I feel like bloggers, YouTubers, etc, have kind of done away with the favorites posts, but – I still love writing them [and reading them], so I shall continue! Not to say I don’t enjoy more of the vlog style videos we’ve been seeing lately; I just really appreciate learning about the products other people rank highly – I am always inspired to try new things, or, perhaps rediscover old ones.
Now, let’s get into the items I couldn’t get enough of this past month. For starters, I’ll admit that I am way late on the Too Faced palette train. I’ve had “Natural Eyes” – the smaller, more compact little guy – for a while, but unfortunately can’t find it [the problems with moving twice within a short span of time]. And, I loved it. After seeing the Chocolate Bar being used all over YouTube, I couldn’t hold out any longer. It lives up to the hype, you guys. All of the shadows are soooo easy to blend, are super pigmented, and I find I experience little to no fall out when applied. Plus, they smell like chocolate [which I guess could be a negative since doing my makeup now makes me hungry. but, nah].
For cheeks, I’ve really gotten back into one of the first makeup brands I ever used: Stila. The OG Convertible Color compacts are incredible, and I am especially loving the shades Lilium, Peony, and Camilia. All really gorgeous neutral pinks that look great on both cheeks and lips. I also love how slim the cases are – perfect for taking with you on the go. Another Stila fave is one of their new highlighters in Kitten – definitely a cult shade. I remember picking up a Kitten eyeshadow in middle school, back when they were contained in a silver cardboard-like packaging. I’ll tap this guy onto the tops of my cheekbones, as well as onto the center of my eyelids for a little extra sheen.
Onto my favorites of the favorites: Ah, lip products. So many to choose from this month, so I obviously had to include 7. SEVEN, PEOPLE. You don’t want to see what the inside of my handbag looks like right now. Or, maybe you do. If you have a serious obsession with lipsticks/balms/glosses/liners. To me, the above are all incredible in their formulation, color, texture. So, I’m just going to list them, otherwise this post would be too long for both you and I to get through.
Dior gloss in Nude – Huda Beauty Lip Liner in Bombshell – Mac lipstick in Kinda Sexy – Kylie gloss in Koko – Givenchy lipstick in Street Rose – Chanel stylo in Conte – NYX lip liner in Sugar Glass
To round out this super long favorites list, we have Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray, an incredible dry shampoo-hairspray hybrid that absorbs oil and gives hair amazing texture; Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes, possibly the most volumizing mascara of life; and Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich, a super plumping, mega hydrating face cream that has kept my skin from drying out this cold winter.
Now, tell me, what have you been loving recently?