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What are your absolute must have beauty products?

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stumblymonkeyremix Sun 26-Mar-17 11:39:42

I haven't bought any new beauty products for a while but I'm going to buy some new mascara online later (probably Benefit roller lash).

I fancy treating myself to another couple of bits and wondered what everyone's must haves are for inspiration?

VintagePerfumista Sun 26-Mar-17 13:37:00

Skincare rather than makeup, though am a junkie for both. (and of course, perfume)

Repeat purchases are L'Occitane Divine Cream, Astral blue pot, Body Shop Chamomile cleansing butter, Liz Earle C/P, Olay anti-wrinkle acid toner, Carmex lipbalm.

Repeat makeup purchases: Maybelline Dream Satin liquid foundation (have, in my collection, Chanel Les Beiges, Chanel Perfection Lumiere, Dior BB Nude, Armani Lasting Silk, Clinique Laser Repair, but the only re-purchase so far has been the Maybelline. (the Armani may well be though, it's a bit good!) powder- Clinique superpowder compact. Been using it for donkey's years.

CantChoose Sun 26-Mar-17 13:59:47

Estée Lauder double wear, I have all three varieties!
Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream as overnight lip balm.
Liz Earle C&P.
Lancôme hypnose mascara.
I'm never without these in my stash :D

dinosaursandtea Sun 26-Mar-17 15:48:53

Smashbox Photo Finish gel primer. My makeup lasts FOREVER.

Gingernaut Sun 26-Mar-17 15:53:28

Sunscreen. I burn on cloudy days. sad

RedMetamorphosis Sun 26-Mar-17 15:56:12

I base it on things that I have re-bought multiple times.

Make up:
Urban Decay One and Done
Armani Luminous Silk
Bobbi Brown bronzer
Bobbi Brown eyebrow pencil in Grey
Shu Uemura eyelash curlers
Maybelline mascara - the pink one with green lid. I've been using this for 14 years.

Alpha H cleanser
Clinique Take the Day Off Balm
Clarins Blue Orchid oil
Origins green moisturising mask
Nivea Daily moisturiser.

Toner-wise I flick between First Aid Beauty, Nip & Fab and Pixi.

GladAllOver Sun 26-Mar-17 15:56:40

Ditto. Sun factor 50. Don't even possess a lipstick - last one dried out!

knowler Sun 26-Mar-17 15:58:17

The Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow pallets are gorgeous especially uptown girl.

stumblymonkeyremix Sun 26-Mar-17 16:00:25

Fab, thanks, I shall take a look through all of these later and let you know what I end up purchasing!

treaclesoda Sun 26-Mar-17 16:00:47

Peaches and Clean cream cleanser. It's more or less the only product that I buy every time my old one runs out. I sometimes try something else but it's never as good.

SoftlyCatchyMonkey1 Sun 26-Mar-17 16:02:40

Estée Lauder double wear foundation
Max factor pressed powder
Rimmel exaggerate liquid eyeliner

Everything else I chop and change

SimplyNigella Sun 26-Mar-17 16:27:08

The things I always repurchase are:

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
YSL Touche Éclat
Benefit They're Real mascara
Urban Decay Potion eyelid primer
Nars Multiple in Orgasm
Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing mask (although I use it as a moisturiser as well as a mask)
Skin Republic Collagen sheet mask
Eve Lom Cleanser
Superdrug B. Micellar cleansing oil
Carmex lip balm (original)
Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial
Eve Lom Dynaspot
Nip+Fab Extreme Glycolic pads
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Everything else I tend to try something different each time I need a replacement.

45DegreestoReality Sun 26-Mar-17 19:22:10

Lily lolo BB cream. Light enough in colour to suit my pasty skin, light enough in coverage so as not to look like obvious makeup. Sort of "soft focus" rather than completely evened out.

I'm still searching for the perfect SPF that I will repurchase. I have my eye on a few thanks to suggestions on here!

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 26-Mar-17 19:26:02

Clinique Moisture Surge
L'Occitane Creme Divine
Clarins Serum SOS
Ren Retinoid Oil
La Roche Posay Toleriane Cleanser
Clarins Blue Orchid Oil

However, have tried Darphin Intral Creme and Serum and am really tempted.

DebiNewberry Sun 26-Mar-17 19:30:47

make up wise the only thing I consistently rebuy is laura mercier tinted moisturiser.

akwan Sun 26-Mar-17 19:41:43

Pixi overnight mask

Emma Hardie cleansing balm

Decleor neroli balm and oil

Dermalogica age smart spf50

Vichy idealia serum

All repeat buys

W8woman Sun 26-Mar-17 21:14:28

Kerastase shampoo and conditioner
Touche Eclat
MAC Studio Fix powder foundation
Clinique Black Honey lipstick
Guerlain liquid eyeliner in the glass pot with the long brush

I have been repeat buying all of the above for 20+ years and have a set of the make-up in my desk, my car, and my bag. Blusher, bronzer, mascara, eyeshadow and concealer I never seem to buy the same twice and could already manage another lifetime with the unused stash.

Botanicbaby Sun 26-Mar-17 22:16:08

recent convert to Benefit Roller Lash good choice OP.

my must-have's are 2000 calorie curved brush mascara by Max Factor, Liz Earle toner spritzer (handbag size), Mac Russian Red, Benefit serum foundation.

everything else I chop & change depending on impulse/mood.

TWOBANANAS Mon 27-Mar-17 06:55:39

My only constant is the old fashioned Nivea cream in a blue pot.

GetAHaircutCarl Mon 27-Mar-17 07:03:56

Regular Repeat buys for me include -

Dior Glow Maximiser
Clarins Flash Beauty Balm
Bourgeois Dream Touch Blush
Benefit Brow Zingers
Benefit They're Real Mascara
Aussie hair products.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Turn Around

VintagePerfumista Mon 27-Mar-17 08:02:12

I can recommend the Biore Watery Essence spf 50 for sunscreen- it is a very light lotion rather than the white masky gloopy cream kind for your body.

MorrisZapp Mon 27-Mar-17 08:09:57

Redken All Soft shampoo
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream
Korres Guava body butter
George at Asda cream blusher in Marshmallow
OPI nail polish in Midnight in Moscow
Clinique Happy perfume

OCSockOrphanage Mon 27-Mar-17 09:40:09

Repeat buys for me include

Bioderma Micellar/Crealine
Bioderma Hydrabio serum
Clinique Moisture Surge (day cream and recently, the Overnight Masque)
Biore Watery Essence SPF50
Sensai Instant Glow foundation gel in Soft Bronze (the best ever thing for evening out the complexion weightlessly); I've used this for 20 years
Klorane Cornflower eye make up remover

And the UD Basic Naked 2 palette, which I bought recently for the first time, is looking promising.

EleanorRigbysNeice Mon 27-Mar-17 15:52:25

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser spf20
Clinique Iced Lotus blush (am on my 5th or 6th - get asked what it is all the time ... the only one I use really)
No7 lippie in Waterlilly. Have bought several and have also bought for friends/family.
Bobbi Briwn Eye shadow in Rich Brown. Dry for use on brows and wet with a brush as eyeliner.

AteRiri Mon 27-Mar-17 19:25:36

Sunblock and The Face Shop eyebrow pencil.

That's it. That's my everyday face right there.

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