Ride or Die

We’ve all heard of Jacyln Hill right? The beautiful youtube beauty guru with a gazillion followers? If you are yet to hear about her, 1. Reassess your youtube watching 2. click here.
Jacyln came up with the ride or die tag back in August, and now that everyone in the bloggersphere has it done and dusted, I felt I owe it to my bestest products to give them a little mention too.
Grab a cuppa, will probably be a long one..

Primer
This one’s an oddy, since I usually gravitate towards Primers that are silicone based and pore filling like Benefits Porefessional and MAC’s Time Check lotion, however for me, Kat Von D’s Lock It Hydrating Face Primer comes out on top (or bottom if you use it properly). It’s water based and very lightweight, which – as a lady who likes her full coverage – doesn’t make me feel caked on. Not one bit.

Foundation
MAC Prolongwear Waterproof Nourishing Foundation.
Clue is in the name really..
A beautiful satin finish, PNW keeps you in a perfect balance of glowy goddess and matte madam. Gentle on the skin? Check. Waterproof? You betcha. Longwearing? 24 hours!

Concealer
If I had to pick an overall ride or die, a product that has been with me through thick and thin (literally), one that I have used since day one and will love forever, this is your gal – Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer.
And don’t worry I hear you, judging.

Powder
From the early days of my makeup journey, slathering myself with studio fix powder with the free compact sponge and not even stopping to blend, to the lighter coverage from an off-brand “translucent” powder and wondering why I look like I’ve rolled around in (someone else’s) cocaine, I’ve definitely discovered myself on a powder journey (sounds mega fun!) Luckily, MAC have saved the day again and their Mineralize Skinfinish in ‘Light’ is just perfect.

Under Eye Setting Powder
Does everyone really have a favourite for this? My eyes are super creasy but girrl, I can’t say any powders have really exceeded the mark for me in this category? With this said however, since baking with the HD Setting Powder from DFMA I have seen a real difference in how long my concealer stays and how often it creases. Plus, it’s super refined and you get a good lot of product for your buck.

Blush and Bronzer
I’m going to switch these two up a bit – you see, I’m a very fair lady – an English rose if you will? A bit of bronzer and all of a sudden I’m Vicky Pollard. I’m yet to find an actual bronzer that turns me into JLo, so I’ve focused my energy on cutting my chubby cheeks with a slick ass contour and blending out that badboy with a soft peachy blush – making my ride or die the Kat Von D contour palette

Highlighter
There’s so many goodies it’s hard to choose! I have my love affairs with MAC’s Vanilla pigment and Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfecter, but the real winner here has to be the Solstice Palette from Sleek. The price point is incredible for four different highlighters and different formulas (although I literally never wear cream products but the option’s there). I always get compliments when I wear this and 9/10 times when I ask others how they get their highlight so dang perfect it’s always down to this palette.

Mascara
What’s better than sex? Too Faced mascara is literally, Better Than Sex. Especially the waterproof version. The struggle is real with my stubby (and after tearing most of them out with a dodgy curler), sparse lashes. But this magic wand brings out the best in them, making them long and lovely and keeps a curl all day 🙂

Lipstick
MAC’s frost lipsticks are seriously underrated, and sadly, most of them are getting discontinued *cries*. But ‘Sandy B’ is the most perfect lipstick, so much so that I have three in my collection and plan on stocking up on more. Especially paired with ‘Stripdown’ Liner (also getting discontinued) *cries forever*

Liquid Lipstick
As someone who hates Pink Lip products, I love Masochist by Jeffree Star. I’m sure you’ve all heard about how long lasting the formula is, and the pigment is just perfect. It doesn’t suit me at all mind you, but it sure is pretty.

Lipgloss
How embarrassing. I’ve only just entered the realm of lipgloss, I’ve always been a full coverage girl with a whole lotta matte lipsticks. So far I’m wondering how I ever lived without them and will quite happily buy any glossy product thrown in my direction – a makeup marketers dream. But my Vamplify Collection from MAC is growing by the second, and I will be so sad when these limited edition lovelies are taken off the floor.

Eyeshadow Palette
A palette I used everyday. A palette that took me on a journey from work chic to classic cat to smokey sultry. Shades that blended every emergency into elegance. My Kat Von D Shade and Light Eyeshadow Palette was recently stolen from me in London, and I sincerely hope it’s been crushed into the pearly white carpet of whoever took it in the first place.

Setting Spray
Urban Decays All Nighter, Duh.

 

See… told you it would be a long one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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