Beauty Favorites- January 2014

Hey Guys and Dolls ๐Ÿ˜€

We are officially in the month of February, and Jan went by uber fast as always.ย  I have some really great products to share that Ive been obsessed with this past month so welcome to my January Beauty Favorites!!

Janurary_2014_beauty_favoritesFirstly Id like to talk about the Dolce & Gabanna Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation. Ugh this may have just become my new holy grail foundation. The finish is absolutely gorgeous, a light to medium coverage with a satin/dewy finish that leaves a smooth and even complexion. It doesn’t look cakey and it doesn’t cling to my dry spots either, what a winner!! This stuff is also long wearing. I wore it from 7am till 10pm one of the days I was working at Copenhagen Fashion Week and it was still going strong by the end of the day.

Dolce&Gabanna_Luminous_liquid_foundationI picked up a few items from the Mac Magnetic Nude collection and Ive been addicted to the Extra Dimension Mineralize Skin Finish in Superb. Its a beautiful bronze highlight with pink undertones. I actually love it best worn as an eyeshadow.

mac_extradimension_skinfinish-magneticnude-superbIve also been obsessed with the Laura Mercier Caviar stick in Amethyst, either on its own for a wash of color on the lids or layered underneaths the Mac Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Superb for an ultra glam eye. This stuff is super long wearing and highly pigmented, It easy to blend out but sets quickly so I recommend doing one eye at a time. I haven’t had any problems with creasing either. I’m definitely going to try and get my hands on more of these bad boys, I’m especially interested in the Rose Gold shade.

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laura-mercier_caviarstick-amethyst_swatchAlmost everyday the past month or so Ive been rocking the Illamasqua Blusher in Katie. Its the perfect baby doll pink. Its fab for winter, especially on really fair skin tones. It gives a beautiful winters flush. The texture is super soft and finely milled, feels like butter when applied and blended

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Illamasqua_blush_swatches_KatieI have a pretty good stash of bronzers and contouring powders so I like to switch it up but I’ve really been gravitating towards the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil. Its perfect for my fair and light skinned folks without being murky or muddy. I really love how pigmented it is although its a lighter shade of bronze a little bit still goes a long way. Plus it smells just as chocolaty as the original (which I love in summer when I got my tan on!!). Its also a perfect eyeshadow shade for the crease.

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toofaced_milk_chocolate_soliel_bronzer_swatchSo I ran out of my beloved Tarte Camera Lashes Mascara, and I’m totally bored with the Benefit They’re Real even though its an amazing mascara, so I shopped my stash of unopened mascaras and picked out the Too Faced Lash Injection. At first I didn’t really think it was all that great but after it was open for a week it became less wet. This stuff is amazing. super black, volumeizesย  and lengthens. The brush is a bit bigger then what I’m used to but its still super easy and pretty mess free to use. Although it doesn’t claim to be waterproof its never smudged or flaked on me. Yet its so easy to remove with water, it comes off in tubes and leaves behind very little residue.

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Ive been keeping it nude with the lips this past month, its pretty low mainataince and a great way to look pulled together. Ive been obessesed with the Mac Creme De Nude Lipstick and Creamsheen Glass in Softly Lit. Paired together its a great combo for nude lips without that total dead look. The gloss also gives the look some dimension with the super fine particles of golden reflex, absolutly gorgeous. I have lip swatches of my favorite mac nude lipsticks here for anyone whose interested in that.

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mac_cremedenude_lipstickandgloss-swatchesI have to say all these products have been standouts this month not only for the great qulaity of the products but the packaging as well as amazing longevity. I couldn’t be happier with my makeup routine at the moment. As I mentioned in a previous post I’m sort of on a no buy at the moment and I’m really loving shopping my stash ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh and by the way I started venturing into the world of beauty videos and finally had the guts to record and post something up on YouTube. You can find me under binkydiamonds or youtube.com/MsVictoriaBeauty. I only have one video so far, My Easy To Do Everyday Highlight and Contour Routine, you can click here to see the video and subscribe if you like :)

Hugs from Beauty Land

Sephora Haul

Hey guys so I did a Sephora haul recently just before my trip to Norway. A few things i needed for my trip and a few things i just got because I thought they were cute!!ย  Anyways, this is what I got ๐Ÿ˜€

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Bling it on Midnight: Super cool nail art set with loose glitters. I think I’m gonna try this bad boy out tonight so keep a look out for pics here and on my instagram @victoriagoldstein321

Sephora products:

Travel size cleansing milk and toner: I picked these guys to bring with me on my snowboard trip to Norway. Not only are they affordable but the cleansing milk is super soothing and does the trick, so does the toner.

The new “2 in 1 waterproof eye makeup remover gel“: What Sephora says about it; dermotologically and ophthalmologically tested, formulated without parabens, suitable for sensitive eyes, very effective without leaving an oily film, soothes the eye area with cornflower extract and moisturizes the skin, and helps to strengthen lashes. I definetly think its a good eye make up remover. Im super sensitive around the eye area, I get itchy and red super quick so I hate having to rub like a mad man. And this product seems to deliver on what it claims, I’m not too sure about strengthening my lashes as I’ve only used it a few times but it definitely is effective, doesn’t sting my eyes and does feel moisturizing. Plus the price is nice ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL!!!

Daily brush cleaner: I really like this brush cleanser for spot cleaning, its super effective, antibacterial and its makes my brushes feel soft. Theres a slight odor when you spray the product but the smell doesn’t linger. Its a great product at a great price. I do wish they made it in a bigger size though because I go through these guys pretty quick.

Benefit:

They’re Real waterproof mascara: this guy needs no explanation, super black, lengthening, separating and voluminous. The only thing i hate about it is its soooo hard to get off, but on the plus size it never smudges and lasts so long ๐Ÿ˜€

Well guys that’s it for now. But Ive got some really fun and exciting hauls to share with you soon, and some goodies form my trip to Norway.

Have a great one ๐Ÿ˜€