February 1, 2011

January Favorites

This past month was a lazy one. I was getting up late more than not and so I didn't have much time to come up with sophisticated or creative looks. Quite often, I did a very simple and neutral eye and used blush and lipstick to bring some color to my face, but I have been changing these a lot, so finding favorites was hard. But well, a few things did stand out.

The BodyShop Vitamin E Face Mist.
This, I love. I am reaching the end of the bottle (don't worry, I have a back up). I spray this on top of my makeup, not that I'm sure it makes it last particularly longer, but the spray helps getting rid of any powdery aspect and gives a beautiful luminous finish to the face.
I also spray this on my Mac 266 angled liner brush that I use for my brows, before dipping the brush in my Illamasqua brow powder. I find it makes the brow powder more intense and really long-lasting.

Mac Stereo Rose MSF.
I am really really late on that bandwagon. I didn't get it when Mac relaunched it last Spring, and kind of regretted it. A friend of mine owned it but didn't like it on her, so she gave it to me and I'm really grateful she did because I absolutely love this powder! It's actually pigmented enough for me to wear it as a blush, and it's less of a glitter bomb than some other MSF's are, so it gives me that perfect "lit from within" look.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Mascara.
It's not extraordinary but it's good, and lengthening. What I love about it is that it's really really black and the brush allows you to catch the roots of the lashes very well, so that gives an intense aspect to the lashline. Too bad it's not more volumizing.

Givenchy Les Frangipaniers in Island Tan (LE)
When it's snowing and the light is very blue, I find it easy to play up the paleness and use very cool-toned colors. But January has mostly been grey and rainy and I was tired of looking sick so I went back to bronzer and this is the one I like the most for this time of the year since it's subtle and illuminizing.

Clarins Everlasting foundation (103 Ivory)
I was really missing this foundation so I got it in my Winter shade (last Summer I was wearing 107 Beige) and I'm glad we're reunited. This is a no-brainer for me when I have little time to get ready (as it's quite high coverage and can double up as concealer) and a long day ahead of me (since it's extremely long lasting).

Mac Face&Body Foundation (C1)
The opposite of Clarins Everlasting: this one is very light and runny, and gives a natural and dewy finish.  Since my skin was pretty good most of the month, I could get along with this and a tiny bit of concealer.

OPI Ski Teal We Drop 
There are a lot of nailpolishes I like from this Winter collections but this one I always get back to. Just love the blue color and the very glossy finish.
EcoTools Concealer brush.
I am not using it for concealer at all, rather as a large eyeshadow brush for applying and blending. My go-to look this month often was a wash of Mac Brule and a bit of Mac Satin Taupe in the crease to give depth and this brush is great to apply the shadows quickly and blend them at the same time.

What were your favorites for this month?


  1. These are great fave. I love OPI ski teal we drop too. I'll have to get a backup of this.

  2. This is very interesting, I'll try a few of them, for sure.

  3. I love love love MAC MSFs! They're amazing :)


  4. I love the bodyshop vitamin E face mist !:)

  5. Quick question: Could The BodyShop Vitamin E Face Mist be used for a lotion mask?

  6. @ Fab Fab: I haven't tried but I'm pretty sure it would work well!


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