A new season of launches are already upon us – I know, I know. I’m one of those enablers which is why I’m using this post to highlight a few of my favourite “oldie” goodies that I’m still using, repurchasing and remain loyal to despite all these new launches we’er seeing for the Spring/Summer season.
I’m curious – do you guys tend to shop new collections and launches often? I know in my early beauty blogger days, I used to line up, wake up at 3am (if the launch is at midnight PST) and literally go through threads on Spectra to find out about the newest launches and which items are worth the splurge!
5 Beauty Oldies that I’m Still Loyal To.
I’m going to talk about my foundation of the year (2017) and that is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Photo Edition Foundation ($58, available here) which isn’t necessarily an oldie per se considering it was reformulated recently, but I did use the old formula often and I remembered being pretty in love with that one too. The new formula is infinitely better – more lightweight (no more cakeyness on the face) and there is no noticeable flashback if you take flash photography.
MACCosmic Force Mineralize Blush ($33, available here)
I didn’t think the blush of my dreams could possibly exist but this nude matte blush is everything I’ve wanted in a blush. I am so loyal to this product that I haven’t switched up my blush in over 1.5 years, which I think is saying something when I used to collect blushes and add a new one from every single MAC collection launch. Despite the “mineralize” name, I don’t notice any glitteriness or significant shimmer which I think speaks volume to how much use you can get out of this on a daily basis.
Philosophy3-in-1 Purity Cleanser ($48, available here)
I purchased this on a whim when Sephora hosted Black Friday sales and I have been hooked every since. I regularly purchase at least 4 bottles of these (I go through a 12oz bottle every 3 months) and am devastated to have missed it during this year’s Black Friday sale as I was on holiday. I have been scrambling to find a gentle cleanser to try out ever since and I would love to hear your suggestions!
Too FacedChocolate Soleil Bronzer ($38, available here)
Dare I say it? The Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is probably the best bronzer out there, at least for light-medium skin. A matte finish that isn’t too overwhelming that also smells like chocolate? Sign me up! I love this bronzer a lot – I’m a sucker for anything that gives me that natural contoured look without looking like a clown. I think this could be the “Laguna” bronzer of those with medium skintone. I have been preferring this bronzer over the Benefit Hoola which I quite like but not as much as this one!
LancomeHypnose Drama Mascara ($34.50, available here)
A mascara that can give you the look of fake lashes? Definitely a keeper for life and this mascara is it! Although this formula errs on the thicker side, it doesn’t get goopy or clumpy, and there’s no transferring with this mascara which is saying something!
What are some of your favourite products that you keep coming back to?
Right? And it’s so much easier on the skin when it knows what to expect! I have heard tons of good things about Glossier so I’m going to have to give that a try the next time I want to splurge on something new!
I really love the idea of this post! The beauty world moves so fast that it’s so easy to forget about the holy grail products. That blush is so pretty! I’ve never tried that Laura Mercier foundation so I’d be interested in that too!
I totally agree with you about the Philosophy cleanser!! It’s always one I go back to!
The Silk Creme foundation & Purity cleanser are two of my old faves as well! I started using both when I was about 15 and they were my staples for years, love seeing other people talk about them since they don’t get as much love in the beauty world anymore!
Oooh I love seeing what people repurchase. I got through phases of repurchasing products for a while but then try something new then get hooked on something new!
What a great idea for a post! I love this! I definitely have a few favourites that have remained in my heart over the years! I actually haven’t tried TF Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (I wasn’t that into bronzers until this year) but I’ll have to check it out!
Product launches are so overwhelming nowadays. I can’t even keep up with the ones at the retailer I work for! If it’s something that truly calls to me I’ll try my best to get it, but the hype has died in me. Also, Purity is such a good alternative to the beautyblender liquid cleanser!
So many of these are classics, I can see why you’re still loyal to them after all this time! I can hardly keep up with new releases anymore so it’s much easier for me to just stick with what I know and love ???? For me those would be the MAC Fix+, the Hourglass ambient lighting palette, and My Beauty Diary sheet mask.
The Philosophy purity cleanser is actually on my list of products to try, but for a gentle cleanser the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is a great option!
Jenny | Geeky Posh