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Hyacinth Girl skincare backups, showing NUXE, Laura Mercier, Toleriane Fluide and Trilogy

I don’t generally need an excuse to spend my money on makeup and skincare, but when I’m trying to justify more spending I usually go for the “well, it’s my favourite and what if I run out?” argument. Well, it is my favourite, and what if I do run out? Right?

Taking a look at what I do have (sometimes multiple) backups of, though, is a good way to see what products I really, really like. I think the concept of a ‘holy grail’ is pretty garbage, but I do like the idea of finding a favourite product and just committing to it. Seeing as I just stocked up on some emergency backup supplies, I thought I’d show you my stash of certified favourites.

NUXE Reve de Miel lip balm, £9.50
Need I say more? I chuck this in an order when Escentual have their French pharmacy sale, because it’s my go-to bedtime lip balm and who can say no when it’s ⅓ off.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation, $48 USD
I need to write about this properly, because I think it has surpassed NARS Sheer Glow as my favourite foundation. The whole redesign tripped me up for a while, but after some investigation I’ve discovered that the oil free version in the new packaging is meant to be identical to the old Silk Creme. I bought the backup when I discovered my old tube was needing more than a gentle squeeze to get the foundation out.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluide, £15
Escentual have stopped shipping La Roche-Posay products to New Zealand, so I bought three bottles of this when I made my last order to justify using UK Youshop to get it to me. This is my favourite daytime moisturiser. It’s as simple as that.

Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream, $43.90 NZD
Despite my dalliances with foaming cleansers, I stick to a cream cleanser every day, and I’m never without this in my shower. It’s not cheap, so I try to buy several when Trilogy has an offer at Farmers (that reminds me that Trilogy is 25% off at Farmers at the moment!)

Do you keep backups of your favourite beauty products? What are they?

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  • I actually don’t think I have backups of anything! I don’t really have particular favourites in most categories and most of the products I typically use I can get here easily so I don’t need to stock up. Plus with blogging I have a million of every category so I can at least make do.

  • Imogen

    I’m a backup junkie. I went to France last year so stocked up on Nuxe Reve de Miel and several tubes of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. My skincare cupboard also has backups of various products including Garnier night cream, leave in conditioner, shampoo, etc etc.

  • I’m so curious about the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. I have their Tinted Moisturizer in two shades because I love it so much.

    But the one thing I hoard is the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. It’s my ride or die.