Monday, 5 August 2013

The Holy Grail Series... The Finale

It's the last in the current series of Holy Grailers. These three are so good, I could exist on them alone....

MAC Crème Cup Lipstick
Not all pale pinks are equal and this one, in my opinion, is the best! It's a blue toned baby pink, that suits my complexion perfectly. It's similar to Angel, but without the subtle lilac tint and slightly pinker than Hue. The cremesheen finish is so creamy and moisturising, yet surprisingly pigmented and long wearing. As someone prone to dry, chapped lips it's important for me. It glides on easily straight from the bullet and is so versatile. It's so easy and flattering to wear, it's also the perfect partner to the smokey eye. MAC Lipsticks £15 Debenhams here

Benefit They’re Real

This almost didn't make the cut. Not because it's not fabulous, because it is! But there's a lot of fantastic mascaras out there but if pushed to give my favourite this would be it. I love everything about this mascara - the brush, the formula, the results. Noithing gives volume like it.. va va voom lashes everytime. Full review and pictures of it in action here

£19.50/8.5g Currently with a free mini mascara from Lookfantastic here and Debenhams here

Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

Of course I saved the best till last. This is one the most expensive item of make up I own, but it's also the most exquisite. There's something about those interlocking Cs that oozes style and sex appeal. Despite being a staple in my collection since last year I haven't blogged about it yet. Why? Because I don't feel like my words can do it justice. And with a name like "Bronzing Cream Makeup Base" nor did Chanel. It's a makeup base, a cream bronzer, a contour, a face tint and so much more. The unique solid whipped cream texture is lightweight yet powerful and blends seamlessly into the face. I swirl my Real Technique Expert Face brush into the pan then buff all over the face after foundation, concentrating on my cheek bones, forehead and jawline. It adds immediate colour, warmth and definition to the face giving a beautiful lit-from-within glow. I do find it odd that it only comes in one "universal" orangey brown shade. Pale beauties need to exercise some caution with this one, but it can work, especially under foundation as a base. It's also handy on those no makeup days when I want some colour without caking on foundation. 

Tan De Chanel £31/30g Available from House of Fraser, Boots and Debenhams.

Catch part one here and two here.



  1. I love holy grail posts. They show you tried and true products that people have loved, do love, and will love in the future. When you see a product on multiple "holy grail" lists, it's always a great indicator. Great post!

    1. Thank you so much, really appreciate that x

  2. That Chanel bronzing base is on my wishlist! Good to hear it's so versatile and results in a glowy effect from within :) I love They're Real - definitely one of my favourite mascaras. Creme Cup is beautiful but sometimes I think it's not all that flattering on me ... I still adore the colour though.

    1. I should have said that in my review, creme cup doesn't work for everyone. Can really drain some people. Hope you get the Chanel Bronzing base some time, it's fab x

  3. I've loved this little mini series you've done. Creme Cup sounds amazing- I really want to try it now!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

    1. Thanks Molly. I've enjoyed doing it. Will have to do another series soon x


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