I just recently found out that I had been labelling this post wrong: I did two posts titled December 2017. But we’re back on track and I will be showing you the makeup I used last month once more. There was definitely a theme here. I was really into matte eyeshadows, a neutral lip and I found another favorite cheek combo. I also switched up my concealer quite a bit and tried some new foundations. In short, I have lots to catch you up on.
Shop my Stash | February 2018
So the eyeshadow palette you see here, the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes, is one that I have been trying most last month. I always like to try eyeshadow palettes quite extensively before reviewing them, especially if they have quite a bit of hype surrounding them. This is no exception. You can also see three (!!) concealers here. I have really been into trying something new. Of course there are a few usual suspects too. Let’s get to the products.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – I’m still using this to set my makeup on workdays. I have been loving the fine mist of this, but also haven’t tried many other setting sprays. So I feel I have to try more before I can really review this.
ELF Hydrating Primer – I finally got round to reviewing this. This is the first primer I have found that does everything I want it to do. This hydrates, makes my makeup stay on longer and it feels great.
Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes eyeshadow palette – This was one palette I wanted to try after seeing the reviews. I figured it would be limited edition, but then found out it would be a Sephora exclusive. When I placed an order last November, I added this to my cart. So far I’m loving it, but the verdict is not yet in.
Becca Highlighter Prismatic Amethyst – Pinky/ purple highlighters are my favorite and this is no exception. I love it. I bought this with some Christmas money and I could not wish for a better Christmas present. This suits my skintone well, yet isn’t as icy as Pearl.
Make Up Forever Profusion Bronzer – My favorite bronzer this month was the recently reviewed Make Up Forever Profusion Bronzer. This is such a great one! Lots of pigment, yet not powdery at all, easy to apply and a great shade that works well on pale skin.
The Balm Instain Blush – This blush was one that sat useless in a drawer for some time. But I totally discovered it this winter. It was intimidating to use because of the pigmentation, but I finally found the perfect way to apply this and it works wonders.
MAC Paint Pot Painterly & TBS eyeshadow – My sturdy eyebase combo is back again once more. I’m very close to using up the eyeshadow! Fingers crossed that I will have used it up by next month.
Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder – I usually go through face powder quite quickly, but not this one. I find it best applies with a sheer powder brush and thus it only takes a little bit of product to set my makeup. I’m sure I will be able to get a lot of use out of this pricy powder.
MAX Factor Healthy Skin Harmony foundation & LA Girl Pro Coverage foundation – Apart from the new Maybelline Superstay and Rimmel Breathable foundations, I have also been trying the new Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony. It only comes in 4 shades and the lightest one is a bit dark. So I’ve been mixing this with the LA Girl Pro Coverage which I own in a white shade.
NYX Microbrow eyebrow pencil & L’Oreal Brow Artist – Still my current eyebrow combination are these two. The pencil is running out quickly and the brow gel works well but I don’t love it.
L’Oreal Lash Paradise & Maybelline Classic Volum’ mascara – Another sturdy favorite is this mascara combination. The Paradise Extatic mascara is one that I am loving at the moment and I love the waterproof Maybelline to top it off.
MAC Mehr lipstick – I rediscovered this oldie but goodie! Mehr has been a longstanding favorite but it had been collecting dust in my collection last year. I broke it out this past month and I have fallen in love all over again.
Milani Eyeshadow primer – Yes and I am still doing a double prime on my lids. It’s just what I prefer. One primer, this one, makes my shadow stick and not crease. The other (my primer combo) cancels out veining and redness and provides a good base for shadow application. I know: very extra, but it works for me.
L’Oreal True Match Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer & Make Up Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer – Three concealers! That’s how many I used. The Fit Me concealer is one that I am trying to use up before it expires. The True Match is one I discovered this month and the Make Up Revolution is getting loads of buzz right now as a dupe for Tarte Shape Tape. I placed an order with TAM Beauty, Make Up Revolution’s mother company, and decided to throw in the concealer as well. I have only tried it once and was impressed so far, but I have test it out more thoroughly.
What makeup have you been using?