So you know that whole “If you were stuck on a deserted island…” thing people like to ask?
Well, if I were stuck on a deserted island, I’d grab my makeup bag (which is one item!) that happens to contain these five green makeup staples that I’d happily repurchase if said island happened to have all my favorite green beauty products in stock.
Because if we’re going to play make believe, we might as well dream big, right?
I’m on my second pot of this coconut oil-based concealer, which means I’m officially sold on it. Skeptical of its consistency and slip at first, I’ve since learned how to properly apply RMS “Un” Cover-up in #22 to my blemishes, undereyes and redness (gotta sheer it out with warm fingers!). The little glass pots last a long time, so it’s really no big deal to shell out $36 for it; it won’t dry out like traditional stick concealers!
My oily eyelids don’t stand a chance against Tarte’s Clean Slate 360° Creaseless 12-Hr Smoothing Eye Primer. It replaces my former love, Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, which was loaded with parabens. It does contain bismuth oxychloride (found in some mineral makeups), which can be irritating to some people’s skin, so do a patch test if you’ve experienced sensitivity to bismuth oxychloride. If you’re fine, then this is the primer to use to prep your lids for serious (or just daily) eye shadow. I’ve never creased while using this primer!
I own three different ILIA Tinted Lip Conditioners and am pining for more! I just reordered “Bang Bang,” which is a perfect, sheer red, and have “Arabian Knights” and “Nobody’s Baby” on my to-buy list. These lippies give great color to your lips, but are also just so soft and kissable that you really don’t need a lip balm base before applying.
I’ll always be a Shu Uemura eyelash curler girl. My gold lash curler makes mornings feel a little bit more glamorous, and Shu has never failed to make my stick-straight Asian lashes curl up and greet the day.
If you are a clutz with traditional liquid eyeliner (ya know, the kind you have to keep dipping back into the pot), then you’re like me and need to use a marker-style eyeliner that is easier to handle. I got my first Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in a monthly Birchbox and have repurchased the classic black liner three times. I’ve also added olive green, navy blue and purple to my collection. It’s the only eyeliner I wear!
*OK, so maybe I won’t need this on the deserted island, but in case I find some eyeshadow, I need to be prepared!
What are your staple green cosmetics? Tell me in the comments section!