Monday, September 9, 2013

TAG! | The One and Only

The beautiful Megan Leigh from the adorably named Maybe It's Megan Leigh blog recently posted The One and Only Tag and shared her holy grail makeup products. It looked like fun so I decided to do it, too!  Let me know in the comments if you decide to do it so I can check out your answers!

The Only Question: If you could only have one ____ what would it be? And, why? 

Primer: MAC Prep + Prime Skin. It mattifies my combination-oily skin better than any other oil-control primer I've tried, the bottle has lasted FOREVER, it doesn't break me out, and it helps my makeup stay put like a boss.
Base Product: Oh jeez, only 1?!  Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation.  Fantastic coverage, no break outs, natural matte finish, and a perfect shade match.
Blusher (cream or powder): I just cannot pick one!  The best I can do is to narrow it down to three: NARS Deep Throat (full review here), Tarte Exposed, and MAC Blushbaby.  I definitely prefer powder blush for my skin type.
Highlighter: I have been LOVING MAC Shell Cream Colour Base lately!  It's a beautiful pinky beige that gives my skin a believable, non-sparkly glow.  I will do a full review on this puppy soon!
Eyebrow product: Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil.  The pencil is only slightly waxy so it doesn't make my brows look greased down, Soft Brown is a perfect color match, and the included spoolie is fantastic for combing the color through and making it look very natural.
Mascara: Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara was first introduced to me by Karen at Makeup & Beauty Blog and the non-waterproof version has remained a fave ever since.  It volumizes my skimpy lashes without clumping, doesn't smudge or flake, and comes off easily when I wash off my makeup.
Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla for under the eyes (full review here), and MAC Select Cover-Up for blemishes (full review here).
Powder: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium is my ultimate jam!  Full review here.
Bronzer: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil FTW!  Full review here.
Eye shadow: One single shadow: Urban Decay YDK (found in the Naked2 palette and is also available as a single) is the most flattering rosy champagne that wakes up my eyes and adds a little glimmer without being too over the top.  A single palette: The Urban Decay Naked palette (review here) has been a constant companion of mine for the past couple of years. 
Eyeliner: I love to use Urban Decay Darkhorse (found in the Naked palette and is also available as a single) as a liner.  This beautiful dark brown with gold shimmer works beautifully wet or dry and stays in place all day.
Lip liner: The clear Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector because it matches any lip color!
Lip balm: I have a few favorites but my ultimate #1 is Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 in Lemon & Chamomile.  It's my lips' BFF.  Nivea Lip Butter Caramel Cream Kiss and MAC Lip Conditioner (Tube) are photo-finish runner-ups!
Nail polish: My favorite brand is OPI.  Because they are lacquers (and not polishes), they are more pigmented.  I've never had to go to the dreaded third coat with an OPI; they always cover in two!  They have such exciting collections and the shade range is incredible.  My favorite colors are Eurso Euro (review here), Mod About You (review and swatches here), Kennebunk-Port, Cajun Shrimp, Jade is the New Black, Sweet Heart, and My Very First Knockwurst.


  1. TracyBeautyReflectionsSeptember 9, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Love all your ones! I might try to do this tag! They are fun and get you thinking. I likes thinking. Think. Thank. Thunk! :)

  2. Oh noooo JUST ONE? I'll have to think SO hard about it! Love your picks though! Some of my favorites are in there!

  3. Yay go OPI, kennebunkport is such a gorgeous red! I'm embarrassed to say I still don't own either of the naked palettes oops, Naked one is defo going on my crimbo list.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

  4. Love this tag - I'm going to attempt, but I know its going to be super difficult lol

  5. What a difficult tag! :-) I loved reading your answers and I think you made great choices.

  6. Thernk yer, Tracy! You should do it! I'd love to see your answers!

  7. Right?! I thought it would be impossible but it turned out it wasn't that hard for me to name my top contenders! You should try it!

  8. YASS! I'd love to read your answers! It wasn't as hard as I thought - turns out I have a lot of serious faves. Though I'm still hoping to find my dream mascara that turns my lashes from meh to MEGADOPE! :)

  9. Naked One is just FANTASTIC! If I could only have 1 palette for the rest of my life, that would be it! It deserves a high-ranking spot on your crimbo list, for sure! :) And yes to OPI! Kennebunk-port is so rich and beautiful! Thank you for posting this tag! You inspired me to do it, girl! :)

  10. Such a fun tag! I love the pictures as well :)

  11. Thank you so much, Mattania! Beautiful name, by the way! :)


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