The wonderful Zoe over at Classic Rouge (go and check out her blog y’all) tagged me to do a Top Ten Tag, picking only one product from your make up stash to use. As you can imagine, this tag gon’ be tough.
If I had to pick one foundation to wear for the rest of my days then it’d have to be Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation (£26.50-£29.50, Link). It offers amazing coverage for my slick greaseball of a face which makes it look flawless and it lasts longer than any other foundation I’ve tried in a humid office.
I need a heavy duty setting powder as most ladies with oily skin do and I cannot recommend Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder (£17.00, Link) enough. It’s lightweight, it doesn’t look remotely chalky and it keeps my face in place for longer.
This was a difficult one for me as I have different concealers for different jobs but I guess if I had to pick one then it would be MAC Cosmetics Studio Finish Concealer (£15.50, Link). It covers any blemishes and spots with ease – they literally disappear with this stuff. It’s awesome.
I love orange-red toned blushers, they suit my medium and slightly yellow complexion down to a tea. If I had to pick one then it would be Illamasqua Powder Blush in Excite (£21.50, Link), using a very VERY light hand. This blusher is super duper pigmented so you need to tread carefully but it is the most beautiful colour.
This has to be the easiest question of the bunch for sure. If I could only have one bronzer for the rest of my days, it’d definitely be NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna (£27.00, Link). It is the holy grail of all bronzers. It is ideal at adding warmth to your complexion without looking muddy and it is a great shade for contouring as well. Everyone needs this in her stash.
I adore highlighters and I own so many now… I’m like a magpie drawn in to all of the shimmer and sparkle. If I needed to pick just one from my stash then it would have to be theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (£16.00, Link)- a gorgeous champagne subtle shimmer highlight that adds a stunning lit from within glow to your complexion. It adds just the right amount of radiance.
My eyelashes are pretty short and pretty sparse. It makes me so sad that I wasn’t blessed with gorgeous, perfectly curled lashes. There is only one mascara that works wonders for me and that is Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Macara – the gold one (£10.50, Link). It doesn’t break the bank and it really adds a decent amount of curl, volume and length to my needy little eyelashes.
Now, what kind of a question is this? How can any girl possibly pick one eyeshadow or one eyeshadow palette to use for the rest of their days? It’s a crime! I own a ridiculous amount of eyeshadow palettes and I reach for different ones almost daily depending on what I’m wearing and the look I ant to achieve. I guess the one I’ve been reaching for most recently is my fabulous custom made five pan Inglot Palette (Link). The eyeshadows are buttery soft, easy to apply and blend and the colours are to die for.
This has got to be the ultimate eyebrow game changer that is Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (£15.00, Link). If you don’t own this, then I suggest you get it together and get purchasing it. I have the shade ‘Chocolate’ which is a warm medium brown that ideal for the red undertones in my hair. It is smudgeproof, waterproof and absolutely incredible. This stuff creates the most perfect eyebrows that you know won’t budge.
You should all know the answer to this if you read my blog regularly… MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks (£15.50, Link) all day, everyday. I have a collection of around 80 MAC lipsticks and growing. I absolutely adore them – the different colours, the finishes, the fancy limited edition packaging. What’s not to love? My favourite finish has to be matte.
I tag anyone that wants to do it – what are your top ten products?