I’ve never done a monthly beauty favorites in the past, but I wanted to give it a go for 2015. Let me know if this is something you enjoy seeing, or not so much. I really love hearing y’alls feedback on what I post. 🙂
Hopefully these posts won’t be too length or drawn out — my goal is to share with you a few of the products that I used the most during the month, and why I like them.
Let’s jump right into it, shall we?!
My January Beauty Favorites
LORAC Mega Pro Palette — $59, not available –I know, I know, y’all have heard about this so much, but I had to include it in this month’s favorites because this is all I used when I was traveling this past month. It’s amazing. If you can get your hands on it (for a reasonable price), I would say snatch it up. (If you want my advice, try joining some groups on Facebook that sells used makeup — I’ve seen a few people selling their palettes. 🙂
Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide in Macadamia — $48, Sephora — I purchased this in the hopes that it would look natural on my skin when I was struggling with a lot of dry patches.
While I am not struggling with that as much anymore, this foundation still looks amazing on my skin. Very light and sets to a semi-dewy finish. It plays well if I set it with powder, or if I don’t. And the best part….is that it looks great all day long!
bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Shadow Cream — $18, Ulta & Sephora — I received this as a point perk from Sephora, and the more I use it the more I’m convinced I’ll purchase the full bottle when this runs out. I’ve never used the MAC Painterly Paint Pots, but this gives me the same effect as I hear that does….and this one is $3 cheaper. I like using this on my natural days — I’ll just apply this with a winged liner, mascara, and I’m done.
L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Blinged & Brilliant — $7.99, Ulta — I didn’t notice this before, but this shade appears to be discontinued…so I’m sorry about that. But the formula of these eyeshadows are great. Very pigmented and full of shimmer! I like doing an eyelook with all matte colors, and then just use this in the center of my eye and blend it out toward the inner corner. It gives a beautiful pop of shimmering color that I love. 🙂
Bath & Body Works Forever Red Eau de Parum — $35, B&BW — I love this scent! It’s the most beautiful blend of pomegranate and vanilla….I just love to sprits this all over before bed. I feel so fresh, yet sexy. If you haven’t ever tried this scent, look for it in your local Bath & Body Works. You’ll love it!
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner — $9.99, Ulta — This is my second time purchasing this eye liner, so safe to say that I absolutely dig this stuff! It’s so pigmented and dark, and glides on so effortlessly. If I have the time, I prefer doing my winged eye liner with a brush as opposed to a liquid pen, and this is definitely my go-to. I’ve tried a few cheaper gel eye liners, but none were as good as this!
L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara — $7.99, Ulta — This is a very new purchase, but I am really loving how black it makes my lashes. It isn’t dramatic on the length (though it does give me some length), but it is amazing for volume! Totally loving this at the moment!
Wow, you’re still reading?! Thank you! It means a lot to me that you all take your time to read my blog posts — after all, this wouldn’t be my ‘job’ if it weren’t for each and every one of you!
Until next time, beauties!