It’s been a while since I did a current favourites post – I love reading quick feedbacks on various products because it opens my eyes to various products out there (or the ones that I might already have). Here are my current favourites!
I’ve come to really appreciate the Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder* ($55, available here) so muchh more in the winter months to properly sculpt the cheeks. On days where I don’t feel like applying blush for a no-makeup look, I always reach out for this beauty. It has a gel-like texture but applies like a powder. While it appears to apply on the sheerer side initially, the shade is buildable and looks very natural on my NC25-30 skintone.
Rimmel London Blush in Amber ($5-6, my review) This was one blush that I’ve completely gone through. It doesn’t look like much on the pan because it can be somewhat intimidating since it’s a matte orange-brown color. When applied, it’s less intimidating because it comes off a bit more sheer. The sheerness doesn’t mean that it’s a bad quality product, just that you can control how much it goes on the skin.
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cheyenne ($39, available here, LE) is my first and favourite eyeshadow duo from NARS! I bought it ages ago and I believe this shade has been discontinued now, which is really unfortunate seeing as it is one of my favourite colour combination. It’s the perfect duo with my favourite colors, gold and plumy purple. I am impressed by the level of pigmentation and silkiness of the eyeshadows – they are so easy to apply and lasts for a very long time. The gold is the perfect shade of gold on my yellow skintone – it doesn’t disappear on my lid when applied, and the plumy purple is just to die for. The metallic finish of the two shades really make your eyes stand out, and I feel that it’s very universally flattering on any kind of eye and skin color.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme in Bamboo Beige ($55, available here) My hunt for a full-coverage foundation led me to a big splurge on products that I would not otherwise have purchased. After trying out the sample size of the product from Sephora, I am definitely in love. It gives a very natural, dewy, full-coverage finish – something that I thought could never be accomplished through one product. The only downside is the scent – I don’t know if my tube has been around for too long, but it has this awful, cosmetic-like scent that comes off from the tube. It doesn’t stay on the skin, but it definitely makes me wonder if my tube has gone bad.
Avene Thermal Spring Water has been my go-to for the last couple of weeks. It has been insanely cold in Toronto (#polarvortex) and not matter how much moisturizer I put on, my skin will still get uncomfortably dry. I like to use this mist before I apply moisturizer and it seems to help hydrate the skin even before my moisturizer. This is also the one I always reach out for when my skin gets irritated from new skincare products I try; the Thermal Spring Water really soothes my skin and makes the hurtful sensation less noticeable.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder (available here) came with the Make Up For Ever HD Starter Set set I purchased for $92. I love this powder because you need such a tiny amount of the product for the entire face, so it will last a very long time! Even the sample size has lasted me a good 3 months with daily usage! Definitely worth the price! Make Up For Ever has also released this cult beauty powder in a compact form so you can throw it in your bag. This would be the perfect product for those who don’t like the loose powder format, and prefer the compact version instead (Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, $41, available here)
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Cheyenne // Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder // Rimmel London Blush in Amber // Laura Mercier Silk Creme in Bamboo Beige
What are some of your current favourites for the winter months?
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