#1 Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara. I talk about this in all of my makeup tutorial posts, so you might recognize it. I've seriously been wearing/using makeup for like 15 years and this is my absolute favourite mascara ever... and I've tried LOTS of mascaras. Many left my eyelashes either too hard/crunchy or I felt as though they were always wet and if I touched my eyelashes it would smear off. Not Glam Eyes! It is the perfect consistency and stays on neither wet nor dry. The brush is fabulous because it has two different lengths of bristles rotating around it which makes it easy to get it onto certain lashes. If they ever discontinued making this, I'd truly be lost.
#2 Eyelash Curler. If you don't curl your lashes, you're missing out on their full potential. Period.
#3 Kabuki brush and stiff angled brush. If I HAD to pick two brushes, these would be them. I just washed my kabuki brush so it is a little wet looking in the photo. The kabuki brush is what I use with my #4 choice below. The stiff angled brush is what I use for my eyebrows, with a bit of brown shadow as a filler.
#4 Everyday Minerals Multitasking Concealer. I only use mineral foundations, no bottled up chemical junk. This is my fav one. It covers so well and doesn't cake. Since it's a powder concealer, you don't even need a foundation and then a powder top coat. It's like an all-in-one, and way better for your skin. It's cheap too!
#5 TRESemme Freshstart Dry Shampoo. Since I found this a few months ago, I've been obsessed. I use this before styling my hair. I've never used it AS an actual 'shampoo' since I wash my hair every day anyways, but this stuff works wonders on thin, flat hair in terms of volume. It stinks and is probably super bad for your lungs but I can always count on it to give my hair a boost and make it less oily. It retails for about $6-$7 in drugstores but I can pretty much always find it on sale for about $3-$4.
#6 Got 2b 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray. I went through a phase of trying out about 20 different hairsprays because I was never happy with how they made my hair feel. Some just didn't last, some made it too greasy, some just didn't hold at all. I found this and have been using it now for years. It's a great all around hairspray and I'd be afraid to switch to anything else now!
So there you have it! If I am ever stuck on a desert island, I hope I'd ad least have these things handy! What is YOUR ultimate top beauty essential?