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The ride or die makeup tag

If you follow beauty bloggers then Im sure you've seen this tag made by Jaclyn Hill floating around the internet recently. Jaclyn made this tag to share and talk about her most loved makeup items. I usually decide whether or not I really want to buy something based on it being another persons favourite product, especially when it comes to expensive items so I love watching or reading tags like this.
I have been wearing makeup for almost 7 years and along the way I have come over some really amazing products that I will continue to buy and cannot live without out. 

I have oily/combination skin and I spend years trying to find a decent foundation that lasted more than 4 hours on my skin. I tried the Revlon Colourstay foundation a few years ago and it quickly became my favourite foundation, I would use it religiously until I became bored of it. I swear everyone has used the Estee Lauder double wear foundation at some point and has loved it so last winter I decided to bite the bullet and buy the £30 bottle of makeup. 

For mascaras, the maybelline lash sensational is the only thing that makes my lashes really stand out and hold curl all day. It really lengthens my lashes without making them look too clumpy and I always buy the waterproof version because my eye makeup always annoyingly smudges. 
As for eyeliner, the L'oreal superliner superstar liquid liner is brilliant! It has a felt tip pen so you have perfect control over how thick or thin you want your line. It last a good 10-12 hours without smudging and its a really dark black colour.

I recently bought the Benefit Goof-Proof eyebrow pencil after hearing so many girls raving about how great it is and I agree with them. It really is the easiest eyebrow pencil I have tried. One end is a eyebrow brush and the other is the pencil itself. The pencil is so creamy and pigmented so filling in your brows is super easy. I honestly doubt I would ever stop using it and paired with the Benefit Gimmebrow you have some beautiful brows.

For eyes, the best primer I have tried is the Urban Decay primer potion. If you have eyelids that are slightly on the oily side this primer completely controls that. When I use it my eyeshadow will look as good at the end of the day as it did first thing in the morning. For face primers, I love Benefit Porefessional. I have used it for years and I am probably on my 3rd or 4th tube. It does an amazing job at blurring out large pores and imperfections and it controls oil throughout the day. I love using it on no makeup days too to mattify my t-zone and a little goes a long way.

My first ever high-end makeup palette was the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette and I immediately fell in love with it. It had travelled with me for years because you have enough shades to create any look. I love the gold shades and how pigmented the shadows are. Another eyeshadow palette I adore is the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. First of all it smells incredible and the colours are all shades that I wear often. These are some of the most buttery and creamy shadows I have used and its definitely worth the money in my opinion. As for single shadows, the Makeup Geek eyeshadow pans are out of this world! My favourite shades are shimma shimma, creme brulee, grandstand, bitten and showtime. They are all extremely pigmented and they are so affordable. Compared to the MAC shadows that are almost double the price they are 100x better. They aren't chalky at all and the colour range is just fab! Another eyeshadow favourite of mine is the Maybelline colour tattoos in pink gold and on and on bronze. They are the perfect base for shadow and you can wear them alone for a quick makeup look. They are so easy to blend out and they last for hour and hours. Im not sure about them lasting 24hrs, Ive never worn eyeshadow for that long. 

This part is hard because I am a total lip product addict. I buy far too many and I usually love them all. But if I had to narrow down my favourites to a few it, MAC Modesty, Brave and Hue would definitely make the list. MAC lipsticks smell amazing and are my all time favourite formula of lipstick. A recent favourite lip product of mine is the NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade London. Its a perfect brown shade which is so in right now- I love the 90's trends coming back. 

For setting powder the Rimmel stay matte powder is perfect and for £3.99 you cant really ask for more. I always buy the translucent one and it doesn't matter what face powder I try I will always come back to this one.  For highlighter MAC soft & gentle is popping! I am fairly new to the highlighter scene however this is by far the best one I have tried. Every time I wear it at least one person comments on how nice it looks.
When it comes to blush, I only use powdered ones and my faves are  Makeup Geek blush in spellbound and soulmate. Spellbound is a beautiful muted pink and soulmate is a mauve which is perfect for autumn and winter. Again it is so affordable and as with all makeup geek products they are very pigmented. 


  1. I need all of the eyeshadows and lipsticks you mentioned! They look unreal!!

    Grace x

  2. Lovely picks! These all sound great. Everyone raves about the Benefit brow pencil and I just have to try it out!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  3. the too faced chocolate bar palette would definitely be in my ride or die too!


  4. So many of these products are my all time faves, too. I couldn't live without my DoubleWear or Lash Sensational and there's nothing quite like the MUG eyeshadows. I'm still yet to try a Too Faced palette so maybe that's one I need to invest in soon?! Great round up of your must haves!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

    1. You should definitely invest in a Too Faced palette and this one smells incredible!

  5. Hue is one of my favorite shades! I'm actually starting to write my own ride or die post at this very moment, it's so hard to pick my favorites!


    1. It is isnt it? I didnt realise until I started to write mine. x

  6. The Urban Decay Primer Potion is the only eyeshadow primer I use as well! My Clinique Lash Power mascara is probably my most repurchased product, so definitely a ride or die.

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

    1. Its great! Ohhhh Ive never tried a mascara from Clinique before. x

  7. Maybelline colour tattoos are great!
    Kathy x

  8. I have the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold as well and I love it so much it's so pretty!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  9. Great post. I really want to give that foundation a go!

    Abigail Alice x

  10. I love Grandstand and Shimma Shimma :) Estee Lauder Double Wear is the best for matte full coverage too!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Those three items are most peoples must haves arent they?! Love them xx


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