What are five products that you must have in your current routine?

Profumum Roma Ambra Aurea, Pierre Guillaume Coze, Urban Decay Rebel Lipstick, Dr. Jart sheet masks (saving my skin lately), La Mer The Soft Fluid foundation.

— Christine


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Penny Avatar

Wow! How to narrow it to 5!….Well, been loving Dior Privee Tobacolor scent…
My current go to foundation I’ve been loving is Hourglass Ambient Soft Glow foundation. Haus Labs The Edge eyebrow pencil and Haus Labs lip liner in ARC.
RMS Beauty French Rose blush. (Have to throw in PML’s Dark Star Mascara for good measure…)

Nicole D Avatar

I included beauty products only, as I find it impossible to select 5 from combining both categories (skincare and beauty):
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream
Lisa Eldridge Seamless Skin Foundation in no. 7
Dior Addict liquid eyeliner in Matte Brown
Sweed Lashes Lash Lift Mascara
Dior Addict Lip Tattoo Long-Wearing Lip Tint in 351

Mariella Avatar

Yay – someone else who actually knows of and uses IT’s Bye Bye Redness. These days, Sephora is the only place I can get IT Cosmetics and for quite a while, they were out of my shade and I was really worried (with all the talk of cosmetic companies going out of business) that IT was shutting down or at the very least discontinuing that particular product but I see it’s back in stock in the shade I use. I already have one backup but maybe I should get another (though it lasts so long and I don’t use it all that often) so maybe I’m worrying needlessly.

Nicole D Avatar

Same here, Mariella. At the beginning of the year and until May-June, my shade Porcelain Beige was out of stock everywhere (Sephora online and in the stores around me, at Shoppers Drug Mart and online at IT Cosmetics Canada). Finally, the shade Light Beige was back in stock in June and although I was a bit apprehensive about purchasing it as it’s darker, I made it work during the summer. However, I cannot use it for winter and spring. I’ve recently purchased my usual shade (Porcelain Beige) and I intend to buy a backup or two during the upcoming Sephora Fall sale (beginning of November?).

Mariella Avatar

I was at Sephora yesterday and nearly bought the Porcelain Beige shade. I’ve used BBR since it came in only one colour and that colour worked for me. Then I bought Neutralizing Beige but was iffy about it but looking at Porcelain Beige yesterday (the tester in the store – the SA even got another tester out of the drawer for me to look at), it actually looked almost as dark as the Neutralizing Beige so I decided to wait. My issue with the November sale is that I’ll be pretty housebound and unable to drive (I’m having total knee replacement on Oct. 27 so not able to get out and about). Maybe I should go back this weekend (have to get a gift cert. for someone anyway – I totally forgot yesterday) and just take a chance on it.

Christy Avatar

1. Make Up For Ever foundation (about to switch from Ultra HD to HD Skin, so if I don’t like the new one, that could change) and Make Up For Ever Full Cover concealer
2. KissMe Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara and KissMe Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner
3. Sydney Grace Coffee Talk eyeshadow palette and Drift single
4. Urban Decay Video and Rapture blushes; Jouer Adore Me Blush Bouquet duo
5. MAC E is for Effortless lipstick
I’ve got other staples as well, but I decided not to include skin care or primers, and a couple of things (brow products, finishing powder) are from companies I no longer support, so I’ll have to go looking when they run out.

Cat Avatar

What makeup remover do you like for the KissMe Mascara? I’m finding that my usual products aren’t up to the task (Cerave cream to foam; TTDO, micellar water). Thanks!

Christy Avatar

I use Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Cleansing Oil or my old Shu Uemura cleansing oil (the pink one, can’t remember the name) and then just Neutrogena grapefruit cleanser. It’s still not the absolutely quickest–I keep meaning to also pick up the KissMe remover. None of the other mascaras I’ve tried will hold a curl on me, so a little extra removal time is worth it for me.

Genevieve Avatar

My 5 beauty products that are currently in my routine include:
Flower Beauty Serum foundation in Shell
Shiseido Inner Beauty blush in coral
Rimmel’s Insta Fix Translucent Setting Powder
Models Prefer Brow pencil in Soft Blonde
Maybelline’s Spice for Me lipstick

BrandiD Avatar

Limiting this only to products I’ve discovered this year: Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, Benefit Gimme Brow pencil in 3.5, Tarte Shape Tape in 16N (I use it for eye primer as well as concealer, works better than anything else), Item Come Thru lip gloss and Benefit Porefessional Setting Spray.

Linds Avatar

Smashbox X BECCA Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

Clinique Repairwear Intensive Lip Treatment

Anastasia Dipbrow Gel

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Natural Foundation SPF 20

Brian Avatar

Mac Face and Body
Becca Under Eye Corrector
Glossier Stretch Concealer
Iconic London Radiance Booster
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Press Powder

Kathy Avatar

Just doing strictly make up as skin care and make up together I could never narrow down
1. Lancôme long time no shine setting powder
2. Lise watier lip oil in rose hip
3. Buxom plumpline lip liner in hush hush
4. Estée Lauder futurist hydra rescue moisturizing makeup in 2C3 fresco
5. Lancôme definicils mascara

These are in no particular order

Laura Avatar

1. Too Faced peach perfect foundation. I still have 3 tubes left 😞 this lasts for a 14 hour nursing shift with a mask all day and doesn’t rub off I absolutely looooooove it.
2. Thrive mascara- no flakes all day!
3. Physicians formula murumuru butter blush in vintage rouge- it just looks so natural on me.
4. Too faced 24 hour eye shadow primer- no creasing all day!
5. Too faced born this way super coverage concealer. This is the only concealer that covers absolutely everything for me and doesn’t crease under my eyes.
I guess I’m a too faced fan when it comes to my face products lol 💕

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