My Holy Grail Products, "Basics" Edition Video Details

Finally! Yesterday was my second year anniversary on YouTube so I figured I would post this video to share with you my favorite products. I included so much yet not enough! I'll film a separate, more in-depth videos for color products and foundations later on.  Please enjoy for this for now :)

Products Shown:
Temptu Smooth and Matte Primer
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer
Benefit Porefessional Balm
Cle de Peau Powder Foundation in OC-2
Dolce and Gabbana Powder Foundation in Caramel 110 [Saks.com]
La Mer The Loose Powder in 03
Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder in Pale Yellow
Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Powder in 02 and 03
Lancome Translucence Mattifying Pressed Powder in 350 Bisque
Dolce and Gabbana The Blush in Tan
Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Bronzer in Daydream
Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Flawless Bronzer in 02 Medium
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Treatment Fluid in 02
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Correcteur in Fraise/Cool
Lancome Regenerie Eye Multiple Action Eye Care Duo in 02
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-4
Shu Uemura Lash Curler [Shuuemura-usa.com]
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Stone Grey
Shiseido Natural Brow Pencil in Natural Black
Suqqu Eyebrow Brush S [Dollyleo.com]
Lancome Color Design Shadow in Ciel du Soir
Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara
Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara
Lancome Artliner in Noir [Black]
Armani Waterproof Pencil in Black from Spring 2010
*YSL's W/P Pencil is the closest permanent alternative but it's not quite as effective
YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils in 01 Deep Black
Tom Ford Lipsticks [old and new packaging]
Lancome Rouge Absolu and Absolu Nu Lipsticks
Edward Bess Deep Shine Lip Glosses in First Kiss and Bare Rose

Products Worn:
Lancome Spring 2012, view the list HERE

Queenie Royal Grey

Dior Waterlily


  1. Hmm, I don't see the Shu eyebrow pencil, curler, or the sheseido brow pencil in the list- what was the color of the Shu pencil? Have you tried their w/p brow gel? :D

  2. i'd like to hear your skincare holy grail products as well ;)

  3. Blysee - Updated! Thank you. And no, I haven't tried the WP brow gel because it's sold out every time I try to buy it.

    Juarez - I'll be filming an updated skin care video soon :)

  4. Youve got me fixed on getting the ysl gel liner but they dont sell it internationally :(

  5. I would love to see a video on your holy grail foundations. What are your favorite foundations, liquid and powder. Which ones have you tried that you don't like? A foundations video would be wonderful!!

  6. i am trying to decide on what concealer to get to cover my blemishes, i was wondering what are your recommendations. I am thinking about getting the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage or could there be something better? I would love to know your thoughts!! :)

  7. GlitzUp - Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that :(

    Jowen - That video is coming in March :)

    Meledy - The LM Secret Camouflage is the best, just make sure to set with powder. You could also try Kat Von D's Tattoo concealer if you want a liquid formula!

  8. hi rae, what's your current skin tone? i'm a nw25 and i really want to get the guerlain meteorites but i'm not sure which shade i'd be :( thanks!

  9. Steph - I'm straddling the NC25/NC30 line. If you want to use it all over as a setting powder, go with 02 and add bronzer!

  10. I'd really like to get a liquid liner like Artliner of maybe even the one you used on your sister in your Chic and Casual look. What do you think would be best to start off with? I have a hard time with eyeliner in general because my lashes naturally curl right up and it's hard for me to draw a thin line on the lash line! Any tips for that? Thanks Rae!

  11. Alex - I definitely prefer the Artliner to the Hourglass liners I used on my sister! Try the Artliner or the Benefit Magic Ink liner! I would press a warm finger flat against the root of the lash, pressing them straight down. Then use a liner with a longer tip/brush and instead of trying to draw the line in one fell swoop, hold the liner straight out (keep the liner vertical against the horizontal plane of your eye) and draw the line in short strokes :)

  12. Hi I love love your reviews!! Just wondering I was looking into getting a bronzer instead of the chanel bronzer with the recommendation of the dolce and gabbana blush tan, but how about the dolce and gabbana glow bronzer? Was there an reason why u didn't prefer this one? Thaaaaanku:)


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