Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Precious Holy Grails.

I'm excited to share my holy grails with all you beauties! These products are the ones I keep coming back to and will continue to repurchase when I run out. I have tried other products but I ALWAYS end up going back to these items.


1. MAC cream colour base in Pearl. This is my all time favorite base, I put this after I apply my Urban Decay potion primer. It is a cream consistency that is easy to apply. It has some light glitters that make your lids glisten a tad bit. It is a cream pearl like color that matches with any eye shadow. It is great over the Urban Decay potion primer, it holds my eye shadow really well. It lasts about 8 hours for me and there is no creasing or fading throughout that whole time. I use this every time I put eye shadow for those longs days or nights. I have hit the pan already but this lasted me for two years! I have repurchased this multiple times.


2. MAC matte eye shadow in Espresso. This is an eye shadow but I use this to fill in my eyebrows. I was introduced to this 2 years ago when a MAC make-up artist was doing my birthday make-up. I thought my eyebrows looked amazing with this so I purchased it and use it everyday since then! I haven't even ran out since those 2 years ago, I hit the pan already. The color matches my brows really well and lasts throughout the day even if I sweat. 


3. Loreal infallible gel laquer liner 24 hour in Blackest black. I needed a really good gel liner that would not smear and last. I was using elf's gel liner and it would smear often and I hated always having to fix it and touch up. This even lasts me through my clinical days which I work in the hospital for 9 hours. It also comes with a brush and I actually really like it. It comes in handy and has a cover for the brush part to keep it hygienic. I usually do not like brushes that come with make-up but this one works just fine, I'm even able to create really nice wings with this brush. 

4. Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara. This is my all time favorite mascara! I have tried so many mascaras but I end up going back to this one. I have even tried high end mascaras like Lancome's but I find this is still better. This is the only mascara that give me lots of volume and lengthens at the same time. The brush is also the perfect size, not too small or big. I have short thin lashes and this helps greatly with that! I have repurchased this too many times to remember thats how much I love it.


5. Beautique eye liner in black. I get this eyeliner at Sally's Beauty Supply. Never seen it anywhere else. It only cost a dollar something! This is the only eyeliner that goes on my water line with one stroke and make its very dark. I've tried other ones even expensive ones but they seem to just not stick onto my water line. I have also bought this several times. It can smear under my eye throughout the day but I usually just wipe it once and its gone but my waterline would still have the dark black color. 


I did not get to add these last two HG's in the picture above since it couldn't fit!

6. MAC studio fix fluid spf 15 in NC 20. This is my absolute favorite foundation. It may break me out at times but this foundation matches my face color the best. Whenever I wear it people think I have flawless skin and I'm like really? lol. Since I do have old acne marks, so that's how well its covers! It is full coverage foundation and I love that it has SPF, it has been protecting my skin whenever I go out in the sun. I purchased this too many times to remember as well. This looks really great in pictures and even lasts me a long night of dancing without touching up! There is no other foundation that matches my skin like this does, I have tried Lancome and Benefit. If you know any foundations that work as good as this but does not break you out please let me know :) I really want to try the Tarte one.


7. Urban Decay potion primer, original color. I was too embarrassed to show this picture because it looks so worn out where you can't even see the label!! The whole tube is supposed to be purple and it is totally gone haha. This shows how often I use this eye shadow primer. It lasts for so long as well, it has been more than 2 years for me. I use this under my MAC cream colour base every time I apply eye shadow and is the best for keeping my eye shadow intact and no creasing. It helps with the oiliness of my eyelids and prevents the eye shadow from fading throughout the day. This is also a lot of people's favorite primer, so its a no brainer!


Hope you guys enjoyed my HG's I can't live without. Till next time which will hopefully be my giveaway post. 3 more followers to go!

Xo,
Denise Anne

41 comments:

  1. Espresso looks so so lovely! :) I've only recently started to care about my eyebrows...
    Great list overall~

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    1. It's great for Brown haired girls! My hair is medium brown and works fine :)

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  2. oooo this is a very interesting post! i'm still a newbie at filling in my eyebrows so i think i will actually check out that Espresso eyeshadow!
    and thanks for the recommendation for the Beautique eyeliner :)

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    1. You should, looks good for Asians or brown haired girls! Yes the beautique is very inexpensive but works great for me. Glad you thought it was interesting :)

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  3. Great HG products! I plan to purchase the Pearl CCB after I finish (or if I ever finish) my Hush CCB.

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    1. Thanks dear! This is the only CCB color I ever tried since it lasts for along time and its one that I can use all the time :)

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  4. I use the gel lacquer liner too! I like it but it doesn't always work the way I want it too. Maybe I just need to try it more?
    -Kristin
    meetmeonthebrightside.com

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    1. Yes, with practice! It is not as easy as a felt tip liner to control but you get used to it :) I like how it is not too harsh.

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  5. Hahaha Can see that you love that products so much :)

    Xoxo,
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    1. Lol yea, I used them up pretty good and almost everyday! xo

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  6. Try bobbi brown's oil free even finish compact foundation. It is cream based, I don't get break outs easily but my sister does. When I use it with her, she hardly gets break outs :) although it's a bit more expensive than studio fix of mac. I both love them and couldn't tell yet which of the two (mac studio fix and bobbi brown) is my favorite haha

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    1. Nice, thanks for the advice! Will surely try it out when I have time! :)

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  7. Great post hun! I love the Urban Decay primer potion too :)
    x

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  10. I can see these products are all well loved! I really want to try the L'Oreal eyeliner but especially the mascara - I've heard really good things about it :) The MAC Pearl cream colour seems like it would work really well as an eyeshadow base :)

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    1. Lol, yes its pretty obvious huh? The mascara is the best thing ever especially if you have thin and short lashes! Only mascara that worked for me. I've been using the MAC pearl cream colour base for years :) Gotta try them!

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  11. Great post, I've heard so many good things about the L'Oreal infallible gel laquer liner- might have to invest!

    Just followed your lovely blog, would love for you to check out mine and follow back :)

    - Ciara xo

    http://ciara-fay.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You should, its the best cream gel liner to me! Thanks hun, following back! xo

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  12. Great post! Love seeing other people's must have products x

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    1. Thanks girl! Same here! keep in touch :) xo

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  13. Great post! Really cute blog! Would you like to follow eachother? xx
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  14. I love MAC products, the foundation is flawless x

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  16. Lovely post! I love Urban Decay primer's ^_^
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  18. great post! I might have to try out the creme base in pearl now! :)

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  19. I've always wanted to try Mac's espresso! Absolutely love the shade! Really like your blog, I'm now a follower =) I would really love it if you would follow me back!

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  20. Clearly seems how big a MAC fan you are! :)

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  21. Great post!Love seeing other people's must have products.
    I follow you now,if you can follow me back i will be glad.
    Let me know!

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  22. I've always wanted to try that MAC studio fix fluid! Also that Urban Decay primer is great! xx

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  23. great post !
    thanks for review
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  24. love loreals eye liner I have one myself they are great
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  25. The loreal mascara is the best!! I've used tons of different kinds too, but always come back to it! HG status for sure!!

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  26. That Espresso eyeshadowwww! In love with it! =)

    PS Followed you too! =) Thanks again!

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  27. Hey there! I totally agree with the primer potion and the voluminous! Great products. However, Im happy for you that the infallible gel liner works for you because that one for me smudges like crazy! My go to gel liner is mac or bobbi brown.Tried the elf too but like you that one is no good either!
    For foundation, I love the Makeup forever HD! I break out easily too but that one hasnt made me yet;) But hey, if your MAC fluid fix works like no other then I think you must stick woth it. It's rare to find a foundation that matches one's skin really well!

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  28. great blog :) would u like folow each other?

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  29. Expresso is one of my all time favorite eyeshadows! I absolutely love the name of your blog...so clever! xo

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