The month of January has been pretty uneventful. My two main activities have been as bipolar as the weather: I’ve spent the nicest spring-like days (well above 20° C) soaking up the sun while having long walks in the country, and the freezing ones (below 0° C) curled up on the couch under three or four blankets. Ahhh, the joys of the continental climate… Something that hasn’t changed regardless of the weather is my love for bright lipstick. I’ve worn it in the warmest weather, because, hey, bright lips and bright days just go hand in hand, but I’ve also worn it on the gloomiest days to make up for the overall absence of color. Keep reading to find out which ones I’ve been using and loving the most!
BITE Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick – Palomino
I’ve just reviewed this in my last post, so let’s get it out of the way. I’ll summarize what I said there by quoting myself: ‘this lipstick is pure perfection’. Click here to find out why! 😉
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
I got my first complexion sponge last summer, but didn’t really like it for foundation (I much more prefer using my fingers or my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush). Turns out I really like it to blend out my under-eye concealer instead. I find it quicker than using my fingers and the end result looks significantly better.
Make Up For Ever Step1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer
I’ve never really been a big face primer wearer, mainly because I didn’t want to add yet another product to my base. This month, though, I got a mini-size of a foundation that wasn’t strictly for oily skin but I still wanted to use, so I thought I’d dig out this MUFE primer to prolong its wear-time on my oily face. I like that it’s silicon-free and contains lactic acid and hyaluronic acid, among other ingredients. It’s not a miraculous product (remember that if you’re oily, no product will ever keep you completely shine-free all day), but I think it’s a good priming option for those who have oily skin but are not big fans of silicony textures.
Burberry Eye Colour Wet & Dry Glow Shadow – 002 Nude
I was super impressed with my first Burberry purchase. The Wet & Dry Glow Shadow in 002 Nude, besides having the prettiest packaging and a fantastic formula, is a very versatile, complex taupy shade. The perfect desk-to-date eyeshadow, if you ask me. You may find my full review with swatches here.
I love these two liquid lipsticks for different reasons: I prefer the formula of the first and the shade of the latter. KIKO’s liquid lipstick (swatched here) is one of those you completely forget you’re even wearing, as, despite being long-lasting, is very comfortable on the lips. Unfortunately, it was limited edition and it’s sold out in most countries, but US gals can still find it here on sale at $2.90!!! I really think KIKO should make these permanent, because in my opinion the formula is really spot on.
The MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour is even more long-lasting, but slightly less comfortable to wear. Unlike the KIKO one, it dries down immediately, so you have to be extra careful when applying it. That being said, the shade is gorgeous and pretty unique (at least in my collection), so I love it nonetheless! You may read my in-depth review here.
Has your year started off as quietly as mine? Anything exciting in your corner of the planet, both beauty and non-beauty-wise?