What's your Beauty Must Haves that you buy again and again and cannot be without.?

(80 Posts)

I was sorting through my cosmetics and thought "There's nothing here that I would go out purposefully to buy again"

Face-creams, cleansers I've bought over and over. I've ordered new ones when I've got near the end.

But not cosmetics.

What makes you want to buy repeatedly?
(Might steal ideas grin )

TigerseyeMum Mon 20-May-13 22:11:47

Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturiser.
Laura Mercier eye shadow creme in pewter.
Dermalogica - precleanse
Neals Yard Beauty Sleep

Mascara - Boors No7 sensitive is as good as expensive brands IMO.

FoundAChopinLizt Mon 20-May-13 22:12:09

Forgot PizBuin suncream.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 20-May-13 22:12:41

I am too scared to go down that Harpo Marx route.

Nehru Mon 20-May-13 22:15:55

and its HOW BAD for day 1 = christ. terrible. that was saturday afternoon and today they look amazing.

will last a few weeks

MadBusLady Mon 20-May-13 22:17:30

<marks place for splurge>

Baaaaaaaaa!

bonzo77 Mon 20-May-13 22:20:07

Carmex.
Lancôme hydrazen cream.
Rimmel liquid eye liner.
OralB electric toothbrush.
NARS copacobana stick thing.
Clinique powder blush.
(Those last 2 are about 10years old though, and going strong).
Exfoliating gloves
Mitchum antiperspirant.

ggirl Mon 20-May-13 22:24:17

agree eyebrow dyeing is fab ..........so pissed off I have become allergic to the bastard dye

cocolepew Mon 20-May-13 22:30:42

L'Oreal tubes mascara

Nehru Mon 20-May-13 22:33:15

all of them ggirl? i just was looking on amazon at DIY kits ( not that brave yet) and one review said she wasnt allergic to that one

ggirl Mon 20-May-13 22:33:54

really??
will have a look

ggirl Mon 20-May-13 22:34:40

i used to use dylon eyelash dye
too scared to try it now after horrendous reaction at salon

BinksToEnlightenment Mon 20-May-13 22:38:12

I would add NARS Super Orgasm, but I've only ever had to buy one. I wear it every day and don't find it at all too glittery. To think I was almost warned off it!

Also Dream Cream by Lush. It's just the good shit. And you get a mega big pot of it.

Laura mercier silk creme foundation
Mac careblend powder
Mac well dressed blusher
Mac angel lipstick
Mac satin taupe eyeshadow
Bobbi brown bikini pink lipstick

worried90 Tue 21-May-13 03:30:09

Urban decay potion primer (eye)
MAC sumptuous olive eye shadow
BareMinerals rose radiance blush
Maybelline gel liner
Dermalogica micro exfoliant
MAC wood winked eye shadow
Asda brow pencil

noviceoftheday Tue 21-May-13 07:11:07

These are the things that immediately get replaced as at the age of 40, I finally have a combination of things that make me look good and look better now than I did 20 years ago, both with make up on (I now have a good combination of stuff that actually suit me and if i look like a clown, i take it off) and without (I have better skin which is rarely dry and I rarely spotty, a real change from the past where I seemed to oscillate between the two):

Kiehls papaya and pinapple facial scrub
Liz Earle cleanse & polish
Kiehls creme d'elegance repairteur (autumn/winter months)
Liz Earle moisturiser for combination skin (spring/summer)
Liz Earle toner
Nars SPF 15 primer (now prefer this to mac)
Nars matte foundation (now prefer this to all the various mac ones I have used over the years)
Nars long lasting eyeliner (recent convert to this)
Mac blushers (recently experimented with nars and decided that was an expensive mistake)
Mac eyeshadows (I have about 20 of them!)
Body shop Shea butter body butter
L'occitaine Shea butter body butter
L'occitaine body butter foot cream
Mac prep & prime for eyelashes
Mac prep & prime for lips

Things I am not wedded to:
Lipsticks and lip glosses
Lip balms
Mascara (although currently using a magazine freebie that's very good!)
Shower gels
Perfumes
Nail polish

Nehru Tue 21-May-13 07:14:39

mac powerpoint eye pencil

AYMAYZING

ItsintheBag Tue 21-May-13 08:09:13

Rimmel- Hide the blemish,
2000 calories mascara Max factor.

Eliza22 Tue 21-May-13 08:33:35

The only items I've bought a second (some, a third) time...

Mac Brit Wit cream blush
Clinique Soft Bloom lippie
Lancôme Hypnose Mascara

And Roc anti-wrinkle creams.

teaandthorazine Tue 21-May-13 16:47:41

Benefit Boing concealer
Benefit Dandelion blusher
Vaseline Rosy Lips
Astral moisturiser
Pure jojoba oil from Holland & Barrett

Are Mac eyeliners as good as Urban Decay?

And do I need Benefit Boing, or can I get something better/cheaper?

CecyHall Tue 21-May-13 18:35:23

Soap and Glory Feel Good Factor face cream

Barry M lash modelling mascara

CND sticky nail base

QuinnFabray Tue 21-May-13 18:51:00

Yes, I love the Barry M Lash Modelling mascara. I've repurchased that. And the Boots 17 Va Va Voom. Both better than any Dior or Guerlain mascara I've tried, and a quarter of the price.

DXBMermaid Tue 21-May-13 19:00:44

Always:
Paradontax mineral toothpaste
Mitchum anti perspirant
Dermalogica eyecream with spf
Khiels Abyssine cream spf 23
8 hour spf 50 sun cream
Paul Smith Roses eau d'parfum
Aveda Shampure shampoo and conditioner
Clarins eye make-up remover

Cosmetic wise I would/have replaced:
Nars Orgasm blush
Bobbi brown BB cream spf 35
Boujours eyeliners
Chanel illusion d'ombre eyeshadows

Still searching for the perfect mascara, lippy and conceler. Also haven't found the perfect facewash yet.

Dawndonna Tue 21-May-13 19:03:46

I have just ordered the Nars eyebrow pencil in Ipanema. I have alopecia, and hate all the red/brown pencils. Thank you MrsBertMacklin

Dawndonna Tue 21-May-13 19:04:40

Oh, and I would not be without Roche de la Posay moisturiser or my Caudalie perfume.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now