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I totally agree!!!! NARS is a well rounded brand lots of fun colors but also full of neutral basics.

My first thought was “Urban Decay” but I don’t dig their foundation so I’d go with Benefit as of now. I like their foundations okay I love Hello Flawless with Some Kinda Gorgeous and their blushes are gorgeous and they have that highlighter and blush thing and I love their creaseless cream shadows and enjoy their lipsticks, so I think Benefit.

Yes! I thought I would definitely be in the minority on this one. I love Benefit. I second everything you mentioned! The only thing is that Benefit is pretty pricey, but I’m a sucker for cute packaging and quirky products.

i have to agree that i jumped to urban decay too, but ive never tried their foundation and i couldnt go for just dinair so my pick would be lancome because its great foundation and other products generally.

MAC for sure. 95% of of the products I use everyday are already MAC, there stuff just works for me and I love it. The only thing I would miss would be Urban Decay Primer Potion.

What Guerlain foundation is your favorite? I am just getting into Guerlain and am taking a liking to their products too! Also I recently discovered this blog and it is fantastic!

What kind of skin do you have Christine? Oily, combo, dry? I’ve been thinking about investing in Parure Gold.

Hmmm this is a tough one!!! I would say I’m torn between MAC, Clinique, and Lancome since I can use the skincare from all lines, and they all do make my favorite foundations..

Definitely Laura Mercier because she has amazing foundations in all forms (liquid, cream, tinted moisturizer, mineral, powder); considering I’ve tried almost 60+ liquid and cream foundations and 60+ powder products, I’d say that Laura Mercier has the most consistently great lineup when it comes to face products; truly unmatched! She has excellent concealers for the face and eyes as well, albeit they are not my favorite, but they are great. She also has a fantastic bronzer for lighter skin tones (Dune Bronze) that I aboslutely LOVE!! Haha I bet you can all tell that I <3 Laura Mercier. Now, if I wore eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lipgloss, lipstick… etc, which I don't, I may not have chosen Laura Mercier, because while all of her products in these respective categories are superb and top notch quality, there really isn't a super wide range of products. For example, the LM collection of eyeshadows, blushes (cream and powder) pale in comparison to MAC's or NARS' collections. In addition, when looking at price/unit (i.e. $150/oz) her products are typically more pricey. They're certainly no Le Metier or Cle de Peau, but they are pretty expensive. But who knows, maybe I would still pick Laura Mercier because while her collection is small, virtually every shade is wearable on a day to day basis. I don't think there are many crazy oranges, neon blues, etc… Guess I'll never know! :]

Agreed! Laura Mercier is beautiful for everyday, so wearable and the eyeshadow/blusher/lip all-in-one palettes/kits are fantastic value IMO.

My answer to this surprised me! I’d pick MAC. I don’t have a lot of MAC stuff right now, and I tend to go for NARS and Urban Decay usually, but MAC has the biggest selection of everything. I’d have an endless number of eyeshadows, blushes, foundation formulas, etc. to chose from.

MAC or Dior! if it was for skincare products I’ll choose Lancome without a doubt but for “makeup products” it’s either MAC or Dior.. I love both of their eyeshadows, lipsticks, and lip gloss/glasses, and blushes. it’s hard to choose one brand!

Laura mercer. Since I’m going to be using it for the rest of my life, the brands line still has to look great on older skin which Laura mercier’s does. Plus her stuff matches and compliments my skin tone nicely. And it’s not as expensive as guerlain which would’ve been my second pick, but it is just too pricy for me to have to buy everything from them for the rest of my life.

Hands down, Dior. Their shadows quads sometimes are lacking but as an overall I can do a full face everyday and be 100% satisfied.

MAC because of their variety…i love urban decay and toofaced but they leave lot of skintones out when it comes to foundation and powder & while MAC might be the most popular brand there is they have a very reasonable price range.

Nyx! i cannot choose Chanel just because they created “Dragon”.
And i don’t choose Fyrinnae because they don’t make red lipsticks like Nyx and Chanel.

I would choose Guerlain for sure. It is the makeup brand I have most of in my collection and that I use on a daily basis. My second choice would be Dior or Helena Rubenstein.

MAC. Most of my makeup is MAC and I haven’t really been disappointed. They have a huge range of colours, there’s always a MAC counter nearby, and their prices are fairly reasonable. And they’re always coming out with new stuff, so I wouldn’t get tired of them!

I’d like to choose a more natural make-up line, but those usually have limited colour ranges and/or products and the quality is hit and miss.

i have the same picks as you! does using it for the rest of my life also include free products and all new collections as well? or brushes? skincare? so many factors…

I’d use inglot quite happily forever though.

I’m loving Chanel foundation right now, so while most of my collection is MAC, I’d still have to go Chanel.

I’d really miss my MAC though.

This is sooo hard!!! I’d pick Laura Mercier for my Foundations, Primer & Tinted Moisturizer. I’d pick NARS for most everything else!!

I’m guessing a wholesaler like TKB doesn’t count? Lol. Oh, God, I don’t know. Illamasqua? Inglot? Ben Nye? Kryolan? I’ll have an answer in five years, ha ha.

I am stuck between Chanel and Nars! All my “base” makeup and lip products are Chanel and everything else is NARS…
Hm…

Probably Jane Iredale – love the foundations, eyeshadows, blush etc are great too. I generally do most of my makeup with this line already anyway, so it wouldn’t be a huge change.

I was waiting for someone to say MUFE..They have HANDS down theeee BEST foundations. I used to be a MAC lover…but all that has changed since I was introduced to MUFE @ Sephora. I really recommend it…Im 100% positive you will not be disappointed!

probably Lancome because of their mascaras (nothing can beat them), eyeshadows (I love the sheerness) and glosses . I thought I would say mac but as much as I LOVE their blushes, glosses, paintpotts etc my most important product is still mascara, so I’ll stick to a brand whose mascara I really love (I’m using it for 15 years now, and no other brand could eveer come close to the results I get with Lancome).

I’d definitely chose MAC! Almost all of my makeup products come from MAC. I’m really into eyes and playing them up, and MAC has a lot of eyeshadow choices.

Probably Guerlain or Dior, lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes every product is nice and confortable for my skin.
But Nars for blushes…it’s not an easy choice !

MAC. I work there, so I often have to do my entire makeup using just that brand, and it works fine! 😉
They have foundations that work for me and eyeshadows/lipsticks/blushes in both super neutral and pretty bright colors. So yeah, definitely MAC ^^,

i have to say estee lauder only because of their doublewear foundation, thats the only foundation i use. but the rest of my make up is mac.

Benefit Cosmetics! I’d be lost without Dallas blush, Rich Beach eyeshadow and the Instant Brow Pencil.

Guerlain for me too. I love their lipsticks, lipglosses, Meteorites, foundations (yet to try Parure Gold) and mascaras, although I’d feel I was a bit restricted for eyeshadows and blushes as they don’t have a huge selection. But I guess I could live with it. 🙂

This is a great question…. I DO NOT use anything other than Mac…. I feel weird if I do.. I actually threw away all my Christian Dior, yet reading the comments it looks as if I’m the only one who sticks with one brand…

NARS definitely! I’ve been collecting their eyeshadow duos and blushes for
the past 7 years now. I’ve also been wearing their Sheer Glow foundation also. It’s my HG!

1st – NARS but I never try his foundation.
safe option – Chanel (nothing amazing but nothing too wrong to me.)

Givenchy. I love all their products, and their skincare is just AMAZING. It has always been my favorite brand, and you can do wonders with their products. If it was only for makeup, then I’d say MAC, because their range of colors is just endless, but their skincare line is very tiny. I’d say Givenchy all the way ^^

i love Bobbi Brown 🙂 i just recently got obsessed with Bobbi Brown and now i can say, you can take away mac, nars or whatever, i could survive with Bobbi Brown products because it’s very “natural-looking” & they have the perfect shades for me & i love her too <3

Mac! all of my HG products are mac and they also have one of the richest product selection.when it comes to skin make up I sometimes want to try different brands-especially high ends but I always come back to mac.I guess I am lucky that their foundations,concealers work great on my skin:)
if I had a second choice,that would be Givenchy.just because they have the prisme libre loose powder,the greatest powder ever!

MAC. This came first to mind if I look at the ratio of MAC products I use to every other brand, but there are several favourites I’d miss dearly!

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner

NARS.

The only sketchy thing would be gel eyeliners and eyeliners. But everything else I would happily live with. 😀

Either MAC (I use their face powder and concealer as well as their lipsticks and eyeshadow) or Urban Decay (their eyeshadow primer is tops in my book).

a few brands spring to mind, but in the end it would be the one which can give me the perfect colour-match for foundation — haven’t found it yet!!!!

I’d choose Dior! I love the foundation, loose powder, blush (all give a refined and poreless look) and the eyeshadow selection is pretty large so I won’t get bored.

If I had the money, Chantecaille.
Seeing as I don’t, Laura Mercier because of the quality of the foundation.
If I had to go down again, I’d say Bobbi Brown because all her lip and eyeshadow colours are great value and wearable every day.

Wow this is a hard question. My first thought was MAC because about 75% of what I own and use is MAC. But then i figured maybe I should use a drugstore brand if I have to get everything in that brand from now on, so then I thought Revlon. But then again, I love MAC too much, so MAC it is!!!

Probably Chanel because they have the nicest quality and I’ve found many products work for me there.

Probably MUFE. I think they are one of the most innovative companies around, they are always coming out with new, different and unique (and effective!) products. They have great foundations and I am in love with their aqua creams!

chanel – from a practical view, i like the whole range: eyes to lips to blush to foundation to skin care to nails. i think i could live with just chanel 🙂

Bobbi Brown! Their foundation go light enough (I’m really fair/Chinese) and matte eyeshadows are my favourite kind of eyeshadows… plus long-wearing eyeliner! =)

MAC! Although that would mean sacrificing my beloved NARS Sheer Glow, I could live with Mineralize SPF foundation for the rest of my life.

A couple of years ago, it would have been Mac, no question. I still like them because of their incredible variety, but it seems like the best formulas always belong to others.

My first instinct is to say MAC ’cause probably 90% of my make-up is already MAC and they always have new fun stuff coming out. But I’ve never liked their foundations. I’d probably say Make Up Forever which I’d have more of if it wasn’t kinda pricey.

MAKE UP FOR EVER.
Seriously I wouldn’t even look at other brands, it’s just crazy how much I love mufe. They’re great! Foundations are the best, eyeshadows beat mac every time, eyeliners are really good…

MAC all the way! I would miss my UDPP and 24/7 liners but MAC’s selection is amazing. They have great colors and good quality products for resonable prices.

I would have to choose either MAC, Chanel or Dior. MAC because of the range and price in comparison to Chanel and Dior. Chanel because I love their foundations and skin care. An Dior just because it’s Dior and I have loved them since I became interested in make-up. My first high-end buy actually was a Dior palette and the Diorshow mascara when I was 15. Diorshow mascara is still my all time favorite mascara! =D

Definitely Urban Decay. The eyeshadows are so velvety and vibrant. They also do the best eyeliners hands down. And the new 24/7 shadow pencils are amazing.

Dior for me. I would miss my MAC eyeshadows and NARS blushes dearly. I just love Dior for foundation, cheek, and lip products and those are my favorite products to use.

Ben Nye or La Femme, I love their eyeshadows, blushes, and various other products and of course, I would try to sneak in a Chanel lipstick or 2.

Hey I was just thinking of Ben Nye, I’d have to try more of their foundations but seriously they make amazing theatre makeup that i wearable daily…

Only one brand for the rest of my life…either Tarte or Laura Mercier. I only have LM’s tinted moisturizer & totally love it. Haven’t tried Tarte’s tinted ones but love their Amazonian blush and eye shadows. So…overall I would have to choose LM b/c of the tinted moisturizer. I need a perfect base and when I get old and saggy her product is perfect.

Physicians Formula. I think it’s funny how everyone immediately mentions all the high end brands. I’m broke and PF is good to my skin.

I thought briefly about NARS but they don’t have a foundation that suits my skintone, even with all the colours they do have, so I had to pass!

Korres! Their tinted moisturizer is amazing, as is their blushes and lip products. I’ve never used a Korres product I didn’t like.

I’ve been wearing MAC for 11 years now…so definitely MAC!!! I think MAC has definitely stood up to the test of time and that can only mean that they are definitely doing something right. In the midst of all these other makeup companies (which are good quality as well), MAC has an amazing track record. What can I say….I’ll always be a MAC addict at heart! =D

Bobbi Brown, without a doubt. I love the makeup and the skincare, they have such great mascaras, shadows, foundations, blush, lipcolor,etc. Who can live without her limited edition palettes!!?

It would have to be Estee Lauder, I use daily their foundation,concealer,powder,blushes eyeliner and mascara aswell as skincare and cleanser! All amazing and work on younger skin types ( not a brand for old grannies) and they don’t break me out!

That’s really hard because brands I like for eyeshadow and lipstick DON’T have foundation that work for me at all in terms of ultra fair.

It’s a toss up between Sassy Minerals and Eve Pearl then.

I guess I’d have to pick Urban Decay. I wear so much of their stuff, and I have several things I wear daily. I’d be a bit annoyed at having to find a new foundation and mascara and only using that line, though. (If I could pick two brands, it’d be UD and Maybelline and I’d seriously be perfectly happy, haha.)

MUFE or MAC since their range it’s quite big haha
I like their foundations and powders.
as well the eyeshadows.

I would use Inglot. I love their stuff… I would miss limited editions by MAC because Inglot doesn’t have limited collections, but their beautiful eyeshadows make up for that…

I would probably pick Revlon, Benefit or MAC because I always find something I love from those three brands. Everytime I go to MAC or Ulta or the drugstore, I never leave without a product from those brands.

That’s a tough one but I’d say either MAC or Makeup Forever since both offer SO much variety in formulations of EVERYTHING – blushes, foundations, powders, concealers, etc. etc., to say nothing of their colour selections

If money were no object; Guerlain or La Metier de Beaute. Since money IS an object; MAC for their variety.

Laura Mercier. Her face products are the best- love Face Polish for exfoliant, love her tinted moisturizer, secret camouflage, secret powder, secret mattefier, etc. I’d miss Dior eyeshadows and my fav Extace mascara, but would make due with LM eyeshadows (african violet, haze, etc) if I had to. And miss my BB gel eyeliners and UD 24/7’s but Laura Mercier hands down. Fun question!

Chanel, because they have both beautiful neutrals and very wearable shades, as well as a few pops of color as well from time to time! Chic, high quality, classic yet on-trend, and who doesn’t love the double-C on their packaging?

That would be so hard! As much as I love MAC, I can’t wear their foundations and I neeeed foundation 😛 So I’m gonna go for Estee Lauder.

Tough pick. I love Mac for eye shadow, blush and lipstick, but their foundations don’t work for me, and the skin finish powder is a definite nightmare as well. I would go with Graftobian. Foundation is a dream, blushes are nice and the powders are out of this world, and the prices are better than MAC.

This one IS hard…I have to say Chanel. The entire product line is do-able for me. Love Nars eyes and blush, Love UD liners, shadows, but I can use and love everything Chanel makes including skincare!

NARS, because they make my favourite foundation and blush. I’d also consider Benefit, because Be Flawless and Coralista are great products.

Normally, MAC, but I hate their foundations, so Lancome or Chanel. Eyeshadows anyone can make, but foundation is an art form.

That’s such a hard one. I want to say Urban Decay but I hate their lipstick and I’m not crazy about their foundations and consealers. Probably it would end up as Laura Mercier.

I am stuck on this one. I would have to say MAC because they have a lot of items that I use but I also love Urban Decay. I love the powder foundation.

Pobably MSC. They have such a variety of products and shades that I know I can always find something to suit my skintone and mood.

Pobably MAC. They have such a variety of products and shades that I know I can always find something to suit my skintone and mood.

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