January was a difficult month for me to pick a few favorites as not that many products really stood out to me. I do, however, have a few gems to share:
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette: This one was a surprise to me. Even though I loved the original, my taste in cosmetics has shifted since then towards more luxurious brands. Still, I decided to pick this one up because I love the convenience of a neutral palette from which you can create such a variety of looks! I have been using this palette everyday since I purchased it, primarily because of Suspect (see swatches and huge dent in shadow below). Suspect is a gorgeous satiny light golden brown which just looks amazing all over the lid. I have been pairing this with Snakebite or Tease in the crease and Foxy as a brow highlight. The overall effect is beautiful, and I have been receiving lots of compliments on this eye look! The quality of Urban Decay's shadows is what you would expect, and you do have to be careful since there is quite a bit of fall out with these shadows.
Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer: I have been testing this primer out all month, and I will post a full review since it is definitely deserving of it! This primer is light, and removes shine while adding radiance to the skin (how do they do that?). It provides the perfect base for makeup.
Kerastase Chroma Thermique: This leave in conditioner with built in heat protectant adds shine and softness to my hair unlike any other product I have tried. The other day I called my salon to make an appointment and was shocked to find out it has been 6 months since my last haircut! I really think this product deserves the credit for keeping my ends in check!
Dolce and Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Rose: I featured this lipstick in previous month's favorites and yes, it is making a reappearance because it is that good. This is one of the best lipsticks I have ever used! I love the feel of it on my lips, and the glossy effect it has. The color is a bright rose, and this lasts on my lips longer than any other lipstick I have used! Can you see how little I have left? I will definitely be repurchasing this, and probably a few other colors as well because I cannot imagine being without it! I cannot remember the last lipstick I repurchased. Uh oh, I feel a Saks trip coming on...
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation: See my previous review. Love the natural finish of this foundation!
Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua: I pulled this out of my collection mostly because I wanted to use it up, and now have rediscovered how lovely this foundation is for providing light, natural coverage. I have been mixing this with the Koh Gen Do for the ultimate base.
|L to R: Foxy, Tease, Snakebite, Suspect|
|Dolce and Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Rose|