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Desert island beauty - Make-up

Last week I spotted a tweet from Laura looking for ideas for posts for her blog for the following week. Straight away an idea popped into my head so I tweeted it to Laura and she created this post. My idea was, if you were shipwrecked on a desert island and could only swim to shore with five products (I never said it was a realistic idea!) what products would you chose. A few people commented on Laura's blog saying it was a great idea for a post *blushes* so I thought hold on, why don't I do it as a post on my own blog. I think I might even do it as a mini series with desert island make-up, skincare and maybe nails, so watch out for those posts in the future.

Desert island beauty - Make-up

Now I know my photo looks more like a day by the pool then deserted on an island but this is an imaginary desert island scenario so we can make it as glamorous as we want to. There would definitely be time to grab some sunglasses and a beach towel! As I'm stuck on a desert island there are obviously other things on my mind over applying a full face of make-up, but if I'm going to be rescued by the desert island equivalent of Prince Charming then a little bit of make-up might be required. You know the fairy tale drill, we sail off into the sunset together to live happily ever after, and that's not going to happen if I look like I've actually been deserted for any period of time.

I really wanted to include my favourite YSL Fusion Ink foundation but you know, expensive and glass bottle, so instead I think I would probably have taken the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude foundation as I consider it a dupe for Fusion Ink. As it costs about a quarter of the price of the YSL foundation I wouldn't be too upset if the bottle got smashed. 

I'm not too worried about concealer because my foundation will do a good job of evening everything out and hopefully a bit of sun might have helped improve my skin a little. This is a desert island though so I would imagine it's going to be hot so I might need some powder to try and help set my base. I've gone for the Vichy Dermablend setting powder because it comes with a sponge/puff for quick and easy application/touch-ups and I can give the sponge a wash in the sea to clean it.

Desert island beauty - Make-up

For a little bit of colour in my cheeks I've gone for the Illamasqua Powder blush in Hussy (and I'll be sure to make sure I tell desert island Prince Charming that's what it's called!). I haven't previously been that bothered by this shade but since changing my hair to red I pulled it out again and it's been pretty much all I've used recently. I'm also pretty sure Illamasqua blushes will last forever as they're generously sized and I've barely made a dent in this one.

I picked up a sample of Benefit's They're Real Tinted primer with whatever magazine it was free with at the end of last year and I'm loving it. It really reminds me of They're Real mascara (I wonder why!) which as you may know is my favourite mascara. I think this would be perfect as a desert island product because it provides a subtle look but it provides some colour, separates, lengthens and in general just organises your lashes.

Finally, I'm certainly not going to want anything heavy or matte on my lips when it's hot and sticky and my lips are probably going to be quite dry and parched. So I'll want to go for something light and maybe even slightly glossy (but without stickiness) to keep my lips feeling supple. I've gone for the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss stick in Pink Punch because it's easy to apply/re-apply, is light on the lips and will give me a juicy red/pink pout ready for desert island Prince Charming when he arrives.

So apparently as well as having time to grab sunglasses and a beach towel I also had time to actually pick products that would work for being shipwrecked on a desert island! Oh and shout out to Bourjois for their free sunglasses (pictured) offers they've run in summer for the last few years.  

What would your desert island make-up products be?

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6 comments:

  1. Love the photos! Wish I was on the beach :(

    The vichy powder is such a good shout, love that stuff x

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    1. Thank you. Gosh yes I wish I was on a beach too! I haven't seen a (non-Bournemouth) beach for 6 years now :( x

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  2. Love this idea - although knowing my skin, one of my products would definitely have to be SPF50! :)

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    1. I think it's quite likely an SPF product will be cropping up in my skincare post! I burn really easily x

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  3. I really need to pick up one of those Soap and Glory lip products! xx
    Glossy Boutique

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    1. There's not a lot of product in them but they're still very good value for just £3.50 (and I think they're currently on offer) x

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