I'm actually surprised at how little attachment I have to much of my make-up. I found it very easy to pick these products. For my base layer, I chose my favourite foundation ever; YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat with my beloved Vichy Dermablend powder. It will come as no surprise that I rate the Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer above most others and, as far as I'm concerned, they will be forever in my make-up bag.
It was hard to whittle down eye products. I have a lot of MAC eyeshadows and I love many of them. However, ever since getting this quad after a MAC makeover, it's been my go-to eye look, featuring MAC Vanilla, Swiss Chocolate, Quarry and Smut. These four shadows are perfect for day and night, for creating both neutral and smokey eyes.
Despite having innumerable MAC Paint Pots, I would actually only repurchase one, Painterly, and instead, keep the beautiful Maybelline On and On Bronze in my collection. MAC Teddy eyeliner is a must-have for me and I would buy one for everyone in the world if I had the money. It is the perfect creamy bronze that gives life to so many eyeshadows as well as looking beautiful on its own. I'm not entirely beholden to any one mascara but, for the last few months I have been loving the MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash. And, for brows, obviously it would be the inimitable Make Up Forever Aqua Brow.
Lips are a hard one to whittle down. I hold MAC lipsticks in such high regard so, I would definitely repurchase the majority of the ones I have. However, I picked three that would tide me over; a neutral, a mid-tone pink and a rich plum. From left to right, we have MAC Plumful, MAC Chatterbox and MAC Shy Girl. Honestly, if you were looking to get into lipstick, these three would be great to start with.
It was easy to pick cheek products and you're probably sick to death of hearing about these three! My favourite bronzer ever is the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel. For blush, obviously I would pick the Tarte Amazonian Clay in Exposed and, even though it's a newbie, I have such an intense love for the Laura Mercier Spellbound Illuminator - I don't think I'll ever be without it!
In some ways, when I look at this edit of products, it makes me realise how superfluous it is to have 6 foundations, 18 blushes and innumerable eyeshadows and lipsticks. I could easily and happily get by on just the above products. There is something very calming about having a capsule make-up collection and I kind of feel the need to go through my drawers and weed out anything I don't need, use or truly love!
I'd love to hear what items you would have to repurchase if something happened to your make-up collection!