Another month, another list of favourites! So what’s happened as of late? Priceline had a 40% off cosmetics sale, and I went a little crazy with the NYX stuff (which just hit stores ). As well as that, my face has not been happy as of late, so I’ve been trying to keep my makeup to a minimal. Anyway, without further ado, my favourites of the month.
I have been LOVING having a glow. And thanks to that, my highlighter collection has grown by 2.
First and foremost, Colourpop’s Wisp ($5USD). A gold highlighter, I think it’s amazing for those with darker skintones. With Colourpop’s famous pillow-y mousse to powder formula. The pigmentation on their highlighters are intense and really pack a punch. As for the lasting power, I don’t think they last all day but they do last a respectable amount of time. I like to use this as a base for other powder highlighters (I told you I’m a little crazy about highlighters).
Next, is the Mary-Lou Manizer from TheBalm Cosmetics. This was a really popular product on Youtube a few years ago, and has been my introduction into TheBalm. The entire brand is cruelty-free and great if you ask me. The highlighter is a true champagne colour and is incredibly natural looking. I picked mine up from ASOS for 20% off, but it’s also available on sites such as Sephora or David Jones. The product itself is very pretty, however, it doesn’t last extremely long. Since this product has been on the market, many amazing highlighters have come out, but this is still a wonderful product. If you choose to use this, I highly recommend using some sort of liquid illuminator underneath if you want that in-your-face type of glow.
Ok so back to my crazy Priceline extravaganza. I purchased 4 of the Lip Lingerie Lipsticks by NYX. Each, when they’re not on sale, sit at roughly $15. Are they worth it? Maybe some of them. Why maybe? Ok let’s dive into this. I am no stranger to liquid lipsticks but these are a formula I have not seen before. The formula can only be described through one word: mousse-y. Other than that, I found that the formula, pigmentation and overall streakiness varies between the colours greatly. If you’re a liquid lipstick buff, or would like an introduction into the world of liquid lipsticks, I think they’re a great item to try.
Now for those who get an honourable mention; the Too-Faced Shadow Insurance, NYX HD Blush, Anastasia Dip-Brow Pomade and NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.
Too-Faced Shadow Insurance $28
My go-to product everyday. I’ve posted a review where I compared this and the UD Primer Potion, so if you want to read a more in-depth review then head over there. Anyway, this baby keeps my eye-shadow from creasing and my liner from fading. I dust a little of the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed powder over the top and voila!
Mini NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer $17
This is my first venture into this cult-classic concealer and I have to say I see why it’s a good concealer. I use it under my eyes to try and conceal the two blue-purple monsters that live under my eyes. I think it works fairly well, however, I have noticed that it can tend to crease under the eyes.
NYX High Definition Blush $12.95
As of late, I haven’t been very into the blush-game. Let’s be real, highlighers have all the rage for the past year. Well, thanks to the Priceline sale, I’ve re-joined into the world of blushes. The colour I have is Amber, and it is much darker than any blush I’ve had before. With a medium colour, satin finish and warm undertones, this colour is for every skin tone!
Anastasia DipBrow Pomade $32
By no means am I a brow girl. I don’t have the fullest of eyebrows, neither do I have the sparsest. I’ve used the UD Brow Beater and ABH Brow Wiz before, and don’t get me wrong, the two are great and really give you a natural look… but I find that the Pomade is not only the quickest way to fill in my brows, but also the easiest. With one swoop and a quick comb-through with a spoolie, I’m usually all set to go about my day. I usually use this product on the ends and arch of my brow where the hair is most sparse.
So those were my favourites of last month, what were yours?