Sunday, 28 June 2015

My Top Three Holy Grails

Hi Guys,

I was trying to choose my monthly favourites this month and it got me thinking about products that actually rarely make my favourites as I use them all the time. Which then got me thinking about three products that I use practically every single day without fail and have done for years now. 
 I would class these three products as my ultimate holy grails, yes I have holy grail specific products such as foundation and things. But these three I haven't switched up for a good couple of years at least now and are products I would repurchase in a heartbeat. 
 Makeup wise I cant think of a single time I wouldn't use MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot, its the perfect base for eyeshadow, to make the colours stronger. Im also quite prone to creasing on my eyes, so without this, my eye shadow doesn't last for very long at all. But with a layer of this underneath any eye makeup, even just winged liner, my eye makeup lasts all day. As it has a yellow undertone it cancels out any darker pigmentation around the eyelid and creates an even base too. Even though its a cream shadow, it sets and goes even almost like a powder but not quite. Its also highly pigmented so a little goes a long way, as I'm using it every day too, the product is yet to dry up, which can be a problem with the Paint Pots sometimes.

For my eyebrows, I swear by the Illamasqua Brow Cake, these are just genius! I wear the shade Thunder which is a dark brown, as I like quite strong brows. However if I wanted something a little lighter I would use Motto, which is perfect for blondes with ashy undertones. Illamasqua do a large range of shades in the Brow Cakes for lots of undertones and hair colours, which are actually really true matches. Again as the product is so pigmented you need the littlest bit, Ive had my brow cake for 2 years? now and thats the dent thats left in it after using it all that time. It is fantastic value for money.
Probably one of the only Skincare items that has stayed the same for me for four years now has been Clarins Hydraquench Moisturiser. My skin has always been dry, but before using this it was extremely dry and nothing I seemed to use actually helped it at all. Once I started using Hydraquench I noticed a huge difference in my skin and could actually wear foundation without it catching and looking caked on. Its really cooling on the skin due to its almost gel like texture, so its perfect for the Summer. Its also made up of quite a few natural ingredients that boost the moisture levels in the skin and has Hyaluronic Acid in it to restore how much water is in the skin. As well as containing SPF, making it perfect to use as a daily moisturiser.

I may try a lot of products, but I always go back to these three, I just cant imagine not using them now. They're the perfect staple items in my collection.

Eloise x


  1. I really need to try out Illamasqua products! They always look so good x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  2. i can't be without my mac paint pot as a base either. i use the painterly one. its absolutely brilliant and no eyeshadow creases over it!
    also im dying to get a tub of that hydra quench cream. i've used up a few sample tubes of it and i really like it. i also love the hydraquench tinted moisturiser!

  3. Love the Clarins hydraquench!

  4. I love Clarins skincare! I'm curious about that Illamasqua product though xx

  5. Clarins are always my total saviours, nothing seems to beat them!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  6. ooh the illamasqua brow cake looks lovely, i need to try more illamasqua products x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

  7. I love my soft ochre too! Although I do find its hard to blend shadows on sometimes? I should really try the brow cakes - they look awesome :) xxx

  8. Great post, I love the Clarins hydra Quench range and I don't even have dry skin.


  9. Illamasqua Brow Cake in Thunder is my staple too, I can't get enough of it it's amazing isnt it.

    Rosy |


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