Sunday, 25 August 2013

Tag: If You Could Only Have One ______ What Would It Be?

Hey Everyone,
Last week I was tagged by the lovely Rachel from BeautyQueenUK to do the tag "If you could only have one ______ what would it be?". I think this tag is a great idea as it shows all your favourite products. I actually found it a lot easier than I thought it would be to pick my favorites...

MAC Prep and Prime - A basic primer that works really well!

Base Product:
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (Light Vanilla) - Why spend a fortune on a high end foundation when Bourjois do this amazing one for a fraction of the price. Medium coverage that blends really naturally without being cakey.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer - A recent discovery that I now couldn't go without. I've actually started going without foundation because of this. Using only a small amount on problem areas and blending it out for a natural look.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - I like to use a powder to prevent shine throughout the day and I find this to be excellent. I use the transparent powder because I'm pale this doesn't add any colour to my face. It doesn't clog my pores.
Blush (cream or powder):
Benefit Dandelion - I love Benefit box blushers, I think they are great quality and their packaging is so cute. Dandelion is my favourite because it is a really subtle colour, perfect for pale skin tones.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer - Again another Benefit box product. This bronzer is great for contouring, I find it easy to pick up a small amount on a brush so that it doesn't become muddy or look to heavy. However it is also buildable for those with a darker skin tone than myself.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Soft and Gentle) - I cannot rave about this product enough, it is beautiful! It has different tones swirled into one to create the perfect sun kissed highlight. I apply it to my cheek, brow bones and even along the center of my nose.

Make-Up Brush (single):
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush - I thought for a while about choosing an eye shadow brush but I couldn't not choose this brush, its to awesome! Its the first brush I've ever used for foundation that actually blends into my skin naturally and creates a flawless finish. I use it by buffing the foundation in circular motions into the skin.
 Eyebrow Product:
MAC Eye Shadow (Mystery) - for eyebrows I chose this MAC eye shadow because its the perfect colour for my brows. As it is a powder you are able to subtly blend it into the eyebrow to look more natural/not as harsh as a pencil. It can also double up as another eye shaddow.

Eye shadow (single):
Urban Decay (Virgin) - I wanted to choose my whole Naked Palette one, but as I was only allowed one shadow it would have to be virgin. Something that's a neutral colour with a slight shimmer, perfect for every day wear.

24/7 Glide On Pencil (Bourbon)- For an eyeliner I chose Urban Decay because they are creamy and long lasting. The colour Bourbon is a deep brown which I find slightly more wearable for day to day because it is not as harsh as black. It also could be blended onto the lid to create a smokey eye.

Benefit They're Real Mascara - In my opinion this is the most dramatic mascara out there, it really makes a difference to my lashes making them look fuller and twice the size.
Lipstick, Lip Gloss or Lip Stain:
MAC Lipstick (Creme Cup) - The perfect every day pink toned nude. If I had to pick one lipstick it would be a nude because a natural lip will never go out of trend, but a bright lip might!

Lip Liner:
Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lipliner Tiramisu - A pinky coloured lip liner or nude are great because they can be used under any colour, making them the most versatile product.

Lip Balm:
Burts Bees - I love this lip balm, I use it at night to keep my lips smooth and prevent that awful dry gathered look when applying lipstick. This smells minty which I really like as it is fresh and natural.

Nail Polish:
Butter London Cuppa - I chose a nude nail polish for the same reasons I chose a nude lipstick, its more likely to stay on trend and looks natural making it versatile and wearable.
I tag anyone that wants to do this tag, as well as:

Thanks again Rachel for tagging me!
What would you choose?


  1. I love this tag! Such a great idea so thank you for tagging me. I'll do this now :)

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. So glad you like think its a great idea! Can't wait to see your tag! :) x

  2. Yay glad you did this tag hun, I found it quite hard xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

    1. Thank you so much for tagging me! I really enjoyed it! :) x

  3. Love MAC's Pro Longwear, Rimmel Stay Matte, Benefit Hoola, and Burt's Bees lip balm! I really need to get my hands on the RT Expert Face Brush! :)x

    1. Its an amazing brush couldn't do my makeup without it now! :) x

  4. I would definitely choose Pro Longwear Concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte, Hoola, and Crème Cup! Great picks!! We have similar taste :)

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

    1. lol yer I always think the same when reading your blog! :) x

  5. I love this tag - it's such a fun way to discover new products, I think I need to do this too :D xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. You should! Let me know if you get to do it! :) x


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