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HOLY GRAIL MAKEUP PRODUCTS THAT WILL HELP YOU LOOK AMAZING | I am sharing my favorite, holy grail makeup must-haves the blog today

By request, I am sharing my holy grail makeup products that will help you look amazing. These are all products that I buy over and over again and spend my own money on. They are so worth it and will help you look and feel your best as well. You have seen me recommend a bunch of these on Instagram. I thought it would be nice to have a roundup post of all of them. If I HAD to choose one makeup look for the rest of my life and the products used to achieve said look, these would be it. I hope you enjoy this list. Let me know some of your holy grail makeup products in the comments. I think it is always fun to find out what other people like and swear by. Enjoy!


HOLY GRAIL MAKEUP PRODUCTS THAT WILL HELP YOU LOOK AMAZING | I am sharing my favorite, holy grail makeup must-haves the blog today


SUPERGOOP GLOW SCREEN | I absolutely adore this stuff and will never be without it. Not only does it give your skin the most heavenly flawless glow, but it also contains SPF 40. It is the perfect everyday sunscreen. (Like an Instagram filter in a bottle.) I use it as a makeup primer and it is great under a fuller coverage foundation to make it look less cakey and impart a healthy glow to your complexion.

IT COSMETICS CC CREAM | I try lots of foundations and I always come back to this. It covers my rosacea and evens out my skin tone, all while looking natural and flawless. If not applied correctly, it can be a bit heavy. My best tip for application is to spread one pump of product between your hands and press it into the skin. Then, blend out. It provides the most natural flawless coverage that way.

CHANEL CREAM BRONZER | This is my holy grail bronzer. It is the most natural-looking one and easy to work with. It leaves a warm healthy and natural-looking glow. You get a lot of product with this and it lasts forever. That makes it worth the price tag, in my opinion. Tarte makes a similar, less expensive version.

MAC PAINT POT in “Painterly” | The best eye makeup lid primer and ones step shadow, period. This is always my first step when I apply my makeup. It brightens and evens out the eyelid and makes everything you apply on top of it last longer. Further, it gives you true color payoff and makes your eye makeup last ALL DAY LONG.

WANDER BEAUTY MASCARA | I have always been a proponent of not spending a lot of money on mascara. However, this one made me change my mind. It really coats and lengthens your lashes without flaking or clumping. It is a tubing mascara, so it will elongate your lashes and this one will not smudge! I will still buy other mascaras because I am cheap. But if I had to pick one to use for the rest of my life, this would be the ONE! Ir is my absolute favorite.

TARTE LIP QUENCH | The most nourishing lip product that gives you just a hint of color. It is perfection and feels more like a treatment lip balm than a makeup product. You get the best of both worlds with this product. All of the colors are very pretty, but my favorites colors are Rose and Hibiscus.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY BLUSH IN “Love Lust” | My all-time favorite blush. It looks good on everyone and leaves the perfect flush on your cheeks. It has sheer, buildable, and blendable color that you can’t mess up. Just keep adding color until you are happy with how it looks. It works equally well in the summer and the colder months, so it is a year-round stable for me.

LAURA MERCIER SETTING POWDER | An oldie, but a goodie. This powder has been around forever and for good reason. Itis the BEST setting powder and really helps to make your makeup last all day. A little bit goes a long way and the pot is HUGE so it lasts me a couple of years. I use it through the center of my face to set my makeup. Also, I use it under my eyes to set concealer. I also really like the new “glow” version of this product. It adds nice lit from within glow on days when my skin is lackluster.

HOURGLASS CONCEALER | I was really hoping I wouldn’t like this product because it is pricy, but I freaking LOVE IT!!!! It is the unicorn of concealers. With its amazing texture, it goes on smoothly without creasing or caking. It really covers dark circles without looking heavy or cakey. This is, hands down, the best concealer currently on the market and I will never be without it again.

HOLY GRAIL MAKEUP PRODUCTS THAT WILL HELP YOU LOOK AMAZING | I am sharing my favorite, holy grail makeup must-haves the blog today

WANDER BEAUTY CREAM SHADOW | There are many cream eye shadows I enjoy, but if I had to pick just one, this would be it. The champagne color is so pretty and really lights up the eye. It is super user-friendly and once the product is dry, it will stay put all day long. I just love it. It is such a quick & easy eye makeup look.

BOBBI BROWN CREAM LINER IN CHOCOLATE SHIMMER | This stuff is stunning. It really defines the eyes and stays put. The color is gorgeous, a dark chocolate brown with gold shimmer. I love applying it to my lash line with a flat liner brush using the “press & wiggle technique”. I talk about it on Instagram in my tutorial. It looks less like eyeliner and more like lush and thick lashes.

FLAT EYELINER BRUSH | This is the brush you need to get the most perfect eyeliner. I share a tutorial on my Instagram on how to get it right. It is just like riding a bicycle. Once you figure it out, you will never forget how to do it. It will become your go-to application method. It works particularly well with the gel liner I mention above.

URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY | I love the original version and this “glowy” version equally. (But the glowy version is my current favorite.) It just leaves my skin looking fresh and healthy and glowing. No sparkle or glitter and it makes my makeup last all day long. More is more with this product, so make sure to apply it generously and really let it dry down.

There you have it, these are my current holy grail makeup items. I wrote another post a while back about my holy grail beauty products that you can check out here. I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have a makeup item you can’t live without, I would love to hear about it.



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  1. Love what you did for your makeup.
    I’m in my sixties and a ( now dyed) brunette with blue eyes.
    My skin has a lot of sun spots.
    Would this work on me, and if so what color should I pick for cc cream etc? I usually go with medium.

  2. Hi Kirstin!
    I don’t know if you received my email about consultation…but I am almost finished reading all of your blogs…thank you so much for taking the time to do all of this… You are truly an inspiration….I want to change my skin care and make up routine to achieve your flawless look…even though I’m 68 I know this will give me a more natural look. So here’s my question. Is this “holy grail” list still your best as far as recommendations…I’m ready to order everything if so!

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