Even though I’m often obsessively trying out new products for various reviews and upcoming features, I still rely on quite a few favourites that have stuck by me over the years. These are the ones I always seem to repurchase when they’re empty and never consider looking at another brand, although sometimes I do have flings with other products, I usually always come back to this lot.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (full review here) is probably the one foundation I always come back to, I think I’ve mentioned this product on here more than anything else. Finding a great foundation that offers great coverage yet looks like and glowy on the skin has been one of my life missions and so now I’ve found this little tube, I haven’t let go all that easy. I first tried this about a year ago, which for me and foundations is quite a long affair – in fact I would probably call it quite a committed marriage by now. You really only need a tiny, tiny bit (although this tube it pretty much done for!) so one tube should last you the best part of a year I should think. It’s dewy, it’s natural and it covers everything.
Another makeup product I always stand by is Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer (review here), it’s incredibly good at perfecting skin, especially if you have a few issues with pores and have a combination skin type as it helps to get the dry patches in check as well as balancing an oily T-Zone. I am on my second pot of this but like Silk Cream, one pot has lasted me about a year so it’s worth the money. It makes skin velvety smooth without looking slick on the skin.
Origins VitaZing Moisturiser is a protecting, slightly tinted moisturiser that adds the most incredible glow to skin, without much coverage. I usually use it under base products to make sure my skin looks as bright and perky as possible, as imperfections are quickly covered with this gem. It means I can use a lighter base and still feel confident about my skin – everytime I use this I feel so happy with my complexion so I always make sure to have a tube on hand!
Moving on to skincare, another Origins product is always a must have in my bathroom – Origins Zero Oil Cleanser has seen my skin through from an oil-prone, acne skin type to normal, healthy and bright (with the occasional blemish) and I couldn’t be more thankful. This manages to freshen skin, control sebum and unclog pores without stripping the skin, but as my skin can get dehydrated quickly, I always make sure to use a creamy cleanser at night and this in the morning. Whenever my skin shows any signs of congestion or excess oil, I can rely on this foamy wash to keep my skin balanced.
Also on my skincare ‘forever repurchased’ list is Caudalie Beauty Elixir, a calming, revitalising mist that I use on a daily basis to ensure my skin is feeling energised and calm. I find that this helps with blemishes so much, not only ensuring they clear up quickly but also taking a lot of the redness away which tends to show through my makeup (meaning I slap on more!). I use this like a toner, but without a cotton pad – I just spritz it straight on to skin.
A couple of hair and body items last; the first being Soap and Glory’s Sugar Crush body wash which I think has the perfect fragrance for waking me up in the morning, it smells like mojitos on holiday and it always managed to cheer me up! I think Soap and Glorys body washes are so worth the money as they’re usually on 3for2 and the huge bottles mean they last a while. I always never ever skip out on my all time favourite hair product – Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave In Conditioner. This is a dream for getting the brush through hair, whilst infusing it with the finest fragrance known to (wo)man. I honestly would wear this scent if they released a fragrance. It’s also handy for helping settle static or flyaway hair, making sure it smells fresh in-between washes and always, always helping to untangle your locks whether your hair is wet or dry. AN ESSENTIAL!
What do you think of my ‘forever repurchased’ products? Shall I make this a regular feature?
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