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What are your holy grail beauty products?

(26 Posts)
dashandoliver Tue 17-Oct-17 12:13:35

I've just restocked my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and I am in love once again - I have used a lot of liquid eyeliners and this is just amazing, it's so easy and such a thin dark line.

What are your "can't live without" products?

gets ready to spend all my money on more new beauty products

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 14:30:04

Max Factor miracle touch foundation and Lily Lolo powder- I always repurchase.

MaisieDotes Tue 17-Oct-17 15:08:34

Estée Lauder double wear mascara. It never smudges or runs, and I have really watery eyes.

Smashpumpkin Tue 17-Oct-17 15:16:52

Hourglass ambient lighting powder. I love it!

TeddyIsaHe Tue 17-Oct-17 15:31:24

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye mascara, my word it is good! I have stubby, straight lashes and this makes them all fluttery and beautiful. I’d cry if it was ever discontinued.

The Ordinary Niacinamide serum. Sorted my skin out better than anything else I’ve ever tried.

jeaux90 Tue 17-Oct-17 18:47:01

Medik 8 hyaluronic product and serum.
Yves saint laurent false effect mascara
Coco Chanel perfume
Benefit lemon aid (dark circles)

coffeekittens Tue 17-Oct-17 18:54:28

Body shop vitamin e moisturizer.
NYX matte make-up setting spray.
Liz Earle cleanse and polish.

I have combination skin and am prone to breakouts, my skin would be awful without these and my makeup would glide off without the setting spray

TheOtherGirl Tue 17-Oct-17 18:56:18

Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner in 'Caviar'. It's a beautiful deep brown/charcoal shade that's more flattering than a stark black. And. It. Lasts. All. Day.

Max Factor Masterpiece Intense Mascara in 'Black'. I've tried all the high-end mascaras but this is the one I always come back to. Gives you the best silky fluttery lashes ever.

dashandoliver Tue 17-Oct-17 19:05:55

Got home and found some more I couldn’t live without on my dressing table.

Eyeshadow primer - especially Urban Decay primer potion!

Mac lipstick in Taupe is my go to everyday looks amazing with everything lipstick.

Maybe superstay 24 hour liquid lipstick are also hands down the best longwear lipstick I’ve tried and they’re not at all drying as the fave a nice balm. The balm makes them not matte but the shine quickly wears off the moisture doesn’t - IT IS LIFE CHANGING. I’ve been at work all day, eaten, drank, thrown up with this lipstick onnand it does not budge.

peppykoala Tue 17-Oct-17 19:13:29

I might have too many!

Sanoflore Aciana Botanica cleanser
Nip + Fab Glycolic Extreme Night pad things
Korres Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial
Lipstick Queen Medieval lipstick
Clarins Instant Concealer

There could definitely be more...

Laiste Tue 17-Oct-17 19:14:58


It works. My naturally mediocre lashes get long enough to scrape against my sunglasses when i use this religiously once a day. (you MUST use it for 6 weeks before you'll get the results because it works on the lashes which are not born yet and they have a 6 week 'life cycle')

Make up holy grail at the mo is Este Lauder Double Wear foundation. It's perfect. Covers as much as you want it to and stays there all day looking like ... your real skin.

bingohandjob Tue 17-Oct-17 20:40:06

Eve Lom Cleanser.

Za1ny Tue 17-Oct-17 20:43:11

Nars radiant concealer
Mini beauty blender
Urban decay glide on eye pencil
Mac lipstick whirl

StealingYourWiFi Tue 17-Oct-17 20:48:32

Urban Decay eyeshadow primer
Beauty blender
GWA brushes - I've used lots of high end and these are the BEST!!
Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes

wobblywonderwoman Tue 17-Oct-17 20:50:25

I love max factor miracle touch too. Hides a multitude.

Also love clarins hand and nail cream and Liz Earl cleanse and polish.

Autumnchill Tue 17-Oct-17 20:51:23

Kiehls Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate
Dior Eyelash extender
Bobbi Brown Eyeliner

GoingRogue Tue 17-Oct-17 20:52:06

Body Shop Vitamin E Emulsion. Fab light moisturiser with spf30

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

Rimmel Hide the Blemish cover up stick

ReallyConvolutedCareerHistory Tue 17-Oct-17 20:55:20

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder
Sisley Pinky Phyto Lip Twist

SandrasAnnoyingFriend Tue 17-Oct-17 20:58:34

Another vote for E.L. Double Wear Light
Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm
Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Pads (AM)
Stridex Max Salicylic Pads (PM)

The rest doesn't matter so much as the above gives me great, glowy skin!

thegirlthatcant Tue 17-Oct-17 21:08:07

i second the ordinary serum as teddy mentioned
wow cant remember when last had a spot !!! and less than a tenner!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 17-Oct-17 21:25:06

Oh yes,another repeat buy is camomile cleansing balm BUT I've recently discovered the oil which is AMAZING!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 17-Oct-17 21:39:37

I don't wear make-up much <<slinks off S&B blush >> but DD does.

I was looking for a Holy Grail eyeliner for her and she LOVES Kat Von D lipsticks/gloss and the primer so I'll look at the pen.

My repeat buy is Body Shop Absinth ( handcream and handwash which I use in the shower )

DaftSkunk Tue 17-Oct-17 21:54:05

Nars blusher - sex appeal. Perfect peachy blusher for pale skin. I love it.

YouWereRight Tue 17-Oct-17 22:08:24

Ponds cold cream. I love that it removes my make up with zero effort, whilst smelling like my Nanna. Which I alternate with m&s oil cleanser.

L'Oriel Miss Hippie mascara.

Nip & fab glycolic extreme pad things can clear up my hormonal spots pretty much over night. Now if I could just find a perfect SPF, that'd be grand.

Tatiebee Wed 18-Oct-17 09:26:47

@YouWereRight Nip & Fab do a daily moisturiser with SPF30 specifically designed for use with their glycolic acid products. Half price at boots and BOGOF at Superdrug at the moment.

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