As promised I'm bringing you guys my favorite products of February 2012. I hope you enjoy!! Any comments/suggestions please leave below! I will also try to include as many pictures as possible and descriptions for each item. Until next time Beautiful :)
I'm going to start with my favorite Face Products this month!
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense: This retails at about $36 for a 1.7 oz. The one that I have was a freebie with a promo code (no longer available). It's made for people with very dry to dry skin but I still love it for my combo/oily skin on the dry areas of my cheeks and directly on my nose. It's oil-free and it says that it re hydrates dry skin for a full 24 hours. I love this stuff and it smells nice even though its a fragrance free product.
Sample Size .24 oz
Clinique 3 Step Skin Care System Skin types 3,4 Combo/oily to Oily skin. $41.50 at sephora.com and I've only had this for about two weeks but its AMAZING! The price is a little bit much for a skin care regimen, but the sizes and the way it works makes up for that in the end. The face wash is great I only need about a pump to a pump and a half of product to clean my face. The toner is also great. The only thing I don't like is the witch hazel type smell but I can get past it! The moisturizer is great as well and the bottle is a bit small but a little goes a very long way. You don't need to pour it into your hands.
Green bottle: Liquid face Soap; Pink Bottle: Clarifying Lotion; Yellow Bottle: Gel Moisturizer Total $41.50
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate $25 at amazon.com. I've been meaning to buy this for months and months now and I finally just got around to it, but I wish I purchased it sooner because this is a great product. I use it as a moisturizer/primer. It works wonders and doesn't leave my face dry or oily. My skin really drinks this stuff in. I also recommend after applying your moisturizer to let it sink in for about 5 minutes before applying any other products to the face.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover $7. This is the best makeup remover I have tried so far. I need just one cotton ball per eye. The only thing I don't like is that its got a very greasy feel on my face and eye area. Other than that it's amazing. I don't mind that its greasy because even if it wasn't I always still wash my face after removing makeup, it gets rid of whatever is left behind.
TooFaced Primed & Poreless $30. This primer by TooFaced is a great primer. It's very matte and doesn't add extra oil to my face like some primers do. It's got a tint to it so you can always use it alone or just apply a little powder to the face afterwards.
Miracle Worker Dark Spot Correct (Free Sample); Embryolisse $25; Neutrogena $7; TooFaced Primed & Poreless $30 (pink tube)
E.L.F. Cosmetics Matte Bronzing Powder $1: I should have bought more of this amazing stuff. This is my go to bronzer for contouring. It's the perfect shade for my skin tone and it's matte no shimmer in it what so ever. And for the price it can not be beat!! Show me another company that sells awesome bronzer for $1....Didn't think so. I will definitely be adding more of this to my collection soon.
ELF Sun Kissed Bronzer; ELF Matte Bronzer $1 ea..
E.L.F. Cosmetics Luminance Bronzing powder $1: I use this as a highlight for my face. I dust this lightly on any areas of my face I want to highlight. The price can't be beat and it's a pretty good highlighter for said price. It's actually better than $1 worth!
E.L.F. Cosmetics Powder in Honey $1: This is a good setting powder for my liquid foundation. And for $1 the price can't be beat! The lasting power is also pretty good, but I haven't worn it alone yet so I don't know if it will last all day on its own.
Powder in Honey $1; Luminance Bronzing Powder $1
FAV. EYE PRODUCTS!
E.L.F. Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner-Black $1: Now at first for me this wasn't a new product because I have one already in blue and black and just ran out of black so I purchased two new ones. I got them and I guess ELF changed the tip of the brush because it use to be a felt tip and now its an actual brush. I HATE brush tips on eyeliner so very much. But to my surprise the brush works great!! I had complete control over the application of the eyeliner which is harder with a brush tip since sometimes bristles can go a different way from the others. But not this one. I was surprised and will definitely be repurchasing more especially for the price. And the lasting power is great for $1. It lasts me all day and all night and I don't need to spend $20 on a liquid eyeliner when I can get an awesome one for $1. Can we say DUH!!
Maybelline's New Color Tattoo 24HR Eyeshadow $8- $10: I use this shadow as a base mostly but I have used it as a stand alone and it lasts all day long and well into the night. The color pay off is great. I do use a base under this and I have not tried it yet without a base, but I don't usually ever try anything on my eyes without one so I don't see myself trying this without a base anytime soon..
Bad to the Bronze 24 HR Color Tattoo <3
Coastal Scents Think Pink Palette $15 and Winterberry Palette $20. These palettes each contain 12 eye shadows that magnetically stick to the palette they come in so you can customize them to your liking and add any colors back when you run out. These are great prices for a palette of 12 big eye shadows. Each eyeshadow pan alone is about $2 at coastal scents.com which is a great bargain by itself but you get a palette of 12 for cheaper too. The color pay off on these shadows are amazing without a base and even more amazing with an eyeshadow base. The Palettes and Swatches will be in order and I will give all swatches for each palette underneath the palette picture and the colors will be in order as they are on the palettes :) ENJOY!!
* = Fav Colors
THINK PINK PALETTE $15 COASTAL SCENTS
Swatches are left to right :)
# S031 Baby Pink; # B001 Rosy Pink;
# M008 Cinnabar Rose; # B002 Magenta Pink
# ME014 Light Pink*; # ME020 Mauve Frost*;
# ME019 Pink Frost; # ME012 Coral Rose
# ME019 Pink Frost; # ME012 Coral Rose
# ME007 White Silver; # ME004 Light Plum*;
# ME018 Steel Grey*; # M023 Gunmetal
# ME018 Steel Grey*; # M023 Gunmetal
WINTERBERRY PALETTE $20 COASTAL SCENTS
Swatches Left to Right (the names for the colors also link to their url's)
These are the brushes I'm so excited about! Sigma Brushes are amazing. So the 12 piece set (Essential Kit) I bought was $89 and I bought a Flat Top Kabuki for $16 and I also received a blending brush for free with my purchase. The website for these beauties is www.sigmabeauty.com and the link for the Essentials Kit that I purchased is Sigma Beauty Essentials Brush Kit.
*I wont be going into too much detail about these brushes because I already have a review post on ALL of the brushes that I purchased so you can read more about them on there.*
-F80 Flat Top Kabuki $16- and I use this to flawlessly apply my liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer when I'm not doing the whole foundation routine. (Where to find?? Flat Top Kabuki F80 )
-E25 Tapered Blending Brush (white bristles) (not sold separately this item was a gift for spending over $30 on the website. However the E35 is essentially the same exact brush). I use this brush in my crease area to blend out any harsh lines when using eye shadows.
The website for the E35 is Tapered Blending Brush E35 (White Bristles)
-F40 Large Angled Contour (not sold individually but you can buy the F05 Small Contour Brush for $14 and it is not angled). I use this brush (F40) to apply my contour shade to my face and I sometimes use it for blush as well. This brush is the perfect shape for both and you can build your application with it.
The website for the F05 is: Small Contour Brush F 05
-E40 Tapered Blending Brush (black bristles) $11- I use this brush to blend out my eyeshadow using another eyeshadow color since it's so fluffy it applies product lightly so I'm not covering one product with the other and instead am blending the two together to create the perfect gradient affect.
-F30 Large Powder Brush $19- I use this brush to apply my powder when I'm setting my liquid foundation.
-E30 Pencil Brush $9- I use this brush to apply make a defined crease and also in the tear duct area to apply a highlight to my inner corner. This small precise brush has many different uses and I love using it for them all.
-E70 Small Angled Shading Brush $ 9- I use this brush to apply my highlight color underneath my brow and I also use it sometimes to highlight my inner corner as well depending on the affect that I want there.
*Yes some of my brushes are dirty. Sorry. I don't think their too bad though. And I didn't mention all my brushes just some of them and I also added some pictures below but again these are not pictures of all my brushes either since I have a complete detailed post about all the brushes*
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DUO FIBRE F50
LARGE ANGLED CONTOUR F40
FLAT TOP KABUKI F80
PENCIL BRUSH E30
TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH E25
[Top to Bottom]
LARGE POWDER BRUSH F30
MEDIUM ANGLED SHADING BRUSH E70
TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH F40
EYE SHADING BRUSH E55
SMALL ANGLED BRUSH E65
EYELINER BRUSH E05
[Same Brushes As The Picture Above. Just A Different View]
Now for my RANDOM FEBRUARY 2012 FAVORITES ITEM (I will have one of these from time to time and will be something that's not beauty related)
This clutch its GORG :) I love it so much and it was a free purchase. Part of a promo on Just Fab.
I hope you guys enjoyed this blog. It seems this particular post was a pain in the butt to get done but I managed and I'm proud of it :) Until next time! Also coming soon will be a post about BLENDING!!! *gasp* see ya
If you have any comments/suggestions please leave them below in the comment box!! Thanks again guys..............AND remember your Beautiful <3