As much as I love to sample new products, I have a handful of go-to products that I can count on to be effective. Check out my list of favorite “holy grail” products, organized by Cosmetics (Eyes, Face, Lips), Skincare (Cleansers and Peels, Face TreatmentsBody Treatments), Hair, Nails, Brushes & Tools, Subscription Boxes, Other Beauty, and even a handful of Non-Beauty Miscellaneous Favorites:

Cosmetics

  • Eyes

    • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil in Medium Brown ($23)
    • Guerlain Maxilash Volumizing and Curling Mascara ($32)
    • It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara ($24)
    • Japonesque Velvet Touch Eyeshadow ($38)
    • Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Mascara Primer ($26)
    • Lancôme Eyeshadow Palettes ($50+)
    • TheBalm Mad Lash Black Mascara ($18)
    • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer in Minor Sin ($20)

  • Face

    • Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer ($36)
    • Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer in Porcelaine I ($31)
    • NARS Orgasm Blush / Laguna Bronzer duo ($42)
    • Shiseido Pureness Matifying Compact Oil-Free Refill in 10 – Light Ivory – Oh no, this was discontinued late Summer 2017! Currently looking for a replacement oil-free powder foundation.
    • Shiseido Refining Makeup Primer SPF 21 ($30)
    • Shiseido Glow Enhancing Primer SPF 15 ($30)

  • Lips

    • Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey ($17)
    • Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Berry ($24)
    • LORAC Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Goddess ($17)
    • NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Baroque ($26)
    • Too Faced Lip Insurance Smoothing Anti-Feathering Lip Primer ($20)

Skincare & Sun Protection

  • Cleansers & Peels

    • AMOREPACIFIC Treatment Enzyme Peel ($60)
    • Baby Foot Deep Exfoliation for Feet ($16)
    • Dr Bronner’s Almond Castille Soap ($19)
    • Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover ($54)
    • PanOxyl Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Creamy Wash ($13)
    • Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Cleanser – 2-in-1 Cleanser and Mask ($40)
    • TATCHA Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder ($65)

  • Moisturizers, Treatments, & Sunscreen (Face)

    • AMBI Fade Cream ($7)
    • Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream ($99)
    • Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist ($43)
    • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 ($24)
    • MALIN + GOETZ Mojito Lip Balm ($14)
    • Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42 ($33)
    • Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 ($32)
    • Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream For Face, Broad Spectrum SPF 38 ($32)
    • SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($99)

  • Lotions, Treatments, & Sunscreen (Body)

    • Aquaphor Healing Skin Ointment ($7)
    • Caswell Massey Almond & Aloe Hand Lotion ($11)
    • Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 ($64)
    • Kiehl’s Creme de Corps ($30)

Hair

  • Bain de Terre All Day Straight Straightening Balm ($11)
  • Davines Love Shampoo ($26)
  • Paul Mitchell Hot Off the Press Thermal Styler ($18)
  • Silk Therapy Hair & Skin Treatment Serum ($26)
  • TIGI Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier ($17)

Nails

  • Aquaphor Healing Skin Ointment ($7)
  • Flowery Nail White Pencil ($6)
  • Stickey Base Coat ($9)
  • Super Shiney Top Coat ($9)

Brushes & Tools

  • Brush – Japonesque Professional Eye Detailer ($19)
  • Brush – Japonesque Retractable Lip Brush ($15)
  • Brush – Studio Gear Crease #35 ($29)
  • Brush – Sephora Pro Angled Blush Brush #49 ($32)
  • Brush – Sephora Pro Airbrush Blush Brush #54 ($32)
  • Clarisonic 4-speed Face and Body Cleansing Brush ($299)
  • Curling Iron BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring ($45)
  • Every Drop Lip Spatula ($10)
  • Hair Dryer Turbo Power Forte Professional ($125)
  • Hair Dryer Remington T-Studio with Diffuser ($40)
  • Magnifying Mirror – Double Sided (10x/1x) Lighted ($55)
  • Magnifying Mirror – Double Sided (12x/1x) LED Lighted Folding Travel ($39)
  • Paragon Facial Steamer / Vaporizer with Aroma Therapy ($70)
  • Quasar MD Plus – ($595)
  • Shiseido Facial Cotton ($10)
  • Z-Palette ($23)

Other Beauty Routine

  • CREED Millésime Imperial Fragrance ($395)
  • Crest 3D White Whitestrips Professional Effects ($54)
  • Sprite Shower Filter for chlorine, dirt, & odors ($20)
  • Skintimate Skin Therapy Shave Gel ($4)
  • Venus Women’s Razor ($10)
  • Slanted, Easy Grip Tweezers ($8)
  • Silk Pillowcases ($19)

Subscription Boxes

Other Miscellaneous Favorites

  • DropStop Car Seat Gap Filler ($20)
  • Herman Miller Aeron Desk Chair w/ Lumbar Support, Adjustable Tilt, & Adjustable Arms ($908)
  • Pilot Precise Liquid Ink Rollerball Fine Point .7mm v7 blue pens ($20 / dozen)
  • Philips Hue App Controlled Multi-Colored Light LED Bulbs ($70 / starter kit with 2 bulbs)
  • Portable Charger & Flashlight ($18)
  • Revolution Tea Dragon Eye Oolong ($10 / 16 bags)
  • ShhhMouse Wireless Silent Mouse ($12)
  • Sonos Wireless Speaker Music Streaming System ($199 and up)
  • Wireless Comfort Keyboard and Mouse ($46)
  • Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch ($30)
  • Zevia Zero Calorie Cream Soda, naturally sweetened ($24 / case of 24 cans)

What products are currently on your “must have” list?