February was the month of love and my favorites completely reflected that. It was all about the lips and getting ready to pucker up!
My first February beauty product are the Patchology Lip Renewal Flashpatch. It's a great lip mask to prime your lips! It leaves your lips feeling smooth before applying any lipsticks/ lip glosses. The lip mask formula is very gentle, smells really nice, and doesn't have a bad taste. It's a great mask to do with your girlfriends! Trust me, there will be a lot of fun laughs.
During the Winter, my lips are almost always chapped. It has taken me a long time to find a product that actually heels and moisturizes my lips at the same time (besides my favorite regular chapstick). A product I have found that makes my lips feel super smooth is the new Patchology Lip Service gloss-to-balm treatment. I put the lipgloss on right before I hop into bed. Overnight it repairs and hydrates for me to wake up with smooth lips. It is a thicker consistincy and feels minty fresh when it is on.
The new soft matte metallic matte lipsticks from NYX are amazing! By far my favorite matte lipsticks! I love the matte look but I alway struggle when the matte lipsticks dry my lips out, leaving cracks. If you have the same issue then these NYX soft metallic matte lipsticks are for you! They have a creamy texture and feels like chapstick. They also stay on for hours without having to reapply. I noticed the darker shades or bright pigmented colors lasted longer than the neutral colors. I also didn't have to put on chapstick on after the matte lipstick like I do with many other matte lipsticks. You can't go wrong with the price either!
If you're looking to sparkle up your lip life, you should try the new Cover Girl Melting Pout Metallic Lipgloss with cover girl matte lipstick underneath. The metallic top coat completely takes a day look to night. It is glitter filled and makes the lip look super shiny. The Cover Girl Melting Pout Matte Liquid Lipstick is a good base to start with during the day. It's long lasting and will give you a nice pigment too.
If you're looking to splurge a little for a great lipstick, I highly recommend the Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Crayon. The lip crayon has a super creamy feeling texture that glides on to the lip beautifully. The colors are very pigmented and last hours! I love the texture it leaves on the lip. My lips tend to get dry after wearing this for a few hours so I like to add a layer or chapstick. My favorite shade is #340 How Rouge!
For an everyday lip wear, I love the stained lip balm from Doctor Lip Bangs! It gives your lips a fresh tint that looks really natural. The formula leaves lips feeling super tingly-it feels like it immediately starts heeling your lips. Get them at Ricky's!
Another beauty favorite this month is my trusted Foreo facial cleansing brush. This little guy is my best friend during my mornings when I wash my face. This little device vibrates and is a great gentle way to get dead skin cells off of your face. It's battery operated. I love the color too! It is available in an array of fun colors. Shop them at Ricky's!
After a nice face wash, I use this SkinRx Madecera Cream to hydrate my dry skin during the winter. I have naturally oily skin so I use this product when I need a deep hydration treatment. It's especially great to use after you've used a face scrub. I mix a dollop of this in with my other moisturizers too. It's great to use on the face and the neck.
Innisfree custom powder compacts are fun, easy to take on the go, and match any skin shade. You can custom make your own palette from the cover color/ patter, powder finish, and even the applicator. So cool right? I prefer the matte finish since I have oily skin. You dip the sponge down in the compact to get the product. You can control the amount of product you want by how hard you press down. The finish is very subtle and applys on smoothly.
A fun and quite different beauty products I love this month are from the well known brand Almay. The new shadow quads are amazing! I love the colors in each palette! It's a great size to slip into any bag when traveling. Each quad comes with four finishes- matte, glitter, metallic, and satin. My favorite is the glitter because it has a lot of shine but I usually use all four finishes to create one look. First I apply the matte finish on my crease, then the metallic finish in the inner corner. After that, I apply the glitter finish in the very center and blend to the outer corner. I finish off by adding the satin finish by my eyebrow line. This combination creates a natural look with a touch of shine.
I also love this new Almay Make Them Jelly Highlight. It is a gel like formula that you can apply with your finger or brush to your cheekbone and up to your eyes to give you a glitter holographic glow. i think this product take highlighters to a whole new world! It leaves an iridescent shine on your skin.
Aveda's new Invati hair line is great for anyone who has thinning hair. It is hereditary in my family so discovering this product was a life saver! The texture and formula for all products from the shampoo to spray all feel really great. No product leaves hair feeling heavy, greasy, or looking oily. the smell is a natural herbal ginger like smell. I have been using this for a month and a half now and can see a slight difference already.
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