Saturday, June 2, 2012
May 2012 Monthly Beauty Favorites!
Favorite Face Products
I switched up my foundation routine this month and that inspired me to start making monthly favorite posts again.
Sephora Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Medium 26 Peach
I got a sample of this with one of my Sephora.com orders and I really liked it so I purchased the full size. It does only provide light coverage, but it feels really light weight and looks very natural and with SPF 20 it is perfect for the Summer! I also really like that it has a pump.
Bare Minerals Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil
On most days, I do set the tinted moisturizer with this powder. It minimizes the look of my pores and gives me a little color boost. However, I do not notice a big difference between the regular tinted mineral veil and the hydrating tinted mineral veil.
Favorite Eye Products
Buxom Lash Mascara - Black
Yet another Bare Escentuals mascara to love! I have not found a dud yet! This mascara definitely brings more drama than my beloved BE flawless definition volumizing mascara, but it still never looks clumpy! It also never flakes, smudges or transfers below my eye. I will be sad to see this one go and I will definitely repurchase it!
Bare Minerals Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner - 10 PM
This is one of the newest eyeliners from Bare Escentuals. I must say, I am in love! 10pm is a deep, rich brown. It is so soft and creamy and it lasts all day long! I have worn it for 12 hour work days and it still looks the same as when I applied it. I really can't say enough about how much I love it. It's only downside is that I have to sharpen it. I prefer the retractable pencils, but I can get over it. I love this liner!
Urban Decay Cream Shadow - Rehab
This looks brown in the tube but it is a really pretty taupe color. I used it almost every day this month! I just kept finding myself reaching for it. I used in in many different combinations and even on its own. It doesn't crease and it lasts all day. It has sadly been discontinued, but you can still get it at allcosmeticswholesale.com. I may have to get a back up!
Prestige Shadow - Comet
Looks a bit more pink in the photo above than it does in real life. It is more of a slightly pink champagne color and it looks lovely layered over Rehab. It has a really brightening effect. I picked this up at Rite Aid when I had a coupon that made this already inexpensive shadow too cheap to resist. I am glad I did! I found myself reaching for it a lot this month. Its also great for your inner corner.
Favorite Lip Products
Revlon Lip Butter - Strawberry Shortcake
I mostly just wore lip balm this month, but when I was looking for a little color, I most often reached for Strawberry Shortcake. I love that these never make my lips feel dry and the color is a bit sheer and shiny.
Pangea Organics: Lip Balm - Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit & Sweet Orange
I got this in my first Birchbox and I love it! It feels really moisturizing and not at all waxy. I have been using it every morning and every night. You can Click Here to see everything I got in my April Birchbox.
Favorite Nail Polishes
My Pointe Exactly & Pirouette My Whistle
To see my favorite mani of May using these polishes click here.
JLo Blue Glow
I bought this on clearance from HSN almost a year ago and I have been so surprised by how often I reach for it month after month! It is very fresh smelling with a bit of citrus and it is perfect for every day! I think you will probably see this in a Bye Bye Loves post soon! I am actually nearing the end!
What are your favorites this month?
Have you tried any of my favorites?