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don´t we all have these special prodcuts we love, use over and over again and also have as a back-up in case they brake or are empty. I am talking about our holy grail make-up products. I have a bunch I used for years and hardly ever swap because once I have found a tried and true favorite which isn´t easy and takes a long time I stick to it.
My Holy Grail Make-Up Products
Benefit Hoola Bronzer // This has been my go-to bronzer for what feels like forever. I first started with the mini version and it lasted me for about three years which has been a few months ago so I got the normal sized version. It is a little pricey but it really lasts a long long time so this totally justifies the price point. You can also use it as an eyeshadow base.
Benefit Porefessional Primer // I have tested a bunch of different primer throughout the years and no one ever created such a smooth and even surface to put my make-up on. A little goes a long way for this product. I really liked it and already purchases it again. The only downside is when you are using to much of the product it shows off very quickly because it starts to crumble.
essence Lash Princess Mascara // The cheapest mascara I have ever tried/used but it is perfect. The black is very deep, the price is under 3 Euro which is unbelievable and the brush is perfect to apply your mascara whithout spreading or smudging the color for both the upper and lower lash line.
MAC Prep + Prime Lip Primer // Also got this one for my wedding as it had great reviews and ended up using it for years now. It is the best base if you are battling dry lips and want to wear dark or matte lipsticks. It evens out your lips and also hydrates them plus works at a great base to make it last longer.
essence matt blotting paper // A few years back I was on the search for blotting papers that worked and didn´t break the bank cause I honestly don´t want to pay 15 Euro for 20 little pieces of paper like some brands offer cause I sweat a lot in the summer and I need about 5 of them a day so I tried the essence matt blotting papers and they work great for me. I have purchased them over and over again and in summer time I probably have one in every bag I use.
Smashbox Spotlight Highlighter Palette // Got this for my wedding a few years back and I ended up loving it and using it on a daily base. The different highlighter shades are all gorgeous and can be build up so well or just a little. Depends on how much you like to wear.
essence blush in color autumn peach // The best peachy blush I have ever found and it is so cheap. It is super hard to find a nice orange shade for the cheeks. I have been looking for years and never found one that is more perfect. It matches great with peachy lip colors and overall is a great shade to wear in the Fall.
MAC Fling brow pen // I have tried a ton of different brow pencils made of wet consitency and pens and gel but I ended up coming back to this one every single time cause it matches my brow color the best and it also lasts for the longest time, on my brow as well as the pencil itself.
MAC Matte Lipstick in color Persistence // My most used nude lipstick. The color looks great for every season and I love that the coverage is super high.
MAC Liner in color Spice // Matching lip liner to the MAC lipstick above. Came in a set as I purchased it but you can also get the items single.
Real Techniques make-up sponge // A great alternative to the Real Beauty Blender as it is super soft and blends in all the make-up and concealer very well. You get two for the price of 10 Euro and I think that is perfectly fine. They also clean up real nice with brush soap. And a huge plus is if you like limited edition look at their site for the big holidays of the year cause they always come up with new patterns and colors.
Sephora Collection powder foundation in color Petal // I tried this by accident cause I ended up forgetting a ton of stuff as we went on our honeymoon so I had to go to Sephora and purchase some things and I ended up trying this powder I now love. It is super covering and works great to seal of your make-up and keep it matte all day. But it also looks great to wear by itself if you are going for a more natural look but don´t want to be make-up less. I have been getting the color Petal for my skintone and always have about two of the powder foundations at home as back up cause you never know.
L´Oréal Paris Color Riche Lipstick in color Paris Cherry // My most used red lipstick. I absolutely love a darker shade of red. It is my go-to for fall and winter and fits a ton of my outfits too. The Color Riche lipsticks have an awesome texturen and smell and wear really well for the price of 10 Euros. I do have a ton of them but the Paris Cherry is my alltime favorite.
Sharing my opinion on make-up is always a lot of work and takes a lot of time to write it all down but I love make-up and love reading other make-up posts and I think it is so worth it comparing items before you finally pull the trigger as it can become very expensive to get all the products for a full face cover and would want to have the possible best working ones.
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