This week on the blog, I am sharing some holy grail beauty products I can’t live without. I swear by these, and if something happened to them, I would immediately replace them! In fact, that actually did happen recently, which prompted me to create this video and blog post! I use these products all the time and can’t wait to share them with you!
It was about a year ago that I first discovered Necessaire. I’ve shared so many of their products in countless videos because they’ve truly helped to revamp my dry body skin. Since then, they’ve gradually become my go-to holy grail body care brand. You can purchase Necessaire from Sephora. But, you can save an extra 10% with my promo code (below) when you purchase directly from their site. After raving about their products for so long, I’m excited to finally have a promo code to share with you and to feature The Body 3-Step, which is a great way to try Necessaire! It features three body care essentials packed with amazing ingredients that truly help your skin.
I’ve repurchased the body lotion at least twice now. It contains Niacinamide and Peptides, which help strengthen the skin barrier; plus Vitamin C and E and some Omega Fatty Acids. This is fantastic if you have dry or sensitive skin. I love the texture and the consistency. I also love that there’s a fragrance-free option!
The next product that’s in this set is the body wash. I own the body wash in Eucalyptus and Sandalwood, but they also offer Bergamot and Fragrance-Free. All fragrances in the collection are very earthy, light, and refreshing and are free of any synthetic material. This is a daily multi-vitamin cleanser that starts with a gel-like consistency and transforms into a luxurious lather. It cleanses, nourishes, and balances the skin. It’s non-stripping and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft.
The deodorant gel is my newest Necessaire favorite and I already have a replacement for when I run out. I own the Eucalyptus scent but it also comes in Fragrance-Free. It has no baking soda, no aluminum, no parabens…literally, nothing bad is in this deodorant! It’s a clear, quick dry roll-on that’s designed to help with odor control, skin tone, discoloration, and texture. If you have bumpy skin under your arms, it has a 5% AHA multi-acid complex along with the multivitamin complex, NIACINAMIDE, Panthenol, and some other really nice ingredients. It’s very soothing and is one of the only natural deodorants that has consistently worked for me and has remained comfortable while continuing to be effective. Plus a bottle seems to last forever.
If you bought those three products separately, it would be $65, but the Body 3-Step is only $50. And with my code, STEPHANIEMARIE10, you can save an extra 10%! Don’t skip on this set!!
As I’m nearing the end of my tube of Bobbi Brown Skin Longwear Fluid Powder Foundation, I’m realizing I just can’t be without it! This is not your typical liquid to powder formula.
This liquidy foundation blends out easily and quickly, but also dries quickly. So I find it applies best in sections very similarly to how I apply Estée Lauder Double Wear. I love it that it basically erases my pores no matter how sheer I apply it. It has sheer to medium coverage, depending on the application method. It also keeps my face shine-free all day long and into the night, which is magical in the hot, humid environment that I live in.
I also sometimes wear a very sheer layer underneath powder foundation or mixing this with foundations that give me shine in my T-Zone as the day goes on. This is my no-makeup makeup foundation that I usually choose because it, evens out my skin tone, blurs my pores, is extremely low maintenance, and makes me look like I have good skin – not like I’m wearing makeup!
When it comes to setting my concealer under my eyes, I may mess around with other powders, but I always come back to Pat McGrath Under-Eye Setting Powder in the lightest shade. It looks white, but is actually translucent. This formula is so beautiful, sheer, and very finely milled. You can dust it on with a brush or you can use a sponge to lightly press it in. I really like that it doesn’t emphasize the dryness under my eyes. It also comes in a nice, portable size. I’m not saying I never use other powders under my eyes. I do, but this is my holy grail. I just don’t think I’ll ever be without!
I’m always skeptical when it comes to makeup reformulations. I used to talk about Armani Eye Tint in Cold Copper a LOT. I bought Rose Gold in the newly reformulated version a while back and liked it. But I was nervous to try the revamped version of my beloved Cold Copper. Well, I’m excited to announce that I really like the new formula. I find it wears well with or without a primer and doesn’t cause any creasing.
To apply, I just swipe the applicator all over my eye and buff out the edges. The applicator that comes with the new formulation is easy to use. The pointy tip allows me to get right in the corner very easily. Cold Copper is such a beautiful neutral shade that anyone can wear and is an easy one-and-done lid shade that’s super flattering! The formula doesn’t look dry or crinkly or make your eyelids look older than they are. It’s comfortable, flattering, and a great shade that I cannot be without.
Several months ago I realized my Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette was not applying or wearing the same as it used to. It was just OLD! My eyes would get irritated when I would wear it, so I had to get rid of it. I tried being without it, but then decided I hated being without it. This is a palette that I just have to keep in my life. It now permanently lives on my vanity. Any of the mid-toned mattes are great transition shades and the shimmers are beautiful. The deep shades make perfect liners. I also love that it has a highlight for the brow bone. I can get a one-and-done look or a dramatic look if I’m going out. It’s a great, truly neutral palette to have and I just won’t be without it.
This tiny angled eyeliner brush from BK beauty is a brush that I lost when we were on a trip. I quickly realized I can’t be without this holy grail beauty fave, so I have another one on the way. As I’ve gotten older and I have some little eye folds and creases that go below my lash line, using a tiny angled eyeliner brush is so much easier than using a regular sized angled brush because it gives me more control. This BK Beauty brush is the perfect length, density, and width. I depend on it when I’m doing the little flick that I do to give my eyes an uplift. It’s definitely one of my holy grail beauty favorites now.
Another must-have is the It Cosmetics Brow Power Micro in the shade Universal Taupe. It’s teeny tiny dash shaped pencil tip lets you create precise hair-like strokes if you don’t have the time or patience to deal with a pen. This is important for those of us with sparse or uneven brows that need filling in. It’s also not waxy so you get a nice line that’s not too harsh when you press down. The shade is versatile. Plus it wears well all day. I just love this thing so much!
Thinking back, I don’t really remember what I did with my wet hair before I had the Wet Brush. I guess I used a wide-tooth comb. But I find the Wet Brush to be so much easier and such a necessity. I use it not only to brush out my wet hair, but also to dry my hair, and to style and smooth my hair after it’s dry. There are many versions to choose from I have the Professional. My daughter Brooke, who has very tangled hair, has one of the Pro Versions as well. I feel like this helps save our hair from so much damage.
So there you have it – my Holy Grail Beauty Favorites! I swear by all 8 of these and will never travel without them! Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments below – I’d love to know what you think about them!