Being a beauty blogger means I am always trying new products and I am always on the lookout for the next best thing. Trying new items is always fun and I am always excited to see new makeup and skincare launches. However, there is a number of products that I have been using for years and I always come back to and I am never without them.
In today’s post I am going to share with you some of such products. They are all staples in my makeup bag and I always recommend them to my friends. There is a few makeup pieces, a few skincare items and a nail product.
Starting with makeup, Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara had to be mentioned in this post. It’s hands down my favorite drugstore mascara. It is everything I want my mascara to be- lengthening, volumizing and dramatic looking. The curved shape of the brush makes reaching all the lashes easy, even the shortest ones and two coats is all I need to get a desired volume that still looks natural. The mascara doesn’t clump and doesn’t smudge all day.
The second makeup product that I absolutely love is L’Oreal Paris Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner. The liner comes in a small pot and with a liner brush that I actually really like. It makes creating a perfect winged liner really easy, however my favorite way to use it is in my waterlines. With my eyes being very sensitive and watering a lot, this is the only liner that stays in my waterlines throughout the day and doesn’t irritate my eyes. If you have been a long time reader of my blog, you probably know that I use it with every makeup look. My favorite shade is Espresso, which is a dark brown. It has intense pigmentation, yet it doesn’t look as harsh as a black liner.
Moving on to skincare products, there are two makeup removing items that I love. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towlettes. When I remove my makeup at the end of the day, it is the first product that I reach for. The wipes are perfect for removing all the face products and eyeshadows. If you don’t use any waterproof products, I am quite sure one wipe will help you get rid of all your makeup. I love them so much that I always buy them in a big box at Costco.
The second makeup removing product is Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil. It was a love at first use. I bought my first bottle of this magic potion right after it launched about 3 years ago and I have been faithful to it since then. Since I always wear waterproof mascara, finding a product that will easily remove it, is always hard. Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil gets the job done, two small pumps gently massaged into my eyes remove every last bit of my makeup. Although it’s an oil, it doesn’t leave my face looking greasy so I think it’d be perfect even for someone with oily skin.
Lastly, a nail product that’s simply the best. Meet Sephora Formula X Shine Top Coat. When painting my nails, I always apply a top coat to make my manicure last longer. And this one is the best one I have ever used. It makes my nails look really shiny, helps my nail polish dry quicker and no matter what nail polish I use, my manicure stays chip free for a whole week (or probably even longer but I change my nail color weekly). You might remember that when I first reviewed this product, I was disappointed that once I was half way through the bottle, the top coat became very thick and gloppy and I simply couldn’t use it anymore. After repurchasing it, hoping it was just a bad batch, the same thing happened. Then I purchased Essie’s No Chips Ahead and I was really disappointed so I went back to Sephora’s Formula X. Even though I cannot use the whole bottle and half of the product goes to waste, I still think it’s the best top coat ever and it’s worth every penny.
There you have it, my forever repurchased products that I love and have been faithful to for years. Even though I cheat on some of them, trying something else, hoping I would find something even better, I still come back to them and remember why I love them so much! What’s great about all these products as well is that they are all budget friendly. With the exception of the Sephora Formula X Top Coat, they can all be purchased at your local drugstore and they won’t break your wallet.
What about you? What are some of the products that you always repurchase and never want to be without? Are you a fan of any products that I mentioned?
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