What 5 Makeup/Beauty Items would you choose, if you could only have 5 for the rest of your life?

Brokedown Vanity - What would you choose

While supporting my fellow bloggers on wordpress the other day, I came across a blog post by Elle, of Erochelle. In the post, called “My top 5 Beauty Must Haves (that I obviously can’t live without)!”, Elle talks about just that. I was posting a response, and as I was trying to word it, I was thinking, are my must haves things I use every day, or would they be things I must have for my time out in the world and public eye.

It inspired me to write this post, because my daily must haves, and what I must have for going out the front door, are two totally different things.

My 5 Must Haves, if I could never have another item for the rest of my life:

Waterproof Mascara – I am naturally blonde, and have short little eyelashes. I look like I am on the way out(AKA: dying) when I don’t have mascara on. It looks like all my lashes have fallen out(I just never had much as a child, which lead to me not having much as an adult. I am photosensitive, which will cause my eyes to water at any light above 40 watts, so sunlight is horrible. Have to have it waterproof.

covergirl lashblast

Current Favorite: Covergirl Lashblast Length Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof Eyeliner – I have huge eyes, and eyeliner is my saving grace, for trying to make me less bug-eyed. Same issue above, watery eyes, so it really does need to be waterproof, as I tightline most of the time.

Essence waterproof eyeliner

Current Favorite: Essence Gel Waterproof Eye Pencil

2 in 1 makeup Remover/Cleanser – I use Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, which is a cleanser and a makeup remover in one. I really like this product. I don’t react badly to Neutrogena products, because on top of being photosensitive, I also have eczema, dry skin, skin sensitivities, allergies to perfumes, and to most chemicals.

2 in 1

Current Favorite: Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Moisturizer w/SPF –  Photosensitive and light-haired = bad time in the sun. I need moisturizer, but I also need that SPF.


Current Favorite: Aveeno Sheer Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30

Tinted Lip Balm – While I could probably live without something for my lips, I live in canada, and winters are harsh on my poor lips. Having a lip balm, that also has a bit of colour to it, would be the best of both worlds for me.

mineral fusion lip tint balm

Current Favorite: Mineral Fusion Tinted Lip Balm

In my mind, if this really was a thing, and once you had your 5 Must Haves locked in, I think you would be able to purchase this items from multiple brands, so you could have variation within the category. You could have 10 Waterproof Eyeliners, so you wouldn’t be stuck with just black, for example.

What are your 5?

Comment below, ’cause I find this interesting, I’d love to know!

‘Til Tomorrow


All photos were sourced from the Official Brand Websites
***Disclaimer – I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned on this blog. I just started to blog, so who would sponsor me, seriously. All items featured were purchased with my own money, gained by some other means, like awesome gifts from peoples, trades, or perhaps even a promotion of some sort.***

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