The Beauty Spotlight Team introduces Marcia’s Holy Grail repurchases

hearts-backgroundHave you ever heard of a Quartermaster? According to Wikipedia a Quartermaster is “generally a relatively senior soldier who supervises stores and distributes supplies and provisions”. And according to Merriam Webster  a Quartermaster is “a military officer responsible for providing quarters, rations, clothing, and other supplies”. Well consider me a Quartermaster when it comes to personal products in my home. Many years ago my sister and BIL lived in the same apartment building as I did. My BIL used to call me the Quartermaster since he knew if they needed something my apartment was the place to find it. I was well stocked because “what if” I ran out of necessities (in those days it was mostly toilet paper, kleenex, and red licorice).

I’m the Quartermaster of my home now too. I don’t like to run out of what I consider necessities (which still includes toilet paper, kleenex, and red licorice). I have quite a few items that I repurchase way before they get too low. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Marcia's Beauty Info Zone Repurchases

Marcia’s Beauty Info Zone Repurchases

Starting with cosmetics these are products I already have backups of since I use them all the time.

Mally Poreless Face Defender

Mally Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty Poreless Defender rocks my world. I’m currently on my 3rd one and to be honest I have 2 more ready to go.

Mally Poreless Face Defender

Mally Poreless Face Defender

I received my first one in a QVC TSV and fell for it instantly. It is a clear product that mattifies skin and more important blurs pores. Since my first one I’ve tried several other blurring products but I always go back to Mally. I rarely wear powder anymore so I apply it on my cheeks prior to blush application.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Too Faced Shadow Insurance

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Too Faced Shadow Insurance

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream and Too Faced Shadow Insurance are products I’m never without. After discovering IT Cosmetic’s Bye Bye Under Eye I knew I wanted to try something else from the brand. CC+ Cream was the answer and still is. I also have CC+ Illuminating Cream (press samples) but the original is HG material. What’s there left to say about Too Faced Shadow Insurance? I always have one of these at the ready. I like buying other eyeshadow primers since I think they are vital but TFSI is definitely my favorite.

Benefit Roller Ball, Pixi Endless Gel Eyebrow Pencil, Physician's Formula liquid eyeliner, Pixi Brow Powder Palette

Benefit Roller Ball, Pixi Endless Gel Eyebrow Pencil, Physician’s Formula liquid eyeliner, Pixi Brow Powder Palette

I love eye makeup so much that it’s a weakness of mine. I’ve discovered 4 products that I keep in stock even though they take a long time to use up.

PIXI Endless Gel Eyebrow Pencil isn’t the most loved product that Pixi makes but it’s a favorite of mine. I love it when I’m in a hurry especially since it’s a gel that fills in my brows quickly and lasts the day. The only negative is that I like to resharpen prior to every use so I go through this quickly.

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

Pixi Endless Brow Gel Pen in Medium

PIXI Brow Powder Palette is another eyebrow love. I am not near done with my first but already bought a second. I was at Target and there it was so I swooped it up. I basically only use two shades and occasionally the others to personalize the shade I want. Plus I can use the other shades as eyeliner and brow highlight.

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

Pixi Beauty Brow Powder Palette

BENEFIT ROLLER BALL MASCARA totally surprised me. I kept reading about it but I don’t buy many products from Benefit. I finally wanted to see what the fuss was about so I ordered one. SOLD! I’ve gone through 2 tubes plus a deluxe sample size and have the one in the box ready for service. I like the way my lashes look with this – curled and lifted, no smudging, last all day, and a dark black. You can even find this in a travel size if you want to try it out.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum is my favorite liquid eyeliner. It only is available in black and brown and it’s brown that’s my HG product. It’s so hard to find a wonderful brown liquid liner and I looked long and hard. I have others I really like (Stila, Youngblood) but if you made me stick to one it would be PF. It never skips, it’s long lasting, it’s reasonably priced, and it’s a beautiful brown shade. I’m assuming that the serum helps with longer lashes but I can’t quantify that.

Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physician’s Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Tweezerman Slant Tip Tweezers and Eyelash Comb

Tweezerman Slant Tip Tweezers and Eyelash Comb

Where would I be without Tweezerman? A hairy mess is where. I remember buying my first Tweezerman Slant Tip Tweezers and making everyone I taught with buy one too. I was amazed at how precise they were, all these years later I still feel the same way. I only pictured three but I have at least 5. I used to send them in for repair but I never liked how they worked after so now I just buy new ones. And keep spares on hand.

Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman

Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman (discontinued)

Then there’s the Tweezerman Folding iLash Comb – how many do I have? 3 to be exact. Told you I stocked up on things! I tend to misplace items and this is a tool I use so often that I don’t want to be without it. I use it prior to curling my lashes when I notice they are winky and after to make sure that there are no clumps. You don’t know what your eyelashes are missing if you don’t have this tool.

Tweezerman iLash Folding Comb

Tweezerman iLash Folding Comb

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And there’s more. Some you’ve seen before so I’ll be short with descriptions:

Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner are my go-to hair products. I get a Brazilian Blowout about once a year but I use these year round. I like to switch around hair products but these two and the treatments are what are always in my bathroom. They keep the frizzies down and my hair is healthy with these.

Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

Brazilian Blowout Acai Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

Bioderma Sensiblo H2) Micellar Water is something I wonder how I lived without. I was late to this trend but I’m right on top of it now. The 16.7 oz bottle seems like it’s more expensive than the drugstore ones but it’s twice the size and lasts forever.

Bioderma Sensiblo H20 Micelar Water

Bioderma Sensiblo H20 Micelar Water

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover is something I always mention. It beats the rest by a mile! It’s gentle, removes everything for me without stinging, and doesn’t leave a film behind.

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Can’t forget my favorite DHC Silky Cotton Squares! Goldilocks would say “just right”.

DHC Silky Cotton Squares

DHC Silky Cotton Squares

J.R. WATKINS NATURAL LIQUID HAND SOAP is in all my bathrooms. I love Lemon and when I can find it I like Grapefruit. I’ve been buying the big refills lately.

J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Soap

J.R. Watkins Natural Hand Soap

That’s about it though I forgot to photograph both Aveeno Fragrance Free Daily Radiance Moisturizing Lotion and Touche Eclat Radiant Touch. I always have backups of these two.

So how do you think I’m doing as the Quartermaster? Would you hire me?  —  Marcia

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