Another month of favorites is here! December was such a busy month for me. I ran four 5Ks and had a bunch of holiday festivities (including an annual overnight hubby and I do), not to mention planning for our Disney World trip in January for marathon weekend. That said, I found plenty of time to enjoy my makeup as per usual.
December was truly a month of palettes: Naked 3, Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons, and the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette were constantly in my rotation.
The Gwen palette isn’t my all-time favorite UD palette, but I really do love it. The shades look a lot different from each other in person than compared to online. When photos first surfaced, I thought the first two rows looked mostly the same. In person it is a different story. My favorite shade is Bathwater; I use this constantly, even if I don’t use other shades in the palette. I wish UD would release it as a single!
Another eyeshadow favorite was NARS Pasiphae. What a GORGEOUS color! I wore it in my date night look that I posted awhile back. At first I wasn’t amazed with the dual intensity shadows, but I have really come to love them with more use. They are such a unique formula and 10x better used wet compared to dry.
Although it isn’t in the photo, add MAC All I Want lipstick into my favorites, too (another date night makeup item)! It’s really a beautiful champagne color.
I had a mascara favorite in December: Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara. I love this stuff! It is lightweight and I just love how it makes my lashes look.
During Black Friday, I purchased the Urban Decay Triple Threat Smoky Matte 24/7 Glide On Pencil Set. I’ve been enjoying the whole kit, but especially Perversion. I think the matte pencils are softer and glide on better than the originals.
Another favorite that I pulled out of my stash is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I’ve been using this quite often and just find it so versatile for so many things–highlighting, bronzing, setting powder. I really want to get the most of this, so I would like to hit pan this year.
My last favorite–my ABSOLUTE favorite– is the Laura Mercier Tarte au Citron perfume. This is so delicious. It smells like lemon custard with shortbread cookies, but not in a sickeningly sweet way. I’ve already used 1/3 of the bottle so I’ll probably need another one soon!
What products did you love in December?