If you could only use one category of makeup, what would you choose?

Eyeshadow. It was my first love, and it would be a terrible time to not be able to use… all the things, but eyeshadow.

— Christine


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Lizzie - IsolatedColor Avatar

If I wanted to be practical, I’d say concealer or mascara because those are the things that make the biggest difference in how nice I look. On the other hand, I’ve recently had some eczema on my eyelids and this (hopefully temporary) time of not using eye shadow has made me sad. Eye shadow is the part of makeup that brings me the most joy. <3

Valerie Avatar

I love eyeshadow and could do my whole face with shadow. But I’ve been on a cream face product kick, and powder would feel dry on my face.

I’m going with stick foundation. I can contour and bronze highlight and even get blush in with sticks of different hues. I haven’t tried it on my eyelids but I could make it work. And my face will be happier for the cream texture.

Erica Avatar

It would probably be blush. Eyeshadow looks off without other products like mascara. Blush though would brighten my face and give me a a glow which would make happy even in the absence of everything else!

DVa Avatar

Cream/liquid base products for sure. If my complexion looks radiant and smooth–that’s about 90% of how confident I feel.
I go almost no where without mascara, but I could get extensions or wear falsies, if I had to.

kjh Avatar

Concealer, f’sure. For color, liner. I empathize with Lizzie, as I have a type of psoriasis that presumably has no cause/no cure. It invaded my face, spreading there from my neck. Aged me 20 years in less than 3-4. The seborrheic dermatitis in my left eyebrow is nothing, comparatively. On my body, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, hundreds of types of pain, mostly being stuck by pins or clusters of pins. Like herpetic neuralgia, it’s very entrenched. I’m LUCKY that mask season has been upon us!

Rachel Avatar

I’m going to cheat and say brow mascara. 9 times out of 10 all I’m wearing is mascara and brow pencil, so I could probably use a dark brow mascara for my lashes.

Lesley Avatar

I would say liquid foundation. I have not gotten over my severe acne, which started before I hit my teens, so having a relatively smooth and even complexion is really important for me. My teal eyeglasses will serve as eye makeup.

Ana Maria Avatar

I need at least a concealer, mascara and a brow gel, I can’t choose only one category. 😅

But forced, I would definitely choose complexion products, especially a good concealer (which I can use as foundation) that doesn’t need setting.
Come to think, if it’s just one category and I’m allowed multiple shades… I can use darker shades to bronze/contour, use on my lids and why not… Even on my brows. 😅

Mariella Avatar

So, we’re back in that living hell where these impossible situations exist? As much as I NEED concealer and some colour on my lips and cheeks, for me too it would be eyeshadow (heck, if there are some red or pink shades in the palette, I could use them for cheeks and lips if I had to!).

Aspasia Avatar

Lipsticks/lip glosses. I have a ton of lip products since they are my favorite makeup product, portable, and easy to use. I wore lip gloss this week- the first time since March 2020. Since most of us are vaccinated at work, some of us are slowly going maskless in certain work situations. My newer coworkers have never seen me without a mask until this week and they reeaaalllyyy noticed the lip products too, lol.

Nikki Avatar

Easy, hands down, eyeshadow. I could use neutral mattes for concealer/foundation/etc., especially if I mixed it with face lotion to make “creams”. Pinks/peaches for blush; bronze/light brown for contouring; darker colors to make mascara/eyebrow tint; red mixed with petroleum jelly and I have a lippie…pretty sure that covers everything. 🙂

Rhonda Avatar

At first I thought–concealer, but after reading further…eyeshadow. Black with water for eyeliner, and I already mix eyeshadows for brow color, and very fair beige for the “age spots” I got from radiation. Yep, easy-peasy!

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