Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Temptalia Asks You

What are your top three must-have beauty products right now? The ones you keep reaching for?

Temptalia's AnswerMUFE HD Foundation, Illamasqua Naked Rose, and Illamasqua Creator Nail Varnish.

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117 thoughts on “What are your top three must-have beauty products right now?

  1. Carrie

    Out of curiosity, Christine, what made you change your mind on the foundation? I remember in the past that you said you weren’t a huge fan of it.

  2. Emily

    theBalm Sexy eyeshadow: I just dyed my hair red, and using this shade lightly over my brows makes them the perfect color!

    theBalm Frat Boy blush

    Maybelline Lots of Lashes

  3. BooBooNinja

    MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder, K-Palette Eyebrow Tattoo, Kanebo Kate Eyebrow Pencil

  4. Burberry Sheer Luminous Fluid Foundation, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze & Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

  5. Dominique

    Top 2 :

    Bare Minerals pressed blush
    Estée Lauder vivid colour lipstick in rebel raspberry
    Nars duo Vent Glacé

  6. Jen

    Buxom White Russian Lip Cream, Benefit Boing Concealer, Bobbi Brown natural brow shaper & hair touch up.

  7. Stephanie

    Darphin Intral Toner, Skinceuticals Daily Moisturizer, & L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black. I’m a MUA and even I admit that a good skincare regime eclipses makeup. Since spending the money on really good skin care products I actually eliminated the need tfor certain products… at least for me.

  8. face cream- alternate with too many brands, eye cream- Clarins Restorative and UD Naked Palette

  9. Audrey

    1) My Neutrogena Mineral-Sheers pressed powder foundation
    2) Maybelline Colossal mascara
    3) Maybelline Define-a-brow brow pencil.

    This is all I really need to feel comfortable while out and about, but I do like to add a few more things in.

  10. My Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow Palette #1, CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume, and Maybelline Baby Lips

  11. Jade

    MAC Studio Fix Fluid, MAC Brow Shader in Porcelaine/Browning (LONG since discontinued, I will cry the day I have to replace it with something else!) and MAC Blush in Peony Petal. I can happily wear these three things out in a rush and be happy I’m not nakedface!

  12. Michelle

    maybelline color tattoos, UD Naked Palette (the first one..) and Nars blushes!;)

  13. Christine

    -Chanel vitalumiere aqua
    -MAC Coquette eyeshadow
    -Benefit Dallas bronzer

  14. Brenda

    Mac studio tech foundation
    Mac carine roitfeld desert palette
    Nars Belize lipgloss

  15. Rachael

    Too Faced BB Cream
    Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in Fireworks
    Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

    … and of course, whatever mascara is in my current rotation. Right now it’s Clinique High Definition.

  16. Melissa

    Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation, MAC Mineralize natural finish Bronzer, & Chanel glossimers

  17. Wow, that Creator nail varnish is amazing! Christine, do you happen to know of any black nail polish that has black glitter? I’m on a quest to find some…not going well so far.

  18. Anastasia brow powder and stencils, theBalm Time Balm concealer, MAC blotting powder.

  19. Leaving out skincare (which is HARD!)

    1. Estée Lauder’s Beauty Benefit Cream OR Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Concealer (depending on how I’m feeling that day)
    2. MAC’s Brow Set in Beguile
    3. Guerlain’s Shine Automatique in #201

    Those are my essentials. That’s difficult to do (I STILL feel like I broke the rules and wrote four! LOL!) I want to steal – er – I mean “pay homage” to this and make a video post about it :)

  20. Kathy S.

    MAC blush in Supercontinental, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium. I can make do with everything else.

  21. Maria

    1-Face and Body Make Up Forever
    2-Terracota Guerlain
    3-Gel Liner Bobbi Brown
    You are really lucky girls!, you can use a lot of products we haven´t in Spain…

  22. Rachel

    MUFE HD foundation, YSL glossy stain in #15 rose vinyl (pretty color!) and MAC prep + prime setting powder compact.

  23. 1. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
    2. Benefit They’re Real!
    3. MAC Crew Highlight Powder

  24. Chanel Rose Initiale, Guerlain Gracy Rouge G, and GA ETA #14 (though this has been a must-have ever since I laid my hands on it several months ago. Says A LOT considering how much stuff I own)!

  25. Jessica

    #1: Garnier Anti Dark Cirle Roller concealer
    #2: Maybelline One by One waterproof mascara
    #3: MAC Crosswires lipstick

  26. Chiara

    Since I’m having a major cystic breakout right now, I’d say my Epiduo cream, Salicylic acid 300 and MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, which I use as a concealer.

  27. Naie

    Missha BB Cream shade #23, Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie, and Neutrogena Anti-aging night cream

  28. Kristabelle

    Skin79 Vip Super gold plus BB cream, Revlon Photoready 3d volume mascara, and UD Naked palette.

  29. Divya

    Make up forever Kohl pencil 9k, Stila Tinted Moisturiser and Nars Pigalle lipstick

  30. Epically Epic lip balm, Steam Cream, and Dollywink liquid eyeliner.

    Anyway, I remember way back when you first reviewed the MUFE HD foundation, you used shade 140, but on the recent videos it was listed as 125. How would you say the two shades compare, Christine?

    • Lighter, and the undertone in 125 seems to suit me better. 125 is a smidgen too light right now, but once I powder with Guerlain Les Voilettes, it’s great. 140 I think runs a little yellow on me – I am yellow undertoned, but on a 1-5 scale of 5 = strong yellow undertones, I’m maybe a 2-3.

      • Thank you for the reply! I got a sample of the 140 around last year, and I thought it was a bit too dark on me. I’m around your coloring, although I think I’m a teensy bit lighter and have a slightly more neutral undertone (I’m undecided on this), so knowing what shades you wear definitely helps! Thank you! 😀

        • 125 was a pretty good match when it was spring (where I’d say I’m around NC25, well, maybe NC27 – NC30 looks too dark on me in spring/winter). When I run out, I’ll probably try something between 125 and 140!

  31. Liz

    Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation, NARS Luster blush, Essie Absolutely Shore

  32. Teresa

    UD primer potion, MAC Sketch, Lancôme Hypnose Mascara

  33. I can’t live with my Shiseido full definition mascara, my MAC setting powder and my NYX HD foundation.

  34. Ivanna

    1. benefit Boi-ing
    2. MAC Lip Pencil in Spice
    3. L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara

  35. KK

    Ole Henriksen’s Enlighten Me Kit (does that count? because it has 3 products in it!), Korres Jasmine Lip Butter, and Nubian Heritage African Black Soap body lotion (it calms my eczema and moistuizes like NO OTHER). None are really makeup related, I’m on a mission lately to make my skin look the best that it can look without makeup on it!

  36. Yellowlantern

    1. UD YDK eye shadow
    2. Clarisonic Mia
    3. MAC Patisserie lipstick

  37. 1) eye primer Shadow Insurance by Too Faced
    2) blush in Dandelion by Benefit
    3) cream eyeshadow in Sophisticated by Lush

  38. mirian

    YSL Radiant Touche! Amazing

    Chanel Rouge Allure Passion

    Butter London Flawless Base Coat

  39. KaseyCannuck

    Maybelline Bad to the Bronze eye tattoo, L’Oreal Quick Stick foundation in fair, whick I use for concealer, and Mac Teddy eyeliner.

  40. Jillian

    This question is perfect for me, because I have only been wearing 3 products for the past few weeks!!

    1) UD Underground eyeliner (I line both the upper and lower lashlines)
    2) Lancome Hypnose mascara
    3) Tarte Exposed blush

    It’s a super natural, easy look – it’s become my everyday look!

  41. GUSnail

    1-BB Oil free TM

    2-MAC Blot powder

    3-Undereye concealer (either BB Corrector or MUFE HD concealer)

    Though I usually do wear more than this, if these things are on, I feel comfortable.

  42. taj

    1) NARS tinted moisturizer / Chanel Aqua lumiere
    2) Suqqu Eye brow brush with a chocolate brown powder
    3) NARS / Armani blush

  43. Dinitchka

    1) ELF angled eyeliner brush (for cleaning up nail polish and polish mistakes)
    2) baby wipes (to remove make-up)
    3) Tosca Taming balm (for my curly hair)

  44. chris

    MAC Clear Brow Gel
    MAC False Lash Mascara
    MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder in NC50

  45. Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation
    Cle de Peau brow pencil
    Burberry Blush lip gloss

  46. Lauren

    (1) Smashbox BB cream – coverage is medium, it feels like I have nothing on, and it has SPF 35.
    (2) Urban Decay Naked Palette – I love variety but if I were stranded on a desert island with only 1 eyeshadow palette, that would be the one I’d want.
    (3)Tarte Blush in Glisten.

  47. Stephanie

    Dior Forever Flawless Skin foundation
    MAC mechanical eyebrow pencil
    Mabeline Define-a-lash volume (waterproof formula to hold the curl)

  48. Maureen

    Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Nars Blush in Douceur, Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

  49. Veronica

    Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer, L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes, Benefit Bella Bamba blush

    Granted, I rotate everything fairly regularly in my collection – these three have just been on the receiving end of a lot of mileage right now.

  50. Does this include skincare? Because if it does, all three would be skincare products: The Sisleya range of Sisley products.

    For just makeup products this is a really tough question:
    1. Illamasqua brow cake
    2. Tom Ford Platinum cream colour
    3. Tom Ford Frantic Pink blush

  51. becca

    1. Giorgio armani lasting silk foundation
    2. lancome artliner in noir
    3. lancome hypnose drama mascara

  52. Angie

    My Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzing make-up base (bronze universal)
    My Tarina Tarantino Dollskin blush palette
    and…. this is hard…
    Tie between my Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation and the Colorstay whipped foundation =)

  53. Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in No. 4, I use one pump for medium coverage and two pumps for full. Perfect shade match for me!
    Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Stone, beautiful color and this stuff really lasts. I love to enhance the look by layering powder eyeshadows on top!
    Too Faced The Return of Sexy Eye Shadow Palette, very versatile for day and night time looks. Definitely one of the only eyeshadow palettes I truly need in my life!

  54. Yumi

    Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer
    Neutrogena Dry Touch Sunscreen
    Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders

    My skin care basics! Always have these on before attempting any make up, if at all!

  55. Jen

    I love MUFE HD Foundation, feels so lightweight on my skin. I think it looks fine in person, and you never know when you decide to go out after work and pics are taken, lol.

    UD 24/7 liner in Perversion (soo much better than Zero, and goes on much more smoothly)

    Blush (can’t decide really which one, but been using NARS Orgasm a lot this summer and just recently started using MAC Supercontinental.)

  56. Suzanne

    Jordana Best Lash Extreme Mascara (it’s the best mascara I have EVER tried, and it’s $2!), Nars Liberté blush, and MAC Sun Dipped Pro Longwear bronzer (from Hey Sailor).

  57. Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer, Sleek Face Contour Kit, & Black Radiance shine control face primer.

  58. Audrey

    1. Lancome Effacernes concealer
    2. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
    3. Maybelline Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara

  59. blueraccoon

    Laura Mercier TM creme compact, Burberry Peony blush, and lately one of my Dior Addict Extreme lipsticks (currently Avenue). This my standard go-to makeup look these days.

  60. Monica

    Studio finish concealer (NC35)
    Prep & Prime loose powder
    Dainty blush

    All Mac here!

  61. Grace

    Urban Decay Secret Service eyeshadow – I use it for my eyebrows
    Benefit Bad Gal lash – I’ve tried other mascaras but always come back to this
    Sephora Supreme Cleansing Foam – Best makeup remover I’ve found for the money

  62. Kafka

    I’m assuming this doesn’t relate to skin care or beauty “tools” like primer but actual makeup. (If one considered things like primer, NARS’ Smudgeproof would be #1 on the list!) Anyway, for pure makeup makeup, my 3 would be:
    1- NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Punjab
    2- NARS Copacabana Multiple
    3- YSL matte black eyeshadow (liner, eyebrows, edges of the eyes, etc.)

    • blueraccoon

      I keep meaning to pick up the Copacabana multiple and forgetting! I’ll be at the mall this week to buy my new computer (!!) so maybe I’ll drop into Sephora. Would you recommend Copacabana over Luxor for someone with my fair skintone?

      • Kafka

        Hmm, really hard question, sweetpea, given my singular love for Copacabana. That said, probably the Luxor for you. My sister who is the POLAR opposite of me in style (subtle, subdued, sheer, understated colours!) and skin tone (extraordinarily pale, pale, pale olive but with some slight pink too!) went simply nuts for the Luxor. Nuts. She loved how subtle and delicate it was on her, and she asked me to order one for her *immediately* (which I did, though I ended up giving to her as a present). She was nowhere as keen on the Copacabana which, in Multiple form, is considerably more champagne than the pink it has in the Illuminator form. Me, I love the Copacabana like nothing else! The Luxor barely registers on my skin (though, one has to give it props for subtlety on ALL skin tones, I suppose). Given your perfect Snow White complexion, I think the Luxor may be a better fit for you.

        • blueraccoon

          There’s nothing saying I can’t get both, of course *g* But I will probably start with Luxor. Thank you for the recommendation, love :)

  63. Elle

    MAC Brow pencil Spiked
    MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Deep Dark
    NARS blush in Dolce Vita

  64. Nicoco Chanel

    1. Sleek lipstick in Liqueur
    2. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Illusiore.
    3. Benefit Hervana

  65. fanfan

    Bobbi brown blank ink gel eyeliner
    Chanel matte lumiere powder
    Mac sheen supreme in bare again

  66. Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara, Revlon Photo Ready Foundation, and a brow comb or spooly!

  67. Amy

    Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
    Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
    and my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

  68. Aida

    1) Bare Escentuals READY foundation. For me it’s like hitting the jackpot, I love the look of this of my skin. But, because I could really get away without foundation on most days, I’ll take the liberty of adding a fourth product to my list *wink*.
    2) Tarte Maracuja oil concealer, my HG for my dark circles. I could not skip concealer and this one is amazing.
    3) Tarte Lights Camera Lashes mascara (the best I’ve ever used).
    4) Burberry eye shadow in Midnight Brown. I love all my Burberry shadows (I have only 5), but if I had to pick one, it would be Midnight Brown, as I could wear it every single day and not get bored :).

  69. Zara

    1. Urban Decay Toasted Eyeshadow- I’m in love with this shade!
    2. Sephora Liquid Eyeliner
    3. Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

  70. Em

    Clinque’s BB Cream

    Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit

    Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

  71. Espe Barajas

    MAC Face & Body foundation
    eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
    YSL Rouge Pur 52

  72. Kathleen

    1) benefit badgal lash- HG day mascara
    2) kat Von d liquid lipstick in Backstage Bambi- I love this, surprisingly! 95% transfer proof and lasts a long time without being drying!!
    3) Naked 2 palette- Some of the shades in the OG Naked look muddy on me!

  73. Jessica

    tarte Amazonian clay foundation, nars laguna bronzer, Mac bare study paint pot. ^_^

  74. 1. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
    2. Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush for foundation
    3. OCC Lip Tars

  75. Leticia

    Lancome Teint Idole Foundation, MAC Fluidline in Added Goodness and Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle!

  76. Mariella

    Tarte Natural Beauty Blush, Clarins Gloss Prodige in Raspberry, Mac Sweet Satisfaction eye shadow.

  77. Ranyta

    1) MUFE Face & Body foundation
    2) Maybelline colour tattoo (bad to the bronze)
    3) Revlon lip butter (peach parfait)

  78. Miss J

    1. Hourglass No. 28 Primer – I had put NARS Sheer Glow here first, but then realized my foundation would skin would not feel and my face makeup would not look nearly as a good without this product.

    2. NARS Sin – I have been picking this probably about 4 out of 7 days in a week.

    3. Maybelline Mega Plush Waterproof – I use this as a base mascara to layer other mascaras over, and it holds my curl like nothing else.

  79. Carmen

    1. Nars Gina Blush (about the only blush I reach for consistently and I have 10 nars blushes!!)

    2. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h foundation! My HG foundation perfect shade perfect match perfect undertone everything is perfect! Been through 3 bottles since it debuted! O_o !!

    3. Mac Improper Copper cream color base. The perfect highlighter i’m in love <3

  80. Geneva

    Bobbi Brown corrector, NARS cream blush and MAC eyebrow pencil

  81. Shalamar

    NYX blush in Cinnamon, Benefit’s They’re Real mascara and Benefit’s boi-ing

  82. Maryrose

    1. Too Faced Naked Eye palette- love!
    2. NYX creme blush in Natural
    3. Philosophy Take a Deep Breath moisturizer- best moisturizer for dry sensitive skin I have ever tried.

  83. Titi King

    1. BRTC water fuse bb cream SPF28, love this more than dr jart+ detox one

    2. Paul & Joe creamy powder foundation

    3. Alison raffaele blush gel stick in playful. Simply look best and much much better than tarte’s

  84. Quinctia

    Liquid liners! – Mainly UD’s, but Nyx has just released a similar product which I got in a champagne shade UD hasn’t made.

    Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Bronzer in Vegas – Bronzer + Highlight in one pan for me.

    Guerlain Rouge Automatique #160 – It’s neutral enough to go with a lot of things.

  85. Tigerlily

    In no particular order!
    > Lancôme Definicils (in black), my HG everyday mascara
    > MAC lingering brows pencil
    > Lush pigment in Believe (coral), used as a blush

  86. Kelly

    1. MUFE face and body foundation
    2.Maybelline one by one mascara
    3.ELF peachykeen blush

  87. Nicole

    1) MUFE HD Foundadation
    2) MAC Prep & Prime Lash (amazing effect on my lashes)
    3) MAC e/s Quarry (perfect everyday color for my blue-gray eyes)

  88. lil

    Benefit dallas.benefit cream shadows.bare minerals flawless definition mascara

  89. Nancy

    MAC- studio sculpt foundation

    MAC- rich & witty lipglass (limited edition)

    Bare Escentuals- Buxom lash mascara

  90. Nikki

    In no particular order:

    – MUFE Face & Body Foundation (LOVE THIS STUFF!!!)
    – MAC Spice Lipglass
    – La Femme Blush on Rouge Palette Lab (I need options!)

  91. Ashley

    1. Revlon 3D Mascara —> great alternative to Benefit’s They’re Real!
    2. MAC Select Cover Up Concealer (NC45)
    3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Cadiz)

  92. Winni

    Kat Von D Lock it Foundation applied w/ Real Tech. Flawless face brush.
    Tarte eyebrow mouse
    Mac Ring of Saturn Blush

  93. Anne

    Going just by what I’ve been wearing a lot of lately, it would have to be:

    NYX Lip Cream in Sao Paulo (actually, they call it SAN Paulo, but that’s wrong :))
    Stila Smudge Stick in Peacock
    ColoreScience Menerils Face Primer (my dermatologist sold it to me)

  94. Mariela B

    What are your top three must-have beauty products right now?

    1. Maybelline Define A brow. (It’s just a great mechanic pencil easy to use and quick for filling out the eyebrows) I use it in Soft black
    2. Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 (Perfect for everything, natural shades and dark for any ocassion)
    3. MAC Star Wonder MSF from the Heavenly Creatures Coll, July12. (3 in 1 product blush, eyeshadow & highlight, I love it).

  95. Xaris Villa

    After much deliberation, I have chosen:

    – Vichy Dermablend Foundation – i can sheer it out if I need… and can double as concealer ^_^
    – Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes in BLACK – I need eyeliner and if
    – Mac’s Lovelorn Lipstick

    Now, let me just lay down – that shebang was stressful (T^T)

  96. Cinderella

    Tom Ford Molton Cream Eyeshadow in Platinum (I’ll cry when I eventually empty the pot, it’s amazing).
    Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B10
    Clarins Instant Light Blush

  97. shelly

    * MAC Viva Glam II
    * MAC Pink Cult (seems to me Illamasqua Naked Rose may be a little similar to this?)
    * Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara

  98. Oooh…this is hard.. but here it is:

    – Urban Decay Naked Palette
    – MAC Fluidline in blacktrack
    – Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry

  99. Violette

    Hourglass cheek stain
    Chanel bronzer
    Clinique pink moisturizing lipstick