January 2012 is over and done with and oh what a month it has been! Though it started out slow, it quickly gained momentum and before I knew it, work was piling up and I spent most of my hours toiling like an ant. Undoubtedly, February is going to be busy too but hey, at least I’ve got work. 🙂
Right, now moving on, I’m going to start doing the monthly beauty favorites, wherein I’ll list down all the products I’ve been using and loving for the month that was. Some of the items have been reviewed before while the others are new. Are you guys ready?
1. Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer from The Balm
One of my absolute favorites this month is The Balm’s Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer. Because it’s been really hot, I’ve decided to set aside my everyday foundation for this tinted moisturizer which is lighter in formula. That way, I avoid feeling like a well-battered tempura all day long.
Also helps that this already has an SPF of 15 to keep me protected from the sun and the slight tint provides enough coverage for my red patches. Meanwhile, since it’s also a moisturizer, it nourishes my dry skin.
2. Human Heart Nature Velvet Passion Eyeshadow Palette in Sweet Innocence
I’ve used this Sweet Innocence eye shadow palette almost everyday this month! This has been perfect for the office. Though the colors are very sheer, they give just the right oomph to transform the eyes and make them look more alive.
No regrets for buying this one at all. I’m having so much fun playing with it and testing different color combinations and techniques. Will post some Valentine’s Day looks using this soon.
3. Ever Bilena Cheek Tint
I’ve had this product for ages! It took a backseat for a few months and was slowly gathering dust in my makeup cabinet. This month, though, I’ve rediscovered why I loved it in the first place. This is such a quick and easy way to add natural flush to the cheeks without the use of brushes. I always have it in my bag because it’s so convenient to use on the go, especially when I’m rushing to work in the morning.
It’s also very affordable so you guys should definitely try this!
4. Revlon Lustrous Lipstick in Siren
In case you didn’t know, the color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango. Since I’ve already incorporated this bright orange color into my wardrobe, I decided to start the year right by sporting tangerine lips as well.
I actually got this lipstick last year and I really love how bold and bright it is. It can glam up a look in an instant and it’s more friendly for day use than a red lipstick.
5. Nichido Elise False Eyelashes in Natural
Last but not the least, I’m including these false eyelashes from Nichido’s Elise line. I think that these would be a great addition to a Valentine’s Day look as the lashes look very natural indeed when worn. I’ll make a proper review of these in the coming weeks and also show you how to incorporate them in a makeup look that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Hope you guys can watch out for that. 🙂
I hope you guys enjoyed that! I shall be doing another one next month. 🙂
Let me know if what your favorite products for this month are in the comments section. I might give your favorites a try as well. 🙂