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Pearl Avatar

Sydney Grace, Pat McGrath and Natasha Denona for eye shadows and/or palettes

Pat McGrath and MAC for lipsticks

MAC and Laura Mercier for my staples like concealer, foundation and setting powder

MAC, Fenty, Hourglass and Laura Mercier for bronzers and blush

Ana Maria Avatar

Make-up wise it would be Estee Lauder, especially the Double Wear line. They don’t have the most exciting, trendy and new items, but they do have good quality overall. I can’t even think of a product I tried from them that was bad; yes, some were not for me, but they were still good.
And an unpopular opinion, but I would put MAC on the list as well. But the core line, we all know the limited edition products are a big hit and miss. What they have in the permanent line is quite good quality overall; just like with Estee Lauder, I feel that I can buy blindly a product and it would be good; maybe not my new holy grail, but I could make it work.

Skincare wise it would be Paula’s Choice and Clinique. They are quite consistent in quality, again products I can blindly buy and not be disappointed. Maybe some wouldn’t be for my skin type, but the quality is there.

Genevieve Avatar

Quite a few of the newer brands spring to mind that have shown themselves to be reliable across multiple releases. These include: Sydney Grace, Cliondah, Natasha Denona, Charlotte Tilbury (has greatly improved), Pat McGrath and JD Glow is looking quite promising.
Every now and then Dior surprises us, like it did this year with their releases and so too does Chanel.

Latika Avatar

I still love my MAC products! I seem to use many completely and always have returns for my “back to MAC”. Pat McGrath.. everything she has come out with I love… the concealer and under eye powder… no words to describe for me, except I wish the pan was HUGE and I could have it as a face powder as well… I also wish she would come out with the highlighters separately and in larger pans.. in addition to bronze and cheek colors..

ShariP Avatar

Pat McGrath (eyeshadow), Lancome (foundation, mascara, Absolu Rouge lipstick), Clinique (Cheek Pop blushes), Hourglass (powder products). I listed the products I’ve used and base my comment on in parentheses. So many of the brands I used to love have become disappointing.

Jane Avatar

Even if Natasha Denona is perfect, I know I can rely on having a great look! Also theBalm (even if they aren’t in vogue any longer). They have a few products that are great, but overall, I can’t go wrong with anything I own from them. PMG, of course (but since I don’t own a lot from her, I’m only going on the little I do have that always works.). I don’t have a lot of issue with Huda either, though here we start to go in the less reliable direction.

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