Monday, 17 October 2016

RIDE OR DIE Makeup Challenge

The gorgeous Sarah from Bows & Pleats tagged me to do the JACLYN HILL RIDE OR DIE MAKE UP CHALLENGE and I am SO excited... can you tell?

I know we do monthly favourites but this is a chance to really think about that ONE product we just couldn't live without. You can read Sarah's here and keep reading if you want to know all about my RIDE OR DIE make up products!


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You can read my full review here but this primer has and does it all! It smoothes, hydrates nad helps your make up last and last. There isn't much else the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer could do for you if you asked!


CoverGirl 3in1 Outlast Stay Fabulous has been my HG foundation for three years now and the fact I am yet to find anything better in that time definitely says something. It agrees and matches with my skin perfectly, stays all day and makes my skin look the best it can on any given day. The day I find something better, I will be sure to let you guys know. I have been trialling a lot of high end foundations lately so I'm definitely on the look out for something better! 


I have never used a concealer to be honest. I sometimes highlight under my eyes but I've only ever used a light coloured foundation - tell me your faves! I need a great hydrating one for under my eyes!


Australis Fresh & Flawless! In saying that though this is one of  the only powders I have ever used and I would love to find something I like a little more. I am finding it's not sitting as well on my skin as it used to and I think it's because my skin type is changing.


Flowerchild, Flowerchild, Flowerchild. Have you ever seen anything more beautiful in your entire life?! The formula, the pigmentation, the blendability = perfection, perfection, perfection. I love ALL things Becca so it doesn't surprise me that one of their blushes is my go to!


Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil. Not only does it smell incredible but it is the most belndable bronzer I have ever used! It's perfect for contouring but also perfect for bronzing in Summer when you want that extra sun kissed look!


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You already know it's CHAMPAGNE POP! I'm assuming this will be on so many Ride or Die lists but let's be honest it is amazingly pigmented, looks good on SO many different skin tones and it's made by the highlight queen herself.


I have to make this one a tie between Benefit Roller Lash and the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara. I've only been using the Maybelline one for about a month now but the first time I used it I literally said out loud "Where have you been all my life?". Honestly it is THE best drug store mascara I've ever used and actually comes pretty close to Benefit Roller Lash in terms of impressiveness AND I can't always afford a $42 mascara so I am happy to stick with Maybelline at the affordable price of $21.95. I feel like Maybelline are such Mascara Queens. They make three out of my top five!


Brow products are so miss for me. I often find my perfection in a simple brown eyeshadow from which ever palette I am using at the time. I was recently sent the Booki Brow products which are also powder and the light palette suits me perfectly so I have been using that every day for the past few months so I will chuck that in as a new ride or die product but please let me know if you have any other suggestions!


MAC Velvet Teddy. I feel like this is a little cliche but I honestly get at least one compliment every time I wear Velvet Teddy so I love it! It came in to my life by complete accident when Sarah Bridget left it in my bag after her going away party before she left for England so she said I could keep it. And I am glad I did! P.s who misses her on Insta and YouTube?



Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina. This colour is my life. It's my favourite to wear everyday. The formula is on point and it literally STAYS ALL DAY without flaking! I am definitely looking to pick up more from this line! I just have the one at the moment. 


Has been my favourite since I started blogging in 2016 and it is the Nyx Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee! Such a gorgeous sheer pinky, creamy, peachy colour. It's so natural and beautiful on the lips. Perfect to wear every day!


I don't wear false lashes. Although when I can afford it, I LOVE getting lash extensions, my lashes are pretty long as they are and I haven't made the effort in years to wear false lashes. When I was younger I used to wear them every weekend but I just like the way I look without them better now.If I had to choose a pair I liked the look of best, it would be the Velour Lashes in Carli Lash! They're gorgeous.


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MAJOR instant regret when I de-potted by ride or die eyeshadow palette - Stila In the Light. This palette has served me well for three years now. I so wish I could buy another one and it wasn't discontinued! It has the perfect everything and if you're clever like me, this palette can almost cover you for everything you need for a simple make up look. Eye brows, highlight, eyes, blush. It's just perfect.


Skindinavia Bridal. I've had this same bottle for two years now as I only use it for special occasions as I don't have many issues with make up staying in place but this bottle can have my make up lasting hours and looking flawless the whole time!


I refer to call these my signature scents but I have two! Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb and Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Flowerbomb is more my every day scent and Mademoiselle I pull out for the special occasions.

Please link me your Ride Or Die posts in the comments! I am LOVING reading them all!! <3

Keep smiling!

Tahana xo 


  1. Roller Lash is sooo good, I think it would make it to my Ride Or Die tag too <3

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  2. Champagne Pop is definitely my #1 highlighter, though I think I'd struggle to choose most of the others!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  3. I love reading posts like this, it's a good way to find out what products are the best of the best. My HG highlighter is the Becca Moostone.. and my HG liquid lip, coloupop <3 Jackie - Lipstick, Lattes & Louboutins

  4. Mac pro long wear is probably one of my favourite concealers! Considering you don't wear any maybe the concealer from Nars would be great for you!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

  5. Love Champagne pop and that Maybelline mascara! Great picks!

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  7. If you're looking for a new concealer, a great drugstore one that I swear by is the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous concealer which is a great dupe for the NARS concealers. I also love the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealers but probably not worth the money for you if you don't need them or use it often.

    I also love Stila In the Light!!! I wish they didn't discontinue it. One of my fave palettes ever!!!

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

  8. I see so many of my favourites! Especially Flowerchild blush by BECCA, it's just stunning! Oh and Velvet Teddy by MAC, can't go wrong! x

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