November and December Favorites

Hey Guys,

So I decide to combine my November and December favorites since I was sick/traveling most of November and December. Anyways enough with the explanations and on to my most used products of the past two months.

November/December_favoritesMy Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer has been a rediscovery for me…I forgot how amazing it was at filling in pores and blurring imperfections. Plus it makes my skin silky smooth so my foundation glides on like butter. Love this bad boy.

Dermologica_agesmart_primerIve been keeping it pretty light in terms of foundation, using mainly BB creams or tinted Moisturizer since my skin was recovering from the flu and terrible breakouts. I have been using the Mac Pro Longwear Concealer to hide my under eye bags and to brighten up that whole area. Ive also been using my Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer for those pesky hormonal spots Ive been getting on my chin.

mac_pro_longwear_concealerFavorite_longwear_beauty_products_TarteConcealerWhen I arrived in London in mid November the first thing I did was pop by Space NK in Covent Garden to pick up the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Trio. Its the only thing Ive been using since I got it and Ive already flattened the dome on Dim Light . OMG this stuff is amazing, I have my setting powder, highlight and bronzer all in one spot and wow oh wow do they work wonders. They make my skin look so flawless and natural, I’m truly in love.

Hourglass_ambiant_LightingPowder_trioThis may not count as a monthly favorite but I had to mention the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I picked it up in early December and haven’t touched any other of my shadows since. The shades are gorgeous, the pigmentation is amazing and the texture is buttery smooth. Its just an amazing palette that works to create a range of looks 😀

UrbanDecay_naked3_paletteLastly for my lips I’ve been keeping it pretty simple with my Nivea Lip Butters but otherwise Ive been rocking my Mac RiRi Woo combo which includes the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, Retro Matte Lipstick and Lipglass. Its the most fab long wearing combo for a perfect red pout. I like to layer all three products to maximize longevity and minimize bleeding, plus I love the look of a shiny red lip, its so glam.

nive_lipButtermac_ririwoo_lipcomboWell guys those were my November and December favorites 😀 Ill be doing a Best Beauty Products of 2013 post, a kind of round of a the best and most used make up products from the last year so keep an eye out for that. In the mean time, what were some of your most loved products of the past month?

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Hey Beauty Lovers,

So I’m absolutely loving Revlon lip products at the moment. I received a Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in my trade with Lola’s Charms and I bought two more when I was In Dubai. So I thought, hey,  today’s post should be a review and swatches on my new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in 040 Rendezvous, 010 Darling, and 025 Valentine.

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If you don’t already know these famous babies act like a long wearing stain but with the comfort of a lip balm and the shiny razzle dazzle of a lip gloss.The formula on these guys are amazing. You can apply one coat for a subtle hint of shining color or built up to an opaque glossy coating. The packaging is nice too. Its a twist top so no need for sharpening and the large crayon size makes for a super easy and mess free application.

Revlon_BalmStain_Review_Swatches_Rendezvous040 Rendezvous: Is a vibrant warm orange which is super on trend for this summer. It’s super silky smooth, moisturizing and very comfortable on the lips. It can be worn more sheer or built up like in the swatch for a glossy wash of orange juiciness. It lasts for a good four hours on me plus more with its beautiful staining capabilities.

Revlon_BalmStain_Review_Swatches_Darling010 Darling is a cold toned lavender purple. This is probably the sheerest of the three but it still packs a punch. It can appear very subtle yet vibrant, a great way to rock the pastel and lavender lip trend that is oh so popular at the moment. Again it lasts for a good four hours plus staining. Although, this one doesn’t leave as much of an intense stain. Regardless, its still a beautiful shade in a fantastic formula.

Revlon_BalmStain_Review_Swatches_Sweetheart025 Sweetheart is a loevly bright pink/magenta with a slight blue undertone. Just like the others the formula is silky smooth and moisturizing. This one also lasts for many hours and leaves the most gorgeous pink flush on the lips once the glossiness disappears.

THE VERDICT

10/10 for Revlon’s Balm Stains. They are fab for warm summer days when you just want a sheer coating but also hold there own when it comes to longevity and buildable opacity. They are definitely long lasting with a super high gloss finish. Plus they are so moisturizing unlike many long wearing lip products and stains. I for sure want to pick up a few more when I’m in Cali this summer. I have to say I’m super impressed with Revlon, I just wish they had it here in Copenhagen :(

Have any of you tried Revlon Kissable Balm stains? What shades would you recommend?

Hugs from Beauty Land