April 2014 Favorites!

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I feel like I have so many favorites this month! I just really enjoyed makeup in April. I used a lot of staples and a few new things as well. πŸ™‚ Let’s jump into it!

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette– I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before, but this is my favorite eyeshadow palette. This is the HG, desert island palette in my life.

EcoTools Flawless Finish brush set– This is a fab little set! My brushes, well, let’s just say they needed a bath for a LONG time. I decided to grab this little set for the time being and forgot how much I liked it.

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream– I already reviewed this, but I’m still loving it, especially on natural makeup days. I also wear this when I run because it is gentle, moisturizing and SPF all in one shot, which I appreciate!

MAC Matchmaster foundation– This is one of my favorite foundations of all time. I wear shade 2.0. It is super long-lasting and has medium coverage. It really does adjust to your skin tone, too!

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Royal & Langnickel Revolution BX-90 Crease Brush– This is a fab crease brush! I wondered how it would perform since the bristles are on the long side, but the bristles are dense and it fits into the crease perfectly.

Sonia Kashuk ‘Make a Face’ Duo-Fiber Brush– I just purchased a new Sonia Kashuk brush set, and I love them. The duo-fiber brush is perfect for highlighter and blush!

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Bourjois Bronzing Powder– Wow, the masses were right! This is an awesome bronzer! It is so soft and natural, blends fantastically, and smells amazing. I picked this up on my trip to Montreal and adore it.

Jouer Eyeshadow in Pecan– This is kind of a random favorite. It’s just a plain, light & toasty brown transition shade, but it is perfect as an all over lid shade for light makeup days.

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Smashbox Topaz Cream Shadow- Another MAJOR obsession here! This is a shimmery taupe beige cream shadow, and it has fantastic staying power. See how much I’ve used already? I’ve only had this for a month and have been reaching for it daily!

Bobbi Brown Beach perfume– Words to my husband about this perfume: “I feel like I found my soul mate!” I probably totally insulted him πŸ˜‰ (hee hee, sorry honey), but no, really…this is “the ONE” for me. WHY did I not get this sooner? Oh, and my little sample is in the photo, but I did get the full bottle. πŸ˜€

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Time for more MAC…

MAC CC Powder in Illuminate– This is a brightening lavender powder. I can’t stand when things that “brighten” are super obvious. I prefer something more subtle, and this fits the bill. It brightens without being too over the top.

MAC Sun Dipped Prolongwear Bronzer– Yes, another bronzer. I love this stuff. It’s so soft and easy to blend. I’m trying to hit pan on it so I’ve been using it a lot. There is a big dip in it!

MAC Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish– This is the new Perfect Topping, not the original. I adore the texture of it and it has a nice sheen. It isn’t glittery or chunky; the formula has definitely improved (even though I liked it before).

I would love to hear your favorites! Please share or link yours in the comments! πŸ™‚

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4 Responses to April 2014 Favorites!

  1. Meghan says:

    That Smashbox Topaz Cream Shadow looks GORGEOUS!!! Do you find you get much creasing with it??
    Great post!

    Meghan

    http://www.todaysbeautyobsession.com

  2. budziak says:

    I love that bronzer too (I actually have 2 of them, haha, it doesn’t make sense). I’m jealous of your crease brush, I bought a R&L crease brush too but it was part of the Silk line and I’m worried mine is starting to lose it’s shape, any ideas on how to keep it from fraying? I think out of all my palettes, I would have to have TheBalm’s Nude’Tude, I love the sparkly pink shades in that one to pair with neutral browns, the original Naked palette is a close second though. Your feelings on Bobbi Brown Beach perfume is exactly how I feel about Jo Malone’s English Pear & Freesia. Hahaha. Nice favorites – mine are: Anastasia Dipbrow, the new L’Oreal Liquid Lipstick in Blushing Harmony annnnnd Redken’s Diamond Oil line of hair care. πŸ™‚

    • MelissaC says:

      Thanks for sharing! I have one of the L’Oreal liquid lipsticks (Nude Ballet I think?) and really like it! If your brush is losing shape, have you tried using Brush Guards? I usually put those on my favorite brushes after washing them. πŸ™‚

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