All About That Base
The winter seasons always shake up my makeup routine – I have to compensate for the fact that my skin will be super dry and no amount of green concealer will fix my drippy red nose. I opted to skip out on foundation most days unless going out and interacting with the real world – I didn’t really feel like including it since I’ve only been using one foundation since November (Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 2), so if my posts are sans foundation, it’s likely going to be that.
Here are some items that have been living in my makeup bag during the month of February. The makeup bag is from The Face Shop, which was for a sample bag I think!
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
I cannot talk about this enough – I think it may just be my holy grail moisturizer! Unscented and quick absorbing, this moisturizer works to rehydrate and rejuvinate the skin. This definitely cured the dry patches on my face, and has been a complete saviour during these cold winter months,
The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick*
I’ll admit, I don’t like liquid primers that much – I don’t really feel like they do much for me? If anything, it just feels like I’m caking on more makeup. This stick, however, feels ultra-lightweight and non-greasy on the skin. It quickly conceals the look of pores. Read my review here!
The Estee Edit – Beam Team Hydrate & Glow Illuminator*
I’ve been loving this as a highlight on my (non-existent) cheekbones! It creates a subtle glint on the cheeks, and doesn’t look too glittery or overpowering. Read my review here!
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in 150 Neutralizer
My mom originally bought this but it turned out to be too light for her skintone – luckily for me, it seems to be a perfect match! It has been my everyday concealer, super easy to slap on and dash out the door. Does an okay joy of concealing the redness around my nose, so I’m not complaining.
The Estee Edit Flash Photo Transulent Powder Compact*
The blue tint of the powder really threw me off at first because I thought I was going to look ashy – turns out that it’s actually the ideal powder compact that I’ve been looking for! It has a super silky formula and works just as well as my Bombshell Cosmetics loose setting powder to set my undereye area. Read my review here!
Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Bad To The Bronze
I’m super super late on the whole cream eyeshadow trend, and I’m totally in love! $6.99 at Walmart, so there’s no way you can go wrong. For some reason I thought that this was going to swatch as a dark brown, but it’s a light metallic chocolate colour. Very nice for a sheer wash across the lids, especially as a base for another metallic eyeshadow…
The Balm Fit Eyeshadow (sample)
I received this ages ago in an Ipsy bag and decided to reach for it, which led to another month of gold eyelids. (Yeehaaaawwww). This shade is called Fit, and is a sample from The Balm’s Nude Dude eyeshadow palette (which I neeeed, but not really because I have so many similar colours already….)
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown
My holy grail eyeliner! I’ve been loving the brown for a softer look. I think I need to pick up another one because it’s running a bit dry…
L’Oreal Brow Plumper
I’m so happy I finally found a brow gel that works for me! I like that the brush is thinner and more controlled, unlike the Maybelline brow gel I tried a while back that had the weird round brush? The fibres in the L’Oreal gel beef up my brows whilst still looking natural.
Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighting Pen in No. 01
For the days where I want a ~fresh sheer glow~ across my eyelids! I almost always use this as an eye product because it’s so easy to use. Very quick and low maintenance, great for those days where you don’t want to put on much eye makeup, and a few swipes on the top of the cheeks makes for a light highlight.
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rush
I had a sad moment with this when I was getting ready in the morning, forgot to twist down the lipstick, and stuck the cap on… RIP the pretty bullet shape. It’s a thick and glossy pink mauve lipstick that is super hydrating and sits comfortably on the lips.
What products have you been loving this month? I predict that March is going to include a lot of Tarte….. I just ordered a few bits from the newly released Rainforest of the Sea collection, so you’ll be seeing those on the blog soon!
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*This post contains press samples, but as always it’s 100% my honest opinion!