January 2015 Favorites

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January was pretty crappy weather-wise, but the above favorites kept me feeling [and my face looking] a bit brighter.

  • Charlotte Tilbury First Love Blush – I reached for this neutral blush almost everyday this past month. It’s easy in that you don’t have to think about blending or what it will or won’t go with, because it goes with everything from a dark smokey eye to a bare face.
  • Real Techniques Bold Metals Tapered Blush Brush – I spotted this rose gold beauty in Ulta a few weeks ago and couldn’t leave without it. The bristles are so, so soft, and its shape is perfect for depositing just the right amount of color to cheeks.
  • Mac Woodwinked – this bronze-y gold shadow has been a favorite for a long time. It requires very little blending, which is why I kept reaching for it on days when I had little time to get ready. It is a one-wash wonder shade – it’s multi-dimensional qualities make it look like you took extra time to blend two or three colors on your lids. Magic? I think so.
  • Tanya Burr Lip Gloss Lunch Date – another really easy, everyday product to have on-hand. This shade is a sheer pinky-nude [I wonder how many times I’ve said pinky-nude on here – probably too many to count] that looks pretty on its own, or overtop of Mac Patisserie or Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner.
  • Tula Illuminating Face Serum – Tula has turned me into a face serum lover – others I’ve used have broken me out. I apply this light-weight serum before moisturizer in the morning, and I have definitely been able to tell a difference – my skin looks clearer + brighter than usual, and I’ve had less blemish issues than ever this past month.
  • YSL Sheer Candy No. 15 – this hydrating, sheer glossy lipstick has been a staple in my bag all month. This shade of pink is like no other I own – you really have to go swatch it for yourself, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
  • Nails Inc Gel Effects in Uptown – this opaque, mauve-y nude shade is a great alternative to my standard dark purples or sheer pinks that I usually gravitate towards during the winter, and I think that this color would look beautiful against all skin tones. As for formula, this polish has a noticeably thicker consistency than your average polish, and lasted about a week and a half on my nails before chipping.
  • Bite Champagne Agave Lip Mask – a thick, rose gold colored balm that keeps lips moisturized and tastes like sugar. Like all Bite products I’ve tried, this one’s a winner.
  • Topshop Glow – yet another quick + easy product! When I wanted to add a bit more sheen to my cheeks, I would get a bit of product on my middle finger, and tap it right onto my cheekbones – no blending required.

What are your January favorites?

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13 Comments

  1. February 2, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    I love what you picked for you January favourites! The Bite Agave Lip Mask is a serious, long time favourite of mine! And that YSL Sheer Candy Lipstick is something I have to look into as it looks amazing!

    XO Luba

  2. February 2, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Ooh I love your picks! Especially that YSL lipstick and the bold metals brush. I was so sad Ulta was sold out when I went last weekend.

  3. February 2, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    I need one of the new real techniques brushes! I also purchased my first YSL product over Christmas, the Babydoll mascara, I love it so i definitely need to try some other things out x

  4. February 2, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    I am loving that CT blush & that Rose Gold brush. Might have to snag these soon. xoxo

  5. February 2, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    I am so with you on the tapered brush I haven’t stopped using mine since I purchased it! And the CT blushes never fail to disappoint such a gorgeous shade!

    Emily x
    pinkiesandpeaches.blogspot.co.uk

  6. February 2, 2015 / 11:50 pm

    Dying for that blush from CT. I have one of the Bold Metal brushes but it felt so much more expensive than the regular Real Techniques, which I love, I can’t bring myself to spend the money. Can you buy Tanya’s lip glosses here in the US? I would love to get them and have never seen them in Ulta.

  7. February 3, 2015 / 6:07 am

    That CT blush and Topshop highlighter look stunning!

    Sophia // sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  8. February 3, 2015 / 11:56 am

    I’ve been loving my Topshop glow highlighter recently as well – the formula is just so lovely! Both the blush and blush brush look amazing!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  9. February 3, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    I loooove Topshop Glow! Such a pretty highlighter.

    I’m dying to get my hands on a Bite Agave Lip Mask… and well, on half the Bite range, to be honest. >_<

    • sarahlovesmakeup
      February 5, 2015 / 1:16 pm

      Bite is amazing!! The champagne lip mask is such a pretty color, and it feels incredible on the lips!

  10. luvissacharine
    February 9, 2015 / 6:26 am

    That Mac shadow looks like a must have!

    • sarahlovesmakeup
      February 9, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      It definitely is! It’s a great shade for any time of year 🙂

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