It may be a new year and I may be trying out some new things, but there are still old things that are going to stick around, of course. This post does have a little bit of new to it, I always talk about my favorites but this month starts me talking about things that I did not enjoy this past month, I thought that would be a nice addition to see some things that I wasn’t really feeling, though I can’t promise that will be a monthly thing because I try not to buy things I think I will dislike, but I will include them when I come across them. So, let’s jump on in and talk about some favorites and not so favorites.
Mac Fix+ Coconut – I cannot express how excited I am that this is now a year-round product, I am so excited about it as this has become one of my favorite products ever and now I can get my hands on it whenever I want to. This is just great for setting makeup and fantastic for when you just need a little bit of liquid on a brush to really make things pop. The spray bottle itself is also fantastic.
L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation – I don’t think this is holy grail status for me personally, but I do really enjoy this foundation and think that it is good one. Every so often it does oxidize on me, but really that has happened like two times so far and I still really like this foundation.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black – This is a fantastic eyeliner, I have slightly mixed feelings about it because it is super dark and does make a really thin line, but the liner itself is a little bit stiffer than I like, I can still work with it though, especially since this eyeliner is so dark.
Milani Brow Tint Pen in Natural Taupe – I bought this to make fake freckles and it turns out that I actually really love this for the intended purpose, my eyebrows. This is a smidge dark but I really like it, I think it looks great and is really easy and natural to use.
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer – This is my all time favorite concealer, so anytime I am focused on using this product it will probably be in a monthly favorites post, so here it is. I don’t have much to say other than this is fantastic.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance – It’s like I’ve rediscovered how really, truly fantastic this product is and I am obsessed with it. I will never buy another eye primer again, this one is perfection.
Pixi Sun Mist – I’ve been trying to use this up but I do really enjoy this product, it makes applying sunscreen super easy and fast, which is something that I’m really always looking for as I can be a bit on the lazy side of things. This is fantastic really.
Now it is time to talk a little bit about a few products that I really was not feeling this month, it’s not very many but they are products I just did not enjoy.
W7 Makeup & Glow Bronzing Base – I wanted to love this, this is supposed to be a dupe for the Chanel Tan De Soleil that everyone talks about and says nothing but good things about, but if this is anything like that then I’m going to hate the real thing. This is just too orangey and no matter how I used it, it looked orange and I hated it.
Essence False Lashes Mascara – This mascara had too wet of a formula for me, simple as that, I do not like wet mascaras as I find they are hard to use.
Seche Vive – I tried to love this and I just don’t, it does make my nails shiny but it almost makes them too shiny, they chip super quickly and I notice a lot of shrinkage in the polish. The smell is awful as well, so there really aren’t a whole lot of redeeming qualities about this product.
This month I’ve stripped it down to the basics, I have done some really fun eyeshadow looks this month but overall this has been a go-to look for me personally, something simple, something easy and something that works for all occasions pretty much.
Base: Pixi Sun Mist, Smashbox Primer Water, Hourglass Veil Primer, L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Classic Ivory, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, The Body Shop Contouring Palette Contour Shade, W7 Candy Floss Blush, Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Smokin’ Whistles and Mac Fix+ Coconut. Eyes: – Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black, Essence The False Lash Mascara and Milani Brow Tint Pen in Natural Taupe. Lips: NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in Soft Spoken and Eterealle Lipstick in Fawn.
And those are all my favorites and the things that I hated this month, nothing too exciting for the first month of the year but still fantastic products and some that I really did not like.
Have any amazing favorites this January?