Thursday, February 5, 2015

January Beauty Favorites.

1. MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Blankety-- My sister-in-law wears this all the time, and it looks so fantastic on her.  So of course, I had to pick up my own tube.  It's very, very nude and works great with a more dramatic eye look.  

2. bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Stunner-- My mom got me a sampler pack of these lip glosses for Christmas, and I am so glad she did!  This lip gloss is probably one of the most perfect formulas out there.  It's moisturizing, highly pigmented, and not very sticky.  I love this color too-- over a bright lipstick, it gives a nice fuchsia sheen.  Over just your naked lips, it's a beautiful pink wash that's not too bright and not too nude.  Gorgeous.

3. MAC Fluidline gel eyeliner in Blitz and Glitz-- After months of wearing almost nothing but eyeshadow as eyeliner, I pulled out my MAC Fluidline gel eyeliner for some reason.  And I remembered why I loved it before.  It stays put like nothing else.  I put my eyeshadow on top of it because black is usually darker than the look I'm going for, and it works like a charm!

4. MAC Face and Body foundation--  I know, I know.  I literally JUST wrote about how much I love the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation.  But almost immediately after writing it, I got restless with my old standby.  After sampling several different foundations, I tried this one after rave reviews from Karen at Makeup and Beauty Blog.  And it's fabulous.  It gives good but not heavy coverage, a dewy finish, and is $35 for 4oz!  The Urban Decay is $30 for only 1 ounce!  $35 for 4 ounces puts it around the same price point as drugstore brands.  It's a steal.

5. NYX Wonder Stick-- I've been contouring with bronzer and a powder highlighter for a while, but I love the simplicity of this dual-ended stick.  Just swipe it on where you want the dark and light colors, then buff!  I love that the darker color is not at all orangey-- it's a perfect shade for me.  

6. MAC Lustre Lipstick in Milan Mode--  This was a total impulse buy at the MAC counter a few weeks ago.  It's way brighter than I usually wear on my lips, but I kind of love it!  I still am not very comfortable with such a bright color, but I'm getting there.  

What are your favorite recent beauty products that I need to try??


  1. I haven't tried the Nyx Wonderstick yet but now I am curious about it. I love the darker lipsticks. I have been totally obsessed with dark lips this winter.

  2. That NYX Wonderstick is intriguing me!!!

  3. You are seriously making me want to take a trip to the MAC store. Nothing works for me as well as the MAC eye foundation. I also love the eye liner and its a toss up between Urban Decay Naked and MAC for eye shadow. Oh, I can't afford it!

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