Monthly Favorites is new to my blog. I will try as much as possible to post my Favorites of the month, but I can’t always guarantee them. For me, I don’t change things up too often, so you’d see the same favorites every month until you’d see it in my Empties.
Let’s get started!
Beauty Blender – Color: Pink, the original – The Beauty Blender is the sponge tip applicator that most people are hesitant to buy. If you’re a brush girl, like myself, I would have agreed with you. But I bought it, tried it out, and loved it. It took me a few months to really get into using it because I thought that the more I use it, the more I have to take care of it and wash it. Now I have two BBs and the BB solid cleanser, and it’s not a big deal. You just need to make the BB wet, squeeze it out (use paper towel to squeeze even more excess water out) and you’re ready to use it. With bouncing and/or rolling motions, you can use the bigger end for applying a layer of sheer to full coverage foundation, while the smaller end is perfect for applying concealer flawlessly. That smaller end has a tip that fits perfectly underneath the eye area. Sometimes I wish I had a thousand of these BBs.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Color: Istanbul – Soft Matte Lip creams are the reason why I respect matte lip colors. Ever since I first started makeup, I was always into the shimmery/sparkly lip products. As long as it had shimmer, it was in my collection. Trying this out for the first time many years ago has changed the way I see matte lip products. As long as you learn to exfoliate before applying a matte lipstick, then it’s hard not to have a lovely application. Istanbul is described as a “clean pink” on the website. I am almost finished with the tube and can’t wait to get more shades (in December 2015 of course)
L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation – I’m glad I randomly picked this up! After running out of my Revlon Photoready liquid foundation, I turned to another drugstore foundation. True Match has the most natural finish I have ever seen for my skin. It makes you look flawless and it is the perfect shade for my skin tone. I do wish it had a pump, its only flaw. I also like that you are able to pick your undertone (Warm, Neutral, or Cool.) Due to the yellow undertones in my skin, I picked Warm. Applied with your fingers, makeup brush or BB, the finish is always natural.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – This drugstore concealer is comparable to the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer and it is a fraction of the price. I first heard of this concealer because of @MakeupGeekTV. She raved about how it was great for under your eyes as well as blemishes. I agree and I am so happy I tried it out. It goes on really opaque, yet it is easy to blend out. You can sheer it out by blending or just blend the edges for more coverage.
L’Oreal Extraordinaire by Colour Riche® – Color: Blushing Harmony – This is a natural shade for me. It’s practically an MLBB (My Lips But Better) shade. I love that it truly isn’t sticky, but it is glossy and smooth. I always find myself reaching for this in my vanity. I usually just wear it alone because it really is easy to throw on and go. This lip gloss is in my everyday makeup drawer, and that says something!
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed my first ever Favorites post.
What were your favorites for the month of March?