Trend Tuesday // My Holy Grail Make Up Products

I've been trying to figure out ways of sharing some of my make up favorites on the blog with out turning this into a beauty blog.  Since Five Sixteenths reflects the things I'm interested in I didn't want to change it all up just because I'm into something new but I do want to incorporate it!  Yesterday I shared a simple make up look which made me think of the things I just love from my collection - so I thought I'd do a top list of all time sort of post of my fave beauty picks since I don't just collect one cosmetic thing - like blushes, or eyeshadows, or highlights - I seriously love it all!!  I guess you could say this list is my Holy Grail product list.

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I made this little collage of my top products.  You'll see, for example, I don't have a Holy Grail lip product or a Holy Grail blush & that I have one thing in there that is a bit crazy for make up.  But I promise all of these things are awesome!

Stay Matte Powder - this keeps me matte all day & has been included in any beauty/make up post I've ever posted here on the blog!

Benefit's Stay Don't Stray - this is a great eyeshadow primer.  I love the consistency. I have a small sample bottle with a doe foot applicator so I love how that applies.  It's not sticky either.  Some eye primers can be sticky making weird clumps on your lid.

Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation - this foundation is great for oily skin.  I don't even think I'd really have to set it, but I do because I'm a nervous nelly when it comes to that!

Monistat Chaffing Gel  - a better primer post is in the works, but I use this as a primer.  Nothing else, will never use anything else.  I love it.  I think it's great for oily skin - I don't use a moisturizer (of course I do the Oil Cleansing Method, so my skin is a bit more hydrated after that anyway.  I haven't used a moisturizer in ages) and this chaffing gel gives me a bit of moisture.  I think it's more of a bit of balance rather than moisture.  It keeps my make up on longer though, love it.

Real Techniques & elf Brushes - I have a whole video/post dedicated to my fave brushes but these are my holy grail right here.  I am a huge fan of the small stipple brush from elf.  And seriously, the most versatile brush you can own is a stipple brush.

elf 32 Neutral Eyeshadow Palette - I mentioned this in the Neutral Eyes post I did a while back & finally picked it up.  I am so happy I did.  Any sort of neutral look you want to create, you can with this palette.  I've already found my favorite shades so I guess I should break away from them before I use them all up.  The pigmentation of this palette, the versatility, the ration of matte to shimmer, all of it is perfect.  Seriously, pick it up!

Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex - My everyday mascara routine includes the use of CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion as a base & then this Lycra Flex over top.  I feel like the combo gives a great falsies feel to my natural lashes but the Lycra Flex on it's own is amazing.  Picked this up on whim & love it!

elf Blush in Gotta Glow - this blush isn't a blush at all, it's the most beautiful pearly highlight.  While I find that other powder highlights have sort of a shimmer effect - more particles of glitter rather than light reflecting awesomeness - this highlight gives you a great natural, beautiful pearl like highlight.  It's not too shimmery, you can't pick out the highlighting particles and I love it.  It is a bit powdery but tapping off your brush gives you the perfect application.

Wet n Wild Center Stage collection Shimmer Palettes - these palettes come in three shades.  Two are more bronzy & this one, Rose Champagne Glow, is a pink one.  These aren't marketed as highlights I don't think but Rose Champagne Glow is my favorite.  It is a bit more shimmery than the Gotta Glow highlight but I like it for different reasons.  I honestly find myself switching naturally between the two so its my second Holy Grail highlight.

Benefit's Hoola Bronzer - before this little gem fell into my life I was using NYC sunny & the blush/bronze duo in St Lucia from elf but this guy is my new favorite.  I love it because this bronzer isn't orange or too deep for me.  It's just sent from heaven & perfect.

These products are always on my vanity & more often than not I reach for these to create my everyday look!

What are your Holy Grail products? Or do you like to switch it up?

xoxo, Moe

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  1. I can't wait to read your post on the primer! I'm interested in using the chaffing gel.

    I don't really have any holy grail products. I don't wear makeup that often. I should see what I use and write a post up on that.


  2. Great post, I always love reading these type of posts, it's interesting to see how different people's holy grail make-up products are!


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