Which is your desert island item of make-up?

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I’m sharing my make-up “routine” today to show you how I keep it simple and easy, which saves me lots of time.

  1. After my face is clean, I use Olay complete care day fluid (moisturiser). I’ve tried others (I’m not sure why!) but I always come back to this one so I’m not messing around anymore. It is light, non-greasy and goes on very easily. More importantly, one bottle lasts me 6 months and only costs R90.

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2. Then comes Garnier BB cream. I love this one. I’ve used another Garnier one before that left my face too oily but this one is perfect.

3. Maybelling eyeliner

4. Cheap eyeshadow on my light eyebrows

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5. Lip liner – once you start you can’t stop using lip liner. It really keeps your lipstick on longer. I prefer a pencil and usually use a house brand one from Clicks. Pictured is the Smudge brand, and the Essence one, and there’s a Yardley retractible liner there too but that one’s broken already with only two applications. I think I probably have too heavy a hand.

6. My favourite lipstick is currently Rimmel’s 066 Heather Shimmer (they have two Heather Shimmer colours – I found that out the hard way!) followed closely by Yardley’s Nude long-lasting colour

And that’s it. Nothing earth-shattering but it makes me look like the best natural-looking version of myself 🙂

This is not all my make-up – I have 8 other lipsticks; some are “summer” ones, others are spares for my work bag, etc. 🙂

If I could take one make-up item to a desert island, it would be lipstick. What would your item be?

This is my previous post on make-up – I see not very much has changed 🙂

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Comments

  1. I would take a good moisturiser with the highest SPF. Island = lots of swimming. Any other make up would just be a complete waste of time!

  2. Mascara for sure! (I once read that a famous movie star said tweezers! Can’t remember if it was Elizabeth Taylor but it was someone of her caliber.) Without mascara, I feel invisible.

    When I was in Pretoria in February, I stopped in at a mall and went to a proper make-up store. I told them I felt I was fading as I am aging and any tips? She suggested more pinks in my lipstick and blush (which I don’t wear) so I’ve been experimenting since. Good thing I have 8 ladies I can pass things off to if I buy a miss rather than a hit. (Not to make you jealous but one store in the US has a return policy on cosmetics, even once used. If you don’t like it, you return it!)

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