I am guilty of always reaching out for the same products in my collection despite the fact that I tend to buy a lot of makeup. Yes you can call me a hoarder and yes most of the time I buy things because I am a sucker for cute packaging. But even with this constant overflow of new makeup that makes its way into my makeup collection, I do have a bunch of ‘staple’ products that I tend to use the most and that I would repurchase over and over again. Here are my 5 makeup favourites that I am obsessed AF with. I can’t seem to get enough of them!
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
I think I mentioned this concealer in about 1000 other blog posts but I just couldn’t leave it out as it truly is my favourite drugstore concealer that I’ve been using for ages. I do love some others but they’re more high-end and sometimes my student budget doesn’t allow me to repurchase those ones so I tend to go for my trusty, inexpensive Collection Lasting Perfection. It works amazing at covering blemishes, dark circles, you name it and it lasts all day without creasing or rubbing off.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
It took me such a long time to jump on the Hoola bandwagon but ever since I started using it I was hooked. It’s the perfect matte bronzer that gives such a nice healthy-looking tan to the skin, or you can even use it for contouring. Although sometimes I find this bronzer to be quite dark for pale skin gals like moi, I can still work with it if I use the right brush (my favourite is Sigma F05) and it also blends seamlessly. But rumour has it Benefit is coming up with a Hoola Lite bronzer for lighter skin tones so I might give that one a go too.
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Highlighter
This product was part of MAC’s Christmas collection for 2016 and I reviewed the whole face palette in a previous post. But today I’m only mentioning the highlighter because that’s my favourite. The shade is called ‘Tutu’ and it has a gorgeous metallic finish, perfect for an everyday makeup because it doesn’t give that cosmic glow that will blind everyone that’s looking at you. I like that it has a really smooth texture and it has great colour pay off. Unfortunately, this shade was limited edition but I really hope MAC brings back Tutu in the near future.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
If you read my top 3 favourites mascaras post then you might be familiar with the fact that I love this one. Seriously, I think it’s a cult product, I’ve never seen anyone complain about it. Or maybe I love it that much that I’m blind and can’t seem to come across negative reviews. Better Than Sex mascara is the one that I use the most because I love the false-lash effect that it gives. My lashes always look well defined and separated when I use this product. It delivers such great volume and length without any clumps. This Too Faced mascara definitely lives up to the hype.
Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Candy K
This was my first ever Kylie Cosmetics purchase and I got it about a year ago when people were still setting alarms for the restock, struggling to get their hands on these lip kits, the site was crashing and the checkout process was horrific. However, all these issues were worth it because I’ve never loved any other lipstick as much as I love Candy K. I have other liquid lipsticks from the brand but I feel like they’re not as good as this one. It’s the perfect pinkish nude, the formula is not drying at all and it sets matte almost instantly. Out of all my Kylie Cosmetics products this is probably the most long lasting as well. I can stuff my face with cheesy pizza without worrying that my lipstick is coming off.
I hope you enjoyed this post and please leave a comment below telling me what are some of the most used products in your makeup collection!