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January Favorites

Its 2013 and I kinda want start doing monthly favorites on here. See what you all like and what works for you and what didn't

 

I've been loving:

Givenchy Mister Mat. I have oily skin especially my t-zone and cheek area. I like to just apply this over these area because I don't have the time for touch up or blot most of th time. This really does help with oil control and creating that smooth canvas. I've been reaching for this lately than my Porefessionl

Illamaqua Blush in Lover. I was recommend this blush from one of the mods here, pretty sure it was Diana. Boy do I like this color and pigmentation. This is a  matte blush which I prefer. The lasting color of this is amazing and little goes a long way with this blush. I apply this with either a stippling brush or a blush brush. Its a nice settle everyday pinky coral.

Stila Stay All Day Mascara. I never heard much from Stila's mascara. I got this as part of a value deal I got from buying the eyeliner(which I love). So I was kinda hesitant with using it. This is a waterproof macara. It stays on all day with no flaking. I love how it holds my curl and how it really makes my lashes look natural but fuller. 

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. I love using this is set my foundation and conceal. Although I only use this on my oily areas. I used to used my Mac Mineralize SkinFinish Natural to set my makeup but I keep going back to this. This is a really nice setting powder for those who have oily skin and this doesn't cut a big hole in my wallet.

Korres Milk Protein Cleanser. I've been using this for about a week but I'm in love! I have a bit of roseca on my cheeks and this does not irrate my skin at all. Leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. You only need a little bit of this to get it foamy. A really nice gentle everyday cleanser. 

 

Whats yours?

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It replenishes the hydration and calms any irritation temporarily caused by the clay mask.  When used in that way, it is like a nice finisher or garnish of sorts Smiley Happy

 

I have fairly regular hormonal breakouts along my jawline and occasionally elsewhere.  It has never helped those but it hasn't made it worse either. It just...feels nice.

 

The glow is definitely a temporary-ish thing.  When used at the end of a routine including another, more intense, mask, the softness and glow is noticable for about 12 hours.  When used alone, the glow is more pronounced but doesn't last as long.  Hope this helps!

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I've been thinking about this a lot and I think the January purchase I like best is actually my new round vanity mirror.  I used to do my makeup standing over the bathroom sink and it's soooooo much better to sit at a table and be able to move brushes and stuff around without it falling into the sink!

Second most favorite is probably my Laura Mercier Artist Palette for Eyes.  Bought it in December but still very fascinated by this half-matte palette and having fun thinking up different color combinations.

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It's amazing how much nicer it is to sit somewhere with a good mirror and lighting than standing over a sink.  I sit at my desk with my lighted mirror to do my makeup since the lighting in my bathroom is kind of weird.

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LOL is it weird for me to do my makeup on the window pane? ahah I stand up while doing my makeup and got used to it and the window gives me natural lightening. Please tell me I'm not the only one.

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Nope! There's a window by my closet and I do my make up in front of the full length mirror hanging on the closet, just standing there and my make up/currently in use skincare stash is right beside it. I do it by the window while standing up. I actually kind of like it because I can easily step back and make sure it goes with the outfit and tweak accordingly (not noticeable enough, or too heavy for day time, too dark for the outfit, too much color etc).

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this is so cool

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This month's favorites

 

Tarte's BB Cream- Perfect for Primer and moisturizer!

Too Faced sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush- Packaging was so cute and gave me a really nice rose glow. Worked great wet as well!!

 

 

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Oh, Where to start....I guess stating that this would be February Favorites?? Or is there another thread for Feb?

 

1. GLAMGLOW Super-Mud Clearing Treatment- just ordered the set, but had a sample of the white jar, and was totally amazed at the results! I've never had any type of skincare, mask, serum etc show how well it extracts congestion, tightens pore walls, and leave a tremendous hollywood glow! Love it Smiley Happy

 

2. Tarte BB Cream: After deciding on the right shade, with the help of some great BT women, I'm ordering the Medium shade. This is the BEST BB or TM I've ever used! I apply it with the UD Optical Blurring Brush, and I look airbrushed flawlessly! It's so lightweight, it truly feels like nothing is on your skin. The amazonian clay keeps my oil under control too! No blotting here!

 

3. Tarte Maracuja Oil Creasess Concealer: this is the best concealer. I only use it under my eyes, I use a shade lighter to brighten, and it doesn't settle into fine lines. It's thick, and takes a tiny, tiny bit to cover under eyes and between. It dries quickly, so I use my Pro Concealer Brush, cannot remember # but it's longer bristles and medium density. It just buffs it to perfection.

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