If I Could Only Keep One – Makeup Tag

So I haven’t been doing tags lately, especially since now I’ve gone down to three posts a week, I’m keen to write about other things. That being said,Β CleiaΒ recently tagged me for this makeup tag! It reminds me of the Ride or Die tag from a while back, and it’s fun to think about which makeup product I would limit myself to “if I could only keep one”.

The gist is, you look in your collection, and if you have more than one type of product, you need to decide which one you’d keep. I won’t be including eyebrow products, concealer, blush, primers or setting sprays in this list, cause I only have one of each of those at the moment.

Okay, here we go.

Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Treasure Box

Okay, so this is cheating a little, since this comes with more than just eyeshadow. But I really do love this palette. I have two Colourpop ones which I’m pretty keen on, but lately, I’ve been coming back to the Tarte one. It has a bigger range, more colours, and it’s pretty high quality, so I can’t see myself separating from it.


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

I’ve used a fair few mascaras up, but I keep coming back to this one. It can cause pretty intense lashes from just one application, so it’s well worth it.


Tarte Double Liner

I keep getting more eyeliners for whatever reason. I do love playing with them, even if I can’t go beyond a basic one (winged liners remain a fantasy). This one from Tarte comes with both a liquid and pencil liner. Both work great, so this seems to be the obvious pick for me!


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London

Okay, so my lipstick collection has grown quite a bit. I mostly have liquid lipsticks. That being said, I like my neutral one from NYX the best still. It goes with any look! While I love a lot of my other ones, this is a staple for me, so it has to stay.


Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick

I still really like Bare Minerals, but I’ve found myself reaching for my Hourglass foundation stick more recently. I can apply it quite quickly in the morning, it has amazing coverage, and I also use less foundation. I went through my previous foundation in around 2 months. But I’ve been using this one for over 2 weeks, and I’ve barely made a dent in it!


Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

I don’t really have that much bronzers, but this one has become my go-to. It smells like coconuts, and the texture is so smooth and buttery! I’ve been using it as a transition eyeshadow quite a lot too.


Becca Shimmering Skin Pressed Perfector Opal

I also don’t have too many highlighters, the ones I do have were when I really got into trying lots of different ones. That being said, this one really is the most incredible. The amount of sheen you get from just one teeny stroke is so beautiful! I just like looking at it.

That’s all for this post! If you guys had to pick just one of these types of products, which would you go with? Feel free to do this tag yourself!


Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
  1. the butter bronzer is my fave as well! such a fun tag πŸ™ŒπŸ»

    1. It’s so good! πŸ˜„

  2. The two faced better than sex mascara is my ride or die, I love it! Great post 😊😊

    1. It’s such an amazing mascara! Thanks for reading πŸ˜„

      1. Of course! You have a new subscriber, love your content 😊

  3. I’m so glad you decided to do this tag Angela!
    I’m not surprised at all that you picked the Hourglass stick after reading your review, it sounds really good! And I love that you chose Becca Opal as well, it’s hands down my favourite highlighter xx

    1. It’s a fun tag! The becca highlighter really is incredible! πŸ€—

  4. The Butter Bronzer sounds awesome apart from the coconut smell, I’m not the biggest coconut fan haha. So glad you’re still loving Opal, the mini size will last for so long!

    1. Haha, you may not be too fond of the butter bronzer then as that smell is pretty strong πŸ˜‚
      I’ve barely made a dent in the mini Opal and I’ve had it for ages now πŸ˜„

      1. Mine looks new and I’ve had it for more than a year. I don’t reach for it daily though πŸ˜‹

  5. I need to try the too faced better than sex mascara it sounds great 😊 enjoyed reading this post xx

    1. It’s definitely a favourite for a reason πŸ˜„

  6. Really want to try that Butter bronzer, but it’s quite expensive especially in Bosnian currency. I’ll have to save up a little bit to get it, but I really want it, as everyone raves about it. xx

    1. It’s awesome! Definitely worth the splurge if you can πŸ€—

  7. I LOVE Better then Sex! It is my fav mascara! <3

    1. It’s amazing for sure!

      1. It is! <3

  8. Nice tags Angela

    1. Thank You!

      1. You are welcome Angela

  9. NYX is just amazing!

    1. They really are!

  10. Another eyeliner I have to try!

    1. Tarte has so many amazing eyeliners! This one is definitely my favourite πŸ€—

  11. I love this tag! I really need to get round to writing my own!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    1. It’s a really fun makeup tag to do πŸ˜„

  12. Love the better than sex mascara too! What a fun tag!

    1. It’s an amazing mascara! πŸ˜€

  13. Thanks Angela for sharing this with all of us. Keep Posting and lots of love from India πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—. makeup Products

    1. Thank you so much for reading πŸ˜„

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