I cannot believe where the time has gone! I feel like New Year's Eve was just yesterday and now we're already entering February! Crazy.
Anyways, as you all know, the end of the month brings about a post about the products I've been loving for the past month. I'm really excited about this months favorites because I've discovered some really great products that have made their way into my everyday routine.
Face & Cheeks
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle- I've mentioned this in a favorites before because it's my Go-To highlighting powder. In the winter, my skin tends to look a bit dull. I've been using this to counteract that and it works wonders.
MAC Blush in Blunt- I don't know if you guys know this, but I LOVE contouring. You gotta do whatcha gotta do when you've got chubby cheeks, I suppose :) This shade looks a bit intimidating in the pan, because it's a super dark brown, but with a light hand to cast some really great shadows.
MAC Blush in Melba- I think it's safe to say, this is probably one of my favorite blushes EVER. It's a matte peachy-pink shade that looks great on people with olive tones to their skin. This is actually my second pan of it- I lost it last year, was lost without it, so I had to get it again.
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles- I won't say much about this, because I will be posting a review on this product sometime this week, but let's just say it's my favorite concealer by FAR. I've never seen my under-eye area so concealed before in my life- until I found this.
(left to right) Soft and Gentle, Melba, Blunt
MAC Crushed Metallic Pigment in Pearl- I got this in a set of 4 pigments in one of the MAC Holiday gift sets and I am IN LOVE with it. I love frosty white shades for the lid and this one is just beyond beautiful. I literally feel like I'm wearing snow on my eyelids every time I wear this and I love it.
MAC Eyeshadow in Quarry- One of my favorite makeup techniques is using a transition color in my crease to recede the hood of my eyelid. My go-to transition shade was Wedge e/s, but I've been using this shade instead lately. It's difficult to explain the shade, but it's like a mauve-y, grey, and brown all in one and I really like the way it looks instead of just plain brown.
MAC Eyeshadow in Brun- Just a basic neutral dark brown. Not much to say, just a great go-to outer-V shade. One of my favorite browns besides Mystery and Embark.
Covergirl Lash Perfection Mascara- Again, I won't say much about this because a review will be posted this week, but I love this mascara. It does a great job at separating and lengthening. Best mascara I've tried in a while!
(l to r) Pearl Crushed Metallic Pigment, Quarry, Brun
note- Quarry is not this dark on the eyes- it is heavily swatched here!
MAC Lipstick in Honeylove- This is one of my favorite lipsticks of life and it's pretty much been my go-to nude shade since the middle of 2011, so this isn't just a monthly favorite. It's a medium-toned nude with a rose-y undertone. I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants a nude lip without it looking too pale.
MAC Lipglass in Frozen Lame`- I also got this lipglass in a holiday set. I've never owned a silver lipgloss before, so I didn't really know how to use this. Turns out, it looks amazing over nude lips and I've been using this over Honeylove everyday. It gives it a little something extra.
Wild N' Wild MegaLast Nail Polish in Sugar Coat- My favorite nail polishes to wear are pastel shades and I absolutely love pale pinks and nudes- they look so simple and sophisticated. I included this because not only do I love wearing it, but I am EXTREMELY impressed with the quality of this nail polish in particular. Almost every time I have tried a nail polish this shade, it streaks and looks awful. This was so creamy and went on completely even. In love!
True Blue Spa Shae Cashmere and Silk Hand Creme- My hands have been so dry because of the cold weather and I don't know about you guys, but I hate that tight, chalky feeling of dry hands, so this has been a life saver. It makes your hands feel like straight up butter and it smells SO good. Does anyone remember those Christmas cookies- the almond crescent ones? Smells EXACTLY like that, yumm :)
honeylove, frozen lame`
Hope you guys enjoyed this! Let me know in the comments what you guys loved for the month of January! :)