It’s that time again. I didn’t do a December Favorites, so this January Favorites sort of considers that month as well.
Here are the stars:
January Favorites – Makeup/Skincare
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette: (Haul/Review) – To pair with the dark vampy lips that I was still sporting in December (and now) as well as the bright red lips I brought into January, I’ve been reaching for my Ambient Lighting blush palette which contains the lovely Mood Exposure. It is described as a soft, sheer lavender pink but it actually comes across the cheek (my cheek, anyway) like a warm, plummy nude.
MAC Cosmetics Pigments in Rose: (Haul/Swatches, Eye Look): So happy to finally own some MAC Pigments and this one, in particular, which was part of the recent holiday kits. January/December’s Favorite was a toss up between Rose and Tan, but I definitely used Rose more often. A must, I think, if you’re into pigments.
Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre in Opal: (Haul/Swatches, Eye Look) – I couldn’t possible do the holidays without some glitter on the eyes, right? These lovely Lustre Drops are a little more sophisticated than glitter and add that eye-catching gleam. Opal was the clear favorite and the feature of my New Years Eve eye look. And its so much more than a white shimmer. With the interplay of rainbow colors (like a true Opal), the dimension on this is fantastic. It was part of the Lorac Holiday Liquid Lustre Set but you may still be able to find it online.
It Cosmetics No. 50 Anti-Aging Primer: (Review) – Magic for dry skin in the winter. It’s a primer but I’m counting it as skincare too because it does contain some skincare benefits. For those of you with dry skin who don’t particularly care for silicone heavy primers, this might be worth looking into.
YSL Le Rouge Couture Lipstick in #1 Le Rouge: (Haul) – I haven’t really talked much about this divine lipstick since hauling nearly 5 months ago (it was a Birthday gift). To repeat what I said before, it is a perfect red that does not lean too cool or too warm. But what really blew me away, as I rocked it more than a few times in January, is the formula. It has almost as much slip as the Rouge Voluptes (which are quite high up on the slippage meter), but it stays in place much better. Even with a bright red such as Le Rouge, I didn’t experience migration (unless I accidentally rubbed my lips). It glides on the lips effortlessly, is insanely comfortable and the dry down is fantastic (are you only suppose to use that phrase for fragrance?). Bottom line: it just looks great on the lips. Don’t ya think? 🙂
January Favorites – Blogs
For me, December and January are very busy months. When it comes to social media, vloggers and bloggers, I’ve pretty much been sticking to my regulars with the exception of a few discoveries. My January Favorites includes a blog I’ve admired for a while now (Connect the Cloths) as well as two newer(ish) gems:
Connect the Cloths: Check out Carsla’s blog. She is a “fashion” blogger that is so much more. You won’t be disappointed. I find myself completely lost in her words at every turn.
Plus+ Beauty: Not only do I admire Katie’s blog, but also her journey. Her strength and compassion inspire me. Her positive energy, completely contagious!
The Ting Thing: Besides being a devoted follower of Mr. Ting’s hair journey, I’m also a huge fan of his better half’s skincare and makeup adventures.
P.S. Of course, I haven’t stopped loving any of previous month’s favorites which you can check out here.
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