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puffinface Mon 03-Nov-14 11:42:00

I am always interested to know what people buy again and again. I get super bored of products and normally cant wait to buy something shiny and new so it takes something special (or something boring, but that actually works) for me to repurchase. My staple purchases are:
Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer: So cheap, and better than anything I've ever used.
Una brennan cleansing oil: Melts makeup off and feels much more luxurious than the price tag suggests
La roche posay effaclar face wash: Great as part of a second cleanse and gets my face squeaky clean. I have spot prone skin and this doesnt irritate it at all.
Veet facial wax strips: Unfortunately I have a need for these, but they work great. I had bleached before but these are so quick and faff free, and now I only need to use them maybe once a month because the hair regrowth is minimal. A pack lasts forever, is cheap and super effective.
Rimmel stay matte powder: Cheap (notice a trend?) nice finish and keeps my face shine free.
Revlon colourstay: I am still on the hunt for my HG daytime foundation but the darker colour in this foundation is beautiful as a "going out" foundation for when Im all tanned up. Great airbrushed finish and it looks polished while still being fresh and not caked on. (Unfortunately the light colour not so much, its a much thicker formula)
St Tropez Tan mousse: Easy to use, nice finish and a bottle lasts a long time (I only use it for nights out)
Sally Hanson Tan: I have been buying this for yeeeaaars. Nothing makes my bare legs look presentable bar this. I love the lightest colour, really takes the corned beef look away (Im Irish!) without looking orange.
Palmers cocoa butter: I use this after Ive shaved my legs. Its super moisturising and I love the smell. A bottle lasts me about a year. I have been buying this for at least 10 years!
So what are your beauty repurchases? Do you love or hate anything on my list, or do you have any products that are better than mine (I still like shiny new things as I have said before!) grin

SuperFlyHigh Mon 03-Nov-14 11:46:37

I repurchase either Garnier new shampoos (forget proper names) with the oils etc OR (which are better but more £££ Tigi Oatmeal shampoo and conditioner.

Imperial Leather new luxurious body washes

will go back to Avene moisturiser even though ££ for me

L'Occitane Angelica Spf40 sun cream

L'oreal highlighter for undereyes

Radox bath foam (anything else unless you spend ££££ is rubbish)

other than that I'm like you I chop and change so easily

Lottapianos Mon 03-Nov-14 11:48:52

I have to try that Collection concealer, ive heard so much great stuff about it!

I love trying new products OP but the ones I repurchase are:
Astral cream - can't imagine how any moisturizer could be better for my skin
Nivea( dark blue pot) - as a night cream
Bioderma SPF 50 - light but moisturising and doesn't irritate my eyes
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation - medium coverage, lasts well, looks great on my pale skin and costs under a tenner
Body Shop shower gels- good price and smell divine
Soap and Glory body scrubs - ditto

puffinface Mon 03-Nov-14 12:17:44

I have actually never tried nivea cream, Im aware that must make me some kind of freak, I might consider that or astral as my new moisturiser, Im not overly fond of the one I have. Do you find these react at all to oils or makeup/primer? My night routine involves wash, toner, cream to prevent my skin going to pot, moisturiser and then either kiehls midnight recovery or kiehls biological exfoliant. I find some moisturiser can "ball up" with the oils on top, even if I wait ages. Ditto with primer in the morning.
Superflyhigh just reminded me of another repurchase: soap and glorys facial spf. Its spf 50, really lovely going on and goes matt (I have found others to be super greasy or shiny before) This doesnt irritate my skin and dries really quick making it great before makeup. Love it and the wee bottle lasts months.

DidoTheDodo Mon 03-Nov-14 12:20:30

Nivea moisturisers and MAC Studio Fix Foundation.

CoconutAmericano Mon 03-Nov-14 12:32:15

Mac studio fix foundation. I have been wearing this for at least 7 years now. Occasionally i try samples of other foundations or even buy the odd cheaper foundation but i always return to mac. For me, it's the best.

Benefit benetint. Love it on the apples of my cheeks. A little goes a long way and i only have to replace it annually.

La roche posay factor 50 face sun cream. No white cast, no pilling, great make up base.

Deathraystare Mon 03-Nov-14 12:51:13

Love Astral (prefer it to Nivea somehow). But only use it when skin is really dry. Used the lighter cream in summer.

Rimmel eyebrow pencil - getting harder to find here -only have small superdrug and small Boots. Never any eye brow pencils in stock - possible block buying by the sharpie brow set. Damn then.

Often go back to Anne French cleansing milk.

Only use 'wash and go' shampoo now. Even though I have itchy irritated scalp. I tried all those no nasties but still my scalp itched. Wash and go suits because that is exactly what I do. I don't faff around with hair products and as my hair is short I do not need super conditioning (oily hair) so having an all in one shampoo suits me fine!

Love love love the Soap and Glory sugar crush body wash and body scrub. Yum!

Liking Superdrug radiance range and the B range too - cleansers, face cream etc. Vitamin E range as well.

Loving Cien face Intensive anti wrinkle cream said to have Hyaluronic acid, vitamin e and UV Filter. All I know is it goes on lovely and smooth and skins in. Can never remember if it is Aldi or Lidl!!!

Love Bourjois foundations and Revlon colorstay is great and a repurchase.

Rimmel nail polish and like the lipsticks (and gloss).

Loved Palmers cocoa butter in the past (and Neurogena body oil with sesame). Now use Garnier beauty oil (smells lovely) and Garnier hydralock body lotion and the green bottle which I think is 7 day. Would deffo repurchase the Garnioer body oil and one of the lotions.

Bots traditional skin care -Glycerine and Rosewater. Dabbed on before moisturiser. Lovely. Suddenly remembered it from long ago. Love their traditional cold cream too.

Very pleased with some MUA make up and will repurchase the eye palettes and lip pencils. Some great lippies too.

Deathraystare Mon 03-Nov-14 12:55:33

Also love the natural collection from Boots - no surprises in their eye shadows and most lipsticks are quite light but absolutely fine. Love the rasberry shade and the brown eyeshadow. There mascara is very cheap and would give it 5 stars but not 100% waterproof (is more water resistant). Still like it though. Not for thos of you that want screeching clashing colours and fake looking lashes but if you are looking for a very cheap item of make up why not have a nosey!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Nov-14 13:15:54

Loreal shampoo and conditioner
No7 mascara
Wilkos mascara and eye liner and nail polish
Nivea cream
Bare minerals bisqueconcealer
Aloe products from the bodyshop
Loreal lip glosses and lip sticks
Revlon colour stayfoundation

atticusclaw Mon 03-Nov-14 13:21:47

Eve lom cleanser - I know its expensive but it makes real difference to my skin.

Similarly Image skincare, particularly the vital C serum and the spot stuff. The spot stuff is amazing. Tiniest bit on an emerging spot makes it disappear overnight.

Max Facor Aqualash - the best since I was 16. I need fibres in my mascara

PrimalLass Mon 03-Nov-14 13:43:27

Clinique Moisture Surge Mask

I can't be without this. I use it twice a day (sensitive, dry skin).

Petal02 Mon 03-Nov-14 13:44:18

Clarins Double Serum

Corn Silk Loose Powder (my life depends on this!)

Practically anything by Clinique

Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch

Nivea in dark blue pot

Boots own brand cucumber face wash

Chanel No 5 (reminds me of my wonderful late Mum, and of Christmas)

Bohemond Mon 03-Nov-14 13:59:51

Clarins hand cream
Bliss body butter lemon and sage - buy it from TK Maxx
Nuxe honey lip balm
Redken clarifying shampoo and conditioner (pale blue bottle)

PeppermintInfusion Mon 03-Nov-14 14:21:56

Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner- there are good cheaper brands that I buy when skint but none have quite as good a consistency as the BB one.

Hydraluron- really notice the difference when I stop using it.

Dermalogica skincare - ££ but lasts ages

Soap and Glory body scrub & lotion- haven't found a better exfoliator

thesaurusgirl Mon 03-Nov-14 14:34:07

Eucerin 10% Urea body lotion, really not sexy but nothing works better on winter shins.

Boots baby wipes, use them for everything, including cleaning my flat blush.

Aquaphor, also from Eucerin.

Paula's Choice Clear 2% salicylic exfoliator, have used this for years and it's pretty amazing for keeping zits under control.

Touche Eclat. I try a new undereye concealer every month as I still haven't found the perfect one, but this is always in my make up bag.

Jane Iredale mineral powder foundation. Transformed my PCOS afflicted skin.

Mac Studio Fix powder foundation. Easier to use than Jane Iredale but gives me spots so handbag kit only.

Bobbi Brown blush in tawny. Only blush I own or need, now used it for nearly twenty years. My desert island product.

Clinique Black Honey lip gloss. Not sticky or jammy, lovely lips-but-better colour.

Urban Decay 24 - 7 eyeliner in Stash, a brown green gold, sounds awful but it's incredible on.

Lancome Definicils mascara.

Lancome Bi-Facil eye make-up remover.

Kerastase Bain Satin shampoo, Masquintense conditioner and Nectar Thermique leave in conditioner.

Biona Coconut oil. I cook with it and use it as eye cream and hand cream, and use it for oil pulling. Another desert island product, though it gave me big zits when I tried it on my face and as a hair conditioner.

ShinyToyBuns Mon 03-Nov-14 15:13:16

Soap and Glory body scrubs and lotions, amazing stuff!

Aqueous cream for facial cleansing

Aldi Lacura face cream

Coconut oil for literally everything, hair, skin, nails etc

Seche Vite topcoat, I can get 2 weeks out of a pedicure using this!

L'Oréal Volume Million mascara, if you like the wide eyed big lashes look this is the one.

Collection lasting perfection concealer

L'Oréal Mythic Oil, amazing stuff gives hair beautiful smoothness and shine, aids blow drying too.

Osmo Intense Repair treatment, Iv bleached hair and this stuff keeps it in tip top condition.

Barry M nailpolish, all colours, brilliant wear and coverage.

Clinique Chubby sticks, lovely daytime finish, nice colours, my favourite is Wopping Watermelon, makes my lips look really soft and smooth.

HD Brows powder in Bombshell, gives my brows a natural fullness and colour without the sharpie look!!

L'Occitane hand creams, they are the only thing that helps my hands survive winter.

Schwarzkopf Bonacure Colour Freeze silver shampoo, keeps my blonde bright and not brassy.

Fabulassie Mon 03-Nov-14 18:35:11

Well, I've bought No 7 Foundation (Protect and Perfect) twice and will probably buy a third bottle. It's no HG, but I do come back to it after trying others. (Then, again, I will probably try Mac Studio Fix next.)

I will likely rebuy Max Factor mascara - I forget the name, but it's something like Fake Lash Effect.

There's a particular Revlon eyeshadow that I've re-bought but that's just because it happens to be four exact shades I use a lot.

I've worn some of the same perfumes for years: Chanel Coco, Opium, Shalimar, and Mitsouko.

For the most part, though, I keep moving on to new, shiny things.

Shop Mon 03-Nov-14 19:22:18

I love trying new products but always repurchase

Decleor neroli balm - great on breakouts & helps blackheads

Alpha H liquid gold & microcleanse face scrub

Liz Earle cleanse & polish - not my hg cleanser but always have some in.

Bravura Hylaronic serum - makes a massive difference to fine lines & doesn't clog pores

Dermaflannel - just awesome! Haven't needed to repurchase as yet but defintly will

Ultrasun face 30 - once a day protection, doesn't clog pores and is fab under makeup

LabradorMama Mon 03-Nov-14 19:37:00

Emma Hardie cleansing balm - nothing makes my skin feel cleaner and it seems to have really brightened my complexion since I started using it a couple of years ago. I rarely wear foundation now

Lancôme Hypnose mascara - best I've ever found

Alpha H Liquid Gold

Moroccan Oil - I couldn't bear to be without it, my hair is just a knotty mess if I don't use a pump on it before drying

TheWordFactory Mon 03-Nov-14 19:44:12

Clarins Flash Beauty Baume

YSL Touche Éclat.


Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer.

Benefit Lemon Aid.

John Freida hair products for blondes.

carlywurly Mon 03-Nov-14 19:46:35

I was thinking about this the other day. My staples are

Bare minerals foundation compact - couldn't get on with the loose stuff.
Clinique mascara - that little one you get with their freebie sets
Body shop baked bronzer
Aveda bleu shampoo
Soap and glory scrub - fab. I have no bumps on my upper arms at all since using this
Benefit coralista powder
Body shop body butter
Clinique facial soap cleanser
Clinique take the day off make up remover


Radox and Badedas

Soap and Glory foundation in The Fairest of Them All and lipsticks in Mantrap and Perfect Day

Lancome Definicils mascara or Max Factor 2000 calorie mascara

Beauty Flash Balm (but think I'm going off it as I get older so prob won't repurchase when this one runs out)

And I haven't re-bought yet but am just about to - Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive night and day creams

OttiliaVonBCup Mon 03-Nov-14 20:31:48

Clarins Oils for face and body
L'Occitane Divine Cream - hate the name though
La Roche Posay Serum

StrawberryMojito Mon 03-Nov-14 20:44:52

Lancôme teint idole foundation
Superdrug vitamin e body scrub
Dermalogica total eye care
Max factor mascara- my favourite is lash extension but I think they've discontinued it.
Dior addict perfume (as a night out perfume)

Mintyy Mon 03-Nov-14 20:49:35

Body Shop cammomile eye makeup remover

Body Shop aloe vera moisturiser, day and night

Clinique Aromatics perfume

I have been buying Nesti Dante soaps for the past couple of years, rather than shower gel. Love them.

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