By Sheila Arkee
Beauty products come and go, but a holy grail is forever. As long as it’s not discontinued out from under your feet!
As a beauty blogger, I am constantly coming across new makeup, skin, and hair discoveries to the point where I can sometimes barely form attachments to particular types of products. Not that I’m complaining, but it means that when I consistently repurchase something, it has to be a sure winner! Here are 12 of those 5 star beauty products that have earned the designation of “Holy ‘Grail”.
This much-loved classic has earned it’s stellar reputation. I call this “liquid gold” because it’s that fabulous and removes your makeup in a snap!
I have multiple tubes of this drugstore bargain mascara at my disposal, because it really and truly works like a charm. Lush lashes are not a problem at all!
What was I doing before Zoya Remove? I’ve stashpiled backups of this 3-in-1 nail polish remover which has made my polish and glitter removing life a whole lot easier.
At this point, the people in my life must be sick of me pulling this out constantly, but a beauty blogger’s gotta do what a beauty blogger’s gotta do to maintain nice nails!
Although I mainly use it as a base coat for my nail polish right now, I’ve been through bottle after bottle after bottle of this miracle product that saved my peeling nails.
While my feelings for MAC are lukewarm (at best), there are a few classic MAC products that I’ll always keep around, Blot Powder being one of them. I’ve yet to find a translucent powder that sets foundation and keeps oilies at bay as well as MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark.
Buttery smooth gel pencil eyeliners are the way to go for my lids, and the ones from Urban Decay, NYX, and Rimmel are ones I love and appreciate equally. There’s room for all of them in my holy grail list!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner favorites: Zero, Smoke, Demolition, Smog, and Empire.
NYX Slide-On Liner favorites: Green Papaya, Sunrise Blue, and Glitzy Gold.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl favorites: Black, Purple, and Sparkling Black (a MUST!).
While I’m relatively new to these wonder wipes (and wonder why I was so late to the game), I have backups of these wipes stashed around. Seriously amazing, and they have made the times I collapse into bed so much easier on my skin because it takes less than a minute to remove my makeup.
This multi-tasker is a MUST! From soothing dry skin, healing rough heels, moisturizing lips, and even being used as an eye cream, I can’t live without Aquaphor. Who could?
10. MAC Nymphette
Even though I’ve found a lower priced dupe for this rose gold gloss, I’ll always have a tube of Nymphette on reserve. It’s my favorite gloss and just realized I’ve loved it, cherished it, and recommended it to scores for over a decade.
A lower priced dupe for Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance, this eyeshadow primer is rave worthy and has a steady and reliable place in my makeup kit. It’s that fab!
With unbeatable coverage that photographs incredibly well, I am completely hooked on this Illuminare foundation. It’s simply the best!
What are your holy grail beauty products?