Creating a Desert Island Stash: What Would You Take? Dain Makes Suggestions!

Either you are culling through the pile of cosmetics searching for the “perfect” (fill in the blank) or you might be heading for a trip or just cleaning out. Maybe you are just trying to cut back or starting to build your cosmetic kit and want to know what you should – or shouldn’t — have in that box/drawer/train case to have you looking fabulous.
Dain from the gives you a couple of posts with her faves but what sets this post apart is that she breaks down each product and tells you what to look for. She’s smart and knows her stuff and really gives you some great ideas on how to select what’s perfect for you– as well as giving you her list of faves.
Angelina Jolie is meant as illustration– not meant as what she uses.. This is an iconic photo that happens to be for St. John’s Fall 2008 collection — love that dress!!
Here’s part of her suggestions and check out the blog posts about this “desert island stash” to find out what you do and don’t have and maybe what you don’t need. Sometimes less is more!
Under Eye Concealer
The Blush Absolute Principle — with a link to the other post
Your Lips But Better aka YLBB
There’s at least 10 things Dain has listed and she gives you her list as well.
Desert Island Stash Part 1 which is all about the essential skincare needs (and they are truly essential)
Desert Island Stash Part 2 is the cosmetic end of things and finishes with a flourish of fragrance.
Check these posts out– great work and no nonsense 411.
If you haven’t seen the Lipstick Page Forum, it’s a long-standing site that was built around lipstick– and all the different shades from different brands and comparing them in color familes. Now it’s home to a forum, blogs and interesting people — many of whom I would am honored to call friends.
As it turns out the LipstickPageForum and blogs have shut down– read only content is available.
Want to hear more from Dain? Here’s her new blog Ars Aromatica
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