Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


What 15 products would be in your essential makeup kit? Share! (Excludes skincare/hair!)
Temptalia's AnswerEyes: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara, Urban Decay Honey Eyeliner, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner, Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Quad, Urban Decay Naked1 Eyeshadow Palette, Burberry Trench Eyeshadow. Cheeks: Tom Ford Love Lust Blush, Guerlain Wulong Pressed Meteorites. Face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere, Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder. Lips: Guerlain Garconne, Guerlain Gillian, Guerlain Gems, Bobbi Brown Naked Plum Lipgloss, Bobbi Brown Canary Lipgloss.

Thanks to Bonnie for today’s question! Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

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.

90 thoughts on “What 15 products would be in your essential makeup kit?

  1. PFFT I DON’T KNOW *sits and thinks for the longest time*
    Rikki Recently Posted: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Katniss Everdeen makeup tutorial | closed captioned

  2. In no particular order…
    1. Hourglass Veil Primer
    2. Ben Nye Banana Powder
    3. Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer in 09
    4. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe/Ash
    5. MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt
    6. Fyrinnae Cosmetics Matte Bronzer in Medium
    7. Diamond Beauty Eyebrow Concealer in Chocolate Brown
    8. L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
    9. Urban Decay Naked 2
    10. Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Eyeshadow
    11. the Balm Frat Boy
    12. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RD607 Nocturne
    13. Diamond Lash brand of false eyelashes
    14. DUO Brush On Striplash Adhesive
    15. SKINFOOD Black Sugar Cleansing Oil

  3. Avatar of konconsc Connie So

    Hmm..
    face: urban decay chill make up spray, giorgio armani maestro liquid foundation, dior hydralife bb eye cream, ysl touche eclat no.2, laura mercier secret eye brightener, tarte smooth operator loose powder, hourglass ambient glow trio
    eye:
    urban decay naked 2 palette, urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, anastasia brow wiz in caramel
    cheek: marc jacobs bronzer, the balm frat boy blush
    lips: smith’s rosebud salve, ysl shine lipstick no.9, ysl golden gloss no.40

    I think that’s it! those are my staple items!

  4. Ashley

    Face: 1) YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation, 2) Armani Master Corrector, 3) Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, 4) Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, 5) Chanel bronzer in Terre Ambre, 6) Burberry blush in Tangerine, 7) Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick
    Eyes: 8) Nars Eyeshadow Base, 9) & 10) Burberry eyeshadows in Pale Barley and Midnight Brown, 11) Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
    Lips: 12) MAC Plumful, 13) YSL Volupté Sheer Candy in Sweet Fig, 14) Burberry Lip Mist in Copper, 15) Burberry Lip Glow in Rosewood

  5. Tuna Lala

    Ooh I love this question! I’ve used so many products for a long time that I think I’ve truly nailed my essentials. I think everyone should seriously consider trying these:

    1. Josie Maran argan pressed powder
    2. RMS Un-coverup concealer – the best!
    3. RMS Living Luminizer
    4. Guerlain Meteorites
    5. Shu Uemura eyelash curler
    6. Nivea lip butter
    7. any good eyebrow powder + brush
    8. Burberry blush in Russet
    9. Urban Decay eyeliner in Corrupt
    10. Urban Decay Naked 1 palette – my favorite shade is smog
    11. Tarte SmolderEYES waterproof liner in Onyx
    12. Burberry lip velvet in Pink Azalea OR MAC Riri woo – any good red lipstick
    13. Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer in La Petite Robe Noir – any neutral gloss
    14. Hourglass film noir mascara – my HG!
    15. Too Faced shadow insurance or any good eye primer

  6. C

    MUFE aqua liner 13, Inglot gel liner 82, Anastasia Beverly Hills 5 Element brow kit (this counts as one product.. right?) Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette, Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette, Jouer luminizing moisture tint in Opal, Estee Lauder translucent finishing powder, Benefit They’re Real mascara, Laura Mercier lipstick in Tea Rose, Eve Lom cleanser, Clinique Moisture Surge, MAC Nightmoth, Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani 400, NARS Orgasm.

  7. lizzieytish

    My fifteen MUST HAVES (and Im guessing I can’t use “my lipstick bag” “my eyeproducts bag” each as one. :-p since i use my ipsy bags to store my everyday stuff in my purse haha).

    1: Smashbox BB Cream
    2: NARS Orgasm
    3: Naked Palette
    4. Naked 2 Palette
    5: Urban Decay Primer Potion
    6: Too Faced Better than False mascara
    7: Urban Decay 24/7 in Perversion
    8: lip balm
    9: pink lipstick
    10: Urban Decay double sided eye shadow brush (from Naked 2)
    11: eye liner brush
    12: 2 sided mirror (one magnifying)
    13: Urban Decay Heavy Metals liquid eyeliner in a purple glitter (yep. too lazy to dig it out right now)
    14: Purity Made Simple
    15: q-tips

  8. ChrissiHR

    1. Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde or Soft Brunette by BH
    2.Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil
    3. Laura Mercier eye basics in pearlized beige or Milani Eyeshadow Primer in nude
    4. Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow Box
    5. jane Cosmetics eye zing in you and me
    6. Milani liquid liner in black
    7. Benefit They’re Real mascara or Buxom mascara
    8. Pacifica Alight BB Cream
    9. Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder in Classic Ivory
    10. Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter
    11. e.l.f. lip exfoliator
    12. NYX retractable lip liner in Red
    13. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in 69 or F-Bomb
    14. NYX Mosaic Powder Blush in Silk
    15. Bath & Body Works Midnight Pomegranate Body Spray

  9. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    1. All of my brushes (MAC and UD)
    2. Kiehls moisturizer Rosa Artica
    3. MAC Painterly eye primer
    4. Misty Mauve Dior pallet
    5. Guerlain Meteorites Crazy pressed and loose
    6. My cake batter flavored chapstick
    7. Diorsnow BB cream
    8. Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Pout, Infrared Matte, and Grenadine
    9. Two Faced Lip Insurance lip primer
    10. My UD brown and creams pallet that I made. (Don’t have the colors in front of me)
    11. Bareminerals Stroke of Light
    12. Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
    13. My Fryianne eyeshadows
    14. Dior Bonne Etoile and Constellation
    15. MAC lipstick in Love Goddess and MAC Red
    I think I cheated but it was hard to only choose 15:)

  10. 1. Lorac POREfection baked finishing powder (my foundation)
    2. Some mascara, I’m not fussy.
    3. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in “Crush”
    4. Anastasia brow powder
    5. UD primer potion in “eden” or MAC paint pot in “Soft Ochre” -I’m indifferent.
    6. Korres lip butter in “Wild Rose”
    7. Lorac Pro Palette-I love the shade Garnet
    8. MAC “All that Glitters” eyeshadow
    9. YSL Glossy stain in shade 20
    10. Tarte Blushing Bride amazonian clay blush
    11. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation in BR12
    12. MAC “Mocha” blush
    13. Burberry “Peony” blush
    14. NARS “Kuala Lumpur” eyeshadow duo-This is my favorite eyeshadow duo of all time, from any brand
    15. Maybelline Baby Lips in Grapevine
    Audrey Recently Posted: College Makeup Collection/Setup

  11. 1. Dolce &Gabanna Perfect Luminous Foundation in Classic
    2. Bobbi Brown Setting Powder in Porcelain
    3. Revlon Powder Blush in 03 Blushed (discontinued but my HG blush and this is my dream list)
    4. Hourglass Hidden Concealer in Fair
    5. Almay Get Up and Grow Mascara in Brown
    6. YSL Golden Gloss in 02 Praline
    7. YSL Glossy Stain in 04 Mauve
    8. Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper in Blonde
    9. Benefit Rockateur Blush
    10. Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Eyeshadow Palette
    11. Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette
    12. Stila Liquid Eyeliner in Brown
    13. Em Cosmetics Highlight and Contour Stick in Fair
    14. Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Sandy Gold
    15. Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Stone

  12. Face: YSL LeTeint Touch Eclat Foundation, Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
    Blush/Bronzer/Highlight: MAC Harmony blush, Chanel cream blush in Revelation, NARS Sin, NARS Laguna, Dior Amber Diamond
    Eyes/Brows: MAC Omega eyeshadow for brows, a quad of my favorite MAC eyeshadows (Naked Lunch, Swiss Chocolate, Antiqued, Soft Brown), Buxom Lash mascara
    Lips: MAC Antonio Lopez Fuschia Lip Palette, Chanel Rouge Coco Mademoiselle, MAC Patisserie, MAC Cherry lip liner

  13. Avatar of Ellen Ellen

    (Fair cool/neutral – NC15-20ish)
    Face: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, Guerlain Meteorites (can’t choose just one!), Josie Maran Argan Illuminator
    Cheeks: Bobbi Brown Pink Sugar Blush, Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer Nude 00, Guerlain Terra Ora
    Eyes: Guerlain Liu palette, Bobbi Brown Mahogany eye pencil, Tom Ford Noir Absolute for eyes, YSL Long-wear Cream Eyeliner, L’Oreal Amber Rush Infallible Eyeshadow
    Lips: Guerlain Greta, Bobbi Brown Naked Plum (thanks, Christine!), Givenchy Rose Precieux, Burberry Rose Pink Lip Velvet

  14. Avatar of Joyce Joyce

    Face: Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Foundation, Shiseido Translucent Power

    Cheeks: Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush, theBalm Hot Mama Blush, Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick, NYC Sunny Bronzer

    Eyes: Estee Lauder Buttercreme cream eyeshadow, Urban Decay Naked1 palette, MAC Dalliance or Bobbi Brown Pewter, Wet n Wild Night Elf palette

    Lips: aerie Glow lipstick, Revlon Pout lipstick, MAC Cult of Cherry lipgloss, MAC Evolution Revolution lipgloss

    Wait, wait — where is Chanel Dragon on your Lips list?!

  15. Eyes: MAC Black track, MAC feline eye kohl, Chanel de Kohl, Naked Palettes 1 & 2, MAC customer eyeshadow palette
    Face: Guerlain Parure de lumiere, MAC MSF, MAC Face and Body, Hourglass Ambient Lighting
    Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Venise, MAC Verve,MACTaupe,Buxom Hooligan, MAV Viva Glam V Lipgloss
    Vineetha Recently Posted: NARS Exhibit A Blush Review, Swatches

  16. attika

    oh my gosh this is kinda tough!

    base:
    hourglass serum primer
    clinique even better foundation
    lorac porefection powder
    guerlain meteorites perles teint rose

    cheeks:
    burberry cameo blush
    NARS adult content blush palette

    eyes:
    laura mercier artist palette (2013)
    maybelline eyestudio gel eyeliner
    maybelline full n soft mascara
    rimmel scandaleyes kohl in nude
    nyx auto eyebrow pencil in charcoal

    lips: (this is very tough)
    burberry lip velvet in pink amber and fuchsia pink
    YSL rouge volupte shine in orange impertinent
    maybelline color elixir in caramel infused

  17. Eyes: UD Naked palette1, Smashbox Master Class palette, Almost all of the NYX eyeshadows, all of Makeup Geek’s eyeshadows

    Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Fuchsia, Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Rogue, Stila Color Balm Lipstick-Gemma, Jordana lipstick in Holiday Red, Revlon Super lustrous lipstick in Black Cherry

    Face: NARS Seduction and Taj Mahal Blushes, Milani’s Baked blush in Red Vino and Fantastico Mauve, Milani ‘s Caramel Brown Cream to Powder Foundation, Black Opal blush in Cranberry,

  18. CeeBee

    Thin Lizzy concealers in Minx and Oriental Doll
    Guerlain Parure Gold foundation in 02
    Guerlain Meteorites pressed powder in Mythic
    NYX Butt Naked Turn the Other Cheek palette
    Milani Liquid Like eye pencil in Black, Brown and Purple
    Pupa Ultraflex mascara
    La Bella Donna brow kit in Brunette
    Estee Lauder Signature lipstick in Dune Rose
    Chanel Hydrabase lipstick in Rose Drop
    Jordana Twist & Shine balm stain in Cranberry Crush
    Mehron Lip Cream in Petal Pink (which also doubles as a cheek cream quite successfully)
    Guerlain Terra Inca Sublime Radiant bronzing powder

    Whew! That wasn’t as hard as I thought it might be – once I got over the initial panic ;-)

  19. This is easy. I’ll just go with the stuff I take when I travel:

    BASE
    Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
    Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer
    Becca Finishing Powder

    BROWS
    Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil

    CHEEKS
    Becca Amaryllis
    Shiseido Carnation
    NARS Zen

    EYES
    NARS Abyssinia
    BareMinerals The Nick of Time
    Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip Eye Liner (brown)
    Burberry Mascara (black)

    LIPS
    Chantecaille Heirloom
    Chantecaille Water Lily
    Burberry Claret (lipstick)
    Burberry Blush (gloss)

  20. Cheeks: Becca Mineral Blush in Sweetpea; Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Accent; Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust

    Eyes: Chanel Ombres Matelassees Eyeshadow Palette in Charming; Guerlain Les Ombres Turandot and The Eye Pencil in Jackie Brown; MAC Brow Gel in Beguile; NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

    Face: Guerlain Meteorites Exceptional Pressed Powder in Wulong, Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer Les Ors, Parure de Lumiere in Ambre Clair and Terra Ora Sculpting Powder and Contrast Highlighter

    Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Rouge Noir, Guerlain Rouge Gs in Gigolo and Gisela

  21. Eyes: Lancôme hypnôse mascara, mac paint in bare canvas, maybelline eyestudio cream liner in blackest black, inglot quint (counts as one) with one matte ivory color, one pearl piny beige, one matte taupe color and one matte esspresso color.

    Cheek: tarte dollface and lancôme miel glacé. Benefit girls meet pearl.

    Face: cinema secret corrector, Diorskin forever flawless perfection wear, MUFE face & body and Mufe lift concealer

    Lips: MUFE rouge artist intense in 30, buxom lipgloss in Katie and OCC liptar in queen.
    Judith Recently Posted: Review MAC frost eyeshadows in Phloof!, nocturnelle and satin taupe.

  22. Avatar of ilona Emi

    Nars pore minimizing face primer
    MUFE Mat velvet+
    Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
    Laura mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3
    Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
    Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
    L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Tender Caramel
    Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes 2013
    Maybelline EyeStudio Master Precise ink pen eyeliner
    L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara
    Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium
    Nars blush in Dolce Vita
    Too Faced matte bronzer in Milk Chocolate Soleil Light/Medium
    Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Kir Royale
    Maybelline Color Sensation lipstick in Blissfull Berry

  23. zainab

    1. Hourglass Immaculate Foundation, 2. MAC Woodwinked, 3. MAC Patina, 4. MAC Vex, 5. Urban Decay Naked2, 6. Urban Decay Smoked, 7. Inglot five palette of whichever 5 eyeshadows I can least part from, 8. Guerlain Meteorites Teint Beige, 9. MAC Sunbasque or theBalm Swiss Dot, 10. MAC Breezy, 11. MAC Lady Danger, 12. Illamasqua Opulent, 13. MAC Hug Me or Yash, 14. Rimmel Retro Mascara 15. Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

    I’d have a few things I’d really miss outside that list, but I don’t think my overall look would suffer. If I had to include brushes though I’d be out of luck…

  24. 1. MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm in Extra Light
    2. MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palette in Light
    3. Nars Illuminator in Copacabana
    4. Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in 120 Neutral Ivory
    5. Benefit Hoola
    6. MAC Powder Blush in Blushbaby
    7. Simply Vera Vera Wang Cosmetics Limited Edition Transforming Eyeshadow Palette
    8. MAC Brow Set in Clear
    9. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original
    10. Urban Decay Double-Ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero and Corrupt
    11. Guerlain Maxi Lash
    12. Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Plum Mascara
    13. Lipstick Queen Medieval Tinted Lip Treatment
    14. MAC Lipstick in Brave
    15. Bite Beauty Matte Lip Pencil in Pomegranate

  25. Loved reading yours , here goes mine :

    EYES :
    1 . Urban Decay Smoked palette
    2 . A black kohl pencil and I would go with LAKME Absolute kohl ( you mustttt try it dear , nooo am sending to you wait ) , I know you have tried so many black kohls but this one is Indian brand and is absolutely amazing .
    3 . Any random mascara ( i suck at applying that and hence not bothered )
    4 . MAC Blooz kohl
    5 . MAC Minted eye kohl

    Lips :

    1 . MAC CHERRY Lip pencil ( pls never ever ever everrrr discontinue it MAC )
    2 . MAC Cult of Cherry lipglass
    3 . GUERLAIN Girly Rouge g lipstick
    4 . YSL # 11 rouge volupte Rose Culte
    5 .Giorgio Armani lip maestro no 402 for lips and cheeks

    CHEEKS -

    MAC Fleur Power Blush
    NARS Taj Mahal Blush

    FACE –

    1 . BOURJOIS Healthy Mix foundation # 55
    2 . MAC Strobe Cream
    3 . Dermacolor Concealer ( i use it everydayyyy )
    Rashmi Recently Posted: TOM FORD Cherry Lush Lipstick : Review and FOTD

  26. That’s a tough one!
    Eyes: Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Mascara, NARS Night Porter Eyeshadow, MAC Graphblack Liner
    Lips: YSL Glossy Stain #9, Armani Lip Maestro #400, Guerlain Genna Rouge G, Guerlain Terre de Sienne Lip Liner, MAC Impassioned Lipstick, Bobbi Brown Hot Raspberry Sheer Lip Colour
    Face: YSL Touche Eclat, Guerlain Meteorites, MAC MSF Natural
    Cheeks: Kjaer Weis Blossoming Cream Blusher, Rouge Bunny Rouge Titian Blush Wand, Ilia Beauty Polka Dots & Moonbeams Illuminator

  27. Great question! I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s answers. The following have become staples for me:

    Eyes: Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara in Black, UD 24/7 Glide-On pencil in Underground, UNE Sfumato eye pencil in Beige, Laura Mercier Artist palette.
    Brows: Riri hearts MAC veluxe brow liner in Deep Brunette, MAC Lingering, MAC brow set in clear.
    Cheeks: Kanebo Sensai cheek brush (SO soft), Burberry Light Glow in Blossom.
    Complexion: Bourjois Healthy Mix in Beige, Chanel poudre universelle compacte in Pêche, NARS Illuminator in Copabana.
    Lips: Laura Mercier Lip Glaces in Violet and Bare Beige, By Terry Baume de Rose.

  28. I could just as easily name 50 so this was a bit tough. Here’s my 15:

    My most important and top choice products are for base/face
    1. MUD corrector palette – couldn’t conceive a makeup kit without it
    2. Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup compact in 4.0- outstanding I may have mentioned this
    3. Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in 03 Fawn – seamless match for my skin, great formula
    4. Chantecaille HD Perfecting Powder – hated it at first and then found right app method for me
    5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Mood Light – applied on high planes of face = magic
    6. Jane Iredale D20 Hydration Spray – my fav setting spray
    7. Beauty Blender sponge- I could list so many brushes, but this works with every face product
    Brows/Eyes/Cheek/Lip
    8. Anastasia Highlighting Brow Kit (DC’d) w 3 shades of brow powder. I do not use the highlighters
    9. MAC Paint Pot in Camel Coat – perfection for neutral skin!
    10.MAC Paint Pot in Stormy Pink – so love this one too and paint pots are big with me
    11.MAC eyeshadow in Handwritten – my favourite brown eyeshadow with a hint of red
    12.Illamasqua eyeshadow in Blink (empower palette) – my fav crease/transition colour of all time
    13.Rouge Bunny Rouge Swift Length Mascara – 006 Onyx – All RBR formulas work very well for me
    14.NARS blush in argh.. choose 1.. huge toss up between Daydream (LE) and Oasis
    15.Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine – my lips couldn’t survive a winter without

    I actually use 4 separate brow products! to do my brows, but chose the Anastasia kit since I could conceivably get by with just this one. Ideally my kit would also include these items as brows are every bit as important to me as base:
    Anastasia brow wiz in Brunette
    MUFE Eyebrow pencil in #4 (dark taupe)
    Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper in Mahogany

    • Same here – maybe not 50 but certainly 25 or 30 and that’s with careful trimming and thought (I forgot to include a mascara or brow product because I love having choice in lipstick). I had to list all 15 items and then go back and see what was missing that I really needed and then take out stuff that was sort of duplicated to make room for it. I’d like to see a similar “challenge” with 25 products. I might almost be able to cope with that one! (g)

      • i know!!! i have to quit looking at my list as i left a crap ton out. i carry a huge purse everywhere wit three or four makeup bags i have to force myself to condense every few days!! My sister thought she broke her collar bone holding my purse at the mall for 15 min. no joke!

        • This isn’t stuff I carry with me every day – that’s only a lipstick, maybe a gloss and a pressed powder. It’s more about stuff I’d take for a long trip or that I would need for a “basic kit”. I can’t imagine lugging this stuff around all the time or even needing it all during the day.

      • I totally left out primer, tinted moisturizer, highlight, contour, and -gasp- even lipsticks… It’s rather shocking how many products I view as essential in my stash. :)

      • forgot eyeliner too! ack!

  29. Avatar of Amanda Amanda

    Eyes: Mufe Aqua Brow, Mufe Eyebrow Gel, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Naked 2, Urban Decay Perversion Eyeliner, Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara.

    Face: Guerlain Meteorites Perfecting Primer, Guerlian Lingerie De Peau, Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Dim.

    Cheeks: Nars Guy Bourdin Blush Palette, Tarte Exposed.

    Lips: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, Mufe Rouge Artist Intense in #22 satin nude, Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss

  30. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    1. origins eye zing 2. moisturizer 3. Smashbox bb cream 4. Armani eyes to kill mascara 5. Naked palette
    6. Too Faced Boudoir palette 7. Fresh lip sugar treatment 8. L occitane hand cream 9. Mac Teddy kohl liner 10.,11.,12.13. Armani eyes to kill #23, #33, #32, #9 14. Naughty Mauve glossy stain 15. Mac At Dusk Extra Dimension blush

  31. Avatar of Em Em

    No particular order, just numbering to see where I hit fifteen:

    1. Cover FX pressed powder foundation
    2. Tarte Amazonian Clay concealer
    3. Marc Jacobs under-eye brightener
    4. Stila marker liner (black)
    5. Too Faced Naked palette
    6. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Blissful)
    7. NARS bronzer (Laguna)
    8. Urban Decay Naked finishing powder
    9. Aquaphor
    10. Guerlain Rouge G Gabrielle
    11. Rimmel Scandaleyes liner pencil (brown)
    12. Tarte reducing-giant-pores primer, whatever the purple one is
    13. Sephora house-brand highlighter
    14. MUFE HD finishing powder?
    15. Revlon balm stain?

  32. Avatar of Cat Cat

    Right now it would be…
    Face: 1) Lancome La Base Pro 2) Bare Minerals Matte Foundation 3) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
    Eyes: 4) Maybelline Great Lash 5) Bare Minerals The Star Treatment Eyeshadow Palette 6) Sleek Makeup Sunset Palette 7) Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm Eyeshadow Palette
    Cheeks: 8) Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush 9) Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose Blush 10) Benefit Watts Up Highlighter
    Lips: 11) Mac Ruby Woo lipstick 12) Bobbi Brown Citrus High Shimmer Lipgloss 13) Guerlain Chant d’Aromes Rouge Automatique Lipstick 14) Buxom Exhibitionist Lipstick 15) Giorgio Armani Blush Lip Maestro

  33. Avatar of rossella rossella

    let’ see…
    Face: Estèe Lauder Daywear sunscreen50, J. Eisenberg foundation, E.L double wear light. and E.L D.W concealer, Benefit Posietint and Benetint, Benetint high beam
    Eyes: Collistar professional eye pencil in black, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara (the one and the only :))) ), eyeshadows: U.D. Naked basic, Pupa vamp dark brown, Laura Mercier shadestick in green.
    Lips: chanel lola, supertitious, clarins 707

  34. Avatar of Meiya Meiya

    -MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
    -Clean & Clear Advantage Oil Control Treatment (one of the best BHAs, and only $6!)
    -Ponds Cucumber Cleanser (Makeup comes off like a breeze and my skin looks great)
    -MAC Chromaline in Black Black – comes in a Paint Pot sized container, so black. It’s now my go-to instead of Fluidline
    -NYX Creme Blush in Tea Rose – I love creme blush
    -Ben Nye Glamour Shadow Palette
    -Urban Decay Primer Potion
    -Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation
    -Boots No 7 Perfect Light Loose Powder – loose powder is my favorite “workhorse” makeup product. It’s not really fun on its own, but it’s so useful and essential!
    -MAC Blush in Harmony
    -Rimmel Lycra Flex Mascara
    -Benefit Watts Up Highlighter
    -MAC Red Lipstick
    -MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

  35. Iris Nguyen

    I think I have more than 15 essentials if counting tools of the trade ;) Nevertheless, these are what I cannot part and will bring them anywhere at anytime

    Complexion:
    1. Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid foundation + paddle foundation brush
    2. Burberry Earthy blush as contour + Shu Uemura 18H goat brush
    3. Chanel Pearl Glow highlighting powder + Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush (universal blending)
    4. Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire + Hakuhodo J5543 blush brush
    5. Guerlain Meteorites Press in Mythic Parfait + Paula Dorf powder brush

    Concealing:
    6. Giorgio Armani Master Corrector no. 2
    7. Nars creamy concealer in Honey
    8. Nars stick concealer in Custard

    Color makeup:
    9. K-pallete water proof liquid eyeliner in black
    10. Suqqu eye shadow palette in Ginusudama
    11. Kiss Me Heroine Long and Curl water proof mascara + Shu Uemura eye lash curler
    12. Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm
    13. Guerlain Rouge G in Garconne + Paula Dorf lip brush
    14. Suqqu Creamy Glow Moist in Sangodama
    15. Anabelle Foxy matte eye shadow + MAC 119 brush (for eye brow)

    What I would skip if I’m tight on time or just want to look lax: 1. foundation, 2. face contour, 3. highlighting, 8.(heavy) spot concealing, 10. eye shadow, 13. perfect red lip and 15. heavy filled in brows.

  36. Anne

    Just fyi, I’m dark redhead with very pale skin no freckles and green eyes.
    1)Love Goddess MAC
    2) Milk Chocolate Soleil Too Faced
    3)Pinched NYX
    4)Meteorites Cruel Gardenia Guerlain
    5)gifted™Amazonian clay smart mascara Tarte
    6) Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil Burt’s Bees
    7)Naked 1 palette Urban Decay
    8)24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Black Urban Decay
    9)Poudre Universelle Libre in 10 limpide
    10)Teint Radiance in 2 YSL
    11)Touche éclat concealer YSL
    12) Illusion d’Ombre in Vision chanel
    13)Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 07 Kiko
    14)Ultimate Suede in Preview Revlon
    15) Doll Eye in black NYX

  37. “Urban Decay Honey Eyeliner” I’m shocked, shocked I tell you! :P

    Face: Dr. Jart Regenerating BB Cream, Benefit Hervana, MAC Light Year
    Eyes: Urban Decay Primer Potion – Eden, MAC Cranberry, Chanel Illusion D’ombre – Illusiore, Maybelline Colour Tattoo – Pink Gold, On and On Bronze, Soap & Glory What’s Nude, HD Brows kit, Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara
    Lips: Topshop Lipstick – Beguiled, Chanel Rouge Coco – Mademoiselle, MAC Creamsheen Lipglass – Galaxy Rose, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi

    Chriiiist it’s like picking your children.
    Nicole Isabella Recently Posted: The Friday Five: Things I Want To Find In My Stocking

  38. Avatar of Vanessa Vanessa V

    These are my 15 products as of right now, I’m sure they’ll change at some point.
    1. Laura Mercier Oil Free Face Primer
    2. MAC MSFN
    3. Nars Madly
    4. Nars Sin
    5. Nars Deep Throat
    6. Bobbi Brown Corrector
    7. Urban Decay Primer Potion
    8. Urban Decay Naked 1
    9. MAC Black Track Fluidline
    10. Tarte Lights Camera Lashes
    11. Laura Mercier Baby Lips
    12. MAC Ever Hip
    13. MAC Rebel
    14. MAC Currant Lip pencil
    15. Lancome Gloss in Love Rose Oscar

  39. eyes: ud naked basics, ud naked2, wet n wild black liquid eyeliner
    face: nars blush in dolce vita
    lipliner: nyx hot red and auburn, sephora nanoliner in pleasant plum
    lipstick: mac russian red, rebel, diva, heroine, and strong woman, ysl rouge volupte 29 opera rose, 9 caress pink, kat von d homegirl
    Melissa Recently Posted: .

  40. Nice way to get around the “15″ limitation by choosing palettes, Christine! I think I’ll do the same….

    1. Concealer (either IT Cosmetics, Mac Pro Longwear or Hourglass)
    2. Mineral powder foundation (Laura Mercier, Tarte…I could go on and on but I’d chose one with SPF)
    3. Liquid foundation (Guerlain Lingerie de Peau or Clarins Skin Illusion)
    4. Setting Powder (Nars whatever it’s called or MAC Prep+Prime)
    5. Primer – Hourglass Mineral Veil (or does that count as skin care?)
    6. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly (doubles as eye shadow primer too!)
    7. Stila In the Garden Palette
    8. Stila In the Light Palette
    9. GOSH Metallic Brass Pencil Liner
    10. Tarte Natural Beauty Blush
    11. TheBalm first Balmbini palette (since that will give me The Mary Lou Manizer highlighter AND some eye shadows, blushes and lipsticks
    12. Mac Capricious Lipstick
    13. Mac Lustering Lipstick
    14. Clarins Red Wine Lipstick
    15. Sephora Jumbo Eye Pencil in either Taupe or Dark Glittering Taupe

  41. Avatar of panunee tokyogirl

    Wow! This is real fun!
    1. MAC Paint pot in Soft ochre
    2. MAC Pro Longwear concealer
    3. Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation
    4. Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation
    5. Laura Mercier Loose setting powder in Transparent
    6. Etude Eye brow pencil
    7. Etude eyeliner
    8. Maybelline mascara
    9. Bobbi Brown Blushes
    10. MAC eyeshadows; esp. Patina, Nylon
    11. MAC lipstick; esp. Plumful
    12. Shu Uemura Eyelash curler
    13. Benefit Hoola bronzer
    14. Real Technique Expert face brush
    15. Elf Powder brush

  42. Natalie

    1. Benefit Erase Paste in medium
    2. L’Oreal Telescopic liquid eyeliner in carbon black
    3. Rimmel Exaggerate pencil eyeliner in black
    4. UD Primer Potion
    5. Tarte cream eyeshadow in slate? (the silvery/taupey one)
    6. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Naturals in light/medium
    7. L’Oreal mascara (I don’t know which one I have)
    8. StudioGear blush in tea rose
    9. Stila liquid lip color in Beso
    10. Boots No 7 Stay Perfect lipstick in Love
    11. Revlon lipstick in Really Red
    12. Revlon lipstick in Teak Rose
    13. NYX round lipstick in Doll
    14. Leila Lou perfume oil
    15. an eyelash curler!

  43. Mac prolongwear foundation NC44, prolongwear concealor NW35, Studio fix powder NC44, Tarina Tarintino carved rose blush, Too Faced chocolate soleil bronzer the darker one, my mac quad i built with all that glitters, sketch, shroom, mythology. Mac brow gel in redhead, which oddly is strawberry blonde, and LE FML!!! Mac Myth, snob, pink plaid, silly . Mac C-thru lipglass. Mac moth to flame dazzleglass. Mac lip pencils Whirl and Silly. wow that was hard and i would die if i had to do that but i think those are all amazing choices and i need to go re up on some of these now!

  44. geez i forgot mascara and liner i think. ok knock off two lipsticks and add Diorshow blackout mascara and mac black track fluidline!!! you should do a brush question!! if u already have i missed it. i mean if u had to pick a certain amount of brushes which would u pick!

  45. Avatar of Patricia patsyann

    EvePearl Concealer in Light, SMM Well Rested Shadow, MAC Satin Taupe,Bobbie Brown eyeshadow in Cement, LORAC Cococin Cream Compact CR3, LORAC blush Peach, MAC blushes in Gingerly and Mocha, LORAC Perfectly Lit, KatVonD Tattoo liner in Trooper, Gosh eyeliner in Truly Brown, TooFaced lipstick in SpiceSpice Baby, Shu Uemura lipstick in Celebrity Beige (LE), Rimmel lipstick 380 (Vintage Pink) and Revlon Lipstick in Smokey Rose.

  46. becca

    1) hourglass veil primer
    2) giorgio armani lasting silk foundation
    3) nars radiant creamy concealer
    4) chanel loose powder
    5) mac eyeshadow in charcoal brown for my eyebrows
    6) ysl blush radiance #4
    7) kevyn aucoin sculpting powder
    8) the balm marylou manizer highlighter
    9) maybelline gel liner black
    10) chanel le volume mascara
    11) nars eyeshadow primer
    12) urban decay naked2 palette
    13) mac angel lipstick
    14) chanel rouge coco cambon
    15) lancome eyeshadow in continuous creme

  47. I think I detect a brand trend there, Christine. ;D (But really interesting question and answer!)

    • Yeah, when I type it out, and I go, “Yep, Guerlain remains my favorite brand.” I mean, if I had to PICK. I think the thing with Guerlain is it is a lot of my basics and a lot of, “These are super flattering on me” shades/products, so if I had to pare it down…

  48. Avatar of Melinda Nortme

    1. ELDW concealor
    2. LM Secret Brightening powde
    3. Diorskin Nude Foundation
    4. Armani Master Corrector
    5. TF Primed and Poreless Primer
    6. LM Eye Basics in Wheat
    7. RBR Angelic Cockatiels eye shadow
    8. LM Rose Gold Caviar stick
    9. Nars Kalahari
    10. BB Expresso Ink
    11. BB Chocolate Shimmer Ink
    12. Hourglass Ambient powder in Dim
    13. Nars Madly
    14. CG Clump Crusher
    15. Lancôme Hypnose Drama
    15.

  49. Avatar of Siobhan Siobhan

    1. Tarte BB Primer in Light
    2. MUFE HD Powder
    3. Nars blush in Orgasm
    4. Hourglass Ambient Light Palette
    5. Benefit Fake Up Concealer
    6. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
    7. Benefit Gimme Brows in Medium/Dark
    8. UD Primer Potion
    9. Lorac Pro palette
    10. UD eyeliner in Perversion
    11. Fresh Sugar lip treatment
    12. Nars lipstick in Shrinigar
    13. Nars lipstick in Sexual Healing
    14. Smashbox lipstick in Fig
    15. Smashbox Lipstick in Sunset Junction

  50. Liz

    Eyes- Soft Ochre mac paint pot! lorac pro palette, inglot black liner, tarte lights, camera mascara
    Face-hourglass tinted moisturizer! nars primer, mally airbrush pink blush& highlighter duo,, Mac Pro longwear concealer, tarte maracuja concealer, hoola benefit, it cosmetics bye bye pores
    Lips- mac hover liner, cherish lipstick, love nectar gloss

  51. Ao

    I took the opportunity to clean up my makeup bag;)
    1. LM tinted moisturizer spf20 in nude
    2. TheBalm time balm concealer in light
    3. Hourglass ambient lighting powder in ethereal light
    4. Tarina Tarantino dollskin cheek in Neapolitan lane
    5. TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
    6. Milani automatic eyebrow pencil in natural taupe
    7. UD eyeshadow primer portion in Eden
    8. LM artist’s palette for eyes (2013)
    9. Benefit they’re real! mascara
    10. Mac fluidline in added goodness
    11. Sugar lip treatment spf15
    12. NYX lipliner pencil in 810 natural
    13. TheBalm stainiac in beauty queen
    14. Mac lipstick in RiRi woo
    15. Buxom lipgloss white Russian

  52. Avatar of Christy Christy

    PRIMERS (looks like they don’t count for numbering)
    Sunscreen: Kiss My Face SPF 40 w/ Hydresia
    Primer: Cover FX Anti-aging Primer
    Lid Primer: NARS or NYX
    Lip Sunscreen: Alba Botanica

    FACE
    1. Foundation: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Rose Clair (or Beige Pale in winter)
    2. Bronzer: Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Liquid As If It Were Summer Still
    3. Concealer/under eyes: Lancome Maquicomplet
    4. Concealer: Kat Von D
    5. Guerlain Crazy Meteorites Illuminating Powder

    CHEEKS
    6. Blush: Rouge Bunny Rouge Florita
    7. Blush: Le Metier de Beaute Echo

    LIPS
    8. Lipstick: Rouge Bunny Rouge Murmurings
    9. Lipstick: Rouge Bunny Rouge Word of Mouth
    10. Lip Balm: Korres Lip Butter in Plum

    EYES
    11. Mascara: Cover Girl Waterproof Clump Crusher
    12. Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Granite
    13: Shadow: Rouge Bunny Rouge Z-Palette (yep, totally cheating): Unforgettable Oriole, Tantalizing Lovebird, Capricious Nightingale, Bohemian Waxwing, Abyssinian Catbird, Solstice Halcyon, Delicate Hummingbird
    14. Shadow: Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette for Eyes 2013
    15. Shadow: Chanel Seduction quad

    (For a cheat-free list, remove Seduction quad and RBR Z-Palette and replace with RBR Abyssinian Catbird and RBR Capricious Nightingale. The Laura Mercier palette will have to substitute for Unforgettable Oriole [sparkling dew], Bohemian Waxwing [bamboo? fresco topped w/sparkling dew?], Solstice Halcyon [plum smoke], and Delicate Hummingbird [african violet], and the Le Metier Echo Blush is similar to RBR Tantalizing Lovebird, not that they are exact dupes.)

  53. Avatar of Tiffanie Tiffanie

    Face:
    1) Bare Minerals Matte
    2) NARS Sheer Glow
    3) MAC Studio Finish concealer
    4) NARS Dolce Vita blush
    5) NARS Sin Blush

    Eyes:
    6) Any mascara
    7) MAC Satin Taupe
    8) MAC Swiss Chocolate
    9) MAC Arena
    10) Loreal Liner Intense liquid liner

    Lips:
    11) MAC Rebel
    12) MAC RiRi/Ruby Woo
    13) Hourglass Icon and Empress liquid lip colors
    14) Blistex Medicated chapstick
    15) Revlon Colorburst lipgloss in Sunbaked

  54. Aditi

    Turandot was limited edition, right? It’s not still available, is it?

  55. It’s so much fun to read all of these lists! hm…

    Hourglass Aura cheek stain in Flushed
    TF shadow insurance
    YBF brown pencil
    UD poreless primer
    UD all nighter spray
    Benefit BadGal mascara
    Bobbi Brown corrector bisque
    Bobbi Brown concealer kit
    MAC lipstick in Rebel
    Laura Mercier lip glase in Rose
    Korress lipstick in 13 Natural pink
    MUFE colorless lip liner
    Dr Jart+ premium BB cream
    UD rollergirl palette
    Bobbi Brown gel liner in Chocolate Shimmer ink

  56. 1.Hourglass Mineral Veil primer
    2.Hourglass serum #28 primer (for under eyes)
    3.Dior Nude Foundation
    4.Nars crystal loose powder
    5.MUFE Sculpting Duo
    6.Nars blush in Mata Hari
    7. (new one) Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette (especially the middle highlighter)
    8.Nars Smudge Proof eyeshadow base
    9.Lorac liquid liner pen
    10.Anastasia brow powder duo in Medium
    11.Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde and/or Medium Ash
    12.Naked 2 palette
    13.Guerlain Kohl kajal eyeliner (the eastern stylo one)
    14.Too Faced Naked Eye palette
    15.MUFE Smokey Lash

  57. Hmm… That’s a long one!

    1) Foundation: Yves Saint Laurent Teint Eclat BR30
    2-3) Concealer: Nars Honey and Custard (cream)
    4) Powder – I’m really digging Maybelline Shine Free Loose Powder Light 01
    5- 7) Eyeshadow – Elf pebble (crease) and Nars Kalahari
    8) Eyeshadow primer – Nars
    9) Mascara – Armani Eyes to Kill
    10-11)Blush – Nars Madly and Sin
    12) Bronzer – Sephora Maui
    13-14) Lipstick – Rouge D’Armani 502 and Givenchy Le Rouge Grenat Initié
    15) Lip pencil – Nars Dolce Vita

  58. I LOVE questions like this – it’s like getting the chance to peek inside everyone’s makeup bag! Here are mine:
    1. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB cream
    2. MAC MSF Lightscapade
    3. Maybelline Falsies Flared Waterproof mascara
    4. Guerlain Terracotta Four-Seasons bronzer in Nude
    5. Urban Decay Naked palette
    6. Maybelline FitMe concealer
    7. Tom Ford Cream Color for eyes in Escapade
    8. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy lip treatment
    9. Jo Malone Vitamin E lip conditioner
    10. MAC beauty powder in Shell Pearl
    11. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill in #19
    12. Giorgio Armani Flash lacquer in #700
    13. MAC Dazzleglass in Moth to a Flame
    14. Guerlain Gloss d’enfer in #463
    15. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel in Sable Beige

  59. Face:
    Cetaphil Moisturizer
    Benefit Porefessional Primer
    Tarte Amazonian clay 12 hour foundation
    Urban Decay Naked powder

    Blush
    Mac Blushbaby

    Eyebrow:
    Too faced eyebrow kit

    Eyes:
    Naked 1 palette
    Too faced shadow insurance
    The Balm Nude Tude Palette
    Lorac Liquid Liner
    Stila liquid Liner

    Lips
    Tarte marajuca Lip scrub
    Maybelline Babylips moisturizing balm
    Mac Sweetie Lipstick
    Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Lovelight

  60. Avatar of Erin Erin

    Not sure I can come up with a full 15… let’s see how this goes!
    1. Smashbox Color Adjust primer (the green one)
    2. MAC Studiofinish concealer
    3. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
    4. Maybelline instant Age Rewind concealer
    5. Benefit Gimme Brow
    6. Clarins Instant Light NLP
    7. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
    8. Benefit Hoola bronzer
    9. Nars Douceur blush
    10. MAC Soft & Gentle MSF
    11. MAC Rebel lipstick
    12. MAC Syrup lipstick
    13. Maybelline Color Tattoos in multiple shades
    14. Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliners in taupe, nude, and black
    15. Revlon Matte Balm in Standout

    I haven’t found a perfect mascara or eye palette that I can’t keep my hands off of… but wow I have more essentials than I realized!

  61. Avatar of Greta Greta

    Korres Cheek creme in Phila rose
    Illamasqua Eye cream in hollow (for contouring)
    NYX finishing powder

    Marc Jacobs mascara
    Urban Decay eyeliner in desperation
    Inglot black gel eyeliner
    Laura Mercier Artist’s Palette
    Naked Basics Palette

    NARS lipstick in Schiap
    NARS lip pencil in dolce vita
    NARS lip pencil in Luxembourg
    Bite lip pencil in Quince
    Bite Lipstick mix in #22
    Elf lip lock pencil

    Foundation (haven’t found the perfect one, but I’m considering the giorgio armani)
    Concealer (also haven’t found the right one)

  62. Nikki

    Face:
    1) primer – Monistat Anti-chafing Gel
    2) foundation – Sephora Microsmooth Powder Foundation
    3) setting spray – MUFE Mist & Fix

    Eyes:
    4) primer – UDPP
    5) eyeshadow – Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette
    6) eyeliner – UD 24/7 Zero/Whiskey Double Liner
    7) brows – NYX Single Eyeshadow in Black

    Cheeks:
    8) La Femme Grape
    9) La Femme Magenta
    10) La Femme Coral
    11) Rock & Republic Shameless

    Lips:
    12) MAC Spice Lipglass
    13) MAC Girl About Town Lipglass
    14) MAC Rebel Lipglass
    15) MAC Whoops! Lipglass

  63. Avatar of Brittney Brittney

    Face:
    1. Primer- Clinique universal face primer
    2. Foundation- Mac Pro longwear in nc15
    3. Powder- mac blot powder in medium- I put this on once in the morning to set my makeup and seriously don’t have to touch up throughout the rest of my day at work. I couldn’t live without this
    4. Blush- mac in either pro longwear in rosy outlook or mineral blush in amber glow. Either one of these is fine.

    Eyes:
    5. Covergirl clump crusher mascara. I love this mascara and it literally doesn’t clump. If I had to choose just one this would be it.
    6. Mac painterly paint pot. Evens out the color on my eyelids and doubles as a primer.
    7. Urban Decay Vice 2 palette.
    8. Urban Decay Naked 2
    9. Clinique bottom lash mascara
    10. Urban Decay 24/7 liner in perversion
    11. Urban Decay 24/7 liner in corrupt or roach. Really hard to pick only 2 of these liners. I love all the colors they have so really you can’t go wrong with any of them.

    Lips:
    12. Chanel rouge coco shine in Boy. Love the formula and the color. I’m not really a lipstick kind of person at all but this adds just a little bit of color and feels like a balm so I can be ok wearing it.
    13. Vaseline lip therapy. Keeps my lips from being really dry especially during the winter.
    14. Urban Decay revolution lipstick in lovelight or naked.

    15. Brushes and q-tips. I’m just going to count these as one so I can stay within the 15 limit lol

  64. kastehelmi

    1. Milani Liquif’eyes retractable eyeliner in black
    2. Black liquid eyeliner (Almay works)
    3. Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit
    4. MUFE Aqua Brow in Black Brown
    5. Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Beach Bronze
    6. Physician’s Formula eyeshadow quad in Metallic Neutrals
    7. Mascara (Hourglass Film Noir is good)
    8. Red lipstick (Serge Lutens Mise a Mort: ideal, of stash: Bite Beauty Zivoli)
    9. Pink Lipstick (Such as Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Uber Pink or Lilac)
    10. Plum/Berry Lipstick (Such as MAC Private Party)
    11. Red lipliner (NARS Jungle Red is good)
    12 Neutral lipliner darker than lips, like MAC Cork
    13. MAC Rebel lipstick
    14. Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm
    15. Black eyeshadow

    It would have been much easier to come up with 15 essentials (other than lip products). It’s much more fun to decide my 15 favorite lipsticks/liplosses…

  65. Shaina

    My top 15:

    Armani Face Fabric #1
    NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
    Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder in White
    Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light
    NARS Douceur blush
    NARS Seduction blush
    MAC Stud brow pencil
    NARS Charade eyeshadow duo
    Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Black
    Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Eye Pencil
    Guerlain Maxi Lash Black mascara
    NARS Funny Face Matte Lipstick
    NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    NARS Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    NARS Last Tango Lipstick

    I can do all of my important go-to looks (a.k.a. pretty much all I ever wear):

    “polished/work time/brunch with my boyfriends parents” (face fabric + concealer + retouching powder + Douceur blush + Last Tango lipstick + mascara + light brow pencil)

    “living in a j crew catalog/what if Garance Dore is at whole foods when I’m buying ice cream” (concealer + retouching powder + light brow pencil + Douceur blush + Funny Face lipstick)

    “smudge-y slept-in sex kitten eye/Brigitte Bardot is my spirit animal” (face fabric + concealer + retouching powder + Seduction blush + Perversion liner heavily smudged + Douceur blush as eyeshadow + mascara + brow pencil + Last Tango lipstick)

    “kind of retro/guaranteed Bettie Page comparisons” (face fabric + concealer + retouching powder + Douceur and Seduction blush, as contour and pop respectively + ambient lighting powder on high planes of face + liquid liner for cat eye + light shade from Charade duo + mascara + strong brow + Dragon Girl lip pencil)

    “don’t talk to me i’m a witch/if you’re a man I will eat your soul” (face fabric + concealer + ambient lighting all over for that gothic vampiric sheen + Seduction blush as a heavy contour + Perversion liner all over lid and on lower lashline + dark shade from Charade blended in crease + Damned lip pencil + BONUS POINTS use brow pencil as a base for lipstick, it will make it all dark and witchy- it really works, kids)

    Throw in some gratuitous Paul & Joe cat shaped makeup (like I’m ever going to use it and ruin the adorable kitten face) and it’s all I really need. The rest of my million other palettes/blushes/lip tars/eight different setting powders are only trotted out for clients on photoshoots, because having a streamlined makeup bag makes me feel like a chic French model who definitely, definitely doesn’t hoard makeup as a profession.

  66. Dreamer19

    Mine:
    Face: MAC tinted moisturizer
    Chanel loose powder
    Cheeks: Essence lush (forgot shade)
    Eyes: Max Factor False lash effect (but looking to try new ones)
    Catrice gel liner (dc’d) or Maybelline gel liner, both in brow
    e.l.f. eye primer
    Inglot freedom system palettes
    Bourjois Clubbing liners
    TheBalm Nude ‘tude palette
    NYX Smokey eyes palette
    Lancome Effacernes concealer
    Lips: Revlon colorburst Iced Coffee lip gloss
    Rimmel Soho Violet lipstick, The Body Shop Delipscious 05 sheer lipstick
    Maybelline Pink Brown, Midnight Mauve lipsticks.

  67. Summer

    Okay, after much soul searching (lol) I’ve finally narrowed it down:

    Face/Cheeks:
    1. Chanel Le Blanc Sheer Illuminating Base
    2. Dior Airflash Foundation
    3. Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder
    4. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer
    5. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
    6. Chanel Tweed Pink blush
    7. Dior Passion Fruit blush
    8. Dior Amber Diamond Shimmer Star

    Eyes:
    9. Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
    10. Chanel Prelude quad
    11. Marc Jacobs The Tease palette
    12. Chanel Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir
    13. Chanel Le Volume Mascara in Noir

    Lips:
    14. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy
    15. Chanel Glossimer in Glaze

    OMGGGGG There’s like 80 things I could have listed lol.

  68. 1. Estee lauder double wear light
    2. Skindinavia bridal setting spray
    3. Original Naked palette
    4. Shu uemura eyelash curler
    5 maybelline turbo waterproof mascara
    6. Mac press blot powder
    7. Mac mineralize skin natural
    8. Too faced chocolate soleil bronzer
    9. Mac stubborn brown eyeliner
    10. Mac studio finish concealer
    11. Mac select moisture concealer
    12. Kate long wear eyebrow pencil
    13. The balm mary-lou manizer
    14. Mac supreme cream sheen lipstick (gotta dash)
    15. Mac soft and gentle

  69. 1) Aveda Inner Light Tinted Mositurizer
    2) YSL Youth Liberator Foundation
    3) Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation
    4) NARS Laguna Bronzer
    5) MAC “Dainty” Mineralize blush
    6) Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner
    7) Clinique Lash Power Mascara
    8) Laura Mercier Undercover Pot
    9) Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
    10) Benefit Gimme Some Brow
    11) Smith’s Rosebud Salve
    12) Clinique “Heaping Hazelnut” Chubby Stick
    13) NARS “Dragon Girl” Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
    14) MAC “Pure Sculpture” Pro Sculpting Cream
    15) Benefit High Beam

  70. La Vie Parisienne

    Love love love this question!

    Base:
    01. Guerlain L’Or Makeup Base
    02. YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat in Beige Rose 20
    03. YSL Touche Éclat radiant Touch in 1 Luminous Radiance
    04. Chanel Les Beiges Powder in 10

    Cheeks:
    05. Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate in Intensity One
    06. Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust
    07. Burberry Light Glow Blush in Peony

    Eyes:
    08. Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Linen
    09. Laura Mercier Artist Palette (2012 version)
    10. Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Violet Dusk
    11. Dior Diorshow Blackout Mascara

    Lips:
    12. Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink
    13. Burberry Lip Mist in Camelia Pink
    14. Chanel Rouge Allure Intense in Pirate
    15. YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in Fuschia in Rage

  71. This is a great question; I love reading everyone’s list!

    Ok, if I were travelling or the zombie apocalypse had finally come, I would want to have these with me. And if I ran out, I would risk zombies to go find them. Ok, no, I wouldn’t, I would only risk zombies for Excedrin Migraine and tea.

    1. Neutrogena Skin Clearing Concealer or Murad Acne Treatment Concealer, Light
    2. Clinique Redness Solutions Pressed Powder (it’s very yellow but I like it :-) ) or Physician’s Formula powder (whichever, I’m not picky)
    3. Benefit Georgia (sadly discontinued, so I’m hoarding mine)
    4. Benefit Dandelion
    5. Almay mascara (again, not picky)
    6. Lancome Miel Glace blush
    7. Gold eyeshadow like Benefit Nina’s Nugget (again, discontinued and hoarding) or Benefit Gilty Pleasure
    8. Brown eyeshadow like NARS Blondie or Urban Decay Roach or a palette with gold, brown, and bronze eyeshadows
    9. Bare Minerals Well Rested Concealer
    10. Spoolie (I’m very fussy about clumpy mascara and smoothing my eyebrows – I’ve been known to steal those little mascara wands from Sephora to carry in my purse.)
    11. Sonia Kashuk Lip Crayon in Blossomy Nude (totally mlbb)
    12. Eye primer: I’ve been using Sonia Kashuk and NYX, but I think there might be something better out there.
    13. NARS Isolde eyeshadow duo
    14. Foundation never used to be an essential for me, but I’ve been wearing it more and more. I like Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle in Cashew a lot.
    15. Ditto for primer, but I’ve been really liking Smashbox Blemish Control primer

  72. Clara

    Face:
    - Smashbox BB Cream
    - my perfect foundation (haven’t found it yet)
    - Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Powder

    Cheeks:
    - NARS Adult Content Palette (Zen, Desire, Deep Throat, Miss Liberty)
    - Benefit Rockateur
    - MAC Easy Manner

    Eyes:
    - Chanel Mascara Base
    - Any mascara with a rubber brush
    - MAC Pearlglide Liner Petrol Blue
    - Naked 2
    - MAC Brow Set Clear

    Lips:
    - MAC Pure Zen l/s
    - Mac Cut a caper l/s

    Wow, that was really hard to find the essentials! I just have 13 and it took me some time to think about them. I thought it would be hard to limit myself to 15.

  73. 1- Lancome Teint Idole 24Hr in 210 Buff
    2- MAC PLW Concelear in NC20
    3- Studio Fix+ Powder in C3
    4- NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Powder in Translucent
    5- theBalm Blush in Frat Boy
    6- Nars Blush in Amour
    7- Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Earthen Rose
    8- L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
    9- Too Faced Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Brown
    10- Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner in Black
    11- UD Eden Eyeshadow Primer
    12- UD Naked Palette
    13- Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone Palette
    14- Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Fiery
    15- UD Saturated Lip Color in Glinda (or Naked, it’s the same)

  74. Ilene

    tf extreme mascara,eye primer duo
    ka brunette brow pencil
    suqqu creamy moist glow lipstick 10 and eyeshadow quad 13
    bb pale yellow sheer finish powder
    tf pale dune fluid foundation
    bb black violet cream shadow
    bb med bronzer
    bb pale pink pot rouge
    lorac vintage gloss
    ysl lip pencil 13,golden gloss 20
    bb storm ink gel liner
    marc jacobs lolita palette-neutral shades

  75. 1. Kat Von D foundation
    2. Dr. Jart+ BB cream, blue tube
    3. Hourglass Ambient Light finishing powder in Ambient Light
    4. NARS Orgasm blush
    5. Stila convertible color cool trio (for cheeks)
    6. Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette
    7. Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette
    8. Eyeko Skinny Liner in purple
    9. Eyeko Skinny Liner in black
    10. Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Smog
    11. Buxom Sculpted Lash Mascara
    12. YSL Glossy Stain in #29 Rose Fourreau
    13. Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie
    14. Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Lip Treatment in Goodbye
    15. Urban Decay Glitter Liner in Distortion

    • Agh, crap. Forgot about my brows. I need a rather unusual shade thanks to my magenta hair (I use Milani Purple Shock eyeliner) and then I set it with a brow gel.

  76. Stephanie

    1. Hourglass No. 28 serum primer
    2. Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
    3. Laura Mercier Undercover Pot (3 in 1!)
    4. Naked palette
    5. YSL Babydoll mascara
    6. Nordstrom NARS anniversary sale six pan palette
    7. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Bourbon
    8. UD 24/7 eyeliner in Zero
    9. Chanel Les Beiges powder
    10. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy
    11. Clinique Moisturizing Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry
    12. Chanel Double Intensite lip color in Rose Pearl
    13. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Passion
    14. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Rosegold
    15. UD primer potion in Sin

    I think that’s my top 15…but I’m sure there’s a LOT more than that in my makeup bag right now!

  77. I’ve enjoyed reading comments from everyone else. So let me add mine….assuming I have brushes and stuff.

    1. Hourglass Makeup Primer (Revlon Photoready primer is similar in texture if anyone wants a budget-friendly option)
    2. MUFE Full Cover Concealer
    3. Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Palette in Corrector
    4. Setting Powder (I rotate btw many brands but I need one)
    5. NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Charcoal
    6. Anastasia Lash Genius
    7. L’Oreal Beauty Tubes Mascara
    8. Buxom Hold the Line Waterproof eye Pencil in Here’s My Number
    9. Too Faced Poreless Bronzer
    10. Revlon Whipped Creme Foundation
    11. NARS amour blush
    12. Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Pencil in Enchanted
    13. Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipgloss in Naked Plum
    14. UD Naked 1 Palette
    15. UD Vice 2 Palette