Tuesday, December 3, 2013

November Favourites

Hey everyone! I'm going to try something different where at the end of each month I'm going to pick out my favourite products, or products that I just keep going back to. For this month the products I keep going back to are my Annabelle CC cream and Maybelline BB cream. These are my must haves for my every day look routine. Mixed together they give me the perfect coverage and make my skin look flawless! Add MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium on top and my face is good to go!

I recently went to the Annabelle and Marcelle warehouse sale and picked up a few goodies. One item in particular that I keep going back to is the multi-colour powder blush in Pink Fusion. This blush is perfect for a flushed look that's really natural looking. Top if off with Lancome's Hypnose Star mascara and l'Oreal's super slim liquid eyeliner in black and I have my everyday look that's perfect for the office and only takes me ten minutes in the morning to do! Haha I need a quick look in the morning because I keep hitting the snooze button on my alarm!

When I have a bit more time to do an eye look I love using my Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay. I love this palette so much it's crazy! You can create almost any look using this palette and the color possibilities are endless! I also really like using Tease to fill in my brows. It's not too dark but has the right ashy shade in it to fill in my brows.

Here's a list of my November favourites:

Annabelle CC Color Control - Natural Finish

This is a perfecting base that's good for all skin tones. I really like how smooth and silky this product is on my face. I'll use this as a base before applying my BB cream to help diminish the redness in my cheeks and to have a smooth canvas to work with. It says it's supposed to help neutralize redness, dull and uneven complexions. This CC cream is a definite thumbs up!

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream - Light Sheer Tint

I love using this BB cream because it's not greasy, gives me the coverage I want and has a neat applicator. I like the idea of not having to use a pump so I can squeeze out whatever amount I want to use. It has an SPF 30 which is great and is supposed to help blur imperfections, brighten, adjust skin tones, hydrate and more. I've tried a few other brands of BB creams and this is the only one so far that hasn't made me break out.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium

This pressed powder is perfect for setting my makeup or even just to apply over my moisturizer when I'm not in the mood to apply foundation. I like how it applies because it doesn't leave my skin too matte or too shiny so it makes for a really nice natural finish.

Lancome Hypnose Star - Black

Ah I think I'm in love! I used to love the Hypnose Drame mascara until I discovered this one! This was another whim purchase where I liked the holiday packaging and decided to buy it since it was a box of multiple items (Makeup remover, artliner and mascara) for the price of the mascara. I was apprehensive of not liking this because of the brush tip but oh my this is an amazing mascara! It applies evenly, gives me the effect I want with one coat and doesn't flake off during the day. I noticed that my eyes get irritated during the day when wearing other mascaras and no such luck with this one, bonus points!

L'Oreal Paris - The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner - Black

This eyeliner was a random purchase I made when wanting to test out new liquid liners. The last one I got ended up looking nice with the applicator, but when applied it was like it was really watery. You didn't get that nice black solid line you were looking for. On the other hand, with this here nifty liner, you not only get a really fine tip (Which is awesome for me when trying to apply to my inner corners) the pigmentation is a super rich black. It lasts all day, is waterproof and comes off easily with makeup remover. This is a nifty little pen I will definitely be purchasing again!

Marcelle Multi-Colour Powder Blush - Pink Fusion

Aside from the cute packaging, this blush is great for a natural flush on your cheeks. From my plethora of blushes I can't help but keep going back to this one. It was a lucky find at a warehouse sale and I'm really glad I picked it up (All because I thought it looked cute haha!).

Urban Decay Naked 2

This is seriously the best palette ever! It's a bit pricey but well worth it especially since I keep going back to it every time. I love these neutral shades that can make the simplest look or create a dark smoky eye. I can create almost any look with this palette so it's really handy. Lately for a quick look I've been using a mix of Bootycall, Tease and Snakebite.