February 2018 Favorites

Favorite products for the Eye area: 
1. Too Faced - Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette* - $59
I had reviewed this palette a while back and created two looks with it - if you're interested, click here to access the post. The metallic/shimmer shadows are ultra pigmented and I appreciate that this palette also included matte shadows for transition shadows etc. This is a true all in one palette and you can create both a neutral and bold look with one palette.

2. Tom Ford - Private Shadow - $44
This shadows are the ultimate splurge item. They are finely milled, pigmented and blend like butter. I highly suggest that you pick at least one up! The matte formulations are the best.

3. Maybelline - Lasting Drama Gel Liner* - $11.99
The best drugstore liner I've ever tried, it glides on effortlessly, the brush it comes with is actually practical (if you want to use it) and it does not dry out in the container after a few months (like some high end gel liners I've tried). For under $12, yes you must get this

4. Wet n Wild - Ultimate Brow Retractable* - $5.99
I have found my new holy grail brow pencil. This product's texture is hard enough but also pigmented enough to be able to draw in your brow without looking too harsh or unnatural. It has a wider angled tip so you can cover more surface area, but like I mentioned before because of the firmness of the product you can also create any defined lines if required. In addition, I really appreciate the brush on the other side ~ this truly is an all-in-one item and at under $6 I have to stock up on MANY back-ups, just in case.

Favorite products for the face:
This cushion highlighter is beautiful, and I highly suggest you to get it ASAP as it is limited edition. The packaging alone is worth it. It is a buildable highlight that offers you that radiant "jlo" glow and again because it's a liquid cushion formula, it's natural and will not look cakey or powdery. 

2. Tarte - Shape Tape  (Light Neutral) - $35
I am not the first one to talk about this product, but its a great medium to full coverage concealer. I need to only apply one dot to each panda eye circle and I blend it out with a fluffy concealer brush and I look instantly awakened!

3. NARS - Liquid Blush (Orgasm) - $38
This is a great product for a subtle flushed on the cheek look. It stays all day, looks natural and offers an almost "stain" like quality to the face that will wash off at the end of the day. 

4. Make Up For Ever - Pro Bronze Fusion Bronzer* (20M) - $43
There is no possible way you can mess this up (unless you honestly pick the wrong shade that is so far off). It is a gel-like formula that applies sheer to the skin and is buildable. It makes you truly look tanned and sun-kissed without being cakey or powdery. 

5. Givenchy - Chinese New Year Prisme Libre*- $69 
I have written a blog post about this product, if you're interested in reading my review of this - click here - but as a spoiler, I love it! It's great for oily skin gals as a re-touch and as a setting powder it makes you look airbrushed. 

Other Favorites: 
I had purchased the above two acrylic containers at a Japanese Daiso (this one was located at Market Village near the foodcourt, for those of you who are from Toronto or the GTA area). They were $2 each and I think that's a steal considering it's thick acrylic material as well as the pretty lace flower pattern on the bottom. I use it to store my daily make-up items on top of my vanity and it just helps me visually see what I want to use without having to dig through my various drawers and containers. As you can see in the picture below, it holds alot of product :)

What were some of your favorites this month? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent for consideration, all opinions are my own.

1 comment

  1. I just ordered that Too Faced palette and can't wait for it to arrive!

    xo, Elisabeth