Friday, January 31, 2014

January Favorites (2014)

Hey beauties, I hope the new year is treating you all well so far!

I haven't done a monthly favorites post in a while... In fact, I don't think I did one last year! I'm thinking about possibly doing a weekly favorites (a great way to stay active, right?), but if that doesn't work out... at least a monthly favorites. Anyway, onto the faves - swatches can be found below:
  1. NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. This is a deluxe sample size that came with my NARS And God Created the Woman eyeshadow palette. I like that it's effective, yet not too drying to the eyelids.
  2. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner - Black Ink. I've forgotten how much I love gel liner! It's pigmented, applies smoothly, and long-lasting.
  3. MAC Brule. My staple brow bone highlight. 
  4. MAC Naked Lunch. This has been my go-to lid color. It's a pretty champagne peachy pink with a sheen.
  5. MAC Soft Brown. My favorite transition shade to warm up the whole eye look.
  6. MAC Mulled Cider. Unfortunately, this is LE and can probably only be found at a CCO (or ebay at a ridiculous price). It's a beautiful warm brown with hint of plum. I've been using this shadow to darken up the outer-v.
  7. Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow - Birthday Suit. I like to use this on days I'm on a rush, but still want a little something. It's a beautiful shimmery taupe.
  8. Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara. Love! It separates my lashes, holds my curls, lasts all day, and is easily removable with warm water.
  1. Dior Shimmer Powder - Amber Diamond. One of my favorite highlight shades. The powder is so finely milled and makes my skin glow!
  2. MAC Mineralize Blush - Dainty. Dainty was a gift from my mother-in-law and it's actually my first blush ever. It's a soft pink that provides a healthy glow.
  1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser - Brightener. I bought this product a couple of weeks ago and I got to say... so far, so good!
  2. L'oreal Visible Lift CC - Light. I use this in conjunction with the Maybelline concealer mentioned above.
  3. Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette - Hidden Agenda 07. I was shopping my stash and found this hidden gem in the back of my makeup drawers. I'm really glad I found it! This palette contains 2 concealers, 1 neutralizer (that I use to cover redness - usually breakouts), and 1 translucent powder. I love that I can mix the shades together to match my skin-tone.
And that would be it for January Favorites! What are your recent favorites?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awesome favourites! Dior's Amber Diamond is beautiful :)


  2. Mulled Cider.. So gorgeous. They should definitely repromote that shade!

  3. I've heard everyone rave about that NARS base! I'm going to have to take a look at it. Great post!

  4. I love the NARS eyeshadow base too! I'm so sad my Bobbi Brown is pretty much dried up though D: Those MAC eyeshadows look nice though! I don't own like.. any MAC eyeshadows at all, but I might want the soft brown!

  5. Love the MAC Dainty color. Very soft and pretty! The Dior palette is gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing.

    La Vie En May

  6. love the mac blusher! it looks stunning x

    im cohosting the brightside bloghop, and i followed you from there.. will you please follow back?

  7. That Dior Shimmer Powder looks amazing! I've also seen so many people rave about the Maybelline Age Rewind. I'm going to have to try it soon!


  8. I love the nars eyeshadow primer and the benefit cream eyeshadow! I am now following you and love your blog:)

  9. Ooh, the swatches are really pretty. I keep reading about the Amber Diamonds highlighter...I may have to try it soon. I found you through the Brightside Blog Hop, and I've followed through GFC.

    Follow me back?

  10. Hi Linh, thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day and leaving the nice comment on my Makeup Monday series about the Maybelline concealer! I love your January favorites and all of the makeup looks so nice. Take care and have a nice day.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  11. This is very nice post:)
    I love your blog,it's so nice and cute,still helpful:)


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