If I Had to Choose 5 Items…


If you had to choose 5 makeup products to use for the rest of your life and you could repurchase only those 5, what would they be?

After a very long thought about this and changing my mind every second, I have finally decided on my five items. I haven’t included makeup brushes or tools in this. I’m going to post this before I change my mind again.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – hiding under eye circles is a priority for me. Spots come and go and I can spot conceal. I rarely wear foundation now but this can double up as a foundation when I absolutely need it.

Seventeen Tattoo Me Eyeliner – the winged eyeliner is like family to me. Enough said.

eBay eyelashes – the same reason you guys would pick mascara if you answered this question too! The pack of 10 pairs I buy comes with glue. Is this cheating?

Dior Lip Glow Balm – I suffer from very dry and chapped lips easily and I would choose to find a good lip balm over a lipstick. I’ve been using this Dior Lip Glow Balm for a long time now and not only it hydrates the lips, it always gives me a hint of colour too. This gives a very natural pink tint as it reacts to the pH of your lips. I can also work it on the cheeks to give a slight flush as it is sheer.

Anastasia contour palette – contour, eyebrow, concealer and eyeshadow in one! How sneaky and clever am I? Just joking. But yes, such a versatile palette. With the neutral shades, it makes life easier. Contour and highlight the eye, use the yellow powder for the under eyes, browns for filling in the eyebrows and the usual face contour. I’ve not tried using it fill in the brows but I can probably work my way around it.

What would your 5 items be?


  1. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    20th June 2016 / 9:56 am

    Ooh I need to try that lip balm – love that it hydrates but also gives a bit of colour!

  2. 20th June 2016 / 9:59 am

    That's a hard decision! My make up bag is so old I would need to go and try lots of new products first! Love the sound of the Dior Lip Glow Balm.

  3. Jess Athorn
    20th June 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I genuinely don't think I could pick just 5… I don't think I like what that says about me haha but you've come up with some great choices here! xx

  4. Laura Side Street
    20th June 2016 / 1:46 pm

    Really interesting posts – always great to see which products mean the most to people – the Dior Lip Glow balm sounds amazing

    Laura x

  5. Dannii Martin
    20th June 2016 / 2:19 pm

    That lip balm sounds like something I need in my life. I don't think I would cope very well without mascara.

  6. beautyqueenuk
    20th June 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I dont think I could ever choose 5 items, I can't even decide which mascara I love the most so I would be well and truly scuppered x

  7. Rhian Westbury
    20th June 2016 / 3:31 pm

    Great picks. I'd probably go for Estee Lauder double wear foundation, naked concealer, kat von d tattoo eyeliner, loral paris miss manga mascara and kat von d lolita 2 liquid lipstick x

  8. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    20th June 2016 / 4:33 pm

    Oh gosh I'm not sure I could come up with just 5 items. Definitely have to think it over. Love your choices though! x

  9. Nafisah Atcha
    20th June 2016 / 7:09 pm

    My five would me urban decay sin highlighter, Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil, MAC Whirl and Vichy serum and Oskia Cleansing Gel xxx

  10. Harriet from Toby & Roo
    20th June 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Oohh I don't know what my 5 would be – definitely Estee Launder foundation 🙂

  11. ana de jesus
    20th June 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Just five products? Hmmm a good foundation, sleek contour and blush, benefit mascara, sleek sunset palette and revlon matte brown lip.

  12. Life-As-Mum
    20th June 2016 / 8:10 pm

    I have no idea what my 5 products would be if I'm honest! I'm not a great make up fan haha!

  13. Melanie Ed
    20th June 2016 / 8:47 pm

    I've never tried false lashes before I'd be worried about messing them up.

  14. 21st June 2016 / 12:31 am

    Oh man this is a pretty tough one. I think the foundation is a good pick and that lip balm sounds nice.

  15. Jessica Ayun
    21st June 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Would be easy for 'not so into make-up girl' like, me. Hehe. Five is more than enough. I would pick the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer too and Lip Balm 🙂

  16. Catstello
    21st June 2016 / 3:28 pm

    Great post. I'm a big fan of Urban Decay's eyeshadow primer.

  17. Nayna Kanabar
    21st June 2016 / 7:15 pm

    my five would be really boring but I guess if would be my moisturiser I have dry skin, eye pencil, lipstick, blusher and foundation.

  18. Chilling With Lucas
    21st June 2016 / 9:45 pm

    My 5 would be a good moisturiser, bronzer, mascara, eye liner, lip balm x

  19. Analesha L
    22nd June 2016 / 12:47 am

    I totally agree with all your items. I can't get enough of the ebay lashes! So good! and cheap!

  20. Tanya
    22nd June 2016 / 8:26 am

    I haven't yet tried any of these products however a couple have been on my to buy list. I am even more keen on them now I have read your recommendations.

  21. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    22nd June 2016 / 10:10 am

    Oh gosh, so hard to pick just five! I'd definitely be trying to choose multi-tasking products, too 🙂

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  22. Hannah Heartss
    22nd June 2016 / 12:42 pm

    The Dior Glow Lip Balm is one of my all time favourite products! I don't know what I would pick for the other 4 though

  23. 22nd June 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Definitely my Maybelline mascara – My black eyelashes are my trade mark! I could just about do without concealer but my blusher would be sadly missed!

  24. Laura Ferry
    22nd June 2016 / 11:05 pm

    YES!! So pleased to see the Dior Lip Glow included here. Definitely one of my faves! xxx

  25. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    23rd June 2016 / 5:40 am

    I would struggle with this, it would be so hard for me to choose.

  26. Laura - Alagoz
    23rd June 2016 / 6:27 am

    I'm not sure if I can pick only 5 products….I have tried from your list only the contour palette, which is okay x

    Pink Frenzy

  27. 23rd June 2016 / 10:52 am

    I can imagine my wife would struggle so hard to make a list of 5 top products let alone 10. I know shes been looking around for eyeliners recently so im going to recommend your suggestion of the Seventeen Tattoo Me Eyeliner

    Northern Crumble

  28. Le Coin de Mel
    23rd June 2016 / 9:20 pm

    oooh, tough question. I would definitely get the MAC concealer and Dior lip balm too. These two never leave my bag! I would also get a set of eyeshadows that includes dark brown so that could double up as eyebrow powder. Couldn't do without my blusher. I'm curious about the eyelashes you get on eBay. Have you got a link to the specific ones you buy?

  29. Alice Furlan
    27th June 2016 / 9:16 am

    Oh god such a hard pick to make!! the contour kit is a smart one indeed! 😀

  30. Beautykinguk
    2nd July 2016 / 7:01 pm

    I am so impressed you could narrow it down to just 5 items!

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