Friday, January 31, 2014

January Beauty Favorites

I am entirely too obsessed with makeup and beauty products and so easily influenced by YouTube videos and other blogs. Now that I work in beauty, my obsession has only grown!

One of the reasons I wanted to get back to blogging was to have an outlet to blab on and on about my favorite products and also some of the products I didn't find to be worth all of the hype. Today I'm sharing my favorite products during the month of January - all of the products have been my go to's during the past month!

1. Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream 
This was my first experience using an eye cream and I must say, I didn't get what all the hype about eye cream was about but its not an essential part of my beauty routine. I put the tiniest amount on the tip of my finger and gently press it in underneath my eyes. It immediately brightens my under eye area and hides my dark circles. I use it before my foundation and don't need to use a brightening concealer at all when I do. The price tag for the full size is thirty something dollars, which I'm not exactly thrilled about spending. But, I've been using my sample every day since receiving it and have hardly made a dent in it, so I know my investment will in fact last me.

2. Benefit They're Real Mascara
I had been wanting to try this mascara for awhile now but couldn't justify spending $23 on something I wasn't even sure I would like. I am used to spending $6 on the original CG lashblast (orange tube) and being very pleased. I was so thrilled when I got a sample from work, I haven't worn another mascara (on my top lashes, at least) since I picked it up. The end of the wand is covered with rubber bristles to really help you separate your lashes and ensure you hit every single one. I would recommend this mascara to anyone - it has totally transformed my makeup routine. I can easily throw on a single coat, no shadow or liner, and look like I made a HUGE effort getting ready. When really, it took about 12 seconds!

3. Urban Decay Shattered Face Case
I picked this case up before Christmas when it was our beauty steal of the day at Ulta. It was an absolute steal at only $22 (normally $45) before even using my discount. The case came with 5 shadows, 2 blushes and a highlight - all of which are incredibly wearable. I typically use the 2 shades on the far right and then work in one of the shades on the left into my crease if I want some color. Also in the case was a black eye liner and pink lip balm, both of which I also love. It's pretty much an entire face (minus) foundation in one, which is an awesome bang for your buck.

4. L'Oreal Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub
This has to be my favorite discovery of the past month. My chin area has been having major break out issues lately, and nothing really seemed to help. The little scrubber guy that came with this was intriguing to me, so I kind of just picked it up on a whim. It's been working wonders for me since! I honestly started noticing a different in my blemishes the very next day. I don't find it to be too harsh on my super sensitive skin, although it is definitely drying (which it the point of the product). I simply use the sponge to lighty scrub my blemishes, and then moisturize immediately after getting out of the shower.

5. Revlon Colorstay for Normal to Dry skin
I saved my absolute favorite for last. I can not even say how absolutely in love and obsessed I am with this product...there simply aren't words. I have heard so many people talk about the oil/combo skin version but never knew a dry skin version was out there. It was another product I picked of a whim because it was there, and now I can't picture my life without it. I'm in the shade Ivory, and it matches my skin perfectly - I have never had such a perfect match before! The coverage is medium to full and truly stays all day. It doesn't cake and looks so natural. I would recommend it to anyone!

1 comment:

Trendy by the penny said...

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