December is always such a fun month makeup-wise. It’s full of holidays and parties and lots of time off to play around and experiment. I usually use a lot of different beauty products and go through lots of glitter and red lipsticks. Last month, there were three products that I kept reaching for again and again even as I changed my look over and over. My three December beauty favorites were the Topshop Smoky Eye Palette in Enigma, the It’s Skin Prestige Creme D’Escargot BB Cream, and the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu.
ColourPop is one of those brands that has really taken off in the past couple of years. They have so many different colors and formulas and at $5 each, it’s easy to try out some new trends without worrying if you’re spending too much money on a color you won’t like. They focus on providing excellent formulas at a really low price point and the reviews all seem to be favorable. A friend of mine has been raving about ColourPop for a while now, kind of like how everyone else who has ever tried their products has been. I kept putting off buying anything until finally she got frustrated and gifted me a few items to try. In her attempt to make me a fan, she gave me three different shades of the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow: Party Time, Nillionaire, and Girl Crush.
Earlier this year, I was selected to receive a RAN Bonus Box from Rakuten Affiliate Network. It was full of great products and I loved being able to work with and discover new brands.When I was chosen to be part of the fall RAN Bonus Box, I was so excited. The box arrived jam-packed with so many wonderful goodies, many from brands I already know and love as well as a few new ones to try. I love the idea behind these boxes, they’re such a great way for brands and bloggers to connect.
Every year around this time, Sephora release a 500-point perk mini palette from Urban Decay, and every year I have to have it (2014 palette, 2015 palette). In fact, it’s gotten to the point where I will pass on perks I want throughout the year because I need to save my points for this one! I love these little palettes and this year’s version, the Urban Decay Urban Addictions Palette, is no exception.
I recently got the chance to try the Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in three different shades and I was so excited! I love the ease and convenience of lip crayons and while I usually wear glossy lip colors, lately I’ve been loving how matte shades seem to “pop” a little more. Plus, I love how Bite uses natural and organic ingredients and even the matte shades are designed to be hydrating and creamy. Each lipstick also contains resveratrol, an age-fighting antioxidant that is found in red wine. A lipstick that is good for your lips and looks great? Sign me up!
A few months ago, I got to try an airbrush makeup system from Luminess Air. I was initially a little wary of trying airbrush makeup because I thought it would be super difficult and messy to use. I was pleasantly surprised when the Luminess Air system was really easy to use and gave me great results. I loved how light the makeup felt on my face and I really liked how easy it was to customize the makeup- I could mix different colors together to get the perfect shade and I could even add highlighter or bronzer to my foundation for a different look. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Luminess Air asked me to try their new Luminess Air Mystic Airbrush Foundation.