Holy Grail Make Up I Use Almost Everyday

I have an absolutely huge makeup collection and I know I don’t need to buy new things but sometimes they just creep into my online baskets or jump into my hands in shops and I just can’t help myself. Surely this happens to everyone right?! Because of this my collection is a bit mental and I really do try to use everything or at least alternate things, but there’s always those go to products which I can not be without. Below are some of my holy grail items, not just the things I love, but those things which I’d re-buy when I’m running low just to make sure I’m never without.

Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

I’ve used primer religiously for a long time and tried so many brands it’s crazy, I used to be a Porefessional girl through and through and used to use up so many tubes I probably kept Benefit going but ever since trying the Too Faced Hangover Face Primer last Summer I’m never going back. I have quite dry skin on occasion so I like it when a primer doesn’t have an overly silicon feeling and the Too Faced one is really hydrating and feels more like a cream than a primer. It’s all in the name really, if you’re hungover you need hydration and nutrients which is exactly what this primer does. I love the pump top bottle which it has and find one pump is pretty much enough to cover my whole face. I’d really like a travel sized version of this for those short trips/ hand luggage only trips and can’t wait until I can get my hands on one.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

Concealer is probably one of the most important parts to my beauty regime as I tend to have quite bad under eye circles, although they are getting better. There are quite a few I’ve used which are pretty good but I find most are either too light and don’t cover much, or are too heavy looking and leave me with that cakey look. Fortunately, the Urban Decay Naked Concealer is weightless like it says in its name and blends really well into my skin so it never looks cakey or over the top and I find the colour variety great. This is another product which feels slightly hydrating and one bottle seems to go a long long way.

Liquid Anastasia

Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper

Eyeliner is the other biggest part of my makeup routine and something I feel pretty naked without. Over the years I’ve tried liquid, pencil, and gel and probably gone through most of the major brands until I discovered the Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner about two years’ ago. Ever since then I have tried a few others but nothing has enamored me as much as this one, so much so that I’m on about my third one, I have the brown, and there’s always a mini in my handbag just in case. Very occasionally you can get a dud one where with the colour payout isn’t jet black like it should be, or it doesn’t last all day and I am very quick to defend the eyeliner and say it’s a blip. I can hand on my heart say as a felt tip liner it’s the easiest thing I’ve ever used to draw on my eyeliner and it’s so long lasting it’s been through tropic temperatures in the States and water rides at Theme Parks with no issues.

Too faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Another additional from Too Faced, who to be honest were a brand I’d never really tried before last summer *bad blogger*. Most of the time when I try a new mascara I rave about it for a few weeks then find something better and just jump ship with no real loyalty for the brand or formula, that is until I first used this mascara. The twisted shaped brush seems to work perfectly on my lashes and it’s something which genuinely makes my lashes more voluminous, something which can be hard to notice when yo wear so much eyeliner. This mascara is so good it even made it into the top six items I couldn’t live without.

Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipstick

I actually could not pick a particular shade as there are too many beautiful and wearable options but if I had to use just one liquid lipstick then this would be the formula. I’ve raved so much about it and it came out number one in my top liquid lipsticks. The colour payout is stunning, there are so many shades to suit all skin tones and the lasting power is pretty amazing (a good 7-9 hours and it can last through certain foods as well). Catnip, Dusty Rose, Ashton and Kathryn are particular favourites of mine as for once ABH are a brand with plenty of pink shades which suit me.

What are your holy grail makeup products?
May 17, 2017
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24 Comments

  • Reply Hannah Latoya Bond

    Great products here. I have that Kat Von D eyeliner, it’s amazing x

    May 18, 2017 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Joanna

    I’ve been wanting to try the too faced mascara and urban decay concealer they sound like great products

    May 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Milly // Mini Adventures

    The Tattoo Liner is SO GOOD, although I’ve currently lost mine, argh!

    May 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    I really need to have an update on my makeup items, I love the sound of the Primer, that shall be my first new buy I think.

    May 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Deborah Nicholas

    Oh i haven’t tried any of these but love both Urban Decay and Two Faced so will give them a go soon!

    May 18, 2017 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Alison Rost

    It’s always fun to have a peek inside someone’s make-up bag. I don’t wear much, but mascara is a staple. Can’t wait to check out the product from Too Faced

    May 18, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I love Too Faced products, especially since they are cruelty free. I use the mascara all the time x

    May 18, 2017 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Laura

    The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is one of my all time faves for mega sexy lashes! xxxx

    May 19, 2017 at 5:43 am
  • Reply mydreamality

    It’s fun to have a nosey in someone’s bag, and I tend to find favourites from seeing others faves. I need a good concealer so will have a look at the UD one. x

    May 19, 2017 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Melanie Williams

    Nice of you to share all you beauty secrets. The mascara looks fab – jus looking for a new one at the moment too x

    May 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Abbi Gabasa

    Thanks for the tip, I am currently looking for new BB cream/ concealer and the one from Urban decay sounds like it’s just the ticket!

    May 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Emily

    I’ve been after something that hydrates my skin, so definitely interested in the face primer!

    May 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    For me my holy grail products are more cleaners and moisturisers for makeup it’s mostly lipsticks and mascaras

    May 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Ayse

    Im not a makeup fan, purely because i’m rubbish at it but my go to is eyeliner. I don’t have a specific brand though! I love the lush ‘let the good times roll’ cleanser.

    May 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Shannon Ritchie

    I have heard so many good reviews about the better than sex mascara, I really need to try it out x

    May 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    I am so tempted to try the Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner but I have heard mixed reports on it, However I totally trust your judgement so I think I am going to bite the bullet and order it on payday xx

    May 21, 2017 at 11:13 pm
  • Reply Fatima Ali

    I’ve been thinking of buying some new lipsticks for myself as I use them a lot so I may try the Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipsticks now. Generally, I just use lipsticks and do the complete makeup only when I’m invited for dinner or to a party.

    May 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    Love the sound of Too Faced Hangover Face Primer. Where can you buy it?

    May 23, 2017 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Mummy Times Two

    I am rubbish at wearing make up, but definitely need to do it more often so it’s great to hear your recommendations.

    May 23, 2017 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Helen Clark

    I find make up jumps into my hands or online basket too, it’s so strange isn’t it haha! My holy grail products are the Laura Mercier primer and Benefit rollerlash mascara. I always re-buy them when they run out.

    May 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Ali

    Great recommendations, I know what you mean about primer, I would like to find a more moisturising one, I’ll take a look at this one!

    May 24, 2017 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    I have not tried a primer but it looks like something I could so with. Eyeliner is a must for me! I love it when I do go out!

    May 25, 2017 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Tamsin - Eco Fluffy Mama

    I’d have to say my powder foundation and blush by Inika.

    May 25, 2017 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    I’ve never used any of these brands, but hear so many good things about Kat Von D in particular.

    May 26, 2017 at 9:32 am
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