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

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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 )

Re the S&G concealer - does it smell weird or was that just the tester I tried?

madmomma Tue 21-May-13 20:01:49

mac eyebrow pen & eye pencils, loreal mascara, chanel eyeshadows

Circaea Tue 21-May-13 19:31:08

I buy a lot of stuff once, but these are on repeat:
Trilogy rose hip oil
Maybelline Full n Soft mascara
Chanel No 5
By Terry Light Effects foundation (my skin only better)
Stila pomegranate crush lip stain (my lips only better)
Chanel Base Lumiere primer

This thread could be expensive- in still looking for quite a few 'perfect for me' products, and now I have more candidates!

Birdies Tue 21-May-13 19:08:19

Great thread OP, though I will prob now go and buy a load more products I don't need smile

My list:

Soap & Glory Kick Ass concealer (I'm pretty sleep deprived but people act surprised when I say that - I'm sure it's due to this which beats touche éclat and others hands down IMO)

Rimmel eyeshadow pencil in brown

Nivea oil free daily moisturiser

Max Factor Facefinity Compact foundation in natural - perfect colour for me and perfect powder

No 7 Intelligent colour foundation - just because I like the smell and consistency

Avon eye cream (can't remember what it's called but has a cream in one half and a gel in the other). Now use this in place of the more expensive Clinique All About Eyes

Mominatrix Tue 21-May-13 19:05:06

My makeup routine is quite boring - pretty much the same for the past 20 years!

Mac "O" lipstick
Chanel Nude Eyebrow Pencil
Benetint
Chanel liquid eyeliner
Guerlin bronzer
Mac Spice lipliner

Probably time for a makeover, but I just can't be arsed.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Are Mac eyeliners as good as Urban Decay?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

mac powerpoint eye pencil

AYMAYZING

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

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

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

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.

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

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

really??
will have a look

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

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

L'Oreal tubes mascara

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

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

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.

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