2016 is flying by and this will be my first monthly favourites post of the year. It’s been a crazy couple of months for me personally and makeup has become my ‘zen time’ more than ever before. Since it’s been awhile since I did a monthly favourites, I have lots to share, so let’s get to it!
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation
I have owned this for quite a while now and I really wasn’t sold on it until recently. I gave this another try and I have been loving how it makes my skin look. I have been experimenting a lot with glowy bases and this is the perfect foundation to use with those, since it has a natural finish.
Tartelette in Bloom Palette
I have been OBSESSED with this. I swatched the original Tartelette palette when it launched and I wasn’t overly impressed so I never purchased that one; when I saw this one I knew she would be mine. The metallics in this are so good and it has almost every shade I need to create an eye look. The only thing I wish it had is a light/white shimmery colour that I could use as a brow bone highlight, but that is definitely not a deal breaker. I have used this for every eye look since I got it, which is impressive since I haven’t fallen in love with a palette in a long time.
Becca Backlight Priming Filter
Surprisingly, it has taken me a long time to love this product. I felt iffy about it, but for some reason I kept reaching for it and regretted every time I forgot to use it.In addition to giving me a soft glow, this makes my skin feel really nice and it smells amazing. I’m kind of all or nothing when it comes to makeup; either I wear a full face or I wear nothing, but this does look beautiful on bare skin if that’s your thing.
I was in a brush funk so I decided to try some new brushes and I fell in love. I had one brush from Morphe that I got at IMATS 2014, but I wanted to try out some others to see if they actually live up to the insane hype. I have been loving these brushes so much and they have stepped up my blending game MAJORLY. I know that a lot of people on Youtube and other bloggers have affiliate codes with Morphe, but from an outside perspective (aka someone without an affiliate code), these are extremely good brushes. I will say though that their shipping is HORRIBLE. My order processed for a full 8 days before shipping out, which is an excessive amount of time in my opinion.
Brushes from left to right: E17, M510, E4, E30
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit- Gleam
This is a fairly recent purchase, as I bought it on my New York City trip earlier this month, but it has already made it to favourites status. These highlighters (especially Crushed Pearl) are so beautiful and give me the intense glow that I’m after!
Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Mascara
It is so hard for me to find a mascara that really wows me. I have used this on and off for years and I keep going back to it. This mascara can be built up for intense lashes. Even though it mainly advertises volume it also adds lots of length as well. I don’t really have a holy grail mascara, but this comes pretty close.
MAC Mineralize Blush- Warm Soul
I decided in January to add this classic to my collection and I have been loving it ever since. I know some people don’t like the current formulation of this, since it’s apparently different than it used to be. I don’t know what it used to be like so I guess I have nothing to compare it to. It gives a great warm, bronzed look to the cheeks which is great to warm up my skin.
Kat Von D Lolita II
Clearly I like warm-toned things. I have been loving terracotta or more natural orange lips lately and this lipstick fits that perfectly. This is very similar to Ofra’s Miami Fever, only a little softer in tone. Kat Von D doesn’t have my favourite liquid lipstick formula in the world, but if I like a shade enough I’m okay with reapplying as needed.
There you have it! What products did you love in the month of February?
Bye for now!