Hi Glossy-Boutiquers, so I’m not the lovely Emma, but I’m super excited to guest post on her incredible blog. I’ve been a massive fan of Glossy Boutique for a long time now, so when the opportunity came up I couldn’t turn down the chance to feature on one of my all-time favourites. My main problem was deciding what to write about, beauty is generally my go-to and my favourite topic to write about so I went straight there.
Lately I have been re-purchasing a lot of my holy-grail products. For some reason, everything seemed to run out around the same time. Poor, poor bank balance. As such, I thought it’d be fun to run through all my ultimate repurchases and explain why they’re such holy-grail items for me.
The Kiehl’s Microblur Skin Perfector has become my ultimate primer. I think I’m on my fourth, or fifth bottle now, and nothing has ever matched up. It just smoothes my skin like nothing else, neutralises any redness and helps my make-up go on smoothly and last all day. It also keeps my face looking pretty matte, which for an oily gal is the ultimate goal. So for me, even though it’s about £24 a pop, it’s definitely worth it. The Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser is another, pricy, but absolutely necessary make up item for me, especially when it’s getting warmer and I’m heading on holiday. It’s the ultimate summer base. Generally I wear a tinted SPF for the day on holiday, but in the evenings (or when I’m at home and not going anywhere) this is a lovely low key base. It’s light to medium coverage, but very buildable, the shade match is spot on for me, and it’s long lasting. The finish gives a dewy glow, but because it’s oil-free you get no oily patches and there’s no wear in my oily spots.
While we’re on the topic of bases, there’s two concealers I keep buying again, and again. The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer is one of the most hyped of all time, and rightly so. It’s my go to for covering blemishes and redness. I’ve been using this for years, but a fairly new discovery for me is Rimmel’s Match Perfection Concealer, which is my new under eye, brightening concealer. It brightens up my bags so well, lasts all day. These are both super affordable products, but really high quality.
Moving up to the eyes, there are two products I think I’ll be wearing, and buying until the day I run out of money. I’ve tried a few different liquid liners over the years, and for some reason they always transfer onto my upper lid. Enter Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner. I first started using this after my wedding make up artist suggested it, and I’ve never looked back. It’s super black, easy to use, and lasts ALL DAY. Like, all day, with no transfer. It’s my ultimate product. On top of that, the Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara is my go to mascara all year around. It lengthens, curls and adds volume. Again, it holds my lashes in place all day and keeps them looking long and fluttery. It’s also super affordable and easy on the purse strings.
As a beauty blogger it’s hard to really settle on one product for something, you get to try to many different things, and you’re addicted to trying different products. But, it also means when you repurchase a product, you know it’s a holy grail for you.
Thanks so much to Lisa for doing a guest post at such short notice, please go visit her blog at Topaz and May!
What are your holy grail make-up products?
Ta Ta for now,