Monthly Faves: October 2013
Too Cool For School Watery Skin BB Foundation Lunch Box – I love this foundation because this doesn’t make my face shiny at the end of the day. I don’t know if it’s also because of the lose powder that I’ve been using, but here are some pros that I can mention to you before I make a detailed review regarding this product: (1) Doesn’t settle on the dry parts of my skin (2) long-wearing (3) Doesn’t make my face shiny (though I don’t have an oily skin, for some reason, I get oily at my T-zone sometimes) (4) Light to medium coverage
Hayan Face Silky Powder (No. 99) – This is the first loose powder that I’ve used with shimmer in it and I really like it because it gives me a slight glow when I’m using it. I just love the finish that it gives. It doesn’t look uber yellow (compared to Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder – which was my HG loose powder) and it doesn’t look cakey when used for retouching. Also, this loose powder does not require me to retouch even at the end of the day because my face is not too shiny at all. AND! As I have mentioned, even if I need to retouch, my makeup doesn’t look to cakey afterwards, I’m going to do a more in-depth review about this powder real soon, so I can rave about it more, but take my word for it when I tell you that this is really good. Thanks to Eyah and Gen for telling about this product! Oh and Eyah! Your promise!
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in ‘Opal’ – I got this for free when I bought my Tarte blush set at the Makeovershop. I love it because the highlight it gives me is really soft and subtle and it’s just so beautiful. You can also use this to mix with your fondie but I prefer not to since I only have a tiny sample and to do that you require more product, and I know that this is a bit pricier compared to other highlighters, so uhm.. no thanks
MAC Bronzing Powder in ‘Bronze’ – I’m not really fond of bronzing my face, because I prefer contouring but when I got my Charm brush, I tried to use that brush for bronzing, and I really liked it, so I tried bronzing ALONG with contouring and I loved the result. I like this because it’s not so pigmented so it’s much more forgiving than any of the bronzers that I own.
Tarte Amazonian 12-Hour Blush in ‘Honored’ – This is a peachy blush shade that is a bit lighter than Tarte Exposed which makes it a bit more wearable if you’re planning to contour your cheeks. I love it because it’s matte and well, just watch out for my review!
BROWS: Ever Bilena Original in ‘Brown’& Jazzy Collections EBG ‘001’ – That eyebrow pencil is actually not my type of brow pencil because it’s not creamy and it doesn’t glide on smoothly onto my brows, but it kinda matches my hair color, especially when settled with a brow gel, so it’s kinda like my temporary fix. In short – not really a fave, just something I’ve been using this month. The eyebrow gel – one thing I hate about it is the brush. Dang! That’s one big brush, very prone to messy application. Other than that, I’m cool with it.
EYELINER & MASCARA: Avon Glimmersticks in ‘Blackest Black’ & Covergirl Clump Crusher – Honestly, I still haven’t found the right eyeliner for me that wont smudge on me. Avon Glimmersticks is no exception, however, it doesn’t smudge as bad as the others I’ve tried. It doesn’t leave me with raccoon eyes, and I can remove it with a wet wipes without leaving any residues. The mascara, is also one of the best ones I’ve tried, too bad it ain’t waterproof. I don’t use it if I have watery eyes because it can easily smudge.
Essence Lip Liner in ‘In The Nude’ & Revlon Lip Butter in ‘Creme Brulet’ – These two are my favorite nude lip combo. This gives me the most flattering nude lips I’ve ever seen. It’s not the most long lasting though, but still, I love it. Also, Essence lip liners are the creamiest and most opaque lip liners I’ve ever encountered so far. They glide on like butter and they cover my lips like they’re real actual lipsticks.
Lime Crime Opaque Lipstick in ‘Geradium’ – Aah! I don’t know how else to describe this shade! I’ve been wanting to have this lipstick for the longest time! It’s so freakin’ opaque and it doesn’t dry my lips out, I LOVE IT!
NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Peaches & Cream’ – I love this because I can top this on my Lime crime lipstick AND I can also use this on its own because it’s already opaque. Also, it’s not sticky compared to other lip glosses I’ve tried.
**I forgot to include in this picture the Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Lip Balm which I raved about earlier last week, so if you wanna know what my thoughts are regarding that product then click that link.
Beauty Cosmetics Powder Brush – I love this powder brush because even though it has a tapered ferrule, it’s very dense, fluffy, and soft and it’s not flimsy at all. I’ve been looking for the perfect powder brush, and I’ve been thinking of buying the RT Powder Brush but I don’t think I’ll be buying it because I already found one that will do!
Beauty Cosmetics Perfection Flat Top Kabuki Brush – I already own one of their flat top brushes back when I picked up their Perfection Kit at one of their Superb bazaars, and I was a bit disappointed because it wasn’t as dense as I expected. But this? This is a huge improvement because it’s so frickin’ dense and soft! I’m very impressed! Very comparable to Sigma F80 (I did own one but it ‘shedded’ like craaazy)
Precision Tapered Brush – I love to use this for contouring my nose.
Charm Powder Brush – I love to use this for bronzing. Not that fluffy for loose powders, so I’m using it for such products.
Color Collection Nail Polish in ‘Hey Gorgeous’ and Revlon Long Wear Nail Enamel in ‘Fall Mood’ – I love using these nail polishes during ‘fall’ – even though we don’t have that particular season, lol. I got those nail polishes last year and I used them during ‘Fall’ and ‘Winter’ although like I said, we don’t have those seasons so I guess that just makes me a follower, lol.
So those are all of my favorites for the month of November. Fortunately, I don’t have any not-so-faves for last month so I got nothing to share. Also, I don’t have any skincare/hair care product to include in this month’s faves, since I’ve been using the same stuff I’ve been using before. Maybe next month, let’s see.
Also, sorry about the lengthy faves, feel free to just checkout the names, I won’t blame you, lol. I just wanna explain why I love them, so feel free to skim and skedaddle after, lol.
How about you, lovelies? What are your favorites for the month of October? Let me know!