Marais comb mascara
Fran wilson lip gloss
Laura mercier cream blusher

beetroot Thu 12-May-05 14:03:22

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