Sunday, November 7, 2010
♥ October Favorites ♥
Throughout the month of October, I really enjoyed using:
♥ Urban Decay Naked Palette --This wonderful palette of neutral shadows made my list again because I have been using this palette to create different office friendly looks every single day. I love to mix and match different shadow shades everyday for something different, yet still office appropriate. My favorite way of using these shadows is to pick a lighter/sparkly color for the inner corners and then a darker shade as liner and a little bit of outer V, then blend blend blend. It's super duper simple and saves me a lot of time in the morning too! The shadows are soft and pigmented, they last the whole day on my eyelids with the help of eye primer.
♥ MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Breezy -- This is my very first MAC blush! Back when I first purchased it, I have used it every single day. But as my blush collection grew overtime, it has been sadly neglected. This month, I dug it out of my storage again and decided to use it more often. It is super pigmented, so I always use a stippling brush to dab the blush on. It creates a rosy cheek that is perfect for the fall.
♥ Vital Radiance Moisture Covering Compact Makeup SPF 15 -- Never heard of Vital Radiance brand before but apparently it is a division of Revlon. Mom gave me this foundation and I never opened it up to use because it looked too dark for me. Well after I came back from Hawaii, I realized my skin was getting a little too dark for the product I was using prior to the trip, so I dug this one out and tried it on, and it was a perfect match for my new (and temporary) skin tone. I actually really like this cream foundation -- I have never tried cream foundation before, and always thought they are heavy and cakey. Well not the case for this one. It provides me with very good and even coverage. I used a stippling brush to apply the product on my face. Now after my first taste of cream foundations, I am very interested to try out the MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF 15.
♥ Mario Badescu Special Healing Powder --This powder is suppose to contain acne fighting ingredients that help to disinfect and heal blemishes. I use a fluffy brush to dust this powder on my bare t-zone area before any foundation, as a way to shield my face and prevent acne, and also to help control the oil throughout the day. The key is to lightly dust it on. It does a pretty good job at oil controlling for me.
♥ Korres Mandarin Lip Butter SPF 15 -- I like that this lip balm is in a tube form that makes application much easier and sanitary, especially when you are on the go. It is so richly moisturizing, but doesn't make my lips feel heavy. The SPF 15 is an added plus as well.
♥ Urbay Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil -- I am starting to really like concealer pencils, ever since my first success with the ELF concealer pencils. They are so convenient to use because of their precise application, and also sanitary because they will get sharpened regularly, and no finger dipping into pots required. The texture of this Urban Decay one is so creamy and the coverage is awesome. Once dry it dries matte and doesn't budge throughout the day.