Saturday, 4 April 2015

My Make Up Holy Grails


So today I thought I'd share my absolute holy grail make up products with you and although I did find it quite hard to narrow it down there were a couple of products that I absolutely had to include in this, one of them being the Urban Decay Naked Foundation. Now I did try the Bare Minerals Bare Skin foundation a few weeks ago and although I did like it I don't think I'll ever find a foundation that lives up to my beloved Naked one. It's the only foundation I've ever been able to find that matches my pale skin perfectly and with it's demi-matte finish it is perfect for my combination skin. I'm willing to pay the £27.99 price tag for this beauty every time - foundation is one of those things that in my book you cannot make compromises with. If you need the high end one you need the high end one!



I love to mix my foundation with the NARS Illuminator in Copacabana as it just gives my whole face that really dewy glow that you can't really get with the more matte finish foundations. This bottle has lasted me for so long because you only need a tiny bit mixed in for it to have a lovely subtle effect - it gets a huge thumbs up from me!

Next we have the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb (how flippin' cool are the UD shade names?!). This little baby is the brightest, most vivid red that I have ever seen in my life and I cannot get enough of it, so much so that I actually have two of the lipsticks in these shades! It contrasts my complextion really well and gives my make up that pow! look that we all sometimes want. If you want to make a statement this is the lippy for you?



Everyone loves a bit of duty free shopping in the airport and I am no exception so on my way to Rome a few weeks ago I picked up Benefit's High Beam Highlighter and have fallen in love with it. I just apply a few little dabs on the contours of my face focusing on my cheekbones and it is a highlighting dream. It's little brush also makes it so easy to apply, much more so than the compact highlighters in my opinion!

Finally we have what I consider a dupe for the YSL Touche Eclat - the MUA Under Eye Concealer in Radiance. When my beloved Touche Eclat ran out a few months ago I couldn't bring myself to spend so much on another one but I find this MUA one (which costs a mere £3!!!) does just about the same job and still gives you that lovely bright under eye area. I always have this in my bag and it doesn't matter if you use a lot of it - at £3 it is an absolute steal!

What are your holy grail products?

Amy x
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27 comments

  1. oh the naked foundation sounds great, might have to make a splurge soon!

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

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  2. I'm still searching for my holy grail foundation. Unfortunately you can't get a lot of styles in Australia. So I'll have to deal with what I've got for now..
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  3. I've heard great things about those Urban Decay lipsticks! Will definitely have to take a look at them x
    My holy grail product is Bourjois Healthy Balance powder or the Clinique High Impact Mascara because I just can't live without them!
    Lauren x
    laurentranter.blogspot.co.uk // http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12806289

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  4. I keep meaning to pick up that Nars illuminator, it looks amazing! x

    Blushhx

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  5. Love the Naked foundation and the NARS Copacabana!
    Leanne xx
    nailsandteapots

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  6. awesome!

    xoxo

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the Urban Decay lipsticks but the foundation sounds great, definitely going to need to fork out some money on that soon! The Under Eye Concealer sounds like a good recommendation too, thank you for sharing :) xx

    www.thejulyjournal.com

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  8. I have wanted the NARS Illuminator for so long! I might have to go get it after reading this
    norawears.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Love MUA so much, i always find great dupes for high end products! :)

    Jen | www.jennifersjournal.co.uk

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  10. You have definately make me want to buy both the Naked foundation and the Urban Decay Lipstick. I can never have enough red lippies and that one sounds amazing! x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love Benefits High Beam! Also I now really want to try that MUA concealer!! :)

    Millie x || Millies Wardrobe

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  12. Love this post! I need to invest in the NARS Illuminator, it sounds great! x

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I would love try the Benefit hight beam highlighter, it looks amazing!!
    xx

    Pretty as Summer

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  14. I love my Benefit High Beam, it's perfect for this time of year as well for that effortless glowing look

    Reinventing Neesha ❤️

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  15. I love the idea of mixing a foundation with a highlight, your skin always looks amazing on pictures and now I know why!

    infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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  16. I've always heard so many people raving about the NARS Illuminator, I have no idea why I haven't tried it out yet!

    Rebecca Coco

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  18. I love the Urban Decay Naked Foundation - I use it everyday and still have a lot left. It's amazing! I've never tried the NARS Illuminator but I've always been meaning to!

    XO
    VanityPear

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  19. Some many great products, I definitely have added a lot more to my wishlist now x

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  20. Thats a lovely selection of products! My holy grail beauty product is my Channel burgundy lipstick, best ever!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. I'll never stop using High Beam, I've been using it for the past 10 years! :)

    Tara x

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  22. i've been having the hardest time trying to find a really good foundation to match my pale skin! I have yet to try Naked Skin so I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    sunshineandlipstick.blogspot.com

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  23. I want to try High Beam. Looks lovely.

    hushhush990.blogspot.com

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  24. I have used High Beam for years and completely love it too! It's another product you can add to more matte foundations to give a lovely glow, I love it on my cheekbones and under my brows too.

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  25. I really want to try the Urban Decay Naked Foundation I've loved using the naked pallet for the past year and I can imagine this will be just as nice on my skin! Great post x

    Jessica Anna | A So Called Beauty Blog

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  26. That UD lipstick is beautiful. I must get my hands on it!
    - Darcy Victoria
    xox

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