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Five products that I have repeatedly repurchased for 10-17 years!




No matter how many new products I add to my collection, there are five that are constantly repurchased - I'm talking staples that have been in my life for between 10 and 17 years at this stage and will be for the foreseeable future! If that isn't testament to how amazing they are, then I don't know what is. They have all appeared on the blog several times but today I thought I'd compile them into one post and tell you why I love them so much.



Clarins Beauty Flash Balm: My holy grail primer. This product plumps, brightens, moisturises, tightens, soothes and smooths my skin, preparing it for whatever foundation I want to use next. It is also great on no makeup days to make me look like I've had a full night's sleep, banishing signs of fatigue and it also works great as a mask. I couldn't even hazard a guess at how many tubes of this I have used over the years. If you haven't tried it yet, you need to!


Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: Armani Hydra Glow was my favourite foundation of all time and when that was discontinued (don't you just hate when brands do that?), I moved on to Luminous Silk and it has been a staple in my collection for around 10 years now. This foundation is oil-free but isn't at all drying on my skin. It gives medium coverage but is buildable without being cakey. It is long-lasting and glides over pores without highlighting them and it is SPF-free so perfect for nights out/flash photography. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin and although the finish isn't as dewy as I usually like, it has a certain luminosity that I think would appeal to most. 

Nars Laguna Bronzing Powder: Another product that I've used for around 10 years! The texture of this bronzer is silky smooth and the colour is perfect for both bronzing and contouring - not too grey but not too orange either. The texture of this bronzer makes my skin look smooth and it doesn't go patchy or break down at all. I also love to use it on my eyes when I'm short on time but still want to look put together.

YSL Touche Éclat: The original highlighting, under eye brightener, that is often copied but never quite equaled, in my opinion. I love this product because it is very lightweight in texture so it won't settle into any fine lines, it doesn't crease (on me anyway!) and it really does a great job at brightening my under eye area without looking too obvious. I don't have terribly dark circles but if you do, a little bit of corrector before this and you would be good to go. Oh and, of course, I love the classic gold YSL packaging!

YSL Faux Cils: Every mascara I have ever tried, or will try in the future, is compared to this one. I like dramatic, voluminous lashes that don't smudge or flake, are very black and are not crispy and this mascara ticks every single one of those boxes! I am regularly asked what mascara I am wearing because the effect is as close to the false lash look that you can get and my naturally pathetic lashes are instantly transformed when I wear this mascara.

I would love to know what your most repurchased makeup items are? Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned here today? I'd love to hear in the comments below!

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