Beauty Quadrant: What I Would Buy If My MakeUp Was Gone

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What Would I Buy First If I Lost My Makeup?

I’ve been seeing this series of videos on YouTube where people talked about makeup they would buy first if they lost it in many ways. As in fire, earthquakes, or even what had happened to us with some of my makeup and that is flood last November. Thank goodness it was just ankle deep but I did lose some products and a lot of brushes! I did replace some things but what happened if that flood was even worse? Here is what I would buy to hold me over.

Face Wash: Tony Moly AM Gel Face Wash

If I were to buy a new face wash, since I am starting with skin care, definitely grabbing the Tony Moly AM to Gel Face Wash. I do use this in the morning and if I have to be in a hotel for a hot minute, I would grab this quickly. I like how it just activates when I first wet my face and just go in with my device to help it soak in, but if I don’t have my device then I would use my hands. 

Serum: Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum

If I had to grab a serum I would go for my all time favorite from Good Molecules due to how low cost it is and easy to use. I like how it soaks into my skin and it plumps it up. I do enjoy the Tony Moly one I have used and finished one so far but I would return to this if I am on a tight budget.

Moisturizer: Tony Moly Chock Chock Green Tea Moisturizer

Next up is moisturizer and have been a fan of the Chock Chock Green Tea moisturizer from Tony Moly since it works with my sensitive skin very well. It may be $25 but it’s a real favorite since I have used the Purlisse White Lotus one and enjoyed that one as well and may get that but now it would be Tony Moly.

Toner: Heritage Store Rose Toner

I tend to use the Heritage Store Rose Toner since it has been a great one for a long time for me. I do still enjoy the one from Thayer but the one from Heritage does act with my skin a little bit better and it’s easy to find at Target and Ulta. 

Brows: NYX Tame & Frame Pomade in Chocolate and Control Freak Clear Brow Gel

With brows, I have my two tried and true items which are from NYX and that is their Tame & Frame Pomade in CHocolate and their Control Freak Clear Brow Gel. THese two go hand in hand where I lay the pomade down first and brush through with the Control Freak gel. I would not try the brow glue because it scares me a little and some people say it dries down in a weird way. That is why I still go for these two! I did try the pencil version of the pomade a little while back but that is not a good product due to how it breaks too easily, so I went back to the pomade anyways.

Eye Shadow Primer: Mac Pro LongWear Paint Pot

Even though there are some good eye primers out there, the one I turn back to is the Pro Long Wear Paint Pots from Mac Cosmetics. I can see why these are amazing and they are even more amazing as shadow primers due to how well they lay down on top of it. THis past 21 Days of Beauty they have put out different skin tone shades I have not seen before I got one I am using and that is Art Therapeachy. It is a soft peach and it does work and I did get the classic ones that are well known which are Painterly and Soft Ochre and I did get Laying Low which is one I also get for myself as an eye primer. I will get either one of these if I  lose my makeup and need to run to the Mac counter in my mall.

Shadows: Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Stick

Another item in prestige is the 24/7 Shadow Stick from Urban Decay. I was hoping to use the navy one during RangerStop last November due to how well these stay put on my eyes on top of primer! I hope I get that chance this year since we are going for the entire weekend and I am also waiting for the press. If I did lose my shadow sticks, I would have started with the navy one which is called LSD since I love blue shadow. I didn’t get them while they were on sale during 21 Days because I feel like I was good with what I got but next time!

Face Primer: NYX Marshmallow Face Primer

Next up is face primer and the one I have been loving is from NYX and that is their Marshmallow Face Primer. This feels so good on my skin and it also smells like marshmallow fluff as I smooth it out on my face. It also doesn’t irritate my skin either since this is good for sensitive skin.

Foundation: Wet N Wild Photo Focus Dewy Foundation and NYX Blur Foundation

I have two selections for my foundation since I am also trying out a new one from Revlon. I have loved the Photo Focus Dewy Foundation from Wet N Wild since it feels good and cooling on the skin. I also enjoy the new blur foundation from NYX since I heard Lauren May Beauty talk about it.  The shades I use in each are Buff Bisque in the Wet N Wild while with NYX is Gold Light. 

Eyeliner: NYX Slim Eye Pencil and Ulta Gel Eyeliner Pencil

For eyeliners I would get colors from both Ulta’s Gel Pencil line and NYX Slim Eye Pencil line. I love how well these pencils glide without tugging. I do have to get other colors from other brands but if I need a quick purchase for a black or a nude then I would get it from NYX or Ulta.

Mascara: Mac Mac Stacks Mascara

Next up is a mascara and the one I get is the deluxe size of the Mac Stacks mascara from Mac Cosmetics. I love how my lashes feel with this mascara. It also doesn’t irritate my eyes without a lash primer like most of the others. I do like how the handle has a nice grip on it as well.

Powder: ELF Translucent Pressed Setting Powder

Even though I enjoy the one from NYX and have been using the one from CoverGirl, I like the one from ELF the most because it is very light weight and sets my makeup very well before I spray my face with my spray. I also re-purchase this one the most when I hit the pan. Plus, it doesn’t cost much like most of their products.

Blush: Milani Super Charged Multi-Stick

I enjoy the Super Charged Multi-Sticks as a blush. They are easy to blend once I apply them to my cheeks. They also smell pretty good in the stick packaging. I think I prefer these over the Trestique sticks since those are sometimes hard to blend while the Milani ones are easier.

Highlighter: Mac Soft & Gentle

While getting the Paint Pot, I would also pick up the Mac SkinFinish in Soft & Gentle since this has been a recent favorite of mine. I was suggested this one by someone at the pro store back in Orlando. I can see why since it is a soft gold and it blends well into my skin when applied.

Concealer: Smashbox Under Eye Concealer

This was one of the products I got for an Instagram photo post showing how Smashbox is a brand that has been forgotten by the looks of it. I used the Under Eye Concealer in light and it was pretty easy to blend with a tip of a beauty sponge.

Setting Spray: NYX Dewy Setting Spray

The setting spray I would replace is the NYX Dewy Spray. This feels so cool on my skin and I prefer it more out of most brands I’ve tried over time. Ulta does have a nice one I have used but I prefer the NYX one instead. Yes the size is a bit off but I don’t use it more than once a day though. It does last me pretty long for a few months.

Tools: Real Techniques Beginners Set with Sponge

Final thing is of course having tools with me. I would get the beginner set from Real Techniques. I am meaning to pick it up at some point because I did have the set before they made sponges and I did lose my brush collection in the flood waters. Boo! I am glad they made this set with the sponge since I have enjoyed the sponges. I did get a special of their four sponge set which was a BOGO special around November I believe. I’m glad I got new sponges to use at the moment.

Well, that is it for this post. It was fun coming up with items I would replace. I did have to replace some things in real life due to how the flood during Nicole made me lose some of my makeup. Thank you Mother Nature! I am not sure what post I will do next so stay tuned and stay beautiful!

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