Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Favorites

Can you believe another month has gone by?  It's time for my February Beauty Favorites!


Real Techniques Blush Brush and Setting Brush
These brushes are amazing.  They're affordable and very well made.  I've been apprehensive about trying such a large blush brush, but it's actually perfect.  The setting brush has been really great for setting my concealer under my eyes.  And, all the Real Techniques brushes are Buy One Get One 50% off at Ulta right now!  I've basically been waiting for them to go on sale since Christmas.

e.l.f. Essential Luscious Liquid Lipstick
I've always heard great things about e.l.f.'s lip glosses, which is essentially what this is.  For a $1, you really can't go wrong.  When I was at Target a few weeks ago, I picked up the colors Pink Lemonade and Raspberry.  They glide on easily and they're not too slick or too sticky.  I find they last a long time, too, compared to other lip glosses.


Caudalie Beauty Elixir
I've been using this since December, and I can honestly say I'm hooked.  This isn't really a holy grail product or anything like that -- it's just really, really nice and refreshing.  If you don't like mint or rosemary, you won't like the scent of this.  But, if you do, you would love it!  It's super calming to the skin.

Origins Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel
You see that teeny tiny itsy bitsy bottle next to the beauty elixir?  Yeah, that's the Origins Spot Remover.  I almost missed it in my box when it came in the mail.  I was so disappointed when I saw how small it is!  I didn't think it would replace my Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum, but it has.  While the Juice Beauty works really well, the Origins Spot Remover works over night.  I've had a couple of spots I've used this on, and they were reduced in size and looked less inflamed overnight.  It really is all it's cracked up to be.  At  $14, it's definitely not cheap for what you get.  That being said, I would repurchase it because it works so well for me.


Milani Baked Powder Blush in Luminoso
This blush has been in my blush drawer for a long time and I've just now gotten around to loving it.  It's a gorgeous shimmery peach blush that makes your cheeks glow.  Love it!  I think this will last a long, long time.  Definitely worth the price and easily accessible at the drugstore.

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Speaking of products replacing products, this powder has replaced my Maybelline Dream Matte Powder.  I'm not always a fan of a matte finish but I'm also not fond of my face's natural oiliness.  Since my skin can be on the oily side, I make it matte in the morning so that as the day goes on, I look a tad more glowy than shiny.  The only downside to this powder is the smell.  It's a tad perfume-y, but you can't smell it after application.  It's also cheaper than the Maybelline powder, so yay!




L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Iced Latte
One of my favorite high light shades is in the Urban Decay palette and I'm slowly using it up.  Needless to say, I'm not about to plunk down $50 just for one high light shade (the price of the Naked palette) . . . or $18 for a single pan eyeshadow, for that matter!  I've been trying out different drug store eyeshadows to find my new holy grail, and this one takes the cake.  This is a loose shadow that's already stamped down a bit.  It applies buttery smooth, is quite pigmented, and has the right amount of shimmer for my brow bone and inner corner of my eye.  L'Oreal is almost always buy one/get one 50% off, so there's another plus!  I might get a couple more shades in this line.

And that concludes this month's favorites!

What are your favorites for February?  Even if they're not beauty favorites, what have you been loving lately?

Today, I'm linking up with Ashley!



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