I was recently tagged by Angelica from One Little Vice to take part in her fab 'the one and only' tag. It really gets to those key products you couldn't live without, but let me tell you, choosing just one for each category is hard!!
The Question: If you could only have one ______ what would it be? And, in a few words, why?
Primer - *hangs head in shame* I very rarely ever use a primer. I know that's committing some sort of beauty blogger crime, but I just don't use them! At a push, I would probably pick Smashbox.
Base Product - Bare Minerals original foundation. This has been my faithful companion for about a year now and I can't see myself ever getting bored. It gives me the perfect light coverage I like, leaving skin looking flawless.
Concealer - Collection Illuminating Concealer. A budget dupe for YSL's famed Touche Éclat, I think I actually prefer the Collection version. I use this pretty much daily to cover up any dark circles and wouldn't be without it!
Powder - My Face powder - I was given this by Laura (tagged below) in a recent swap that we did and it hasn't left my bag since. It's very light, but gets rid of any shiny bits, and the compact has it's own built in mirror so perfect for an on the go touch up.
Blush (cream or powder) - Topshop Prime Time cream blush. Prime Time is a scary pink colour in the pot, but a tiny bit goes a long way and blends out beautifully. I use this most days, despite having far too many blushers.
Bronzer - Yet another product I fail to use. If anyone has recommendations for bronzers that won't make me look like my face fell in a mudslide, please let me know!
Highlighter - Illamasqua Gleam - I bought this in the 50% off sale Illamasqua recently had and haven't stopped using it since! Love the creamy texture and natural glow it gives.
Make-Up Brush (single) - Real Techniques Buffing brush. I use this every day with my Bare Minerals foundation. It's soft, reliable and washes up well.
Eyebrow Product - I am terrible for forgetting about filling in my brows. My most used brow product is probably my Tweezerman tweezers. I couldn't get by without them!
Eye shadow (single) - YDK by Urban Decay. I'm cheating a little as this is part of my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette, but it's the shade I've hit pan on and will be going to buy a single as a replacement! The quality is amazing and just doesn't budge. Pricey, but worth it in my opinion.
Eyeliner - DHC liquid liner. By far the best felt pen liner EVER. It stays on for hours, doesn't smudge, flake or fade, even in the recent 30 degree heat.
Mascara - YSL False Lash Effect. I've tried hundreds of mascaras over the years and have finally settled on this one. It gives a big lash effect, without clumping and is always reliable.
Lipstick, Lip Gloss or Lip Stain - MAC Pink Pigeon. This is my all time favourite lipstick. The colour is hot pink, lasts for hours and doesn't make me look like a ghost. Bonus. I just wish it wasn't limited edition!
Lip Liner - I think this would have to be one of the new Urban Decay lip liners. Probably in the shade Anarchy, as this is a really good match for MAC's Pink Pigeon.
Lip Balm - EOS lip balm spheres. These are fantastic, natural lip balms hailing from the US. I love the lemon and mint flavours.
Nail Polish - I know I'm not meant to say this, but I can't just pick one. I'm a nail polish junkie and have hundreds, and picking one completely depends on my mood. My current favourite thing is my Rio Nail Art kit. It has everything in it you could ever want to do nail art with and is currently getting a lot of use!
Phew! That was not an easy post to write! Picking just one thing is tricky, but I hoped you enjoyed reading it.
I've tagged a few people to carry on the tag, but if you do it too, please share your post with me, I'd love to read it!
Laura - Laura Louise Beauty
Alice - Bright Town Girl
Sasha - Ramblings of a Beauty Bird
Rachel - Beauty Queen UK
Joanna - Mademoiselle Lala
Julie - Raining Cake