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.
I received the Topshop Smoky Eye Palette in Enigma in my fall RAN Bonus Box and I’m so glad I got the chance to try it out. These four neutral brown shades are so pretty and it’s easy to create a bunch of different looks with them, not just smoky eyes. I pretty much used this palette every day in December. The shadows are super easy to blend and layer and I love the mix of matte and shimmer finishes. The neutral colors are great for pairing with bright lipsticks, which I wore a lot of last month. I can see this easily being a palette that I hit pan on and it’s a great size for travel.
I have quite a few half-empty foundations that I’ve been focusing on using up but I don’t particularly like any of them. Last month I decided to take a break and use up some of my BB cream samples instead and I’ve fallen in love all over again. I can’t believe I ever went back to regular foundations! Lately I’ve been using the It’s Skin Prestige Creme D’Escargot BB Cream. It gives me a great glow without feeling too heavy or looking cakey on my face and I love knowing that it has SPF and ingredients to help reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone. I love the texture of this BB Cream- it’s a little more watery and not as thick as some and it blends easily and makes my skin look great and even. I’m almost out of this sample so I’ll have to buy more, I can’t go back to liquid foundations now.
I love NARS lip pencils and the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu is no exception. This pencil is easy to apply and lasts all day, with only minimal touch-ups needed after eating. Yu is such a pretty bright pink shade that really brightens up my face and I love the shiny finish. This is one of my favorite bright pinks because it not only looks great but it also feels really comfortable on my lips. I started off the month wearing lots of red but quickly switched to this shade because it’s so much more fun. This is a great standout shade for parties and I love to wear it any other day for a quick pick-me-up.
My December beauty favorites were all products that I loved and couldn’t stop wearing! The Topshop Smoky Eye Palette in Enigma is a great go-to palette for everyday. I love the four neutral shades and it’s easy to create a lot of different looks with them. The It’s Skin Prestige Creme D’Escargot BB Cream makes my skin look great and also has skincare benefits that make it look even better the more I use it. The NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Yu is a gorgeous bright pink that feels really comfortable and lasts all day.
What were your December beauty favorites?
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