Wednesday, June 5, 2013

May Favorites!

Now that May is officially over and we've welcomed in June (a chilly and rainy June here in MN so far), I wanted to share with you the products I've been coming back to again and again over the last month. I love reading blogs about people's monthly favorites and watching these videos on Youtube, so I thought I'd give it a go myself! Let's get right to it...

e.l.f. Powder Brush

First up is a brush from Eyes Lips Face, which I think cost me all of $3. While this is technically a powder brush, I use it for blush and it works wonderfully! Of all the blush brushes I have (many more expensive than $3), this is one of my all time favorites. It's super soft but dense enough to really grip blush and apply it evenly and easily. I'd highly recommend it. 

NYX Blush in Peach

I'm pretty sure I grabbed this blush every single day this month - you can tell by the dent I've put in to it. Being as fair skinned as I am, not all peachy blush tones complement my skin, but this is the perfect pinky peach to give my cheeks a healthy glow. I own a couple of these NYX blushes, and the formula is just perfect; they're not too powdery and they blend in nice with the skin. This is a great shade for spring.

NYX Butter Gloss in Merengue 

As many of you know, I've got endless amounts of lip products. I could use a different one every day for days on end, so you know it's high praise when I say I grabbed this over and over again in May. These butter glosses from NYX are one of my favorite lip products ever; they're super soft, moisturizing, they smell amazing and they add the perfect amount of color to the lips. Merengue is a really pretty pink with a hint of purple. This tone works really great with my natural lip color, creating a soft pinkish nude lip. I'm going to do a review on these butter glosses, so keep an eye out for that coming soon!

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair

I have tried every concealer you can think of in an attempt to find my holy grail go-to product, and my search has ended here with this concealer by Tarte. I've already purchased a back up because I don't want to be without it for even a day! I use this to conceal blemishes and hyper-pigmentation, and although I haven't used it as an under-eye concealer I can tell it would be really great for dark circles. This is a very hydrating (hence the maracuja oil in the name) natural concealer that has become a staple in my makeup bag this past month.

Wet n Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Another go-to long time favorite that has made it's way back in to my makeup bag is this liquid eyeliner by Wet n Wild. I have used this eyeliner for ages (although I did stray from it to try other things during the larger portion of last year) because the price can't be beat - it's no more than $4 max. I love this eyeliner because it is a very opaque black, and has a flexible brush applicator. It lasts all day, but be warned - it does run or smudge easily if you have watery eyes.

Maybelline Colorsensational High Shine Gloss in Punch of Pink

I hate to show you a limited edition product that I don't believe can be found anymore, but it really was a May favorite so I had to throw it in! Let me say this, it is too bad this is a limited edition product because this gloss rocks. It's a gorgeous true pink that looks really fun on the lips. Even better, it's moisturizing and long lasting. The only thing I don't like is the unnaturally long doefoot applicator, which is much longer than any other I've seen. It makes for an awkward application, but other than that, I give this an A+. 

OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener

Believe it or not, I had not used this product ever until this past month. I'd heard good things about it all over the place, so when my Barielle ridge filler base coat started getting low, I picked this up and I'm so glad I did. I can really tell a difference in my nail strength when wearing this, which is awesome as I typically have weak nails that are prone to breaking. It's a bit pricey, but it's definitely worth every penny.

What were your May favorites? 

1 comment:

  1. I think i need to re-purchase the OPI nail envy, as since i stopped using it my nails haven't been in that good condition x


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