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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The One & Only Tag!

It feels like forever since I last did a tag post so I'm super excited for this one, thank you so much to Jess from Just Jess for tagging me! The question is: If you could only have one __*insert make up product here*__ what would it be and why? I definitely really had to have a good think about some of my answers (blush for example!) and some of my answers took me by surprise, but I haven't cheated once and picked a few like I usually do when I can't make up my mind!

Primer. 
It's only been quite recently that I've began to appreciate what primers can do, I had always dismissed them as just an extra step that didn't really do very much, so maybe I was just using naff ones. My current favourite is from Touch in Sol* and I love the radiance this gives my skin. It also really smooths over any dry areas and helps my foundation blend much more seamlessly into my skin. Perfect! 
Base Product. 
A few weeks ago I would easily have said the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint was my favourite base product, but unfortunately the colour is just too dark for me to use at the moment, which I thought might happen but it's a shame they don't have a lighter shade in their collection. Instead I've gone back to an old favourite, the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. I know they've repackaged/reformulated this in recent months so I'm hoping it's not hugely different, but I've loved this foundation for a really long time because it's so reliable. The colour is perfect, it blends super easily and it lasts all day! 
Concealer.
The one and only Collection Lasting Perfection has to be my concealer of choice because it's so reliable. It has pretty high coverage, which is a must for me and it's great for both blemishes and under the eyes as long as you don't use too much. Plus it's a total bargain!
Powder.
A fairly new make up discovery for me is the Maybelline Fit Me powder* and it has fast found its way into my daily make up routine. I have the lightest shade (I think) which is perfect for me and this sets my make up beautifully without giving an overly matte or powdery look to my skin. I keep this in my make up bag for touch ups throughout the day and no matter how much I apply, it never looks cakey. 
Blush.
In the end this wasn't as hard a decision as I thought it might be. I do own a lot of blush but easily the one I have reached for the most is NARS Penny Lane. It's the perfect neutral shade that gives me a healthy glow as well as helping to sculpt my face and give it a little more definition. 
Bronzer.
I'm not really much of a bronzer girl so I only have a couple in my collection but the only one I reach for is Benefit Hoola. I love this because it's not too warm toned so it never makes my skin look orange or muddy, which is never a good look especially when you're as pale as I am. A lovely natural shade that I use in the hollows of my cheeks and up on to my temples. It's seemingly never ending too, I've had this for ages, I use it almost daily & I've not hit pan yet!
Highlighter.
My Estee Lauder highlighter* from the Bronze Goddess collection is one of the most beautiful make up products in my collection and I love it. I used this pretty much every day over the Summer to give a beautiful warm glow to my cheekbones and with a lighter hand I think I'll be reaching for this well into the Autumn too!
Make Up Brush.
The Eyes Lips Face Powder brush is such a lovely brush because it's super cheap but really good quality and it's one of those I can use for a few different things. It applies and blends foundation super quickly, it's lovely for applying blush & bronzer and with a light hand it's good for powder too. A must have in my collection for sure! 
Eyebrow Product, Eyeshadow, Eyeliner.
This is where I fail a little bit because I never really do very much to my eyebrows, they're a little unruly so I just tend to leave them be and that works for me. As for eye make up, again I rarely reach for eyeshadow or liner because I wear pretty statement glasses and sometimes too much make up doesn't look quite right with them. 
Mascara.
I'm still faithful to my Maybelline The Falsies mascara, it's pretty reasonably priced and I know it works for me so I've repurchased it a few times in a row now. I love that it doesn't smudge or flake on me throughout the day, it doesn't irritate my eyes yet it's still really easy to remove at the end of the day. 
Lipstick/lipgloss/lip stain.
This is another category I thought would struggle with trying to pick just one product, but it was actually pretty easy. I almost went with the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector but they don't really give much colour and sometimes I like something a little bit more pigmented. In the end I went with Lovelorn lipstick from MAC because it has a really smooth and slightly glossy formulation and the colour is the most perfect mid toned pink shade. 
Lip Liner.
This is another category where I fail, I actually don't own a single lip liner! Beauty blogger fail! 
Lip Balm.
Lastly, my favourite lip balm is from Figs & Rouge and it's one of their tinted balms. I think I got this in a Glossybox* and it's fast become one of my favourite lip products. It gives a pretty subtle pink tint and it's really hydrating and smooth.

I tag you - please leave a link in the comments if you do it! 
xoxo

57 comments:

  1. Oh Jennie... this post has given me such a wishlist. I neeeeeeed NARS Penny Lane, Hoola Bronzer, and MAC Lovelorn Lipstick! Great tag :D xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Hehe always happy to enable a make up purchase ;) xo

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  2. Excellent choices, and very similar to the ones I'd have picked myself I think! I also don't own any lip liners, think I'm scared of making an 80's fail with them lol! x x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  3. I totally agree on Touch in Sol! It's SO good! Also, I've never heard of the Figs & Rouge lip balm - it looks really cute..so cute I might need to investigate haha x

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    1. Love Figs & rouge balms so much, the ones in the little tins are lovely too! xo

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  4. I love this tag. I may have to do it myself! Collection concealer will def be on my list!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  5. That EL highlighter is heavenly :o love this tag!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  6. I've read a lot about that concealer but I've never tried it! I think I might have to give it a go. :)

    Tara xo

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  7. This is a great tag, going to do it soon! -Hanna Lei

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  8. That Estée Lauder highlighter looks stunning! This must have been so hard x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

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  9. Great post! I have to agree with MACs Lovelorn, the colour is gorgeous and perfect for everyday! The Nars blush looks really nice too, so might have to pick that up :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
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  10. Ah we a few of the same favourite products!! which makes me laugh because you have actually recommended them to me. smooth Nicola!!
    Hope you are well lovely lady x

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    1. Aww hehe! I'm really well thank you sweet, I hope you are too! xo

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  11. I love these types of posts :) the original Healthy Mix was my favourite ever foundation but it's just not the same now they've reformulated! If you love Healthy Mix then I'd recommend the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation - I've just purchased a full size after falling in love with a sample & it's brilliant! xxx

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    1. Oh no, I was hoping it hadn't changed too much! I really love the fit me powder so I'll give the foundation a try! xo

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  12. The packaging for that lip balm is so pretty!
    zozeze.com x

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  13. I love lovelorn and the collection 2000 concealer too!great picks xx

    Sweet Electric Blog

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  14. Your photography is always excellent Jennie! It adds so much to these type of posts. The Estee Lauder highlighter is stunning - such a pretty colour and the way it is packaged is lovely too. Aha, I think I own about 1 lipliner and I rarely use it - I guess lipliners just aren't that exciting! xxxx

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    1. Aww thank you lovely! Hehe they're not the most exciting, I agree! xo

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  15. This is a good tag :)
    Love yout choices, I must try the tocuh in sol primer and the estee lauder highlighter, that looks gorgeous!
    Sarah sarah-warnes.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. love seeing what people pick for tags like this, been reading your blog for a while now & you always pick interesting looking things :) It's thanks to you I discovered how yummy "Good Things" face products smell! That figs & rouge balm looks far too tempting unfortunately for my bank account! x


    lizzarroo.blogspot.com

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  17. Most definitely I couldn't live without my bare minerals veil and my Chanel Vitalumier aqua, they are my all time favorite face products!

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  18. This is such a fun tag - I did it a few weeks ago & it took me ages to think of products for some of the categories.
    I don't think we picked any of the same products, which means I have to try lots more products.
    NARS Penny Lane looks stunning, you don't hear too much about this blush. I need to try that elf brush too. Looks like a brush I would use alot.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  19. I'm not sure much can beat MAC lipstick!

    Grace | polaroidsandpuds.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Ah! I have the same bunny as you :3
    Really enjoyed this tag! And OH MY! That Estée Lauder highlighter is definitely one of the most beautiful pieces of make up i've ever seen, oozes luxury and chic.

    à la foliee

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  21. I want to try NARS Penny Lane! And yes, ELF brushes are so good for the price. This is a great tag... I'm trying to think about what I'd pick for each of the categories!

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  22. I love when you do tags! Some of these products are gorgeous. Lovelorn looks so lovely and Estee Lauder highlighter is just woww. I would definitely like to try some of these :)x

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    1. Lovelorn is gorgeous, would suit you for sure! xo

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  23. This is such a fun tag! I like doing tags just because you get to answer things you would never think about otherwise :)

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  24. Yay, I've been looking forward to seeing what you'd choose! :)
    The Estee Lauder highlighter looks absolutely gorgeous, and I really need to try Benefit Hoola - I'm always scared of looking orange which is why I don't use bronzer! Thank you for sharing :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Really recommend Hoola, it's lovely! xo

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  25. Such a fun tag. I had a go, but same as you, there were some categories that were nearly impossible to choose, while some I had no choices at all. :)
    NARS 'penny lane' looks amazing!

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  26. Great post, the Estee Lauder highlighter looks so pretty! I love the Maybelline powder too :) xx

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  27. thanks for the idea of this tag, I really enjoyed doing it :) http://loverofconfusion.blogspot.ie/2013/09/the-one-and-only-tag.html

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  28. Penny Lane looks like a colour I could adore. And I'm really keen to test Lovelorn after you wrote about it recently.

    I tried the Figs & Rouge Cherry lip balm after I received it in a Glossybox and its smell is divine. I normally can't stand the feel of lip balms but its texture is so non-greasy and smooth. I really like it.

    Is it easier to apply foundation with a flat top or rounded brush? I've only ever tried the latter but I really want to try a flat top brush to see what it's like.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

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