I’ve noticed a bit of a pattern in my purchases lately. Certain products have just made it into the ‘forever repurchase’ category and my last shopping trip was entirely fill with said products. Now, I’m not going to lie, it isn’t quite as exciting to haul repeat buys versus new exciting pretty products, but there is a satisfaction there of knowing it’s tried and true. Perhaps even ‘holy grail’… I know I went there. Read on for a breakdown of the beauty products I just can’t stop using…
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
I love how this makes me skin feel hydrated, keeps my makeup on all day long and never feels like that nasty ‘I’ve spackled my face to keep my makeup on’ feeling. Ever. I was initially so skeptical before I tried it, but fell in love with the skin like feel.
My original Review: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant
Ok I get it, this is a bit weird to include in a haul so to speak, but this stuff rules. The minute I found out model Karlie Kloss used to smuggle this stuff home from Europe (before it was available in North America) I knew it must be good. I’m naturally sweaty (tmi?) and this does a decent job at keeping things dry and fresh but where it really shines is eliminating nasty white deodorant track marks on your clothes! It actually goes on clear. Thank you Dove.
Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser
I don’t need to wax on too much about this, you all know I love it by now. I find this really soothing as a second cleanse in the evening as well as morning cleanse. My sometimes reactive skin rarely flushes anymore, nor do I get ‘hot spots’ or patchy redness like I used to. My skin has thanked me ever since trying this and I’ve been through countless tubes since. I even mentioned it in my post about Dealing With Adult Hormonal Acne.
MAC 217 Brush
Let’s just call it a day and call this THE blending brush to own. It’s not my first, it won’t be my last. It’s a complete necessity for me.
Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner
Speaking of complete necessities… I hate being without this. It somehow just works magic on my skin, saving it from whatever torture I might have inflicted on it. It’s brought me back from allergic reactions, it’s cleared my blackheads almost entirely and I can always tell when I’ve skipped it too many days in advance. Most definitely a holy grail product.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in 02
Now, my first love will always be 05 in this product – another Clarins item I hate being without – but 02 has warmed my heart. I think of it as a milkier, paler peach than 05 and perfect to pop on more nudey shaded lips. If you haven’t tried the Lip Perfectors you’re sorely missing out friends!
Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning
It seems like this shopping trip was Clarins heavy, but that just proves my love runs deep for the brand. This will be my 3rd bottle of this and it just makes for such a natural glow to the skin. This isn’t the sleep on it and wake up Giselle type of product, but rather a gradual oomph of colour that develops after a couple applications; Perfect for topping up a faux tan or prolonging your last vacation. It actually smells nice (never once have I smelt the tell tale ‘fake tan’ smell) and it’s foolproof, honestly.