Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Holy Grail Beauty Products

The final installment (for now) of my holy grail series... & I saved the best for last!


CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Color
For the better part of a decade, I was using a Chanel bronzer that has since been discontinued and replaced with this bronzer, and I have to say I've never used a better bronzer than any by Chanel. They're matte with just enough glow and they last for ages, so you can justify the price tag. I wear the shade 40, which is about the middle of the range.

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner Long-wear in Via Veneto
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On pencils used to be the end-all, be-all for me in terms of eyeliner, but I've never had a pencil stay on my eyes like this does. I use it on my tight line every single morning before work, and 8-10 hours later, it hasn't moved to my water line at all.

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
The best brow pencil in the business. It has a ton of product  in one pencil, its dual-ended with a brow brush on the other end (and it's the best brow brush I've ever used), and the shade is incredibly natural looking. The other amazing thing about it is the tip of the pencil is slanted, making it very easy to shape your eyebrows however you want to.

Anastasia Brow Gel
The same goes for this brow gel. People say you can use clear mascara or that brow gel is just gel and it doesn't really matter if you buy the expensive stuff, but this legitimately locks in my eyebrows all day. When I'm going to take my makeup off at night with a wipe, I need to press into my eyebrows to remove the gel because it won't have moved the entire day.

Urban Decay Primer Potion
It shouldn't be shocking that the best eye shadow company in the business makes the best primer. I use the original formula but there are different formulas depending on your preference (shade, anti-aging properties, etc.). This keeps my shadows vibrant and on my eyelids the entire day. Incase you haven't noticed, priming my skin is a theme in my holy-grail series...

COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Mascara
I have tried all the mascaras. No, but seriously. I have my favorite high end mascaras for sure, but I always find myself reaching for this one in the morning, and its $8. And with the amount we have to throw out mascaras (you're supposed to toss them every 3 months... but lets call it 6), who wants to spend $30 constantly on a new one? This one is the best drugstore one out there by far and is definitely a drugstore dupe for the Dolce & Gabbana Passion Eyes mascara.

Maybelline Baby Lips
Maybelline has come out with 3 or 4 collections of Baby Lips (original, neon, Dr. Rescue), and I have bought at least two from every line. They apply incredibly smooth, they're hydrating, they give a sheer pop of color, and they're incredibly low maintenance. Plus they taste good and cost $3.00. My favorite one is the one pictured above - Cherry from the original line.

Real Techniques Blush Brush
A fellow YouTuber and blogger named Samantha Champan made a line of makeup brushes called Real Techniques, and I have never used a better blush brush in my life... so much so that I own 3 of them. Yes, I own 3 of the same brush and use one for blush, one for bronzer (I find it actually applies better than her bronzer brush does, which I also own), and one for setting powder. It is so soft and it applies product like a dream. And at $9, it's a steal.

Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Even if I'm just throwing on some BB cream and setting powder, I never leave the house without spraying this on my face if I have makeup on. Nothing holds my makeup in place better all day than this, and I like to apply powder over it to really press it in. It also comes in a formula for extra-oily and extra-dry skin (this is for normal skin).

CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua Foundation
The holy grail foundation. The only reason the YSL one isn't in here (since I've talked about it extensively) is because I haven't bought more than one bottle, which I have done with this. I've even bought this in a different country when I ran out in Europe. I wear it in both winter and summer (going a shade darker for the summer months), and the formula is perfect for year-round. The packaging is also great for travel. This has more of a dewy finish but the Vitalumière Velvet Touch is the new one that just came out that has a matte finish, which I am equally a fan of.

I hope you enjoyed this series as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you have any other holy grail requests, let me know below!

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