Spring is such a time of year were most people lighten up their make up and clothing shades, loading up on the pastels. While I tend to dwell in the darker realm of the color spectrum ( don’t get me wrong, I love dusty pastel colors. As you will shortly see) but I can occasionally step out of my shadows and explore.
I also feel like this is a time to really brighten up your skincare routine after the brutality of winter and the chapped problematic skin it can cause. I have very oil skin. I mean oil derrick oily and all this oil can really congest my pores. On top of that, my skin is very sensitive and prone to acne if I use certain products. A problem I have been experiencing a lot lately, until I tried numbers 3, 6 & 7 on my shopping list here. So let us dive in.
#1 Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft – $20 If you have not tried Anastasia’s line of liquid lipsticks, you are missing out on life. These liquid lipsticks go on a creamy liquid and dry down to a lovely matte. What is the best part? The products stay put. This brand is by far one of my favorite brands of matte liquid lipsticks and I have the need to have each shade in my collection.
#2 Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection – $49.00. Let me take a moment to sigh here. Every time I added this product to my cart and continued to check out, it has sold out in that split second. While yes there is a lot of hype about this palette, I am a huge Too Faced fan and this palette really speaks to me. I need this in my life and hopefully the make-up gods will be on my side the next chance I get to swoop this bad baby up. Hopefully. Crossing fingers.
#3 Doctor Brandt PoreDermabrasion – $58. Yes, 2.0 oz bottle is a bit on the expensive side, but if you are like me and exfoliation is the path to clear, glowing and healthy skin, $58 dollars is a small price to pay. Let me tell you why I love this product so much: It works. Simple as that. I just ran out of my sample tube and ready to commit to the full size product. This defoliator really breaths life into my skin and really evens out my skins texture while reducing the appearance of my moon sized pores. Just as it claims to do.
#4 & #5 Urban Decay Single Shadow Pots in Vanilla and Aura – $19/each. I use a skin tone shadow as a base shadow under most of my shadow looks. It just really sticks to the primer well while leaving a smooth canvas for whatever look I am going for. My poor Tarte Flower Child shadow from the Tartelette in Bloom Palette has been taking a beating and I’m about to hit pan on it. So I am starting to collect some nude skin tone matching shadows to prolong the life of my dear sweet Flower Child and thought I would give Vanilla from Urban Decay and chance in life, even though it is a shimmer.
While browsing their range of shadows I came across this Aura duel shadow pot and kind of fell in love at first sight. Aura is a duel shifting shadow consisting of a iridescent white with blue shift and a iridescent white with red shift. It sounds like pure magic, which means I need it.
#7 Balance Me Skin Saviours Congested Skin Serum – $23.50. Lately, due to using a new moisturizer, my skin has been giving me absolute hell. I can’t remember when my face was so broken out. So I reached for a sample I received in a birch box, hoping it might save the day. It went over and beyond my expectation. I used this sample at night and woke up the next more to incredibly clearer skin. Not only does this serum help with the break outs, it does wonders for redness and inflammation. After one use I was sold. this is a British made brand, so I am not sure what the brand’s prices are when it comes to shipping in the USA, but I did link to site were I could find the cheapest price. I would honestly like to do a whole haul on this brand alone.
#8 Bayberry Naturals Rosehip & Hibiscus Moisturizer – $17.95. As stated above, my current moisturizer as been tormenting my skin. I needed something to use until I could figure out what product to replace it with. Hidden in the drawer of sample wonders, I found this little gem that I received from Ipsy. As my other moisturizer it stated it is for all skin types, so I was a little cautious and skeptical that it would work for me. I was pleasantly surprised. In use with the Balance Me Serum, my skin is really calming down and looking fantastic. This product is so lightweight that I am surprised it moisturizes as intensely as it does. Another brand I would love to do a haul on.
So there we go, my make up and skin care goals for this month. Wish me luck!