Mar 29, 2013

March Favorites

Sorry for my MIA for the past few days. My Dad was in the hospital for a surgery and I have been busy between hospital trips and running errands. So glad that he was discharged yesterday and am able to spend Easter at home. Happy Easter everyone!

For those of you who followed my blog knew that I am having an extended stay in Toronto. I did not bring a whole lot of my makeup here so more excuses to run out and get some essentials. So my favorites this month contains some new products I got a few weeks ago as well.

Origins Night Vit-a-mins
MCA gel eyeliner
CoverGirl 3-in-1 outlast foundation
Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation
MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Basics
MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle
Graftobian Corrector Palette

Graftobian Corrector Palette and MAC Pro-Longwear concealer (my shade is NC 30) have been life-savers for me this month. With barely any good nites' sleep, my dark under eye bags are really obvious. I applied the the shade on the far left first and then mix it with the shade on the second right. Dark area lightens up immediately. I sometimes apply a bit of the shade on the far right to lighten a bit more when needed. Also use the green shade in the middle to counteract the redness around my nose.

The MAC Pro-longwear concealer is applied after I used the corrector. It really is a medium to full coverage concealer which I haven't tried before. Really conceal every imperfections. Love it.

I only brought my Urban Decay's Naked Palette 2 with me and I need some matte shades. What a perfect chance to grab the Naked Basics. I was contemplating on getting this for a long time. I have 2 of the shades already but having this palette is so convenient. I don't have a lot of time to do my makeup and this palette is exactly what I need for a quick fix. Apply WOS on the lids, Faint on the outer corners of my eyes, Naked 2 on the crease and out the door. 

The MAC Mineralize Blush in Gentle is my absolute favorite blush for the past month. I have been using it almost daily. It is such a natural pretty blush. When applied, it gives you the most natural flush-look. I would not have usually picked this shade up to have a natural look, which taught me a lesson of viewing the products online is not the brightest thing to do as it looks so much different in person and I am so glad I went to a MAC store to swatch it. 

Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation
CoverGirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation

Of the few powder foundation I have acquired for the past few months, Benefit Hello Flawless is my favorite. It gives a natural finish. Not cakey at all. Makes my oily skin stay matte all day. My skin does look like it is flawless to my absolute amazement. 

I got this CoverGirl outlast stay fabulous 3 in 1 foundation a couple of weeks ago here. I'm in the shade 950.

It is a light to medium coverage foundation. I like the shade varieties to choose from, making it much better to match my skin than having to grab 2 shades to mix.

When it is blended, it gives you a silky smooth finish. I wear this all day long and does an excellent job of staying on and staying matte. Compared to the Revlon's Nearly Naked foundation, this is a much better coverage. 

MICA Beauty cosmetics gel eyeliner in black

This is the only gel eyeliner I brought with me to Toronto and I have been really enjoying this. This glides on easy and I just have to let it sit for a minute to dry. I apply it with my new Real Techniques pixel point eyeliner brush (from the Real Techniques Eye Starter brush set).

Last but not least is my new Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins mineral-enriched cream. 

This is my new night cream and I love it so much. It is very rich but not greasy. Has a nice citrusy orange scent which I love. After a week's use, I can honestly say it helps with the overall texture of my skin. My skin feels so soft and I find myself touching my cheeks at night time from time to time. This is truly an amazing product.

What are your March favorites? Would love to see your favorites. Leave me a link if you have one on your blog.


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