i think there's two types of people when it comes to buying beauty/makeup products - those who stick to what they know, and those who hate buying the same thing twice. i definitely fall into the latter. i absolutely detest buying the same product twice even if i know it works great, i just always think there must be something better? however there are a few products that, over the years, have became exceptions.
mac 'hue' lipstick
mac 'impassioned' lipstick
mac 'angel' lipstick
barry m 'touch of magic' lip paint
mac 'msf natural' light
l'oreal 'telescopic' mascara
i wouldn't even necessarily say these are my favourite products - but they are products that i've repurchased over and over, so perhaps they are! i HATE buying the mac lipsticks in particular, because there's always so many other colours i want. i think these are colours that i actually NEED rather than want though, as in i never feel satisfied after buying them because they're more of a necessity? oh lord i'm thinking about this way too much.
i've already raved about l'oreal telescopic mascara, it's the one i always have to have a tube of in my makeup bag. i always have about two or three mascaras on the go, i don't even know why because nothing ever beats this! same with the msf too, i'm always drawn in by other powders but never hit the pan on any of them.
if you don't know what a 'touch of magic' is, you're probably thinking i'm a massive weirdo for being obsessed with green lipstick, and you wouldn't be alone. the amount of people who have looked at me in sheer horror when i've whipped this out on a night out is pretty high. anyway, it's a magic (like the name suggests..) formula which, depending on the level of alkali of your lips changes how deep the colour is. i remember when i first bought this and testing it on all my friends! it really does work - the range of colours varied from a deep red to a shocking pink, and seriously everything in between. on me it's a really bright deep pink, almost kind of red. i think this is my favourite because it's more of a lip stain, than a lipstick. supposedly it lasts 8 hours, but y'know, take these things with a pinch o'salt and that!
what kind of beauty buyer are you? are there any products you buy over and over?