We all have those products that we reach for without fail. Sure we occasionally dabble with new things, but we always come back to the lifers. These are mine. The tried and true products that have never let me down and despite wandering away from them in an effort to find the next best thing, they’re always waiting for me when I come back.
The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is one of those products I can’t really describe, but I can tell when it’s missing from my makeup routine. I love how instantly refreshed I feel after the first mist and my makeup just looks better throughout the day. This is my favorite formula of UD’s setting sprays and I’ve probably used at least three containers worth so far with two more always sitting in backup.
Now I tend to be pretty fickle when it comes to mascara, but I just can’t get over how much I love Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara. It’s the perfect mascara for my lashes. Serious volume, great length, and it holds a curl almost all day. No other mascaras have done it quite like this one.
Although my skincare routine rarely changes, I still don’t feel the same attachment to the rest of the products like I do The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Facial Cleansing Polish. It’s the most abrasive scrub my face allows me to use (it’s really not even that rough on the skin) without causing irritation on the cheeks. It smells amazing and is my go to cleanser of choice to remove makeup and get the day off my face. I think it’s safe to say I’ve used at least six of these containers.
If you haven’t tried It Cosmetic’s CC Cream by now you’re absolutely bonkers. I tend to reach for light-weight base products and this one is my all time favorite. I have it in two shades so I can mix and match throughout the year. It’s so easy to blend into the skin, build up if more coverage is needed, and it wears great throughout the day. I love the packaging because you can really squeeze the last drop out.
No all stars post is complete without briefly mentioning Stila’s One Step Correct. I’ve been yammering on about this stuff since I started this blog and for good reason. No primer compares to this in my book. Part moisturizer, part color corrector. The packaging is incredibly fun and I’m still not tired of it after close to 20 or so containers of this stuff. We’re besties for life.
Concealer is another one of those products that I don’t feel overly attached to sticking with just one product, but I find myself reaching for Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer when I need my dark eye circles covered badly. It’s the only concealer I’ve repurchased twice and I trust it to get the job done. It smells a bit odd at first but I quickly got over that because it’s just that good.
MAC’s “Twig” Lipstick is my lipstick. If I ever become famous for something and people suddenly become interested in recreating my makeup looks, “Twig” is the lipstick I’ll be known for. It has a gorgeous satin finish on the lip that keeps the color in place while not being drying like a matte. It has just the right mix of brown and mauve tones to keep things interesting without being over the top. Literally me in a nutshell.
If I had to only wear one blush for the rest of my life it would probably be Urban Decay’s Afterglow Blush in “Video”. Honestly I hadn’t a clue I was such an Urban Decay fan until I started writing up this post. DANNNGGG. It’s the perfect flush of color on the skin while still being subtle and easy to wear all year round. Dusty rose at its best and I’m well on my way to hitting pan on this bad boy.
If you would have told me a brow powder would make its way into my lineup of lifers I wouldn’t have believed you. But I’m a convert through and through. It Cosmetic’s Brow Power Powder is so easy to use that I don’t know why I hadn’t tried it sooner. I love it so much more than pencils as it’s easier to slap my brows on in a rush. A few angled brushes full and I’m off to the races.
I’d love to hear what your lifer products are. What are the ones you just couldn’t live without?