5 Products I Will Always Repurchase
I don't believe that I will ever be completely satisfied with my makeup bag, and I'm sure I'll be enticed by every new fad as it happens! But, there are some products that I've never been able to beat. Here are my top 5 products that I will always repurchase:
1-Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow Pomade
I might even call this my favourite product I own! I use it almost daily and it lasts FOREVER. It can be brushed on for a natural brow fill, or applied more heavily for a more defined look. I suffer from eczema and, like a lot of people with eczema, I have a lot of dry, flaky skin around my eyes that requires a lot of moisturising. What I personally love so much about the DipBrow Pomade is that it can be applied over my creams and stay in place. I can also use it on a low-maintenance day where I need to go outside but my skin can't handle any makeup: just do my brows, a bit of mascara and I look more ready to go. If my pot ever runs out, I'll be sure to buy it again.
2- Topshop Chameleon Highlighter in Mother of Pearl
Would you believe I discovered this product years ago in TK Maxx for £4.99?! At the time I still had bad acne and felt that highlighter wasn't for me, so I purchased it to use as an eyeshadow. It looked AMAZING on top of a neutral eyeshadow base, and it also was the perfect finishing touch for a Zodiac themed makeup I created at Uni. Now I have a bit more confidence in my skin and in my makeup abilities, this is one of my favourite all-rounder products. Highlighter, lip shimmer- you name it! It tops Lush's Latte Lip Tint perfectly but, unfortunately, that product has been discontinued (sigh..).
Do note that this product has had a packaging glow-up since I bought mine, so doesn't look the same as the above image! (New ones probably don't have a crack in them, either.)
3- Morphe Felt-Tip Liquid Liner
I used to be a Kat Von D Tattoo Liner devotee. However, for personal reasons I no longer feel comfortable buying from her brand. I thought I'd be lost without that liner, but then I tried Morphe's! The tip gives me the precision I need with no product bleeding and no fraying of the pen. The colour is very pigmented and doesn't go dull after a few hours of wearing. It doesn't fare quite so well as the DipBrow when it comes to drawing over a heavily moisturised face, but when I have foundation or eyeshadow primer on it's no issue. Better still, it's way more affordable than other high-end brands! Overall, this product is great value for money and I no longer need to shop around for a great eyeliner!
4- Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sorry Anastasia, but this actually might be my favourite product I own. I use the original shade, but I know it comes in a variety of colours that can also be used as eyeshadow bases. All I can really say about this product is that it WORKS! It truly keeps my eyeshadow locked in place, and prevents creases from forming on my lid whilst I'm partying the night away. It's sweat proof, bed proof (whilst I wouldn't recommend trying it, it truly kept my eyeshadow in place overnight, oops.. ) and a little product goes a long way. My only criticism is that when you first try Primer Potion, it works a little too well and colours can be a little tricky to blend out. But, after your first go you will get used to this and it is no longer an issue for me. 10/10!
5- Lush Ultrabland Cleanser
As mentioned in my last blog post, I have been removing my makeup with a Makeup Eraser cloth and just water or coconut oil. I still stand by these methods, but sometimes a little extra cleansing power is needed and I will always reach for Ultrabland. The oily, natural formula works wonders for my dry skin, and it can be used as a mask too, allowing the oils to penetrate the skin further. It only takes a gentle application to remove all makeup so there is no need to rub and aggravate sensitive skin. Better yet, Lush have a recycling scheme that allows you to return 5 black pots, and get a free face mask! They also have facial cleansers available in package-free, solid forms. These weren't ideal for me as I travel a lot, but they are fabulous if you are looking to remove plastic from your bathroom.
So there you go, 5 products that I will certainly be repurchasing. If you decide to try any of these you can celebrate twice, as not only will you receive a great product, but you will also have a cruelty-free product!
None of the above brands test on animals, nor do they sell to countries that require animal testing by law (with the exception of Topshop, who sell to China on their online store. Fortunately, they ship their cosmetics as finished products and they are treated as imports, so are exempt from the mandatory testing). However, please be aware that I am unsure if all of the products above are vegan.