Today on the blog, after a poll conducted on my Twitter, I'm sharing my recent beauty favourites. Now, although these are nothing new, these are new-ish products for me that I've been just loving. Here we go!
e.l.f. Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
I found myself in a desperate need of a new liquid eyeliner after I was struggling with the Sephora brand one, and while the design of the eyeliner was nice, and it applied flawlessly, I found as soon as a bit of water or a slight tear may be approaching, it was a mess. And I mean, big ol' racoon eyes on my face. Not to mention whenever I washed it off, it was just so much black eyeliner on my face. It wasn't pretty. So in an effort to branch out without breaking bank, I decided to try my hands at e.l.f.
I had bought one of e.l.f.'s brushes when I went to Buffalo last spring, so I figured I'd try their actual products. I went in with a complete blind eye, but for $2.75, I figured I couldn't go too wrong. And I didn't. The biggest test was to see if it would last through the upcoming Green Day concert I was going to, and after applying my most punk winged liner, I'm happy to say that it stayed on flawlessly. Although the one I have claims to be waterproof, it doesn't provide much stability in that sense, which is actually okay for me, because removing waterproof eyeliner is a mess.
Lush's Sea Spray
I stumbled upon this spray after I went into Lush and asked the associate for something that would give my hair a lot of volume. And this little bottle packs a big punch. After a few sprits and a tousle here and there, my hair now sees volume and waves like it never has before. My absolute favourite thing about this spray is that it smells just like the beach.
Maybelline New York's Great Lash Mascara
I decided that maybe I should add this iconic staple to my beauty routine after I decided to break off ties with my previous mascara. My favourite thing about Great Lash, is it has such a beautiful application, it doesn't clump, and it provides the right amount of length to my lashes. So many wins.
Maybelline New York's FIT Me! Foundation
After i got my (knock-off) beauty blender, I decided it was time I invested in a proper foundation. I had been using Rimmel London's Lasting Finish, but I think I had accidentally bought the wrong shade and the actual application wasn't doing it for me. So after a quick drugstore cruise, I stumbled upon Maybelline's FIT Me! foundation. Not only is the application really easy, but it also offers a matte finish (which I'm a big fan of) and it diminishes the look of pores (which I'm a really big fan of). I also bought it in the proper shade. An extra bonus. ;)
Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in the shade 'Paaarty'
I talked briefly about this blush when I did my winter favourites video about a month ago. I got this blush as part of Sephora's birthday package, along with a mini liquid lipstick.
After a few times using it, I'm happy to say that this is probably my favourite neutral blush. It's not too bright, not too bold, but it's just subtle enough to provide the right amount of colour to your cheeks without looking like a clown.
Urban Decay's All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
After my old setting spray had kicked the bucket, I figured it was time to step up my game with something new. I heard a lot of great things about this setting spray, so I was ready to see what the hype was about. I decided on buying the smaller size because I didn't want to buy a larger size in case I didn't like it. Now, I'm currently regretting that because I'm in LOVE. Not only does your makeup last the whole day, but the spray has an amazing lemon-y scent that helps to kind of wake up your face. I'll definitely be buying the larger size when this one's done.
First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream
When winter strikes, it's as if the skin gods come together and decide how to make my skin as flakey and gross as possible. I was in a desperate need of some sort of moisturizer to end this madness, so after a few suggestions from my friends, I ventured out to try FAB's Ultra Repair Cream. It claims on the bottle that it provides intense hydration for parched skin. After the first couple of times applying it, I didn't notice much of a difference, but after a few weeks, the results showed. I no longer felt my foundation was looking cakey and crusty, and my skin didn't feel super tight. My skin felt relaxed, and my makeup application went on much smoother. Now that summer is approaching, I still plan to use it just to give my skin some extra lovin'.
That's it for my current beauty favs! Let me know in the comments below what you've been loving (or hating!)