So, I know its actually into the first week of February, but we’re going to do January Favorites anyway. January was basically just cold. Plus school started up again, so I couldn’t even stay warm and snuggly inside the house. Although, I guess if I wouldn’t have had to leave the house, I wouldn’t have worn any of these products, which puts us back at January Favorites. Surprisingly, I actually tried out a few new products this month.
Benefit’s Erase Paste (in No. 1, Fair) has been a complete all star! I love this product and wish that I had found it years ago. It is a creamy, but lightweight and slightly shimmery paste that makes my complexion look perfect. I dab and blend a bit under my eyes, around my nose, on my chin, and on any blemishes, and my skin looks model-esque.
Another serious contender in this line up is Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse. I adore this scent. I have worn it everyday, since it’s purchase. The bottle is elegant and the scent even more so. I find that it wears really well with me. A few spritzes and I can enjoy Modern Muse all day. It is light, and sexy, and a bit powdery… my favorite mix.
The product I have been using the longest out of the group is Lancôme’s classic Hypnose mascara (in Brown). It is one of the best mascaras I have ever worn; it’s in my top 3 favorites. I find that it looks really natural on me, especially if I am wearing brown instead of black. This mascara also lasts really well, both on and in the tube. My eyes water really badly when it is cold or/and windy and this mascara somehow manages to stay in place despite all of my eye rubbing.
A Christmas present, the realTechniques blush brush, has also become a fast favorite. I have used it for applying blush, bronzer, and highlighter… obviously not in the same sitting. I have come to mostly use it for applying bronzer. It fits well into the “hollows” of my cheeks (I don’t really have them, but I like to imagine that I do) and deposits just the right amount of color for contouring, but does not to leave behind brown stripes.
The last item on the January Favorites list was this NARS palette with Orgasm and Laguna. I have been wearing Orgasm for roughly a year and a half now, but Laguna is new for me. That is actually why I bought the double palette. I figured if I hated the bronzer, then at least I would still have the blush, haha. Anyway, I have come to love Laguna. It is a rather ugly color in the palette, but it is perfect on. It is just the right color for contouring, not to dark, not too orange, and no shimmer. I have pale, pink skin and somehow this looks just as good on me as my friends with beautiful olive skin. It’s seriously magical.