February 17, 2011

The 4-Product Challenge

This post was inspired by Michele1218's video on YouTube on the only four products she genuinely needs in the mornings to go to work- concealer, mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. This got me thinking as there are days when I will go out totally bare-faced but, then there are other days when I will use an innumerable amount of products to create a look. So, I wanted to challenge myself (and you) to pick products that I would have to have if all my make-up was taken away in the morning- perish the thought! Brushes don't count!

1. Mascara

Of all make-up products, the one I must have is mascara. I have pretty fair lashes and mascara just changes the entire appearance of my face and eyes. The one I am currently loving is MAC False Lashes.

2. Powder

I have said it before and I will say it again, MAC MSF Natural is my Holy Grail face product. I'm lucky enough that I can get away with it as a foundation and it just serves to conceal any imperfections or redness, even out my overall skin-tone and stay put all day.

3. Pencil Liner

I was initially going to pick black for this but, then decided to go with a brown as it is less harsh for daytime but can be built up and intensified for night. Something like MAC Teddy Eye Kohl or Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Whiskey would be perfect as they are easily smudged out on the upper lashline for a smokey effect, can be used on the waterline and will stay put.

4. Cream blush

This fourth product was a toughie. I was going to pick lipstick as a lip and cheek product like Michele did in her video but, then I remembered that I hate the consistency of using lipstick as a blush and I'm not too fussed about having a lip product, especially for the sake of cheek colour so I went with a cream blush product instead that is one of my favourite blushes but, in a pinch, can also be used on lips. This is MAC's Cremeblush in Ladyblush.

So, those are my four products and it was harder than I thought it would be! So now, I challenge you to pick your four ultimate, failsafe make-up items that you could use to create a look you would be happy to go out in. I especially want to see the following people take the challenge either in a blogpost or video;


S x


  1. yay thanks for tagging me <3 il do it soon :) xx

  2. No problem! I'll look forward to it! xx

  3. I did it! I actually had trouble thinking of a fourth product. Haha

    Sarah x

  4. I was the same haha! Pencil liner and I was like well...Meh could take it or leave it haha! x


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