February Beauty Favorites 2015

March is here which means its time for the monthly round up of my favorite makeup products. I have some new goodies and some oldies to present so keep reading for more details.

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Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizers:

I use both the Nourishing Primer for my unsightly dry patches and the Smoothing Primer to fill in any pores, even out the texture of my skin, while also doing some oil control for my t-zone. I wont rant on about these primers because I’ve done a huge post on them (which you can find here) but all I have to say is these guys have revolutionized the way my makeup applies and lasts.

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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder and Mac Powder Puff:

My go to for setting my under eye concealer and the highlighted points on my face has go to be the LMSBP. This powder is so finely milled it never looks cakey, it adds luminosity, and prevents creasing.

The last month I’ve been obsessed with applying this (and all setting powders) with the Mac Powder Puff. It allows for the product to really sink into the skin without disturbing the foundation or the concealer.

LauraMercier_SecretBrighteningPowder_MacPowderPuffBenefit Hoola Bronzer:

This is a staple in my collection that I always come back to. It never fails as the perfect bronzing and contouring product. Its smooth in texture making it easy to blend and lasts for all day wear.

Benefit_HoolaBronzerHourglass Ambient Blush Palette:

This little palette is just so perfect. The colors are amazing and they give the most gorgeous lit from within glow on the cheeks. The formula is soft and finely milled for an easy and blendable application.

Hourglass_AmbiantLighting_Blush_PaletteMac Stone Lipliner, Limecrime Chinchilla Lipstick, Make Up For Ever Lab Shine:

Ive been really obsessed with wearing grey lipstick and been wearing these guys non stop. I start with Mac Stone Lip Liner and add Lime Crime Chinchilla Lipstick on top. To make it more wearable i’ll either top off with Make Up For Ever Lab Shine in S0 for a more nude version or Lab Shine in D2 for a more purple vibe.

Mac_StoneLipLiner_LimeCrime_ChinchillaLipstick_MUFE_LabShineWhat were some of your favorite products this month? I’m always on the look out to try out new things so definitely leave a comment below :)

Hugs from Beauty Land

July Favorites

Hey guys and dolls,

Today I’d thought I’d share my July Favorites with you all. I no its a bit late considering its the 2nd of August already, but I just got home from holidays, had my first shift back at work, and loads of laundry to do so blogging was on the back burner. I also posted on Instagram last night that this post would be up, but it wasn’t because I passed out, so here it is now!!

July_FavoritesSo If you follow me on Instagram you’ll no all about my beauty purchases and I must say I went pretty crazy. All of my favorites of the month are all new products and I’m super excited to share them with you all.

July_Favorites_Stilla_InTheLightsI picked up the Stilla in the Lights eyeshadow palette. This bad boy is amazing. Great pigmentation, smooth creamy textures and great neutrals for day time or night time. My favorite shade has go to be Kitten, its the most beautiful shimmery champagne color.

July_Favorites_Stilla_SmudgePotSince I loved the shade Kitten so much I decided to purchase the Smudge Pot version. This stuff is wow, great color pay off and no creasing. This amps up the kitten shadow that much more, and also looks great under many different shadow colors.

July_Favorites_Smashbox_Primer_BlemishControlThe Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control has been my saving grace the last month. Ive been having major break outs around my chin area and this bad boy has cleared them up in as little as 3 days. My skin looks and feels noticeably better. Its just an amazing product. Its also worked great as a primer making my makeup glide on and long lasting. I think I’ll do a full review on this guy because that’s how good he really is!!

July_Favorites_TheBalm_Instain_FallIn early July I went up to Sonoma Wine Country and went to my favorite store in St.Helena, Heaven + Earth. Its a beautiful beauty store with amazing products. Its my one stop shop for all things TheBalm. I really love there blushes so I thought i’d try the new Instain blushes. I picked up one in Fall, its a gorgeous vibrant coral. Its so pretty on, and does leave a beautiful stain on the cheeks. it just soaks right into the skin and doesn’t look powdery at all. I wish i picked up more of these!!!

July_Favorites_Buxom_LipCreamIve been loving corals for my lips especially in gloss form. Its youthful, fun and fresh. Ive been super obsessed with the Buxom Full-On Lip Creams especially the shade in Mai Tai. (I’ve got a full review and swatches of some of the shades here). Its just gives a slight glossy hint of coral-ness on the lips. Plus that wonderful minty tingling plumping sensation is really lovely.

July_Favorites_Nivea_LipButterIn the evening and morning I’ve been slathering on this Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss. It smells delicious and does a great job and nourishing and hydrating my lips.

July_Favorites_Chanel_EayTendreThe whole month I was in Cali I used my moms Chanel Eau Tendre non stop. Its a wonderful fragrance, so light, fresh, and summery. I decided to buy my own bottle and even got the hair mist to go along with it!!

Well guys those were some of my favorite products of the month. What were some of yours? Keep a look out for a bunch of reviews to come because I sure did go shopping crazy on holiday 😀

Hugs from Beauty Land