If there ever was a day where I was forced to significantly reduce my makeup collection and only have 5 products (not including brushes) for the rest of my life, these would definitely be it -- as of right now at least. 

Le Northern Belle | Top 5 Make Up Items

You can definitely tell that these are my top 5 products because they are A, almost hitting the bottom of the pan, B, they are taped up because the hinge has broken, and, C, they're super dirty!

1. Mascara | Benefit Roller Lash

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Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara

This is one of Benefit's newest mascara! It's supposed to make eyelash curlers an unnecessary step by curling and lengthening your eyelashes at the same time. This mascara definitely gives me a lot of extra length to my fairly short eyelashes. The reason I originally bought this was because I needed a mascara that would give me similar drama as my eyelash extensions, without having to shell out $35 every few weeks for refills. 

2. Foundation | Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+

LeNorthernBelle | Top 5 Makeup Items for Every College Girl

Since I have very oily skin, I'm always on the search for a good foundation that doesn't slide off my face but also keeps me from looking super shiny. I can't say that I've tried every foundation known to Sephora but I have tried my fair share and this definitely is a good one. It's a full coverage foundation that doesn't feel heavy on the face, but I could easily make it a more sheer coverage by mixing it with a moisturizer. The saying "A little goes a long way" has never been truer!

3. Eye Brow Gel | Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade 

LeNorthernBelle | Top 5 Makeup Items for Every College Girl
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Ebony
If you want your eyebrow game to be on point, this is a great product to try out. It's a gel/cream based product that really stays in place. It's smudge-proof and waterproof, so once it's on, it's not going anywhere! It's definitely a product that you want to slowly build up on your eyebrows because you can easily get the "sharpie" eyebrow look if you go in with a heavily loaded brush. 

4. Concealer | MAC Studio Finish

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MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix SPF 35 Concealer in NW45

It's been super sad recently whenever I use this product because it's almost hitting the pan -- which means I'll soon have to replace this concealer. This is definitely a makeup bag staple for me, especially on days when I don't want to wear foundation. It's a cream format, as opposed to liquid, so I find it stays on longer and better on my oily skin.

5. Blush | ModelCO Blush Cheek Powder

LeNorthernBelle | Top 5 Makeup Items for Every College Girl
ModelCo Blush Cheek Powder in the colour Peach Bellini
As you can tell, yes, this blush is being held together by tape. There was an accident where it took a bad drop from my bathroom counter (a piece also chipped off -- a sad waste of good product). This blush (that came in an Ipsy  bag) is a peachy gold colour that surprisingly doesn't have any glitter in it, but is very luminescent which is perfect for me. It really brings in some colour to my face, especially when I am not wearing any eyeshadow. 

However, if I was allowed to have just two more items, they would be my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and my Stila Stay All-Day Waterproof Liner. These two products are definitely up there on my favourite list! I could live without them but it would be an awesome bonus to have these two products in my collection.

LeNorthernBelle - Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

LeNorthernBelle - Naked 2 Palette

LeNorthernBelle - Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Like I said, I have oily skin, which also translates into oily eyelids! To date, this is the only eyeliner I have ever owned that stays on my eyes all day without smudging or fading!


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