Latest

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What is Your Favourite Make-Up Brand Ever?

What is Your Favourite Make-Up Brand Ever?

I am a huge make-up fan/collector/wearer/whatever you want to label it but I do have a handful of favourite brands; select companies that I find myself constantly throwing money towards should a new collection land, and forever forgiving any dud products. It's acceptable to have a favourite, well unless it is a child (a child that isn't me that is).

In case the above photograph doesn't quite offer a large enough clue, I am indeed a MAC girl - through and through. There was a time, not so long ago that I literally purchased every collection released and lived for the first Thursday of every month - often referred to as MAC day. Through fear of bankruptcy, I have scaled back my MAC spending habits; to be blunt one of everything from every collection going was becoming excessive and wasteful. Nowadays I can visit my local MAC counter without worry of having to sell a kidney to afford my haul, rather I pick up the odd piece from the new collections and tend to gravitate towards the MAC core collection - really can you ever have too many MAC lipsticks?

What is Your Favourite Make-Up Brand Ever?

I guess the real reason I am such a hard core MAC fan is partly due to quality (there are far more hits than misses) and of course good, old fashioned nostalgia. My local MAC counter was my first real taste of the upper end cosmetic spectrum and a gateway into the world of beauty halls. I can still recall my first MAC purchases: MAC Creme d' Nude Lipstick, MAC Dollymix Blush and MAC Scene Eyeshadow - I'm not really sure what look I was going for but apparently I was all about pale nude lips, bright pink blush and of course a wash of cool grey eyeshadow. Sexy. The trio of black encased products were made all the more special as I had saved up and purchased them on my own like a real grown up, or so I thought at least.

I do hasten to add that there are several beauty brands that I adore and enjoy just as much, the main difference is I don't really follow their every move and tend to dip in and out of their collections - opposed to once circling and noting down MAC launch days. MAC Rihanna anyone? Good Lord that spate of lipsticks and powders near enough ended me.

So tell me what is your favourite beauty brand and why?

Products and items that are featured on The Sunday Girl may have been sent for consideration of feature, or may be items that I have purchased myself. Regardless all opinions expressed on this site are of my own and honest. Any sponsored content will be clearly marked, you can read my full disclaimer here at any time.

25 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am also a Mac girl but recently I have slightly moved over to Kiko...their lipsticks are amazing! Plus the packaging is rose gold, I'm slightly obsessed. Please check out my blog http://charlottelouisesales.weebly.com x

    ReplyDelete
  3. I find it so hard to chose my favourite makeup brand! I'm an avid lover of so many drugstore products as well as high-end (it's a struggle). Mac is such a fantastic brand and am always surprised how good their formulas are. xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  4. It's so hard to choose just one, but my favourite would have to be Nars. For me, they have a consistently high quality throughout their whole product line, from foundation, to cheek, eye and lip products. There isn't one item I've tried that I haven't loved!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

    x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oooo so difficult!! I feel like I don't really have one because I like so many things from various brands and each brand has their own hit and misses!

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love so many (affordable and high end) but I have the biggest soft spot for Bobbi Brown. I love having a good old look and play at the counter...the products are always so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love so many different brands for different types of products but I would have to say my overall favourite brand would have to be YLS everything is always so beautifully packaged

    Lizzie | Beaute.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I think my favourite would have to be Bobbi Brown just because everything in her range is simply stunning! I love the limited addition releases BB bring out each season and her packaging is also super swoon-worthy! Bobbi's makeup brushes are also some of the best I have used so BB is a great allrounder for me! BB also seems to one of very few brands that cater for us pale gals so even more brownie points head her way for that!

    Katrina | www.katrinadoesbeauty.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  9. 100% MAC. I am a MAC girl. I justify it by saying I can "Back to mac" them, so its fine right? the more I buy the more I can return and get a new lipstick... I know it makes no sense, but it makes me feel better.

    They are just dependable. You know if you buy something from them its going to be good, plus the limited edition ranges are just so pretty.. must have them all.

    They are the most wellrounded too, base, eyeshadow, lipsticks... all good. I need to get over my MAC obsession.

    On this note my blog post today is on my completed MAC Palette!
    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  10. Definitely Charlotte Tilbury... it's expensive but I own 90% of the collection and it's so worth it!

    www.makeupmusicbooks.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm with you - I'm a mac girl. I love their stuff so much, the range of colours is incredible, and I like the way most of their products work. Although I am not a mad fan of their mascara, I prefer BeneFit's "They're Real", but I think the majority of my most-used make up is from mac. Love the stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I must be the only girl on the planet not to love MAC eyeshadows in fact i really quiet hate them... i think ive been spolit by makeup geek which in my opinion are far superior. Dont get me wrong MAC pro longwear concealer is my holy grail and id swop a non essential organ for a MAC blush if needed (cream ones are my FAVE) but ive never got into the MAC i shadows :( xx

    www.abyandarthur.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've never tried mac but have always wanted to! My favorite is Mary Kay. It was my first real makeup and everything to me is just a great quality!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Mine would have to be By Terry because their eye products are sublime.

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  16. I do love Mac products but lately I've become obsessed with Too Faced due to their chocolate collection plus their melted lipsticks, I find all their products to die for!

    Just Little Things xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. Armani and Suqqu. To my surprise, brands that I used to collect and bought every LE item - Chanel, Dior, Tom Ford, Burberry, Chantecaille, By Terry are actually not as liked and used as they are hyped about. If I could do it all again, I would only buy Suqqu and Armani and save $$$$$. I find that these two do the best understated, elegant, blendable, soft look. Occasionally, other premium brands also make a beautiful product that is easy to use, but less consistently.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm loving Kiko Milano recently, every product I have bought I have loved and you can't beat the price! Such good quality, for such a little price!
    www.missamyguest.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  19. Mac all the way. Great quality and brilliant colour choice. I too used to buy lots of each collection but in the end every peach blush started looking the same. I enjoy what I have now and shop my stash. Only something totally unique will I splurge on nowadays. X

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love MAC, but for some reason, YSL has my heart ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

    ReplyDelete
  21. Definitely MAC and Maybelline. MAC definitely for their eyeshadows and lipsticks and Maybelline for their foundations and concealers!

    Mac & Mascara blog

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is easy for me: MAC all the way! I find that MAC is just the most consistent brand. While some brands excel in different areas (Maybelline and their mascaras, Urban Decay and their eyeshadows etc) I find that MAC is the most consistent and has quality in each product it sells. x

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm an Illamasqua devotee. Sure, some of the colour schemes can be a bit wacky, but the Glamore lipsticks are SO opaque, powder blushes are dreamy, Skinbase is my ride or die foundation even with my oily skin, matte veil is divine, and I'm yet to use a nail polish which chips after less than a full week. Oh, and they're cruelty free! What's not to love!

    ReplyDelete
  24. MAC, CHANEL and Laura Mercier, possibly Urban Decay as well they are all pretty good! xx

    The Girl From the North

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment, I read each and every one!

However if you need a more direct answer or have a question, do feel free to contact me via Twitter @TheSundayGirlUK or drop me an email at thesundaygirlblog(at)yahoo.co.uk

Thank you!