Wednesday, 12 March 2014

My Top 5 Makeup Holy Grails / Products I could not live without!

I love looking at what beauty bloggers most top favourite makeup essentials are. The products that they buy over and over repeatedly and what they consider to be their all-time favourite Holy Grail products that they will buy for years to come. I have a few of these products that I cannot live without. If my makeup was ever stolen, these would be my top 5 products that I would repurchase first… well let’s be honest, immediately as I cannot live without them. Many of these products I use on an everyday basis so they definitely get their use!

Top Row: Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 101, True Match Foundation - N1 Ivory, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Bottom Row: MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter, Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
The first product that has been my all time most favourite makeup product ever is my L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation in N1 ivory. The foundation has a light to medium coverage which I find great as it evens out my skin tone, and I can use concealer to cover up any blemishes that are still left over. I hate the feeling of a thick cakey foundation so a light to medium coverage is perfect for me. This foundation is so light that I don’t actually feel it on my skin throughout the day and it feels just like normal skin. The True Match foundations come in a bunch of different shades with pink and yellow undertones so you should easily be able to find a colour that suits you! I am forever loyal to this foundation and I do not actually own any other brands of foundation. About a year back I actually got a great deal from Boots using a 3 for 2 event as well as an online coupon code and ended up getting around £100 of this foundation for like £50 so I bought a bunch and have loads of them in stock. I cannot even explain how in love I am with this foundation and I really would recommend it to anyone!

My collection of L'Oreal True Match Foundations :D! Hoarder anyone?
The next product is my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer. This is actually my first bottle of this concealer but it is the only concealer I use. I use this product almost every day and I find that it works great under the eyes as well as on blemishes and spots. The coverage is amazing and it lasts a long time throughout the day before needing to touch up.

One of my favourite parts of makeup is highlighting my skin, so I really love using the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter. The product costs £3 at Superdrug and you can even catch these on a 3 for 2 event so it works out to be even cheaper. The highlighter is very shimmery and gives a really nice glow to the cheeks without looking like a disco ball. I find that it does look natural but you can somewhat tell you have highlighter on but I love the way it looks.

The next two products I bought recently but I have been wearing them every single day and they are for sure a staple product in my makeup collection. I have never had a Holy Grail eyeliner and honestly I get a little disappointed by the ones that I have tried in the past. I had always used pencil liners which I don’t find last that long and liquid eyeliner was a little too difficult to apply so I decided to pick up the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner and I fell in love! This eyeliner even comes with a brush and I find that the brush is very thin and it is so easy to create a thick or even a thin line across your lid. The eyeliner never comes out bumpy but looks perfect every time as you have amazing control over the product. The lasting power in incredible and I have never seen an eyeliner stay put for as long as this one did. I find that even after 12-13 hours of wear the eyeliner stays put and still looks perfect without smudging, cannot rave enough about this product!

I am not a huge lip person but slowly I have been branching out trying new lip glosses and lipsticks. I bought the Kate Rimmel lipsticks in 101 which is in the red tube. I love the colour of this lipstick as it is an everyday nude pink shade that is completely matte on the lips. I do not find this lipstick to be drying in the slightest and I don’t find that it becomes uncomfortable after hours of wear. The product does stay on your lips for a good amount of time before needing to apply. I also love that you can either wear this matte or if you want some shimmer you can add a nice lip gloss over the top to give it a shine.


I hope you all enjoyed hearing about my top five favourite makeup products that are in my collection. I honestly will buy these makeup products again and again when I run out of the ones I currently have. I would love to hear what your 5 favourite makeup products are and which ones couldn't you live without so let me know in the comments below.

18 comments:

  1. I'm looking for a new highlighter. So far I've been really impressed with MUA make-up so I might give this one a try! :) x

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    1. It is very affordable and very good quality! Only £3 at Superdrug! If you try it out let me know how it goes.

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  2. That Maybelline Eyeliner is amazing!!!
    I've heard good stuff about the MUA Make up - pretty tempted to try it.

    Stevie
    VintageandVans

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    1. The eyeliner is amazing that is the only way to describe it. It stays put and is very black and opaque with one swipe! I really like the MUA brand and it is very affordable. Obviously some of the products can be hit and miss but I find that the pencil eyeliners and blushes are very good quality!

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  3. Great post! I love MUA but have yet to try their highlighters, a trip to Superdrug is in order! :)

    Lauren x

    keepcalmitsonlyablog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love Rimmel Kate lipsticks, great colour and texture. I tried a lot of things from Mua, but not a highlighter...that one really looks pretty.

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    1. I really do love the Rimmel Kate lipsticks they have such a nice texture and they aren't drying at all! I really love the MUA highlighter, the packaging is not the greatest and my lid is actually not attached any more but I don't find this that big of a deal since the actual product is great!

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  5. Haha I love all the foundations!
    Some great products and I have loved them all.
    I love the finish of the L'Oreal True Match but find it difficult to get a good colour match!
    Great post!
    nailsandteapots xx

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    1. Haha when I like something I really do go all out :D! That's a shame they didn't have a good colour match for you. As I am very pale I usually find it hard to match my colour but the True Match fits me perfectly in the Ivory shade. You could try mixing two foundations but I'm sure its easier to just find one that fits your colour perfectly. What foundation do you like best?

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  6. Love the MUA highlighter. I use it everyday!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  7. I've also used the True Match in the past, and I think I used that very same shade - though it was a hint too dark for me (all foundations are, save for my trusty Lily Lolo minerals ;)), but I do recall it being a pretty good one with a decent staying power. I also use the MUA highlighter, it's the only actual highlighter I've ever tried, but I too really like it - and the price of it! :)

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  8. Great post!
    I love that foundation aswell but when I got it I totally got the wrong shade and find it too dark for me, I really need to get round to re-purchasing it! Also, I have the Undress Me highlighter and I find it really quite dissapointing, I feel like it bearly even shows :(
    deannaelliottxx.blogspot.co.uk D♥

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  9. The concealer of Collection 2000 is amazing! The highlighter from MUA looks also beautiful.

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  10. Need to try that highlighter! x

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  11. I really like the items you picked! I really can see that you love the True Match of L'oreal, haha! Maybe I should give it a try :)

    xxx
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  12. Wow you have went through a lot of true match foundations! I definitely want to try it! xx

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    1. Haha those aren't even the ones that I have gone through, those are the ones I haven't opened yet! If I added all of the ones I have gone through as well there would be a lot of bottles ;P.

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  13. I love the L'Oreal True Match foundation. I am obsessed with it.
    xx
    beautystreet284.blogspot.co.uk

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