I was tagged by the lovely Ana from Anagoesgreen to do the One & Only Tag that's currently circulating on the blogosphere. It was tough going through my make-up collection and compiling what's essentially an ultimate favourites list, but here we go - these are my final picks to the question "If you could only have one.....what would it be?".
I don't tend to use primers everyday, but I definitely reach for one if I'm going out at night or it's a special occasion where I need my make-up to stay put. My one primer of choice would be Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer* which has a special blemish and shine control formula.
I deliberated for a little while as to whether I should pick a BB cream/tinted moisturiser or a full on foundation. In the end, I kept it simple and chose my HG Bare Minerals Original Foundation. It gives a lovely light-medium coverage and doesn't clog my pores.
This was hard! I use so many different concealers on a regular basis that it was nearly impossible to pick just one. However, Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer* takes home the coveted prize as it's my favourite for correcting undereye circles and without it I look like an extra from The Walking Dead. Enough said.
To set my make-up and to get that flawless finish, I always use Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder*. It requires some touching up throughout the day/night on my oily/combination skin, but once it's one it gives a beautiful almost airbrushed look.
My HG blusher of all time would probably be a Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush*. These little bottles of amazingness will last you until the end of time and are so easy to apply.
There are a number of bronzers that I rotate between, but let's face it, it was always going to be Benefit Hoola Bronzer wasn't it? It was the first bronzer I ever purchased and it's still very much a well loved favourite after all this time.
I don't use highlighters that often, but when I do it's usually Benefit Sun Beam which is great for giving the skin a little pick me up, 'glow' to it.
So this took all of five seconds to answer - the Real Techniques Buffing Brush of course! I use it nearly every single day to apply a whole range of different bases. Mine's a year old and still looking like new.
To fill mine in, I mostly use Essential Care Mineral Eye Liner Pencil in Brown. I found it slightly disappointing as an actual eyeliner (though it's still OK for a subtle smokey eye), but oddly enough I found it lasted a lot longer and better on my brows instead.
Yeah I so wanted to cheat and pick a palette for this one! Instead I picked Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze. Insanely easy to wear, I just blend it over my eyelids with my finger and I'm good to go with zero creasing.
My favourite is still Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl Eyeliner, such an amazing product for a budget friendly price, and one that I'd say rivals the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners in a heartbeat.
I've lost count of how many mascaras I've ever tried out, but it's been a lot and yet I still haven't found my ultimate HG. So coming in at a close second place, I'm going to say Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara.
It was a toss up between Modesty and Shy Girl, but MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Shy Girl wins simply because it's the one I wear the most often. Love this everyday, neutral friendly shade so damn much!
I own an enormous amount of lip balms so having to whittle it down to one was difficult. After some pondering, I chose Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm For Lips*. This baby hydrates my lips like no other and I know I'll be using it constantly when the weather gets colder.
Just one nail polish, are you serious?! Maybe it's because we're heading into A/W but I decided to pick Zoya Nail Lacquer in Petra, a beautiful creme dusky purpley grey.
Let me know if you do this tag - would love to see what your one and onlys are!