Friday, 20 May 2011
Modesty's Desert Island Picks
After Rebecca Morrice Williams' mention of desert island products, it got me wondering what I would want with me if I found myself stranded without Selfridges or the internet! Because I'm a total cheat and couldn't commit to absolute favourites, I've gone for the generic colours and products. I will try and pick out a few that I tend to favour. Please do not expect any surprises here as unveil my desert island kit!
As I said, no surprises here I'm sure. I think I could manage without foundation (maybe not sunblock if I was stuck on a desert island) but not concealer. I'd probably go for one of my all-rounders like MAC Select Moisturecover or RMK Super Basic Liquid concealer because they're suitable for undereye, discoloration and blemishes coverage. I know the RMK is supposed to be a highlighter pen and therefore be a no, no on blemishes but this works well on me.
I don't think I know anyone that would choose to go without mascara. Even my friends that don't really 'do' makeup always wear mascara. I feel naked without it and the combination of eyeliner and mascara are probably the two things that make the biggest difference to my appearance. Possibly because I'm a glasses wearer. I have a few mascaras that I like but my current favourite comes down to a battle between Hourglass Film Noir and Lancome Hypnose. The Le Metier Anamorphic mascara in Aubergine (pictured above) is quickly gaining favour too.
I think this is one of my lesser known obsessions but I really am a fan of eyeliner. Pencil, liquid, pen and even eyeshadow; I don't have a favourite formula but I find dark colour along my lashline stops my eyes disappearing completely behind my glasses. I do think I'm a little strange though as I'm strictly top lashline only. It's very rare for me to put any colour along the bottom lashes. You never know though, maybe if I was stranded on my own I might get experimental! If I had to pick just one liner, I think I'd probably go for a chocolate brown pencil in a waterproof formula. For swimming reasons of course!
Ah, taupe. I wouldn't want to be stranded without a taupe eyeshadow. Don't ask me to pick a favourite, I'm not sure I could! I'd prefer a nice satin finish, not too dark but with a little somethin', somethin' to wow the natives. If I could just smuggle in a palette full of taupes, I'd be made up!*
This is probably a bit boring as I could go wild and pick a shocking pink or red to cheer up this desert island. I think I'd miss my lovely Fresco though. Something nice and moisturising like a Rouge Bunny Rouge would be a good choice as I seem to have forgotten entirely about lipbalm.
Another obvious choice for me. Cream blusher is definitely my friend and I doubt I'd be taking a set of brushes with me to this desert island. I can't pick between Becca Turkish Rose and Edward Bess After Sunset, I might be tempted to go for the Edward Bess just for the pretty scent.
So, what about you? What would you hope you'd packed in your makeup for your 'Lost' moment?
*Yes, pun totally intended.