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If you lost all your makeup...

...which 10 products, that you currently use, would you replace first? Don’t forget to include any tools you may need! Good luck!


This is inspired by Andréa Matillano’s August 14, 2018 YouTube video.


Here are my 10 picks that I would replace on a priority basis. They’re all mixed up because I made so many revisions!


1) Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara Standard Size Black - 0.32 oz/ 9.0 g

2) FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Fenty Glow

3) Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation 160 Ivoire W

4) TARTE - Park Ave Princess™ Bronzer & Contour Palette

5) NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm

6) BECCA Cosmetics First Light Priming Filter Face Primer First Light Priming Filter Face Primer

7) Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+ Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel 4

😎 Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette 28 Green-Brown (Green Brown)

9) SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora Collection x Utowa PRO Universal Curler

10) Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Standard Size - 4 oz/ 118 mL


That was sooo hard! It made me realize that I usually use 15-20 products for everyday makeup. I had no idea I had become so high-maintenance lol 😂 


Looks like I’m applying all my makeup with fingers because I couldn’t afford to give any of my 10 slots to makeup brushes! 

Re: If you lost all your makeup...

One of my friends actually got her makeup bag stolen at university, so this is helpful, these are the things I would repurchase inmediately:

1. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Syracuse

2. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Biscuit

3. Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara Standard Size Black - 0.27 oz/ 8 mL

4. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Translucent

5. SEPHORA COLLECTION - 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation(for light coverage days haha)

6. COVER FX - Blurring Primer

7. tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Paaarty

8. MAC cremesheen lipstick

9. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer Chocolate Soleil 

10. blush brush, everything else I can apply with the included sponges/puff or my fingers haha 



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I won't leave the house without my brows and mascara done so those would be first.

1 - Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

2 - Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra Fine Precision Brow Pencil

3 - Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara


Next on my priority list is my complexion.

4 - First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

5-  Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation

6 - Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow


Then back to the eyes.

7 - Urban Decay Primer Potion

8 - Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in "Nude Dip"

9- Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner 


And finally lips.

10 - Dior Lip Glow in "Coral Glow"


That was fun!

Re: If you lost all your makeup...

Wow, okay so this is ptsd inducing.  I actually did lose all my makeup once.  Back when I didn’t have a whole lot (but still enough) and we were travelling to Italy. My backpack was stolen off the train while I was sleeping containing everything I had acquired up until that point.  Over ten thousand dollars to replace most of it, but I think I spent $1000 on the trip to replace what i needed for the remainder of the trip.  It wasn’t on what I would have preferred to buy but more out of necessity and on what was available to me to purchase.  

Hmmmmm... now though.... I have to think on that. 

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Omg! On vacation no less...I don't even understand what someone would want with another persons make up. 


Re: If you lost all your makeup...

@GG84  I think they were more after whatever valuables they might find (money, phones, jewellery laptop) than they were after my makeup.  Luckily I had most of that stuff tucked away in another bag under my feet.   

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Can I just say that the first thing I'd do if someone had stolen my bag (even just the makeup stuff one :P) would be harassing security to give me any camera footage available so I could CHASE THAT THIEF DOWN AND BEAT THEM WITH A SHOE!! ?? 😉 I'm dangerous with a flip flop. 😉 😉

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Oh mannnn, it'd be so depressing if I'd lost my entire collection. Years worth of research and collection down the drain 😞 Tho it would force me to really prioritize my favs. 


  1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
  2. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel
  3. ELF Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer
  4. Persona Cosmetics Identity Palette
  5. Kanebo Kate eyeliner
  6. Shu Uemura S Curler
  7. Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara
  8. Stila Liquid Lipstick in Dolce
  9. Marie Dalgar Matterific in Hippiedom
  10. Zoeva Vegan Prime Set


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@gymgirl2 Nice list! 😊 Can you tell me more about the Marie Dalgar product? I’m assuming it’s a finishing powder? I’ve actually never heard of the brand!

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@PinkEvergreen - It's actually a liquid lipstick, not a powder. Apologies for the confusion heh. The formula is like a more transfer-resistant Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet. Unfortunately Marie Dalgar is only available in Sephora China which sucks cause these are some of the best LL I've tried.

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These would be my picks:


1. Lancôme Clis XL booster - such a good primer for mascara. Before I started using this, my mascara would smudge by the end of the day and get inside my eyes. Such a nightmare for someone like me who wears contact lenses! I love this product.


2. Too Faced Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette - my everyday palette with such great shades and smells so nice.


3. Tarte Maneater mascara


4. MAC lipstick in Velvet Teddy


5. Too Faced Shadow Insurance


6. Estée Lauder double wear foundation


7. L’Oréal blending sponge 


8. Bite Beauty Agave lip balm


9. Bite Beauty lip pencil in 022


10. Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach blush

Re: If you lost all your makeup...

@Gemini619 Great recommendation on the LANCôME - CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base! I know a lot of people struggle with smudging and will be interested to try this. Thanks for sharing your list of faves 😊

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Lol, I completely messed up the name of the product in my post, but yes, it’s a total must have for me! For anyone interested in trying it out, I would recommend applying a small amount on each side and then applying your mascara immediately after. It dries very quickly so you don’t have to wait a long time to apply your mascara.


I believe it’s normally $25, but it’ll be half off this Tuesday, Sept. 11th at Ulta as part of their 21 days of beauty sale.

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I hope to never lose my makeup! But if I did these I would replace first....

1) Estée Lauder double wear foundation

2) NARS radiant concealer in vanilla 

3) Marc Jacobs velvet noir mascara

4) Violet Voss Taupe Notch palette

5) NARS orgasm blush

6) bare minerals mineral veil illuminating 

7) sephora eye lash curler

😎 bite beauty lipstick in sake

9) sephora collection eye liner in flirting game

10) Becca SSP liquid in moonstone

  Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation 0N1 Alabaster NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer - Vanilla NARS Blush Orgasm Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara Standard Size Black - 0.32 oz/ 9.0 g VIOLET VOSS - Taupe Notch - PRO Eyeshadow Palette bareMinerals Mineral Veil Talc Free Setting Powder Mineral Veil BITE BEAUTY - Amuse Bouche Lipstick - Sake

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What fun! Thank goodness this doesn't include skincare, because I'd be in trouble.  I'm sticking with my go-to everyday products, which eliminates the need for contour, highlighter, etc. And the single upside to having rosacea is that I don't need to buy blush! I've chosen a versatile eyeshadow palette to keep things interesting since my base is so low-maintenance. I'm also mixing in my favorite drugstore products so I don't break the bank right away:


1. Either a L'Oreal or Flower Beauty sponge

2. Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint

3. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (would use for the undereye area, on spots that the Glossier won't cover, and as eyeshadow base)

4. CoverGirl Clump Crusher

5. Shiseido eyelash curler

6. L'Oreal Brow Stylist

7. Urban Decay Born to Run palette

8. Milani Stay Put eyeliner

9. Real Techniques Enhanced Eye brush set (if that can count as one, otherwise the Zoeva 227)

10. bareMinerals Gen Nude lipstick in XOX



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1. Nars Tinted Moisturizer 

2. Nars Concealer 

3. Glossier Cloud Paint 

4. RMS Champagne Rose Luminizer 

5. Guerlain Maxilash mascara

6. Viseart eyeshadow palette

7. Marc Jacobs eyeliner

8. Givenchy Rouge Interdit marbled lipstick 

9. Shiseido eyelash curler

10. An It Cosmetics makeup brush set

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Excluding skincare items but including makeup prep stuff: 

1. Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil Waterproof Eyebrow Definer Shade 3.5 - this is priority number 1. The rest of this list is in no particular order. 
2. Primer: it’s hard to pick one that’ll work for my alligator skin under eyes (where my skin’s the driest) and oily nose area (where my big pores are). Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer 0.7 oz/ 20 g might cover both bases. 
4. Setting powder: either Hourglass Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder Standard Size Translucent - .36 oz / 10.5 gBECCA Cosmetics Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder Original,or Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder 2 MediumAll 3 work under my eyes. For this list, I’ll pick the Hourglass powder since I’ve used it most often lately.  
5. MAKE UP FOR EVER 234 Angled Shader Brush - double duty as concealer blender and powder packer. 
6. Lipstick Queen Frog Prince 
7. MAC satin lipstick in Rebel 
8. Viseart Eyeshadow Palette 01 Neutral MatteDark Mattes - 3 shades can work as blushes in a pinch; 1 shade can cover Silk Canvas’s white cast around my nose; and of course it works for my eyes. 
9. MAC 217 blending brush 
10. MAC 208 angled brow brush - works as a liner brush for me, and I also use it to precisely apply tiny amounts of concealer. 
This list would keep me content while I work on replacing lots of other makeup. 


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Very well thought out!


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