Tuesday, August 11, 2015

5 Holy Grail Products

Photography & Graphic by me. abieelucas©
Hey guys! Today's post is inspired by yesterday's twitter chat, we were tweeting quick fire favourite beauty products and thought I'd show you my top 5 holy grail products of all time. I need to apologise for how grimey these products look haha, at least you can tell I use them to death!

  1. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

I think I have spoken about this fave of mine in a post before, but I just couldn't leave it out of this post because it is my absolute all time favourite foundation. It is a full coverage foundation, goes on like a dream and as it says on the bottle, it really does stay in place and all day too! As you can tell from the image I have just ran out of this so I should purchase a new one but it does come at a price. I tend to save this foundation and wear it only when I go on nights out; however I would wear this every day if my bank balance supported that! I get a shade slightly darker than my skin tone so I only wear it when I wear fake tan.

     2. Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye liner

I always recommend this amazing product to people who are after a long lasting, easy to apply, all round perfect liquid eyeliner; especially for those who are on a budget! It is so perfect and I have been using it for years and have never found anything that compares to it. If you are on the look out for a new eye liner, before you try any high end products I urge you to give this a go first. It lasts me ages too even though I wear it every day.

    3. Mac Night Whisper Eyeshadow

So I got this Mac palette for Christmas 2014 in 'Beige Eyes' and to be honest I don't use many of them apart from Omega and Night Whisper. Night Whisper is the bottom right shade and is the darkest brown I own and it is the absolute perfect shade for my eyebrows. I use this every single day and I will be so sad when I run out of this because I've never found a shadow for my brows that compare! If you have any recommendations for a similar shade please let me know I'd be interested to see what else there is out there.

    4. Mac 217

Now this brush should be in every girls' make-up bag. It truly is an all rounder whether you use it for a wash of colour over the lid or blending two colours together or feathering out your crease colour it is fantastic. I can't really praise it more, I love it!

    5. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer 

You can tell how much I adore this concealer because the entire label has rubbed off, in fact, every single one I've ever had has done that - so the packaging is the only thing I dislike about this product; everything else is fantastic. I love the colour and finish this concealer gives. It isn't perfect it does sometimes crease on me but for the price you cannot complain. I stopped using this for a while after I bought the Mac Studio Finish concealer but I found it way too drying on me so I went back to this and forgot how much I loved it! I am yet to find a better concealer. 

So that's it! Maybe these holy grail products will change in the future but for now these remain firmly in my make-up bag and on my re-purchase list. Leave me a comment and let me know if any of these are your holy grail products and if not, I want to know what your top 5 are! :-)

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Thanks so much for reading, 
Abiee x

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*This post is in no way sponsored.
*All opinions are my own.
*All products were bought by myself.
*All photography is by me, please don't use any without my permission.


  1. Double wear is my absolute favourite! I have various shades for when I have a tan and not, I can't live without it!! Great post!!



    1. It's fantastic isn't it!! And it's great for everyone as well :-) I always sneakily get the free samples of it when they're offering them haha! Thank you :-) xx

  2. I usually use the Collection liquid liner but I've been looking for a better drugstore one because it flakes off throughout the day- definitely going to give that Rimmel one a go!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. Ah yes I believe I've tried that one too and had the same problem! Hopefully you like the rimmel one as much as I do! :D xx

  3. I've had a little sample of the Double Wear that I like but it's a bit too heavy coverage for me, I do like it for nights out though

    Emma emhasrednails

    1. Yes I agree it's a very heavy coverage, but I do like that for my skin as I'm not very confident about it! Thanks for your comment :-)

  4. I have the same concealer and foundation and they are my two all time favourite makeup products! They are long lasting and great coverage.. can't do my makeup without it!

    Great review, Abiee :)

    Paula | Lifestyle & Laffs

    1. They're fantastic aren't they! :-) Thanks so much Paula! xx

  5. Love the collection concealer - I've used it for what feels like years haha!


  6. I like the look of that Mac palette, they do take out some good collections xx


    1. Yess it is really nice! I just hardly ever use it apart from the one shade! :-) xx

  7. Oh I used to use that foundation by Estee Lauder! I have since switched to using Clinque, though I remember liking it! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


    1. ooooh yes i do like cinique foundations as well! :-) xx

  8. I really want to try Double Wear. I love full coverage foundations! x

    Jordan Alice

    1. You should! it's absolutely flawless :-) xx


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