If you had to give up all of your makeup products for a month and use only one, which one would it be?


If you had to give up all of your makeup products for a month and use only one, which one would it be? You have to pick one!

Kiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer – would rather have the option to make my skin look a lil’ better if I needed it!

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Joanne Avatar

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in B40 Desert! Pretty and glowy skin is the key to looking beautiful in my opinion and I need the most help in the skin department anyways, haha

Vanilla Avatar

BRTC jasmine water BBcream. medium coverage, (freckles, blemishes, dark circles) moisturizing, diminishes fine lines, brightening and SPF 30? yes please!

Kate Monster Avatar

I don’t think of my moisturizer as being “makeup” (just “skin control; I put it on regardless of makeup status), so I’d say my mascara. Nothing fixes eyes quite like it, and the eyes make the face.

Andrea Avatar

This is really difficult – I would normally say eyeliner, because I don’t feel I can leave the house without it! But then this is what other people see, not me – and if I want what I can see and enjoy, then it would have to be nail polish!

Vicky Avatar

That’d be soooo touch because:

I have dark circles under my eyes that need concealing, otherwise I look terribly exhausted and just ugh.

I’m blonde and so are my eyebrows and lashes. I can do without the eyebrows, I only use Benefit’s brow pencil in a light brown color (I forget the correct name) to give it a very natural look. But without the lashes = WEIRD!

So, seriously, I’d look very ugly with only one product for an entire month. Maybe I’d just take some time off at the beach??

Sarah M Avatar

MAC Strobe Cream! It somehow always makes my skin look a million times better. Although… there are several products I can’t live without. Thank goodness I don’t actually have to make this choice.

Iris Nguyen Avatar

Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. It’s my must have to maintain my soft skin during the cold and dry seasons in Canada.

Zadidoll Avatar

While I love makeup and am a hoarder I really don’t wear makeup on a day to day basis unless I’m doing a FOTD or going out. So if I were going out… it would be my mineral powder I’d keep. One can EASILY cheat with blush by doing the old fashion cheek pinching. As for lips I could forgo lip color because I could use a pomegranate to stain my lips. I could also make my own mascara and eyeliner using charred almonds mixed with glycerine. It won’t be waterproof but it would work. lol

Courtney Avatar

Oh goodness! I’d keep my Meow Cosmetics mineral foundation. Even if that’s all I sweep on in the morning, it makes such a huge difference in my skin.

Faye Avatar

Liquid foundation and powder… I have used liquid eyeliner every day for about 9 years and I adore it but I’d rather have nice looking skin and a bare rest of face than nice eyes and a shiny, spotty face…

Laurel Avatar

Mac Painterly paint pot because it evens out my eyelid and it matches my skin tone almost perfectly that I could use it as a concealer in a pinch. It completely transforms my face from tired and uneven to wide awake

Michelle Brown Avatar

It would be my Revlon Colorstay foundation. I NEED to cover up my face! Once I do that, I am actually fit to be seen in public and I can survive without other products.

Mariella Avatar

Probably my mineralized makeup powder because I can use it as foundation and concealer and even eye shadow in a pinch. I am so glad not to have to live like this though … it’s the stuff of irrational nightmares!

Carrie Ann Avatar

Concealer! Either my Revlon ColorStay concealer or MAC Select Moisturecover. I think a person looks instantly better when they cover up dark circles and red areas.

Veronica Avatar

Concealer. Any brand, as long as it matches my skin tone. I walk out of my house fairly often without any makeup on, but if I’m going anywhere other than work I tend to at least dab a little under and around the eye to cover up my dark circles. My current schedule doesn’t allow for much sleep, so I’m currently mascarading as a raccoon in my waking hours.

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