Makeup products I have repurchased

I think we all have some products that we swear by or routinely repurchase that fall into the 'good old trusty' category. I thought I'd share some products that I will probably always have in my collection. Most of these products are at a highstreet/drugstore price point, which is probably one of the reasons I have repurchased so many of them over and over again.

Times I have repurchased: 10

Starting off with my favourite foundation. This year it was announced that Bourjois would be discontinued the UK and I was so upset because now it'll be harder to get my hands on the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. (Although it is available in Sweden now!) The finish of this foundation is natural-dewy with a medium coverage but its very easy to sheer out or layer so you can get it slightly more full coverage. This foundation looks so natural on the skin, it can emphasise dryness ever so slightly but I have not ever tried a foundation that doesn't.

The one con of this for me is the fact that it doesn't last as long as I'd like it to. In the first couple of hours it wears beautifully but then my oily skin likes to wear it down. If I am going to an event or anything similar I tend to remove all the makeup I have on my skin and reapply this for this reason.

This is also probably the best shade match I have in my collection. I wear shade 51 Light Vanilla or 53 Light Beige I have a neutral-warm undertone and it can be very hard to find my shade match because of my undertone. (As a side note, what makes it even weirder it when I naturally tan my chest when usually tans more pink and the rest of me tans more golden. Now I exclusively fake tan and stay out of the sun) I am trying to find another foundation with a similar finish and coverage but slightly longer lasting power so if you have any suggestions please let me know. This foundation retails for £9.99 which is so affordable considering how lovely the quality is.

Times I have repurchased: 10

The Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer was every UK beauty bloggers staple back in the day and I still haven't moved on from it. This has amazing coverage for something so affordable. I can get away with wearing shade 01 without wearing foundation as its a reasonably good match for my skin tone (it leans a bit more pink though). I have gone through so many of these and bought more shades as well depending on my tan. There used to only be 4 shades of this concealer and they have added some more shades to it but it still isn't quite as broad as I'd like but if you can find a shade that suits you it's amazing. This concealer only retails for £4.19 which for a product with so much pigment is a steal.

Times I have repurchased: 2

The Benefit Boing Concealer is a product I don't use everyday but as someone who struggles on and off with bad skin, it's so useful it is to have concealers that have different textures for spot concealing. Sometimes when my Collection concealer won't cover a problem area I try this and more often than not I'll be able to cover it, and vice versa. I wish I had an explanation for how this works but for me I usually figure it out with trial and error. I think I've bought this product once or twice and every other time I have received it as a gift (thats how I originally got my hands on it). This concealer can also be sheered out nicely so if you like no-makeup-makeup this is one to try out. I wear the shade 01 and this retails for £19.50.

Times I have repurchased: 15

Again, this is a cult product that many people rave about. The Rimmel Stay Matte powder is a classic setting powder that does what it says on the tin. I always know it can rely on this to set my base and I can reapply this during the day without it getting cakey although I usually don't touch up my makeup throughout the day. I wear the shade Transparent and this powder retails for £3.99.

Times I have repurchased: 6

This was the first brow product I ever purchased, the Maybelline Brow Drama brow gel really changed my brow game. Those of you who have seen my my post from a couple of months ago where I shared a picture of my brows in 2013, you understand. It was a bad time. Anyway, I haven't strayed away from this product despite knowing a lot of people don't love it because the applicator is quite large. I haven't been wearing this that frequently lately just as during lockdown I've either been wearing very minimal makeup and using soap in my brows or no makeup at all. I would be open to try another brow gel after finishing up the Maybelline one but the price po‎int, £5.99, this can't really be beat. I wear the shade transparent.

Times I have repurchased: 1

So I have never actually bought a full size of the Benefit Hoola bronzer and its also the only bronzer I have ever used. I don't go through it that quickly because it's quite deep on my skin tone so I don't need a lot to get a bronzed look. I like this product but I think I might purchase a different bronzer when I finish the my current one, I'm considering getting a Fenty Sunstalk'r bronzer or one form Hourglass. The mini Hoola Bronzer retails for £14.50.

Times I have repurchased: 6

The Urban Decay All-Nighter setting spray is a staple in my makeup routine. It's so good for both setting makeup and taking down the powdery look on my skin after applying makeup. I always stock up on this during sales and I currently have 2 unopened bottles in my collection (not including minis). I find it extends the wear of my makeup nicely and helps my skin from breaking down makeup as quickly. This retails for £26 and tends to last me around 6 months.

Times I have repurchased: 1

The Urban Decay Primer potion is something I like but I don't necessarily swear by. I have tired the Laroc primer and Wet n Wild one but didn't repurchase either. I like this but after I finish it I might try the Nars Smudgeproof primer, as I've heard good things about that one. I previously used a travel sized version of this but currently use a full size which retails for £19.50.

Thanks for reading and stay safe!

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