It’s been a while since I updated my most purchased beauty products. The last time was way back in March 2016 and there’s been a couple of changes since then. Not much though tbh, much of those products have remained my favourites.
I still love the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer even if it isn’t the main one lately ( I can’t tell you what is just yet, where is the suspense in that?). Illamasqua Katie has fell by the wayside a bit despite it still being one of the best long-wearing powder blushers for pale skin I’ve ever tried. Ruby Woo also hasn’t been used that much recently or Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil. I still repurchase all the hair products (in fact I’ll be doing a separate post for my favourite hair products as I have a couple of new favourites, so, you know, watch out!). I still think Essie and Barry M are some of the best nail polishes you can buy and Carmex is still very much my go to choice of lip balm.
I still adore Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I wear the shade 1C0 Shell, which is the lightest cool toned colour you can buy. I wear it a bit differently than I did then. I find it too matte for my taste lately so I either blend it out with a Beauty Blender using a hydrating mist like this amazing one from Superdrug. Or I mix it with a more glowy foundation like Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation or a liquid highlighter. This means the foundation looks more alive on the skin but the longevity is still there. If you know of a long wearing foundation that gives glow I’d love to know about it.
I recently blogged about the wonderful and highly underrated Revlon Matte Balms and I always have several of these on the go. As well as those lip products my most purchased are L’Oreal Matte Addiction lipsticks with Brick Vintage, a rusty orange-red being my current favourite. And also Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. Both have brilliant formulas with incredible pigmentation and longevity, as well as being affordable.
Another Nyx product makes it onto my most repurchased list and that’s the Dark Circle Corrector. This is the perfect concealer for knocking out dark circles. The peachy colour I use (it comes in 4 shades) neutralises discolouration and the creaminess means it never looks drying. It can settle into fine lines though so you may need to set it. I used to always buy the Bobbi Brown Corrector but the Nyx is just as good and a fraction of the price too.
Like I said above I still think Illamasqua do some of the best blushers around but so does Bobbi Brown and one of my favourites is Apricot. This is such a perfect blusher, I don’t think I’ll ever not have it in my collection. Don’t be put off with how bright it looks in the pan, when it is on my very pale skin this gives a gorgeous “glow from within” flush of natural looking pink that lasts all day. This Bobbi Brown blusher is super pigmented so I’d go easy when applying. I think it’d suit most nearly every skin tone. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Another most repurchased blusher is the Max Factor Creme Puff blushers. I’m intending to do a full post on them, these are just the most beautiful budget blushes.
I still think Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil is a brilliant cleanser and it lasts absolutely ages too but Simple brought out their Hydrating Cleansing Oil and it is AMAZING. Such a good cleanser for much cheapness. Simple Hydrating Cleansing Oil is often on offer at Superdrug and I stock up on it. It removes everything easily, doesn’t strip the skin nor does it irritate. It’s genuinely one of the best cleansers I’ve ever used. Try it!
Another skincare product I repurchase Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum. This is another budget product that’s amazing and Superdrug just recently brought out a night version too which I’ve been trying. I’m going to do a separate post about some of my best buys from Superdrug because they are doing a killer job recently with high performing yet budget skin care.
Do you have any recommendations for me?
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