Holy Grail Products

I have always wanted to put together a list of my holy grail products and I finally set aside some time to get it done! So far, this list is only makeup, but I hope to include skincare and hair products soon. Also, as I discover new products I love, I'll be sure to update this list. 

In some categories, I have more than one favorite. I decided to do it that way because in many cases, I use different products depending on the look I'm creating or even the time of year it is. For example, I have two different holy grail face primers because one is lightweight and ideal for the summer, and one is more hydrating for the winter months. 

Next to each product is a link so you can purchase the product or check out other reviews. I should mention that I have dry skin so the products I've chosen are the ones I've found are best suited to my skin type. If you're interested in purchasing a product, I highly encourage you to read the other reviews on Ulta or Sephora first to make sure that others with your similar skin type liked the product as well. My personal favorites may not always be yours! :) 

Face Products: 

Favorite Primer
Favorite Tinted Primer
Favorite Pore Minimizer
Favorite Light to Medium Foundation
Favorite Full Coverage Foundation
Favorite Concealer
Favorite Powder Foundation 
Favorite Bronzer
Favorite Contour Palette
  • High End: Lorac PRO Contour Palette (buy/more info)
  • Drugstore: Profusion Studio Contour Palette (buy/more info)
Favorite Blush
Favorite Blush Palette
Favorite Highlighter Palette
  • High End: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (buy/more info)
  • Drugstore: NYX Strobe of Genius Palette (buy/more info), Profusion Studio Highlight Palette (buy/more info)
Favorite Face Palette
  • High End: Becca Afterglow Palette (buy/more info) The Balm in the Balm of Your Hand palette (buy/more info)
  • Drugstore: BH Cosmetics Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow (buy/more info), City Color Timeless Beauty Palette (buy/more info)
Favorite Cream Blush
Favorite Highlight
Favorite Mattifier
  • High End: Mally Poreless Face Defender (buy/more info)
  • Drugstore: Haven't found one I like yet.
Favorite Finishing Powder
  • High End: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (buy/more info)
  • Drugstore: Wet 'n' Wild Reserve Your Cabana (buy/more info), Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights in Breathe (buy/more info)

Lip Products: 

Favorite Lip Balm
Favorite Tinted Lip Balm
Favorite Lip Liner
Favorite Jumbo Lip Pencil
Favorite Lipstick
Favorite Liquid Lipstick
Favorite Lip Gloss

Eye Products: 

Favorite Eye Primer
Favorite Cream Shadow
  • High End: Mally Evercolor Shadow Sticks (buy/more info), bareMinerals BB 5-in-1 Cream Eyeshadow (buy/more info)
  • Drugstore: Milani Shadow Eyez Shadow Sticks (buy/more info), Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadows (buy/more info)
Favorite Small Eyeshadow Palette
Favorite Large Eyeshadow Palette
Favorite Eyeliner Pencil
Favorite Liquid Eyeliner
Favorite Cream/Gel Eyeliner
  • Drugstore: Colourpop (buy/more info)
Favorite Mascara
  • High End: Benefit They're Real (buy/more info), The Balm What's Your Type Body Builder (buy/more info)
  • Drugstore: Cover Girl The SuperSizer (buy/more info) Maybelline Lash Discovery (as a base and for bottom lashes) (buy/more info), Jordana Best Lash Extreme (buy/more info)
Favorite Brow Product


  1. What a fantastic roundup! I already have a few of the same favorites. I am torn between getting the Covergirl Tru-naked palettes or the Makeup Revolution palettes. I would prefer satin finishes as opposed to metallic finishes. Would you say one choice would be better over the other for me?

    1. eh... depends on a couple of things: you willingness to use primer, and level of lid texture. The tru-naked palettes will definitely give you more satin options, but they also last about 4 seconds unless you use a primer. The makeup revolution colors will work ok on bare skin ( but primer is always good) but if you foil some of the more metallic shades, they can emphasize any crepey-ness you may have happening. It should be said that this only seems to be a problem if you are really packing it on.

  2. Awesome list and I'm so glad you put it together! I've been using Maybelline Lash Discovery ever since you recently reviewed it and it is incredible! I will always use it as a base and for lower lashes. That wand is the best. :-)

  3. Great list...very helpful and informative!

  4. Just found your site and I'm loving every page! I am def going to try some of your favs. Keep up the good work!


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