My Makeup Must Haves!

So a couple of weeks ago on Temptalia one of the questions from her “Temptalia Asks You” series was “If you could only bring seven makeup items on vacation, what would you choose?” And that got me thinking…. what seven products would I choose?

I have to start off by saying that this is not an easy question to answer!  There are a number of products that I use everyday religiously.  I did manage to narrow it down to seven but then as soon as I took the photos I realized that I totally forgot a lip product.  I am obsessed with lipsticks, but in the morning when I get ready I never put on a lipstick or gloss.  Why?  Well, I get dressed then eat then when I get to work I have a coffee, so I don’t actually put something on my lips until around after lunch.  I will often use a lip balm, which in my opinion is a necessity so I don’t think that would count as part of this challenge.

Here are the products I chose and why:

YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara

I am obsessed with this mascara and I actually had to dig this out of my garbage for this photo (gross I know.. the things I do for this blog) because the tube is older than four months and running low.  I love this mascara, you get curl, length, and the appearance of fuller, longer lashes.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

This foundation is pricey but oh so worth it.  It leaves your skin flawless because of it’s full coverage quality and feels so nice when worn.  I am currently using MAC’s Pro Longwear, which is also good, but it’s no Laura Mercier.  My face looks so perfect when I wear this stuff.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Technically I’m not cheating by choosing one product that contains 12 eyeshadows.  This palette is basically the only eyeshadow palette anyone will ever need.  It contains a whack of wearable shades to create virtually any look (well okay, maybe not crazy electric blue looks).  It has a highlighter, some matte colours, shimmery shades, you name it.

Urban Decay Primer Potion

I was hesitant to choose this product because I only had seven products to choose here, but when it comes down to it, because I chose an eyeshadow palette I had to choose a primer too.  UDPP is my favourite eye primer because it leaves your eyeshadow looking fresh and radiant and doesn’t budge for the entire day.

NARS Danmari Cheek Palette

Like the Naked palette, this NARS cheek palette contains six colours – four blushes, a bronzer and highlighter.  Basically everything you need and then some to create a perfectly sculpted face and radiant cheek bones.

MAC Liquid Eye Liner

This is my eyeliner of perfection and I guess I could have nixed it by using Creep from the Naked palette as a liner, but I love the look of a good liquid liner.  It creates such good definition on the eye area that I think it’s a must have for sure.

Benefit That Gal Primer

I chose Benefit’s That Gal primer because it’s the only one I have at the moment, but really any face primer works.  This one though does smell divine and makes my foundation glide on smoothly.  Once I started using primers I can’t go back. If you are going to invest in makeup I think you have to invest in a primer to get the full effects of the product.

As you see I didn’t mention a concealer. Why?  Well, Laura Mercier’s foundation is so full coverage that I don’t really need a concealer, everything is concealed after I apply it.  Of course, it’s probably different for everyone which leads me to what would be your seven products?  Leave me a comment below!

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