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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Smash and Grab Must Haves

Everyday stuff
Originally uploaded by oxfordjasmine
Here are four little items that I swiped from my make up collection as I was running very late. I quickly decided on:

e.l.f. Duo eye shadow cream in Butter Pecan - good as both an eye shadow and for contour and highlight on the rest of the face. I love things which are multifunctional!

Clinique High Impact Mascara - just for the sheer "oompf" it gives my lashes in one coat and I don't need to curl them either. It was a toss up between that and MAC waterproof but that's part of my pro kit so needs it's own applicator which I didn't have time to grab!

Barry M Intense Black Eye Liner Pencil - better longevity, doesn't smudge as quickly as kohl and good for the waterline.

e.l.f Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Pink Lemonade - it's a pink sheer and shimmery semi gloss lipstick that I think is good for an every day look.

What I don't have in the photo is my The Body Shop translucent powder sheets which I put over the eye shadow cream to help prevent creasing and also use around my nose, chin and forehead to blot the shine that builds up in the afternoon.

Before I leave the house at light speed, I grab items that are going to stay put, do more than one thing and will look natural all day long.

So those are my smash and grab make up items, what are yours!?


  1. mine would be my benefit boing concealer, it acts as a foundation, concealer and eyeshadow base. its sucha perfect match that I dont even need foundation over it at times! and ofcourse some maybelline full and soft mascara to go with it :)

  2. What a fab post! For work my current smash and grab items would be mineral foundation (skin is not looking great atm, so trying to settle it with minerals!), rimmel sexy curves mascara and my NARS powder blush duo in orgasm and albatros. I also grab a lipgloss or a lipbalm, depending on how my lips are feeling!

  3. Great post! Even if I'm running late I still do most of my makeup haha! I can get away with not doing my hair so I compensate with my makeup... MAC Matte gel, Studio fix powder, eyebrows, bit of blush, mascara & a bit of fluidline & I'm done! I usually have about 10 different lipsticks in my bag too.

  4. Well, when my daughter gives me a free moment to actually DO makeup, I love my Neutrogena Lip Gloss(it's very moisturizing), my Hashmi Kajal (it is so black, I don't even use pencils anymore!), my e.l.f. Shine Eraser sheets, and maybe a mascara.

  5. ELF mineral concealer in "light", rimmel's extra super lash in black, ELF mineral blush in bliss, and a matte brown shadow for my brows. I'm a field ecologist, and I still use these things even when I'm in the woods! You can take the girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl...


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