May 28, 2015

May Favorites

I did not do a favorites in April as I usually stick to a few essentials months at a time.

For the past couple of months, I have been wearing very minimal makeup. Often I skip applying eye shadow and eyeliner altogether. I rarely pass on eyeliner so this is my first. 

One new favorite is the Stila illuminating 10-in-1 beauty balm. This is my first "westernized" BB cream that I actually love. To me, the BB cream is no comparison to Asian brands. Stila has the original and this illuminating version. My sister-in-law introduced me to the original version but I thought for the summer time, I would like a bit of glow. I picked this travel size one from Sephora. For days that I don't do much, I would just apply the BB cream. For days that I need a bit more coverage, I use this as a primer and apply some light foundation on top of it and the glowy effect still peek through and so pretty. 

MUFE Hydrating Primer stands out for me and I was lucky enough to try all their primers in a blog giveaway. I never thought being oily-combination would actually need the extra kick of hydration to make foundation look so much better on my skin. 

YSL Volupte Tint-in-oil(Cherry my Cherie) is my absolute favorite for this month. It is so hydrating for the first few hours after application. I made the mistake of over-applying it when I first got it and since it is a lip tint, my lips look so "bright" at the end of the day. The best way is to apply it full-on at first application. When the gloss wears off, just apply other lip balm to keep lips moisturized. 

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien which is a pretty rose pink, perfect to apply on its own or underneath another neutral-toned lipstick. This is one of the 2 lip pencils together with an eyeliner(if you are Sephora VIB rouge) from Sephora birthday gift set.

Last but not least is my current obsession: Dior Rosy Glow Awakening Blush. I have had it for 2 weeks and I have not touched any other of my blushes. Have been using this EVERY SINGLE DAY. It is so pretty and so natural-looking. For my minimal makeup days, this is perfect to give my cheeks that natural flush look. Look like you just come back from the gym with a flush of color(nope, not the sweaty red cheeks that you just went for a run for hours!) Absolutely in love with this blush and so glad I finally picked this up considering it is such a pricey blush which stopped me every time I go into the store to look at it.

What are your favorites this month?


  1. I'm really loving the NARS lip pencil too! It's a pretty generous size and is such a pretty sheer wash of color.

    Raincouver Beauty

    1. yes, it is one of the best birthday gift sets from Sephora lately. I have used it lots and doesn't seem to put a dent in it :)

  2. Great picks this month! The Nars pencils didn't work out well for me unfortunately, and I don't know what's wrong with me but I still haven't opened that YSL! I'm gonna dig it up when I get back from vacation.

    1. sorry to hear about the Nars pencils don't work out for you. You still haven't opened your YSL? I always can't wait to rip open new products to try out. Finishing it or not is a different story :)