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 )

Cyb Mon 20-May-13 20:13:58

Origins Gingzing mascara

YBF brow pencil

Maybelline 24 hr concealer

No 7 Concealer pen

Maybelline cream blusher

Bare minerals loose powder

Any old lippy /gloss

Any old waterproof eyeliner

Not fussed about brand of eyeshadow, as long as colour is okay

Allthingspretty Mon 20-May-13 20:15:51

Aveda damage remedy
Loreal elvive dandruff shampoo (dark blue bottle)
Soap and glory clean on me
Liz earle hot cloth cleanser

JamEyelid Mon 20-May-13 20:19:34

Urban Decay eyeshadows
Urban Decay eyeliners
Hypnose mascara
Nars Sheer Glow foundation

BinksToEnlightenment Mon 20-May-13 20:21:10

Aveda Scalp Benefits

Rimmel Exaggerate eyeliner

Bobbi Brown foundation

Evening primrose oil capsules

Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean face wash

DuttyWine Mon 20-May-13 20:23:19

Double wear foundation

Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner

Benefit brow zings

Urban decay glitter eyeshadow

Plentyoffish Mon 20-May-13 20:23:56

boots simple cucumber cleansing wipes.

Barry M base & top coat in one

collection 2000 24 hr concealer

Spookey80 Mon 20-May-13 20:24:18

Op did you say not cosmetics?
If not, I am really keen on hydralauron at the moment. It is expensive at £25 a tube, but lasts for a good 4months and makes such a difference to my skin, as soon as I run out I think I'll hold off buying for a little while and then I find I really need it.
That's it really!

JazzDalek Mon 20-May-13 20:30:51

Lily Lolo foundation
Angels on Bare Skin cleanser and Ultrabland from Lush
Benefit It Stick, Benetint and Posietint
Dr Hauschka rose day cream
Akoma shea butter

CorrieDale Mon 20-May-13 20:31:54

I don't wear much make up but when I do, it's bare minerals. And benefit nude eyeshadows.

MrsSnow Mon 20-May-13 20:33:52

Kiels factor 50 face moisturiser sun block thingy
Nivea face cream for winter

Urban Decay brown eyeliner

Lancome Definicils mascara (always regret it when I don't, though I hate the price of it)

Benetint (it lasts forever)

New this year - Superdrug Vitamin E oil

newgirl Mon 20-May-13 20:37:23

Body shop eye makeup remover

Waitrose baby bottom butter

Touché éclat

novelsituation Mon 20-May-13 20:39:14

Rimmel Hide the Blemish (ivory)
Rimmel eyeliner pencil (stormy grey)
Dior eyeshadow palettes
Chantecaille lip chic in tawny rose
Lancome Definicils mascara
Bourjois 123 foundation

Nehru Mon 20-May-13 20:39:33

aveda shampoo

never giving up

vitalumiere foundation

MrsBertMacklin Mon 20-May-13 20:40:50

NARS brow pencil in Ipanema, the only brown pencil with no red I've found.
Urban Decay eye primer
MAC cream blushers
By Terry liquid eyeliner pen
Maybelline lipstick in 547 Pleasure Me Red
Maybelline Full 'N' Soft mascara
Burt's Bees tinted lip balms (I think I must have ingested the equivalent of one since they launched)

I have craploads of makeup, but those are the only items I've purchased more than once. Jemma Kidd's brown eyeshadow quad and Bourjois 10-Hour Sleep Effect foundation would be on there, but they were discontinued.

Doshusallie Mon 20-May-13 20:41:16

2000 calorie max factor mascara
Tresemme shampoo and conditioner
Nivea face cleanser wipes
Body shop lipstick
Rimmel blusher

Littleturkish Mon 20-May-13 20:44:18

MAC eyebrow pencil

I can cope with anything as long as I have this!

YoniOno Mon 20-May-13 20:45:38

Clinique stick blushers.

happyreindeer Mon 20-May-13 20:47:09

Max Factor Colour adapt foundation
Boots lemon eau de cologne ..lasts for year
Poundland 2 for £1 eye make up remover pad
Eye dew

happyreindeer Mon 20-May-13 20:48:24

oh abd Cinnibar perfume from October to December every year since 1981

LittleMilla Mon 20-May-13 20:53:08

Laura mercier concealer. Amaze balls

Mac blusher

Max factor falsies mascara.

One of my besties is a beauty editor and I get many a freebie but above is what I'll always buy.

BornToFolk Mon 20-May-13 20:56:14

Lily Lolo foundation

MUA eyeliner. £1 a go but easily the best I've ever tried.

Lozislovely Mon 20-May-13 20:58:32

Clinique lash power mascara

MAC studio sculpt for nights out as good staying power

Bobbi Brown eyeshadows and concealer.

Clarins lip conditioner in 06 - tastes amazing wink

Clarins splendours bronzer

Maraki Mon 20-May-13 21:02:55

Estee Lauder double wear foundation
No 7 pressed powder
Max Faxtor false lashes mascara (so many people think I actually wear false eyelashes when I don't)

slug Mon 20-May-13 21:05:02

Lily Lolo foundation in Blondie
By Terry eyeliners

SgtTJCalhoun Mon 20-May-13 21:07:29

Clarins Hydra quench moisturiser.
Clarins Beauty flash balm.
Garnier BB Cream (light)
White Citrus perfume - bath and body works, so quite difficult to get hold of but I love it.

ggirl Mon 20-May-13 21:10:47

Bioderma Sensibio H20 for cleaning

YSL tient foundation

false lash effect mascara

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 20-May-13 21:14:37

By Terry concealer touché velouté
By Terry foundation
Lancôme foundation
Loreal super liner
Urban Decay eyeshadow
TEsco cream blush
Shavata brow stuff
Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner
Juicy fubes

ifancyashandy Mon 20-May-13 21:14:56

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser
By Terry version of Touché Éclat
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine shampoo & conditioner
Phyto hair oil
Bobbi Brown lip pencil in Ballet
Revlon lipstick in Mauve it Over
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
Liz Earle moisturiser
Liz Earle Night Oil
Essie Nail Polish (a hot coral one)
Eyelash extensions - done monthly
Chanel pressed translucent powder
Bare Minerals bronzer
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Laura Mercier Blusher in Warm Apricot
St Tropez Everyday Sun
Elnette Hairspray
La Roche Posay oil free eye make up remover
Simple toner
Clarins sunglow (or something) primer
Estée Lauder Invisable Fluid Foundation
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner
Benefit eyeshadows
Sanctuary Dry Body Oil
Clarins Hand Cream

I am a make up / product junkie...!

TheBookofRuth Mon 20-May-13 21:17:31

Another vote for Benetint and Benefit Brow Zings. Also Lash Power mascara by Clinique - literally the only one I've ever used that doesn't give me panda eyes. Ooh, and Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey. It's so flattering.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 20-May-13 21:32:18

Things I don't care about, mascara, any old cheap crap will do. And face cream. Just use some shite from Lidl and factor 40 superblock in the day.

Willdoitinaminute Mon 20-May-13 21:39:12

Just bought Dior Jelly Lip Pen and it is brilliant. Enhances natural look. Also Lancôme Vitaluminaire foundation.

Nehru Mon 20-May-13 21:39:46

any old suncream. I agree

wont skimp on mascara or foundation.

islingtongirl Mon 20-May-13 21:46:14

Benefit bad gal mascara (black)
Rimmel dark brown liquid eyeliner
Clarins multi active day cream spf15
Clarins multi active night youth recovery cream
Benefit eye cream (can't remember name off top of head, in little pot)
Laura mercier tinted moisturiser compact in nude
Benefit coralista blusher

Spookey80 Mon 20-May-13 21:46:19

Clinique lash power- only mascara that stays put and doesn't smudge, even on a 12 hour night shift.
Bourgeois healthy mix serum.

moonshine Mon 20-May-13 21:47:06

Urban Decay eye primer

Bourjois healthy mix foundation

Bourjois purple mono eyeshadow (can't remember its exact name - violet?)

Simple Derma Moisturiser

Barry M eye pencils (especially the chubby ones)

YoniOno Mon 20-May-13 21:48:11

GetOrf - surely a decent face cream is important to not get clogged or flaky skin?

QuinnFabray Mon 20-May-13 21:49:36

I have a crap tonne of makeup. Love the stuff. Can't stop buying it. High Street, High End. The things I have repurchased and probably will continue to do so:

Estee Lauder Double Wear
Nars Orgasm Blush
MAC mineralise skinfinish natural powder
Dior Extreme Addict lipstick in Riviera and Plaza
Dior waterproof eyeliner in dark brown
A Korean eyebrow cake powder by Lioelie
MAC spf 50 primer
Maybelline Color tattoo cream eyeshadows in taupe and bronze.
Laura Mercier cake eyeliner in dark brown.

If I could only ever buy these, I'd be happy.

Any old High Street mascara will do. Have preferred them to any expensive one I've tried. Bourjois, Revlon, Barry M or No. 17. Not keen on the Rimmel or Maybelline ones I've tried.

Dumpylump Mon 20-May-13 21:52:20

Nars sheer glow foundation
Nars concealer duo
Mac gel eyeliner - have tried most of the colours, but keep returning to graphite
Chanel mascara
Bobbi Brown shimmer block bronzer/blusher

I have tried just about everything (!) but these are the things I buy over and over again....will give new colours a go, but these are the brands and products I know work for me.

Benefit BadGal mascara in black
MUA eye shadow palettes (so worth the £4 they cost)
MUA pencil eyeliner (best I've tried and I've tried many )
Superdrug Naturally Radiant brightening face and eye creams
Olay face wipes

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 20-May-13 21:57:51

LOADS of my beauty stuff I buy again and again!

Eve Lom cleanser
Dermalogica Ultra-Calming cleanser
Simple soap
Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse
Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance
Body Shop Camomile EM remover
Garnier Caffeine eye roll-on
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Bobbi Brown foundation, and 'touche eclat thingy'
Bobbi Brown bronzer for very pale people (Antigua)
Bobbi Brown gel liners
Clinique Lash Power mascara
8 hr cream
JOhn Freida volumising root spray
John Freida leave in conditioner

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 20-May-13 21:58:44

No, my skin looks fine, cheap night cream and the sunblock for the day.

I don't like thick lash effect mascara, I just want them coloured in, so buy some cheap nonsense like Miss Sporty or Natural Collection or something.

Lizzabadger Mon 20-May-13 21:58:44

Clinique chubby sticks

KnockMeDown Mon 20-May-13 22:01:15

Clinique Super Double Face Powder time and time again!

xigris Mon 20-May-13 22:05:34

Dermalogica skin smoothing cream
Dermalogica daily microfoliant
Dermalogica special cleansing gel
(I love dermalogica!)
Rimmel lip liner in spice (which I think the buggers have discontinued)
Clinique foundation
MAC shroom eyeshadow

ToomuchIsBackOnBootcamp Mon 20-May-13 22:06:49

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, it's on my Xmas list every year, absolute must for me. Like 8 hours sleep in a tube. I like a lot of their skincare but this is the number one, desert island request.

Dior foundation/makeup esp the lip gloss. I bought some for my wedding and was very impressed, when it's finished I will probably buy it again. The foundation lasts ages, by that I mean on the day on my skin, and also the bottle has lasted yonks as I only need a little bit for great coverage. I do like the colours in Mac eyeshadows too (although I only borrow from my friend, haven't actually purchased!)

Aussie hair range. The only stuff that seems to make my hair vaguely tameable.

Crutchlow35 Mon 20-May-13 22:09:18

Chanel no 5.

FoundAChopinLizt Mon 20-May-13 22:11:29

E45 lotion and cream
Wilkos face tea tree face wash
Wilkos hair serum
Rimmel hide the blemish
Boots Naturals mascara
Bourjois eyeliner and cream blush
No7 tinted moisturiser
Tresseme big bottle shampoo
aspirin for facemasks

Nehru Mon 20-May-13 22:11:36

i love having my eyebrows tinted
I look demented for a day ( have it done in the afternoon on a weekend where I am not going out) then it looks AMAZING

so glossy and groomed

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>


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

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

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
Nail polish

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

mac powerpoint eye pencil


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

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.

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
Chanel liquid eyeliner
Guerlin bronzer
Mac Spice lipliner

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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