If I Could Only Own 5 Makeup Products

Friday, 21 April 2017

If I Could Only Own 5 Makeup Products

Cutting my makeup collection down to just 5 products would be a real challenge, in fact I think it would be more like a nightmare than a challenge but if I had to for the sake of this post then there's 5 stand out products I couldn't be without. Whist I'm always trying new products these are the ones that just seem to work for me, the ones I find myself rushing out to repurchase when I run out, I like to call them my ultimate holy grails.

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer | This concealer is my life, no matter how many others I try I always seem to come back to this little gem. As I have acne scarring and rosacea I just feel so much more confident when I have even a little bit of concealer on to help cover it. This ones full coverage, lasts all day and doesn't leave me looking like a caked up mess so I couldn't be without it. The Nars Soft Matte Concealer was also close to being my number one but I feel like RCC is my ride or die and we've been through a lot together over the years so I had to stay loyal.

MAC Studio Fix Powder | As a combo/oily skinned girl powder is a must because I can't deal with that unwanted shine coming through. Studio Fix Powder is the one I couldn't be without, I always keep it in my handbag for on the go touch ups. As it's actually a powder foundation it gives that bit of added coverage whilst keeping my skin looking matte but not flat, I also find it makes my skin look so smooth and it blurs over my dreaded pores.

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara | Without mascara my lashes are practically non existent. If there was only one product I could have it would be mascara, I wear it every single day even on days were I don't wear base makeup as I just find it makes me feel so much more me. The Falsies Push Up Angel is my current favourite and it's been the one I've found myself reaching for daily. I find it adds the perfect amount of both length and volume without looking clumpy and it lasts all day on my watery eyes, I swear by Maybelline mascara's and I have done for years!

NYX Micro Brow Pencil | My natural eyebrows are shocking, they're so sparse and uneven (thank you alopecia) so I find I have to fill them in or else I'll risk looking like a potato head. I tend to switch it up between different brow pencils and whilst I have a few I love dearly, this one from NYX has been the one I've found myself using now my hairs a bit darker as the colour match is perfect. I love how precise this pencil is and how easy it is to achieve natural looking brows with it, it's a very close dupe for the ABH Brow Wiz at a much more affordable price.

Benefit Gimme Brow | With my brows being so sparse I rely on anything to help make them look a little thicker and Gimme Brow is the one. I find it really does add volume to my brows whilst setting them in place. Somedays I'll just wear this when I don't have time to sit and fill them in with a pencil as I find it makes my brows look a little more presentable. This is by far the best brow gel I've ever tried and I couldn't be without it.

If you had to cut your makeup stash down to 5 products, what would be some of your picks?

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  1. I've been using the MAC Studio Fix Powder for 7 years! It's amazing, I love how it makes my skin look airbrushed.


  2. Oh my gosh, five of your ultimate faves and I've never tried a single one of them. I need to fix that - I think you just sold that NARS concealer to me!

    Lottie Unlimited | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

  3. Okay firstly, you are gorgeous! Wow and your hair is amazing, I actually have a post entitled If I Could Only Own 10 Makeup Products which I still haven't finished because it's hard, whittling it down to just 5 is brave of you. I haven't tried any of these! Lovely post, followed you on Bloglovin', have a great weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  4. That's some real commitment! It's so good though, I literally couldn't be without it! xo

  5. They're all great but the Nars concealer is an absolute must! xo

  6. Thank you so much, this comment absolutely made my day! It was so hard to narrow it down! xo