I was borderline giddy to sit down and write this post because MAKEUP! It has been so long since I’ve written anything beauty-related, so I’m into it. This topic actually was inspired by Emily at Beauty Broadcast on YouTube. She recently shared a video about all her holy grail beauty items that she’ll always have/go back to even if she doesn’t use them everyday or often at all. In an over-saturated beauty world, sometimes we just want to fall back on our tried-and-true, no-fail favorites. Even though some of the following products are ones I haven’t used in a long time, they’re without a doubt makeup classics I’ll always come back to.
Be still, my heart. Me and this foundation have been through A LOT together. I’ve worn this foundation for every major life event in the last 10 years – my wedding, bridesmaid duties, showers, date nights, funerals … you name it. It just works for me and my skin, you know? I know that I can count on it when I need my makeup to last/look flawless. Apparently they’ve recently released a new formulation, so I hope that it still lives up to my holy grail status. My favorite drugstore foundation is nearly identical.
I should do a search to see how many times throughout the years I’ve mentioned this concealer on this blog. Concealer is something that I test a lot, and I do have other favorites. But, MAC still takes the cake. It’s rare that I don’t have a backup of this in my drawer regardless of anything else I might be trying or wearing.
Few words come to mind to describe this bronzer other than perfect. It applies so smoothly, and it can double as a contour powder if you’re into that. I picked this up recently after a long absence, and while I also love my drugstore bronzer it is just SO different from this one. Hence why I’ll always go back to it. 😉
This is the best blush formula out there, in my opinion. It’s the only one that doesn’t fade throughout the day. And, this color goes with everything and anything. Just like the MAC concealer, I always have a backup of this on-hand.
This was the first eye shadow primer I found back in the day that cooperated with my oily eye lids. I’m a fan of the wand applicator and that it goes on clear/doesn’t leave behind a weird residue or consistency.
Aside from the Naked palette (rest in peace, dear friend), this was my first foray into the eye shadow palette world. And, it is still so loved. I haven’t reached for it in quite some time, but I like knowing it’s there when I need a classic, no-fuss look. LORAC also has some of the best eye shadows out there. This was another product that I used on my wedding day, so there’s a nostalgia factor, too.
I’ve been using this mascara for YEARS, and it still remains to be beat. By any other drugstore or high-end competitor. The formula gives my lashes the perfect amount of length and volume without ever getting clumpy. So, it obviously lives up to it’s name.
The perfect opaque, matte formula and nude-ish pink/beige color. L’Oreal’s Fairest Nude is a close dupe, but nothing compares to the original.
Here’s a quick snap from the weekend with a majority of these products in action! I swear that the eye shadow is there, but you know – #hoodedeyesprobs.
What are some makeup products that you always return to no matter what?
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