Apr 25, 2013

April Favorites

This month passed very fast for me since I only came home from Toronto 2 weeks ago. 

I tried on quite a number of new beauty products since I was in Toronto for an extended stay and it was just too handy to pick up items I forgot at home.

Target brand Cleansing Cloths
Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Lemonade
Lush Tea Tree Water
Tarte Lip Surgence in Charmed
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
MAC in Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Definitely Defined
MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emerveille
Rimmel Scandal Eyes waterproof kohl liner in nude
Urban Decay palette

Picked up a couple of packages of cleansing cloths from Target. The towelettes have a bit of texture in them so making it easier to remove all my makeup, including eye makeup. Also, they are a bit cheaper than my regular Simply cloths. 30 towelettes for $5.99.

Lush Tea Tree Water is a toner water. This is my second bottle. I use it in the mornings as a toner. I sometimes apply it to cotton pads and sometimes I just spray some onto my face. Really helps with my random break-outs.

Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder is my new purchase this month. Heard so much great reviews about this very fine powder. It is quite hard to buy it here so I got mine from Makeup Mania. I got the smaller bottle(1.5 oz/42gram) for $7.95 but the shipping is also the same amount which is ok. I use the powder to set my undereye concealer. I find it really helps with setting my concealer and brightens the area. (** I just got an email from Makeup Mania. They are increasing the price on these. Guess Ben Nye increased their prices on these popular powder due to demand **)

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Emervelle has been my favorite for a while but this month I tend to grab it more. The soft champagne pink is perfect for everyday wear. It is still my favorite brand of cream eye shadow. Very creamy and soft.

MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul is a very natural blush on my skin tone. Looks quite pinkish brown in the pan. When I apply on my cheeks, really gives my cheeks a sun-kissed look. Love it.

Yes, another MAC product this month. MAC in Extra Dimension skinfinish in Definitely Defined is such a pretty skinfinish. Thought it wouldn't show up much on my skin tone. I use the darker shade for my cheeks as a blush and the lighter shade for highlight. See my post on this gorgeous skinfinish for swatches.

I haven't used this custom Urban Decay palette for a while. But glad to dig it out and give it some love. 
The shades I love is the one on the bottom right: Mushroom. Gorgeous charcoal grey with some some grey shimmer. I usually do the neutral shade on the middle of the lids, like the one in the top row left: Walk of Shame and apply Mushroom on the outer part. I still need one more to complete my palette. Will have to go to Sephora to pick one out.

As the warmer weather arrives, I like pink lips. Tarte Lip Surgence in Charmed is my go-to lip stain these days. Gives a very moisturizing stain on your lips. Top it off with my new Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Lemonade

Rimmel Scandal Eye waterproof kohl liner in nude is my newest liner. I got it in the shade nude to apply on my waterline. Really brightens my eyes and seem to last all day(so far). Really reminds me of the Urban Decay 24/7 liner which I have in black and aqua. 

What are your favorites this month? Leave me a link below. Love to read what everybody's favorites are.


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  3. I hope Revlon hurry up and release the new shades of Lip Butters where I live soon ... really want to get my hands on Pink Lemonade. I remember when you first wrote about getting your customised UD palette :) Mushroom looks like a colour that would be right up my alley.