Wow! January has just completely flown by!
I’ve been picking up a few of the same items over the month, so why not have a monthly faves series??
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Breathable Concealer in 100 Fair (~$10 CAD)
People have been talking about the foundation version of this concealer, and the general consensus doesn’t seem very positive. However! I really enjoy the concealer! It’s a lighter version of the Maybelline Age Rewind (which just expanded their shade range!) but lasts well and looks great for casual makeup days. It has a quite terrible sponge tip applicator/dispenser. It would have been better as a brush like the YSL Touche Eclat, but the product inside is better than I had anticipated. It doesn’t look cakey or thick, just evens out the skin and brightens slightly.
Dior Addict Lip Glow in Raspberry ($41 CAD)
Dior expanded their Lip Glow range by adding another 4 shades. Raspberry is my favourite as it just adds a really great punch of pink to the lips. It can be worn sheer, but can build up quite a bit. I don’t find them to be overly moisturizing, especially not over the colder months, but it doesn’t dry them out either.
Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner ($35 CAD for Full Size)
I received this as a sample at the beginning of the month, and have used it every single night since. It’s so strong that there is still remnants in the morning. It makes my terribly dry lips look much smoother and plumper. The sample came with a substantial amount of product (3ml vs 10ml in the full size) so I won’t need to purchase a full size for a few more months. This is my new go to! If you want a cheaper dupe, you can purchase the La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Levres Baume which runs about $10 CAD at London Drugs (7.5ml).
Pérsona Palette ($32 USD)
I’ve already done a review on this so I won’t berate you about how you NEED this in your life. You can check out my review here.
Wayne Goss Brushes #16 & #18 ($30 & $27 USD)
I received the #16 brush in my Beautylish Lucky Bag and I haven’t been able to stop using it. It is incredibly fluffy and soft and blends eyeshadow to perfection. I’ve already purchased the #18 brush and the Rose Gold Airbrush, which are equally as soft and luxurious. If you’re in the mood to splurge, I highly recommend the #16 & #18 brushes. The #16 brush is the perfect larger crease brush, while the #18 is a bit flatter and perfect for applying allover lid eyeshadow.
Chanel Illusion D’Ombres in 95 Mirage
Mirage… The perfect “no makeup” makeup eyeshadow. It adds just the right amount of light and colour to a lighter skintone to make it look like you’ve had enough sleep. This colour is my favourite alongside 97 New Moon. I must purchase a few backups of both of these purely out of fear that they won’t carry it any longer.
Marc Jacobs Coconut Bronzer (Limited Edition $49 USD – No Longer Available)
The fact that this bronzer was limited edition is a loss to the beauty community. The permanent bronzer that Marc Jacobs carries is far too dark and warm toned for lighter skintones. I went on the hunt like a mad woman when the Coconut Bronzer was released as it sold out so fast. It’s my pride and joy and I will treasure it and cross my fingers that they get it together and make it a part of the permanent line!
Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Foundation in 10 Beige ($52 CAD)
I bounce between foundations, however I have 2 that are my go-tos. The first being the Guerlain Lingerie De Peau in 1N1, and the second being this Chanel one. I know that the Vitalumière Aqua is the most raved about, however for those of us ladies who tend to get shiny, the velvet one is the way to go! It has a solid medium coverage, feels super lightweight on the skin, and lasts about 5 hours before needed a powdering, but I also have a very oily nose. It’s worth a try if you have run out of options.
How was your January?
Did you find yourself being drawn to any products in particular?