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Guerlain–a lot of my favorite base products are from Guerlain (foundation, powder, finishing), which are the kind of products I could see myself using a lot and for many years. I’ve also really fallen for some of their limited edition blushes/highlighters. Most of their products are good, even if they’re not my ALL-time favorite every single time, it would be no hardship to use strictly Guerlain. Thank goodness this is hypothetical and I can use forty different brands instead πŸ™‚

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It used to be Giorgio Armani gal, but now I’m an Hourglass believer!
If I should, I could literally put only Hourglass’ products on my face.
Primer, check.
Foundation, check.
Eyeshadow, check.
Mascara, check.
Blush, check.
Any lip products, check.
Finishing powder, CHECKKKK!!! *sorry, I’m obsessed with their ambient light, lol :D*

I think I’ll go with Bourjois. I love pretty much all their products. In my opinion you can’t go wrong with Bourjois!

Make Up For Ever as they hardly ever disappointed me quality-wise. I also find their color ranges pretty large and their brushes excellent.

it would probably be Tony Moly : because I love the tomatox ( I can’t live whithout!) and the bunny and the cat range : all of my base products from the care of my skin to the make up are from this brand ! The shipping from Corea to France is a big weak point… Ok I love the pakaging too : yes i am a girl!!! If the price is not a criterion, it will be guerlain too!

either Inglot or Mac. Just because of their bases & there are enough other products i like & need. But i couldn’t live w/ a brand that has awesome eyeshadows (I’m an addict) but no base i can use.

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That is a really hard question! I have products from several different brands that I can’t see myself living without (I NEED my NARS Smudgeproof, Jane Iredale foundation and Laura Mercier cake liner!), but if I had to use just one brand I guess I would chose MAC just because of the variety and amount of products. I can do both crazy bright and neutral looks with their products. They have put out some really bad LE products lately, but their permanent ones are pretty good, I really love their some of their eyeshadows and blushes.

I love brands like Burberry and Guerlain (amazing quality), but the range of shades is somewhat limited (mostly neutrals) and I can’t use some of their products because of the strong scent. The runner-ups would be Chanel and NARS (mostly unscented and good quality).

100% agree on Guerlain. I first discovered them when I was looking for a new foundation, and I saw how much people loved the Lingerie de Peau. This was before I started following Temptalia (shame on me!), and when I went too look up other reviews of the foundation I not only got sucked into the line but also this fantastic website. And now the lovely ladies at Bergdorf’s Guerlain counter know me (and probably my credit card information) very well at this point!

Hard for me to choose between Clinique and Urban Decay. I love Clinique for basics such as foundation, powders and those great original chubby sticks. Or, Urban Decay since they have daring colors for eyeshades. Ugh, what a hard question!

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This is tough. I would love to say urban decay, but they don’t make a foundation or concealer light enough for me. So, I would have to say Bobbi Brown, purely because that brand has a foundation match for me.

What a tough question! My surprising choice is Giorgio Armani. I guess I feel base product is the most important one of the lot and I can at least get a decent match. Also, Armani quality is consistently excellent. So happy this is purely hypothetical.

I have been wanting to try Guerlain for a while now. If you had to choose one product as a good intro into the brand what would you choose? FYI I’m not a big lipstick person. Thanks for any suggestions!

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I like their foundations (Lingerie de Peau, Parure GOld, which was recently discontinued), finishing powders (Pressed Meteorites or original Meteorites, which are in pearl shapes). I also like Les Voilettes, which is a skin-colored loose powder. Their new nail polish is excellent, too!

Given some thought, I’d have to go with NARS. Love their face products. Love their lip shades. Their eyeshadows can be hit or miss, but a little research will help avoid the pitfalls. Just a generally good brand all around.

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