MODA Blog's Holy Grail Products: Caitlin
Every product junkie knows that the ultimate reason behind racking up drawers and drawers of new lipsticks, concealers, powders, etc., is to find a holy grail. Holy grail products are those magical items that are just right–right texture, right color, right finish, right lasting power–and that's what makes them so difficult to find.In honor of that search, MODA Blog has decided to share some of our holy grail products in a new series. Every week, a different blogger will discuss their three all-time favorite beauty products, which can include anything from makeup to skincare to hair care. You'll get a peek into the beauty lives of our MODA bloggers and hopefully, discover some new holy grail products of your own.
Next up is first-year blogger Caitlin Hogan:
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint
This tinted moisturiser is the perfect everyday base. While it provides great medium coverage and skin-smoothign effects, its whipped texture keeps your face feeling breathable and light. Its warm tone also helps with soothing my redness. What's really wonderful about this foundation is that it comes in a 50 ml tube, which means i only need to repurchase this around twice a year - well worth the $40 price tag.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
This highly-pigmented liquid concealer is pricey, at $29 a pop, but boy is it worth it. My shade, Chantilly, is actually pal enough for my under eyes (which is a pretty big achievement), and has enough pigmentation to cover my pimples and redness, as well as the creaminess appropriate for the delicate undereye skin. Also, because it's so pigmented, it lasts forever. I love applying this over my cheeks where I suffer from rosacea, and under my eyes for a brightening effect. Contrary to the name, this concealer isn't overly luminous, so can cover imperfections nicely. I've had mine for over a year now and I've only just bought a backup. Can't live without it.
MAC Russian Red
I firmly believe everyone needs a staple red lip in their makeup collection, and this is mine. It's blue-based, which compliments my pink-toned skin well, and makes my teeth look whiter. It's also a good tone one darkness, which is wearable on my paler skin. The matte texture also makes this lip super long-lasting, and not as prone to smudging as more glossy textures. I tried a bunch of reds before I came across this one, and now it's my go-to. I've used it and carried it around so much that the bullet is a little worn, but that's just a testament to my love.
Images via Caitlin Hogan.
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What are your holy grail beauty products? Let us know in the comments below!