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30 Jun 2014

You Can Only Pick One | TAG

Tag created by Rebecca-Louise from Autumn Leaves.

Low-End Brand
This was a difficult one because although I love a lot of drugstore brands (hello Revlon lipsticks, MaxFactor mascaras, and Maybelline Color Tattoos), for all around products Bourjois is on top form.

High-End Brand
At the moment it's got to be Bare Escentuals. I've only recently become a fan, but I'm fanning hardcore. The primer, the mascara, the gloss, and the piéce de résistance, the foundation - reviewed here.

I'm going to go with Bare Escentuals Prime Time because I wore it to a summer wedding and my face was about ready to melt off by the end of the day standing and sweating in the sun but my face of makeup remained in tact with NO touchups.

Foundation / BB / Tinted Moisturiser
For liquid foundation it's got to be Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, for powder / mineral foundation it's definitely bareMinerals Original SPF Foundation, for BB it's without a doubt Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse

Collection Lasting Perfection is a staple I think most of us can agree on. It's creamy and highly concealing with fantastic staying power... with a great price tag, too.

I quite like a fresh, natural look so for me The Body Shop Honey Bronzer is a winner. It's very light and adds just the right amount of colour without being cakey or heavy. Definitely something I could wear lightly on the cheeks through winter and will be building it up all over the face in summer for a skin-kissed glow.

I don't always wear a blush because I wear quite a sheer base and my peachy cheeks show through without it. When I do reach for a cheek colour, however, I like it to be subtle but flatter the rest of my makeup and, most importantly, my complexion. Whenever I wear my Bobbi Brown blush in Pink Raspberry (sadly I can no longer find it online) my skin looks, for want of a better word, perky. I always feel like it's been a good cheek day wearing it so I'm going to have to go with that one.

Rimmel Stay Matte, obviously. Cheap and cheerful and does the job nicely.

Setting Spray
I don't use a setting spray, so I opt for the bareMinerals Mineral Veil to lock everything in.

Brow Product
Anastacia Brow Wiz because it's revolutionised my brow routine. It's brow perfection.

Eyeshadow / Palette
Urban Decay Naked because it's the palette with everything you could want for a neutral or smokey eye.

I use to be massively into liquid liner for most of my teenage years, then I preferred the smokier pencil liner look, and now I tend to go bare without any liner at all. But if I had to keep only one it would be a felt-tip liner like my Collection Extreme 24hr Liner for when I'm feeling the feline flick. 

Mally mascara (see why here).

Lipstick / Gloss / Balm
This is probably the most difficult to choose. Do you go with a classic red, modern pink, or stick to the nude? I think I'd have to go with Rimmel's Nude Delight because it goes with any face and any outfit (though it'd be a touch farewell to my dear reds). 

Nail Polish
& Other Stories 'Blunt Grey' because it's the perfect shade to fit all seasons. I love my black polish but sometimes I feel like I need a bit of colour to bring some brightness but a coral or pastel would be too much to carry though to winter.

Beauty Tool
RT Blush Brush because BB creams and cream eyeshadows can be applied using the fingers but this brush is great for powders, blushes, bronzers, and highlighters.

I tag everyone who was already thinking of the answers in their head as they were reading this post! Link your blog in the comments so I can check it out... I love reading about people's staple pieces.

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