Humans are creature of habits, especially when it comes to makeup. When we find something that works superbly on us, that product inevitably becomes a holy grail beauty item that we need to constantly have in stock on our vanity. However, finding that holy grail which works just right on you can be a life long pilgrimage.
We’ve tried to narrow down your search by stalking out the #hitpan hashtag on Instagram to find out what products are so well-loved by fellow beauty junkies out there that they’ve actually hit pan on the product – that means they’ve used it so much that the metal pan underneath the product is visible. If you’re a beauty lover worth your salt, you know that this is an occurrence that doesn’t happen easily for most makeup items.
Here are 10 beauty products which beauty junkies most commonly #hitpan, so you need to go out and try right now!
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
When one thinks of Anastasia Beverly Hills, two things immediately come to mind: brow products, and the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette.
With 11 matte and 3 metallic shadows, this breathtaking palette is super pigmented and versatile, giving you the range of colours you need for a wide variety of looks.
Beauty lovers on Influenster gag over how amazing the palette is, rating it 4.9/5 stars with over 16,000 reviews.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette retails for USD42 (about SGD57) on Beautylish.
2. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette
Kat Von D is known for her artistry and this palette undoubtedly captures her rich creativity with its nine matte eyeshadows, in warm, cool, and neutral tones.
Users have commented on the local Sephora website that the Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette is “the only eyeshadow palette you’ll need”, whether you are “beginners or professional artists.”
With such rave reviews, it is no wonder that people #hitpan on it!
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette retails for SGD73 on Sephora.
3. M.A.C Cosmetics Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze
Matte Bronze is a sheer bronzer that can be layered and built up to give you a tan worthy of a Brazilian goddess. Because of its matte finish, this bronzer can be also be used to sculpt your face to give it more dimension.
Its 4.2/5 rating on Makeupalley is a testament to how universally flattering the bronzer is.
M.A.C. Matte Bronze Bronzing Powder retails for SGD46 at all M.A.C. stores and counters.
4. NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna
The NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna is another cult favourite that has enraptured everybody with its versatile warm shade and slight shimmer that guarantees a healthy and youthful glow.
Reviewers on Influenster love its great colour payoff and the sun-kissed glow it gives!
NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna retails for SGD65 and is available at Sephora and all NARS counters.
5. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation is one of the best-selling foundations of all time, and has more than 40 shades for you to choose from.
With a lightweight texture, and a buildable yet natural coverage, this foundation is one of the must-have staples from the MUFE brand.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation retails for SGD72 at Sephora and all MUFE counters.
6. Benefit Hoola Bronzer
This is yet another matte bronzer that has the world keeling over for its gorgeous shade and pigmentation. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer has won awards and fans worldwide.
The versatile tone also allows you to use it both as a bronzer and as a contour shade, yay!
Benefit Hoola Bronzer retails for SGD51 (8g) at Sephora.
7. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
Maybelline does great products at drugstore prices, and one of their bestsellers is the Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer. As Elsa said in Frozen, “conceal, don’t feel!”
It went out of stock in stores the moment it launched in Singapore, and even until today it remains the holy grail concealer for big-name American YouTubers like Tati.
8. Colourpop Super Shock Blush in Between The Sheets
Colourpop is another brand that does amazing products for an even more amazingly affordable price point. Between the Sheets is a lovely cream blush that can be layered carefully for a natural, healthy flush, or packed on to create a statement cheek.
A reviewer on the Colourpop website has even said she would pick this over the much more renowned NARS Blush Orgasm anytime!
Colourpop Super Shock Blush in Between the Sheets retails for USD8 (about SGD11) at Colourpop.
9. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Foundation
Revlon ColorStay Makeup works well on both oily and dry skin types (and everything in between). Besides giving you medium-to-full coverage, this foundation also claims to last for 24 hours! Users have testified that the foundation does not settle into fine lines and pores as well, so that’s always a bonus.
10. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent
Possibly the most well-known setting powder in the market, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent is finely-milled and does not leave you looking cakey or dry.
This award-winning powder works as an amazing product to bake your face with, ensuring greater makeup longevity. It is highly raved about on Influenster.
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent retails for SGD70 at Sephora stores and Laura Mercier counters.