Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

What five beauty products can you not live without? Only five!

Hmm… I think it would be: Renee Rouleau AHA/BHA Cleanser, Margin blush, Studio Fix Fluid, Plushlash mascara, and Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Youth Creme.

Discussion and debate are highly encouraged, and we expect community members to participate respectfully. When asking a question, please check the FAQ section (above) for information about purchasing, price, dupes, and the like. If you have general feedback or need technical support, please contact us.

Comments that include advertisements, self-promotion, insults, etc. may be in violation of our comment policy and subject to deletion. Please see our comment policy for more information.

96 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What five beauty products can you not live without?

  1. Only five? :O

    1. Dermalogica Medicated Clearing Gel – this is THE best for clearing pimples overnight. Or maybe even Benzyl Peroxide

    2. MAC Take a Hint tendertone – I am so in love with this!

    3. theBalm Hot Mama blush/shadow – It gives me just the right amount of glow :)

    4. Dermalogica Active Moist – the only thing that works for my skin as a moisturiser. Shame it doesn’t have SPF in it :(

    5. MAC Woodwinked eye shadow πŸ˜€

    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend, Christine!

  2. Carolina

    They are mostly moisturizers, which will tell you how dry my skin is. lol
    1. Gentle gel cleanser by Avene. Last thing in my travel bag and first out of it. To avoid forgetting it (a true disgrace!) I keep a bottle *everywhere*.
    2. Hydrance day cream by Avene. Forgetting to put it on, will only make me turn the car around and go back home. When clock is ticking I take it along. But I never bypass it! That would only result in uncomfortable skin and a lot of annoyed moaning on my part.
    3. Lip balm by Uriage. I once sold one to a lady, who opened the wrapper and put it on her lips, before she had paid the bill! My need of it is so similar that I warn my mother to stock it before I travel home, and only throw away the empty shell when I have a new one in my hands. This balm is the reason why I don’t use lipsticks and rarely glosses.

  3. Chica

    Only 5 – Jebus!
    1)BodyShop Aloe Vera Toner
    2)Bodyshop Aloe Vera Cleanser
    3)Bodyshop Aloe Vera day cream
    i’ll skip the night cream so i can have..
    4)Maxfactor Masterpiece Max Mascara
    5)VirginVie lipstick in Peachy Kiss

  4. Lingping

    I could not live without
    1) rare minerals by bare escentuals
    2) touche eclat by yves st laurent
    3) bare minerals foundation by bare escentuals
    4) kanebo 38+ mascara
    (5) strawberry fudge eyeshadow by clinique – I could make it without this, but it is my favorite easy-to-use looks-good-with-anything eyeshadow. I love it :)

  5. k8ie-lou

    1. lancome flash retouche
    2. lancome virtuouse mascara in black
    3. mac lipglass in underage
    4. mac bulk wipes
    5. bobbi brown vitamin enriched face base (moisturiser)

    i think there would really be 20 items i could not live without but they are the basics!!!!!!!!!

  6. Kimberly

    01. MAC Oil Control Lotion
    02. MAC tudio Fix Fluid
    03. Paula Dorf’s Brow Stencil Kit
    04. MAC Espresso Eyeshadow (for brows)
    05. MAC Flirt&Tease Blush

  7. Amanda

    1. MAC oil cleanse
    2. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
    3. Shiseido SPF 55 sun cream
    4. Garnier hair serum
    5. L’Oreal HIP black cream liner

  8. Fie

    Hmm.. only five? I would say:

    1. EverydayMinerals Matte Foundation in Warm-Medium Beige Summer
    2. EverydayMinerals Lavender Color Corrector concealor

    *I just discovered EverdayMinerals and I think I’ve finally found my perfect foundation

    3. MAC Springsheen blush
    4. Neautrogena facial scrub..don’t remember the name though
    5. Clinique Moisture Surge Extra Thirsty Skin Relief

  9. Shefali


    1. Anastasia eyebrow gel in Espresso
    2. Bobbi Brown creamy concealer in Honey
    3. Patricia Wexler, M.D. Exfoliating Cleanser with Acnostat
    4. philosophy Vitamin C booster powder
    5. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

  10. Nell

    1. Moisturizer with sunscreen (I normally use two separate creams for this – Clinique Continous Rescue and MAC Prep&Prime SPF 50 – but with only five products I have to cheat, ahm, I mean compromise!)
    2. MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15
    3. MAC Beauty Powder Blush in True Romantic
    4. any lipbalm or gloss (canΒ΄t possibly decide in under an hour, so…)
    5. Dior Diorshow Mascara

  11. Tekoa

    Only five…gah! If I HAD to I’d keep
    1) Aveeno foaming facial wash
    2) MAC Prep and Prime with SPF 50
    3) MAC Blot powder
    4) MAC Studio Stick foundation
    5) Body Shop blotting papers. Can anyone tell I have oily skin? πŸ˜›

  12. Victoria

    1. Vichy Normaderm daily scrub
    2. Philosophy Hope In A Jar dry/sensitive cream
    3. MAC Plush Lach mascara
    4. MAC Pinch O’ Peach blush
    5. MAC Duck powerpoint eye liner

  13. chuarmk

    Loreal SPF50 PA+++ sunblock
    Hydra cleansing milk
    Biotherm aquasource moisturizer
    AgeAction Eye cream
    MAC Moisture select concealer

  14. Pia

    1. brow pencil or dark brown eye shadow, I have 4 pencils from Mavala, local brand and Jane Irdale
    2. a prescribed SPF50 sunscreen n vit. C
    3. a prescribed night cream, my skin will look dull if I forgot to wear this for a couple of days
    4. MAC studio fix powder and foundation
    5. coconut oil to smooth my lips

  15. Erin

    !. Cetaphil cleanser
    2. A Perfect World moisturizer by Origins
    3. MAC Select Cover
    4. MAC Studio Fix powder
    5. MAC Browning/Porcelaine brow slider for brow definition and highlighting browbone.

  16. Erin

    wait, I can’t forget MARGIN or I would just look like a pale freak! I hereby add a 6th, with or without the rules.

  17. Steph

    1. Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser
    2. Sunblock (Neutrogena Dry Touch or Fenix), if that counts
    3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid
    4. MAC Studio Finish Concealer
    5. Sephora Black Pencil Eyeliner

  18. 1.MAC Studio Finish Concealer
    2.MAC powerpoint eye pencil (Duck)
    3.Vaseline (cheap and cheerful!)
    4.MAC Blush (currently in Fashion Frenzy)
    5.Body Shop Vitamin E Cream

    (I would add the clinique 3 step too, but that would be cheating…)

  19. Lydia

    1. Mark Concealer
    2. Smashbox eyeliner in the little pot with black on one side and brown on the other.
    3. Jergens natural glow self tanner
    4. ULTA brand mineral blush
    5. Covergirl Lashblast mascara in black

    (I think I would also have to add my flatiron too )

  20. Melanie

    1. Moisturizer (Philsophy’s Hope in a Jar and Kiehl’s Brightening Botanical Fluid)
    2. MAC Prep and Prime
    3. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
    4. Covergirl Lashblast Mascara in Very Black
    5. MAC Studio Fix Fluid

  21. Hello Cristine and all the readers,

    I just want to share this incredible product,i ve personall tried althogh i just have marks left by pimple’s coz im not naturally oily skin one.I wanted to share that i ve used it and beleive me my marks r starting like vanishing,heres the add

    Plz do try all those have pimples,and i mean really bad pimples!!

    (i hope im helping people out to have their most precious beautyback)Do answer me Cristine.


  22. Jenn D-J

    1.Clinque 3 Step Skin Care System
    2.MAC Studio Fix NC35
    3.MAC Sculpt & Shape in LightSweep/Shadster
    4.MAC Lip Lustre in Love Nectar
    5.MAC Eyebrow in Walnut
    That is strecthing it pretty far…..but i can not live without

  23. Grace

    1. Rimmel Bronzer
    2. Clean & Clear Morning Glow moisturizer
    3. Parrot e/s or another turqouise/teal shade
    4. Covergirl Lash Blast mascara
    5. Clean & Clear face scrub

  24. Lindsay

    Ohhh…I think mine would be:

    1: Cetaphil Gentle skin cleanser
    2: MAC Studio Moisture Cream
    3: Tinted Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink/ or just plain old Lip Conditioner…either would work.
    4: Studio Moistureblend NW20
    5: Plushlash

  25. Laurie

    Lancome Maqui Libre foundation in Pale Clair (discontinued years ago, so I have to get it on eBay)
    Lancome Effacernes Concealer in Clair II
    Club Monaco black eyeshadow, wet, used as eyeliner (also discontinued)
    Infusium 23 leave-in treatment
    Dry Idea deodorant (not sure if this would be considered a beauty product)

  26. In stead of going name brand, I will just say in general I cannot live without
    2.eye cream
    3.SPF moisturizer
    4.Summer’s Eve cleanser for female regional areas

    NO makeup on there, because even thought I have a makeup obsession I could essentially live without it if I had to.

  27. Kate

    1.Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (tin)
    2.Clinique All About Eyes
    3.Clinique Supermoisture M/U in Linen
    4.MAC l/s in Masque
    5.MAC e/s in Modest Tone

    This might have been easier if you’d said name the top 10! :)

  28. Monica

    1. Any face cleanser with salicylic acid
    2. Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer
    3. Clinique clarifying makeup
    4. Mac blacktrack fluidline
    5. Burberry London Perfume

  29. Christine, how could you?!?!?! you know we can’t choose just 5 things……..but, if i must…….

    1. Carmex cherry click-stick
    2. Studio Fix Fluid nw20
    3. MSF Natural Light Medium
    4. Zoom lash black
    5. any MAC blush/MSF (i reacently discovered that cheek color is the key to looking put together!)

  30. Amy

    1. Smith’s Rosebud Salve
    2. Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer
    3. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
    4. MAC Fluidline (Dip Down)
    5. Mascara of some sort

  31. Clover

    1) Cetaphil gentle Cleanser
    2) Vaseline
    3) black eyeliner
    4) invisible blotting powder
    5) mascara

  32. Heather

    Ok, assuming that all 5 come with appropriate brushes…
    1. Philosophy: Hope in a Jar moisturizer
    2. MAC Technakol Eyeliner (black)
    3. NARS Orgasm Blush
    4. Diorshow Mascara
    5. Bare Minerals Foundation

    Damn, nothing for the lips…ah well, at least this is just a hypothetical situation :-)

  33. Madeleine

    Well…I see we all are pretty much this same.Everybody needs to wash,moisturize and conceal….therefore I am not that much different from the rest of the crowd.
    1.face cleanser
    2.moisturizer day/night
    3.MAC hyper real foundation
    4.Mascara of any source (preferably Plushlash – the longer the better)

  34. Jennifer

    Top 5, thats hard. I love so many. Essentials tho.
    1. Nivea Lip Care (chapstick, my deserted island product!)
    2. CoverGirl Lash Blast (waterproof only), in blackest black
    3. CoverGirl Liquid Concealer
    4. Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner w/brush in black
    5. MAC Novel Twist Eye Palette in Cool

    Thats less than half of what I use on a regular day tho:)

  35. xbrookecorex

    No particular order…

    Mac Shooting Star MSF
    Pro Activ Refining Mask
    Mac Take a Hint Tendertone
    Mac Blacktrack Fluidline
    Mac Don’t Be Shy Blush

  36. Kandice

    I’m only going to choose 5 makeup items for this question. I seriously need way more items than 5 but I would absolutely not leave the house without these five things on my face:

    1. MAC Studio Fix Foundation
    2. MAC Select Cover Concealer
    3. MAC Blush in Well Dressed
    4. Mascara (toss up between Diorshow or Cover Girl LashBlast)
    5. Lipgloss (favorites are MAC Lustreglass in Pinkarat or Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush in Strawberry Fizz)

    As for skincare, Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub is a must have…

  37. Tia

    I absolutely can not live without my:

    Kiehl’s Moisturizer…the stuff does wonders for my face

    Brow Pencil…It really does not matter the brand but I normally use Strut or Spiked from MAC depending on my hair color

    MASCARA, MASCARA, and did I say MASCARA! It really does not matter what brand but I have fallen head over heels for MAC’s plush lash. It makes my eyes pop.

    Fix +…I am a huge fan!

    Sunbasque blush…Absolutely love it!

  38. Whit

    Tough one!!!

    1) Urban Decay Primer Potion
    2) MAC Mineralize in Little Madame, which I am so low on… :( 3) Benefit, Mr. Frosty
    4) E.L.F. eyelash curler. Best one I’ve ever ever ever tried.
    5) Mascara. Right now, Telescopic.

  39. Janis

    1. Facial cleanser
    2. Eye cream
    3. Day/Night Moisturizers + Sunscreen
    4. Body Lotion
    5. Aquaphor Healing Ointment (best cure for chapped lips!)

    I switch from brand to brand so I can’t really mention any :)

  40. super jenny

    #1. MAC Fast Response Eye cream – I love coffee and this caffeine infused puffy reducer

    #2. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Medium – this powder makes my skin look natural satin finish, rather than “I just powdered my nose finish”

    #3. Clinique turnaround visible skin renewer – once a day my skin sings hallelujah!

    #4. MAC Tehnkohl liner in Photogravure – not black, not brown, just right in between color that’s water and smudge proof!

    #5. Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion – eye shadow goes on really smooth and stays put all day without making my eye area dry like many other eye shadow primers

    #@. If I could include more products here are some of my favorites: Loreal HIP Mascara in Ultimate black, MAC Shadestick in Beiging, MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner Stick, MAC Browshader in Browning, MAC Fluiline in Blacktrack (you saw this coming soon or later, right?), MAC Paint in Bare Canvas (I use this only on my lips to keep my liner and lipstick stay put all day!) MAC Creamstick Pearl Liner in Plum Royale, Deep Soul, and Beurre, MAC Gently off Makeup Remover(the pink one), MAC #7 lash, MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz, Smolder, and Tarnish, Equate Facial Cleansing Wipes (yes, this is a store brand wipes from WalMart but I love this bargain buy more than any other wipes on this planet! Trust me, I’ve tried every one!), etc….

  41. Jennifer

    Pick 5???…You must be crazy:) This is about a quarter of what I use everday if I count skincare, makeup, hair, perfume…I’m such a girl. Here goes…

    1.MAC Studio Fix-NW/NC 15
    2.MAC Brow Pencil-Fling
    3.MAC l/s-Plum Dandy (I’ll actually be replacing this soon!)
    4.MAC Blush-Flirt n’ Tease
    5.Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lipcare-amazing!

    Now I’m going to cheat…

    Mascara-Diorshow at the moment
    Elizabeth Arden Skincare/body care/perfume
    My flatiron:)

  42. Jennifer

    ooh! I forgot MAC Face Wipes-love them!

  43. Katie

    (long-time listener, first-time caller. love this site!)

    1) Benefit BadGal Lash mascara
    2) Red lipstick – either Viva Glam I, MAC Red or Ruby Woo
    3) Blacktrack fluidline
    4) Maybelline Pure Makeup in Porcelain Ivory
    5) Some Covergirl blush trio I can’t remember the name of

    Also, an honorable mention to Ardel #33 lashes – my biggest beauty secret, lol.

  44. 1. Urban Decay Primer Potion
    2. MAC liquid liner in bootblack
    3. Fresh Lipgloss in Sugar Fairy
    4. Laura Mercier Secrret Brightening Powder
    6. Cargo Bronzer in Medium

  45. Charlotte

    MAC Oil Control Lotion
    Dior Brow Gel
    Diorshow Mascara
    Benefit Spin the Bottle Foundation
    Lancome Juicy Tubes

    (These are the only beauty products I bring with me to my job, where I’m not allowed to wear makeup or look nice.)

  46. Tonee

    1. Maybelline Age Rewind Cream foundation
    2. MAC Blot Powder – pressed
    3. NARS blush – Sin
    4. MAC Media
    5. Clinique Brush on Cream liner – Truly Black

  47. Ping.

    hahaha this is interesting. I would say my 5 would be
    – facial cleanser
    – toner
    – vaseline lip balm
    – shu eyelash curler
    – deodorant

    i need to keep my face clean… its so hard 5 beauty product… perhaps 10 would be easier haha.. no place for my mascara or blusher :(

  48. Rubii

    1. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask
    2. and 3. Ready To Wear Flash Volume Mascara and Underlash Volume Booster Set
    4. Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Cream
    5. Carmex