Monday, August 22, 2016

The Ride or Die Makeup Tag: Holy Grail Favorite Products

So today's post is a bit of an impromptu one. I'm not normally one to get sucked into the hype of YouTube challenges and tags, but considering how much I a. love Jaclyn Hill, and b. love talking about makeup, I really couldn't resist. Her energy is so infectious, and pretty much immediately after watching her video I found myself planning to film my own take on the tag.

If you're feeling a little lost, Jaclyn posted a video last week creating a "Ride-or-Die" makeup tag, encouraging everyone out there to share their holy grail, tried-and-true, all-time favorite makeup products of life. A ton of other beauty gurus have joined in on the fun (you can see Tati's video here) and it's been really interesting to see how different (or in some cases similar) everyone's responses have been.

As a word of warning, today's video is a particularly chatty one. With so many products to talk about, and so much love to be shared, I think I got a little carried away. But, if you're still curious to find out what my ride-or-die favorites are, and don't mind hanging out with me for a little bit, keep on reading!

Primer// YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer

Foundation// Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation

BB Cream// IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Skin But Better Skin Perfecting Cream

Concealer// Tarte Shape Tape

All-Over Setting Powder// IT Cosmetics CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

Undereye Setting Powder// NYX HD Finishing Powder

Bronzer// Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil

Blush// MAKE Satin Finish Powder Blush in Geisha

Highlighter// Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Incandescent Light

Brows// Anastasia Brow Wiz

Eyeshadow Palette// Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist's Palette

Eyeliner// Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner

Mascara// Maybelline Lash Sensational (runner up Cover Girl Super Sizer)

Lipstick// Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Fig

Liquid Lipstick// Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Venenzia

Lip Gloss// Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in Life in Photographs

Setting Spray// Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Fixing Spray

Perfume// 0.2 Meet Your Destiny

And of course, if I'm going to sit down and film a video about my holy grail makeup products, it's only fitting for me to show you what they look like in action. Here's the look that I created using all of the products mentioned above, with the exception of the Stila Liquid Lipstick (you can see me rocking this color in yesterday's Instagram post)

Whether you're a fellow YouTuber, a blogger, or even just a die-hard beauty enthusiast, I challenge you to share your own take on the Ride or Die tag using whatever platform you use and love! Some categories can be really tough to narrow down, but I believe in you ;-)

If you do share your own ride-or-die post or video, tweet me the link (@blushingbirdie) so I can check it out! I can't wait to see your favorites.

What are your ride-or-die makeup faves?