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your holy grails of makeup

What are your HG makeup items and why?

Mine are:

Revlon Colorstay foundation. It is VERY long wearing and very sweatproof. It is my everyday, go to foundation. Loves it ^_^

Max Factor Panstik creme makeup. Covers EXTREMELY well and gives a very porcelain look when used with a soft, light loose powder. Loves it for holidays and pics ^_^

Maybelline Covestick concealer. Only concealer that I have used that actually conceals and doesn't just cake over the zit. :)

Coty Airspun powder. WONDERFUL. THIS IS SOMETHING I CAN NEVER DO WITHOUT. It truly finishes my makeup and makes me look porcelain either over colorstay or panstik. Treasures it :boogie:

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great thread!!!!

let's see:

mac studio fix fluid foundation - it offers superb coverage without a whole ton of effort! i love it!!!

mac fix+ - i always use this to set my make-up. it's fabulous! it feels so refreshing, gives a slightly dewy finish, and if you've overdone your powder at all, it eliminates the associated cakey look.

benefit dallas blush - this is the best all around blush color i've ever used. i could never be without it. i love that it's so neutral, yet i can get pretty dramatic with it if i want.

benefit bad gal mascara - i recently switched from this because i have a friend that works in lancome, but i want to go back so bad (i'm just super cheap and want to use what i have first.) this stuff makes you look like you have falsh eyelashes on, but i will warn that it takes some working with to find out how best to apply.

mac cleanse off-oil - i know you're only asking about make-up, but i absolutely love this stuff too and it's essential in make-up removal. ;)

there's nothing else i would really consider hg, although some other honorable mentions:

benefit 10

perscriptives magic translucent powder

lancome cils booster xl

benefit eye bright

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Mineral basics foundation - doesn't break me out, sun protection, evens out skin tone, buildable coverage, natural look, lasts

Aubry Nicole Cool Veil Silk - Love this finishing powder. Prevents rub off and looks really good over Mineral Basics

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nice thread ;)

The Present Skin Perfector by Philosophy - decreases oil production, minimizes pores, evens skin tone and texture. primes skin for makeup perfectly.

Everyday Minerals - Fairly Light Intensive Foundation, Finishing Dust, Soft Bronzer, Apple Blush, Intensive Medium Concealer - natural looking, fantastic coverage, very affordable and long lasting....

BeneFit Eye Bright - brightens up the eyes - i also use it under my brows to lift them......

MAC PowerPoint Eye Pencil - long lasting, great color payoff

Carmex - moisturizes and conditions my lips like nothing - i refuse to use anything else :snooty:

Maybelline Intense XXL Mascara - volume AND length for less than $6 - can't beat it!

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PF's loose mineral foundation: cheap, good coverage, lasts forever, and actually matches my skin tone!

Ulta bronzer: cheap, not too shimmery, not too browny or orangy, lasts forever

The body shop lip stain: stains the lips a beautiful berry red, lasts a good while on the lips, looks great alone or under lipgloss

bongcils cake mascara: SUPER natural looking, hygenic, fun to apply

Guerlain les meteorites in mythic: gorgeous container, beautiful scent, and leaves the most gorgeous glow on the skin and really evens out the skin tone

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My HG's-

Mary Kay Concealer- Tube squeeze bottle, matches my skin tone 100%, covers up my redness a great deal.

Revlon Colorstay- Great coverage, not that expensive, lasts me alllll day and night =]

Coty Airspun Extra Coverage Loose Powder- Doesn't dry out my skin, sets my foundation beautifully, gives my face a "soft" look.

Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips- Gives me a beaaaaautiful glow and healthy look.

Dr Pepper Lip Smacker- Gorgeous reddish tint that it gives my lips, so cheap!

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner- Really makes my eyes "pop" and stays on day and not without any smudging.

I'm still looking for my HG mascara :(

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Wicked topic! I think every girl has her own set of HG's.

Mine include:

*Primer - mac of course. This is a LIFE SAVER! :dance: Make-up last all day long. Can't live without it.

*Mac studio tech foundation - fantastic foundation. Covers my red marks.

*Vitamin E oil - I use it on my lips. It keeps them from cracking and they look so glossy. I then apply my normal lip gloss over it for extra shine!

*Jane Iredale eye shadow - mineral make-up. My skin is highly sensitive and this stuff is fantastic. I've tried other brands of mineral make-up for my eyes and this seems to suit me the best. Doesn't aggravate my skin at all.

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Hmmmmmmmmm...mine change so frequently but right now:

Clinique Clarifying makeup

Maybelline cool effects eye shadow pencil in peach daquiri

MAC l/s in Hug Me (although this may change for the new CG Outlast in Blush Pearl that i just bought-I am SO over re-applying makeup 18 times/day)

CG Bronzer for cool skin tones (I am so impressed by this-the color is perfect, it was cheap, and just the right amount of shimmer)

Cetaphil skin cleanser

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MY HG's would probably be everything i written down in my sig, but ill state my most FAV:

Everyday Minerals - Multi-Tasking Concealer

Covers my stubborn red marks, lasts all day, and gives me a flawless finish and no one ever knows what i have under my makeup.

Everyday Minerals - Apple Blush

Natural for day wear, a nice soft pinkish colour thats not strong and gives my face a healthy look.

Maybelline - Full N Soft mascara

So cheap and its the only mascara that holds my curl after i have curled my lashes.

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EM -- fair matte foundation, finishing dust, fair intensive concealer, Mystic Night eyeshadow worn as liner, Apple blush

Aveeno Ultra-Healing chap stick

Rosebud Salve

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Everyday Minerals: Pure Silk Dust. I wish I had this years ago.

Physician's Formula: Mascara. Doesn't smudge, doesn't clump, doesn't do anything by be awesome.

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I like this thread too!

I love Soft and Full Mascara. Someone complimented me on my naturally long lashes. What? Me?

I also love - beyond reason - burts bees lip shimmer in watermelon. It looks nice, feel great and actually moisturizes. I think I might have at least 3 - one for my desk, one for at home and one for my purse.

EM primer 'balancing dust'- cannot put on makeup without it. does a great job fighting shine.

EM silkdust. I use this when I am not going to wear any makeup and I dont get shiny later on.

I am taking notes, so keep the ideas coming!

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Everyday Minerals Foundation (Intensive Formula)- great coverage, cheap, and lasts all day

Aubrey Nicole Medium Concealer- matte, hides everything, and lasts all day

Everyday Minerals Summer Silk Dust- just a little bit of this powder helps control oil and adds a hint of color and evens everything out

Everyday Minerals Blushes in All Smiles and Sunday Brunch-great colors, very pigmented, cheap

Aubrey Nicole large Kabuki-softest brush that gives great coverage and blends everything perfectly

Avon Pro. Foundation Brush-I just started using this and I can't imagine a better way to apply my foundation.

MAC eyeshadows in Naked Lunch and Espresso-great neutral colors that last all day.

Clinique Superbalm- BEST LIP GLOSS EVER!!!

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edm original glo foundation and multi tasking concealer: need i say more?

cg volume exact mascara: lash exact was my past fav. volume exact is even better. buildable volume, length, no clumps, no spider leg, no smudge, no flakes. what more can a girl ask for. :D

dr. pepper lipsmacker: i don't like putting too much focus on my lips (cuz they ain't my best features, :(), but i need a bit of color and glossiness on them. this gives it the barely noticeable amount of red tint, gorgeous! totally MLBB = my lips but better.

tarte tickled cheek stain: my latest everyday blush. my cheeks but better.

benefit hoola: only bronzer i've found that isn't shimmery and orange. a very boring matte brown, so perfect for contouring. :)

urban decay primer potion: believe the hype!

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