This is a tag that has been circulating onsugar lately and I had been tagged by the lovely Maddy to do it.
As with Diana (adorebeauty06), I do get questions from viewers/readers asking what I use on a daily basis or what are some products that I 'go-to'. So I hope this little tag will answer some of those questions, and for others I hope that it will be fun for you to read!
My definition of go-to is basically products that I feel I can reach for whenever, or products I can fall back on. 'Go-to' does not exactly equate to 'favorite' either, it just means what I know works for me regardless.
I have added a couple of modifications to the list and included a slight bit more products as well just to fit in stuff I use/like, so starting off...
L-R: Revlon Smoothing Primer, Monistat Chafing-Relief Powder Gel
I use these both for different things hence I couldn't choose between one. I love Revlon for an everyday routine because it helps my makeup last, but I prefer Monistat for events because it smooths my skin out really well (not as lasting though).
L-R: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach, MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25
The Bobbi Brown corrector I use for my undereyes and I cannot live without using a corrector. I can't seem to just use a concealer on there anymore. And the MAC concealer, nothing much to elaborate there. Fab coverage and I don't find it drying on my skin.
L-R: Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation in Sand Beige, Elizabeth Arden MIneral Foundation in 03
I chose a liquid and a powder foundation because I don't use liquid all the time, and vice-versa for powder. It was hard narrowing it down to one liquid foundation, but I chose this over everything else because of its coverage. I find that if I have no idea what to use, I reach for my colorstay. The Elizabeth Arden is one of my fuller coverage powder foundations (note: it's just medium coverage) so I tend to use it more.
Revlon Loose Powder
Nothing fantastic here, just loose powder that works so I use it. Side-tracking, I'm actually very interested in getting the ELF High Definition Powder (Studio). I've heard it's comparable to MAC's Prep + Prime powder? If you have tried it, let me know!
L-R: NARS blush in Orgasm, I Nuovi blush in Dolly
My go-to blush shades are rather natural coral-ish shades (Orgasm looks pink but really goes on quite peachy-coral). I find that works well on my skintone and suits most looks, pretty no brainer.
ELF Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Luminance
I have been raving about this ever since I got it, plus it's hit pan. I think that speaks for itself.
Majolica Majorca Mascara in Lash Enamel Glamour Neo (the earlier ones)
Right now it's this mascara, but about a month back it would have been Cover Girl Lash blast.
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved
I don't know why but I always find myself going back to this liner. It's not the most smudge-proof (though it does stay on good) or blackest one out there or even the creamiest, but I just have this unexplainable love for it. I've been using this product since I was 16 and this is only my second pencil.
28 Color Palette (from Magical Tannsu)
Probably a cheap inclusion, in the low-blow manner, because it's 28 colors! Logically I should have just chosen a quad or something but I really think that this entire palette should be included. I find that in finals week (in school) where I don't have too much time for makeup. My eyeshadow drawers are often left unopened and I only reach for this during my makeup routine.
Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Natural Nude
I think I have raved and talked about this enough, but I must stress again. This is a great everyday, all-look compatible lipstick. Plus it is quite moisturizing (not lip balm standard!) and very easy to apply.
LA Girl in Beige Delight, Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze in Neverending Nude
Is it just me or do both shades seem to look almost the same? The finish is very different though. The Revlon one is a long-lasting gloss which can be quite drying but great for events if you need to talk a lot, eat or just not have time to touch up your gloss.
Now this is where it gets a bit tricky... because I change my hair shades quite a bit I decided to include what I used for my different hair colors.
Redhead: Canmake Liquid in 01 (I think, either that or 03) and MAC Browset in Show Off
Brunette: Canmake Liquid in 02 and ELF Eyebrow set in Light
And for preparation of (perhaps) going Dirty Blonde in due time....
Canmake Eyebrow Liquid in 01 (or 03?) and Maquillage Eyebrow Wax in 77
Face Brushes from L-R: ELF Studio Powder Brush, Essence of Beauty Foundation/Concealer Brush, KENT Makeup Brush in 11, KENT Makeup brush in 10
Eye Brushes from L-R: Coastal Scents Crease Brush, Mary Kay Signature Blending Brush, MAC 227, ELF Eyeshadow Brush, ELF Blending Brush, Random Craft store brush
Metro Chic from Sephora by OPI
This is fast becoming my favorite and go-to nail polish shade when I don't know what color to paint on. I almost feel like I might need a backup!
And this is my rendition of the tag! Granted it was a little lengthy but if I were to use this to answer your questions I thought it would be fitting to elaborate a little on each segment. This format of doing the tag is inspired by Anonymous Bosch.
I wouldn't be tagging anyone in particular because everyone has already done it, so if you haven't and you are interested to, go right ahead!
Thank you for reading (: