Monday, March 2, 2015

February 2015 Favorites!

Time for last month's favorites! I know I've been seriously slacking, it's just been too cold to get out from under the blankets on the couch and edit photos. I promise I will get stuff done soon!!

1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused - The Ambient Lighting Powders are meant to recreate different types of light to flatter the skin. Diffused light is a soft yellow that is meant to blur and soften any imperfections, and it totally does. I've gone without wearing it and I can definitely tell that it makes a difference. It is a bit pricey, but I've been using the same powder for about a year and I've barely made a dent.

2. NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base - I've used a ton of eyeshadow primers, and I keep coming back to this one. The formula is light and easily spread over the eyelid. My only complaint is the packaging - I have to rip the plastic stopper out to get the product at the bottom of the tube out that the doe foot can't reach.

3. NYX Micro Brow Pencil - This is a new product that I'll be doing a full review on, but I love it! It's close to the Anastasia Brow Wiz that I love, but much cheaper! If you can find it near you, definitely give it a try. (I picked up shade Ash Brown.)

4. Kat von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper - For the longest time I shied away from liquid liner due to either messy formulas or crappy applicators. I tried marker applicators where the felt tips got frayed or fuzzy or brush tips that were not precise, But this liner is the perfect hybrid of the two - the precise, tapered point of the marker, with the ease of the brush. If you've been having issues with liquid liners, look into this one.

5. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation - This foundation has been out for a little while, but I finally picked it up with the new UD concealer (which I will have a full write up on in another post.) I originally picked up shade 02 which was a bit too dark and yellow, so I exchanged for shade 01. I really like this foundation, the coverage is pretty light but can easily be built and it is not overly cakey and noticeable! It lives up to the "naked skin" name. I also like how they have a variety of shades (though not undertones) that go quite deep, unlike the concealers (which I hope they work on.) Grab a sample and see if it works for you!


  1. I really, really want the NYX brow pencil! I'll have to make an order sometime in the near future :D

    1. I'm so happy with it, definitely grab it when you get a chance!!