There's been a tag floating around on YouTube called Ride or Die and I wanted to join in. Now some of the makeup categories I honestly wasn't sure what I would include as I only just switched to cruelty free makeup. And all but the Smashbox primer is cruelty free. I could've sworn I saw that they were cruelty free prior to filming/writing this post but upon more investigating they are not. If I were to do the look again, I would use Benefit Cosmetics Pore-fessional primer which is cruelty free. So a lot of favorites I had that I used all the time were not cruelty free. But since switching some products have risen to my all-time favorites and the previous ones have been removed from my collection. As those were nearing their expiration date anyways, I got rid of them but I would have donated them if they weren't nearing that date. I hate to donate something that wasn't in good condition or isn't performing to its best.
To start out with makeup I use Smashbox Foundation Primer as it just makes all my pores vanish and I love how lightweight it feels under my foundation. I always come back to their primer and will repurchase it every time it runs out. However, learning that they are not cruelty free, I would go with the Benefit Pore-fessional as I stated earlier.
Next for foundation if I could only have one foundation for the rest of forever, then I would use Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation. This is super lightweight and very buildable coverage. I use every day I wear foundation. To set the foundation, I use Hourglass Ambient Light Palette. Dim light for all around my face and Incandescent light under my eyes. With the combination of setting powder and foundation, I do not need concealer under my eyes or anywhere else on my face.
Then I contour my face using the NYX Contour and Highlight Palette, but use Urban Decay After Glow in Aura for my actual highlighter. And for blush I use Wet N Wild Blush in Apricot.
Moving onto my eyes, if I had to only keep one product I would have to keep Tarte Tartlette in Bloom palette as it has a large variety of shades but the shade I cannot live without is Firecracker from this palette. The bronze shade just gives me life and I cannot part with it. For eyeliner, I have to go with Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner as this gives me the best eyeliner all day long and I don't have to touch it up. For mascara, I have to go with Benefit Roller Lash.
Going to the brows next, I started to get them shaped and tinted so I don't have to do much with them anymore. One brow is a tad bit off from where it should start so to fill in that gap I use NYX eyebrow pencil. And for the rest I sue NYX Tinted Brow Mascara. I know that's two products but I can't part with either.
Lastly for my lips, if I had to use only one product and shade for the rest of life it would have to be ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick in TooLips.
What are your ride or die products?