February Beauty Favourites
This palette is only C$6.99 and you get three shades to contour, highlight and add colour to your cheeks! Although the highlight shade is a little chalky, you definitely still get your money’s worth with two beautiful blush and contour shades. The contour is very neutral so it will work for many skin tones. The powders aren’t as soft as Kat Von D’s Shade + Light palette, but they are pigmented and blendable. I’ve written a full review here on this product.
Holika Holika Aqua Petit BB Cream
Even though this BB cream is very nourishing, surprisingly it works quite well on oily skin if you apply a light dusting of translucent powder. I love the Holika Holika BB cream because of it’s natural and skin-like finish. I will say though, that I still haven’t found a foundation that pairs well with this BB cream. For a while, I thought that the Estee Lauder Double wear would work, but I’ve noticed that it performs better by itself.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème in Hot Cocoa
These puppies are SO expensive. At C$38 a pop, they might as well have told me to hand over my future babies. That’s why I hate myself for liking the formula so much. The Liquid Lip Crèmes are basically a luxurious lipstick melted into a tube. It can last all day without applying lip balm if I wanted to, and although the colour doesn’t last as long as a traditional lipstick, I still see colour after meals and several hours. I’ve written a full review here on this product.
Anastasia Brow Pomade in Dark Brown
I’ve used this brow pomade along with the #12 Anastasia angled brush (which is not necessary) for the 8 months and I’ve barely made a dent in it. I’m also surprised that it hasn’t dried up on me or cracked around the edges yet. Make sure you store any potted products such as this one upsidedown to help it stay creamy.
Ok, so this may not be a product for everyone. But if you like the Korean gradient lip trend, then this is definitely a product for you. Unlike most Korean lip tints, the Laneige formula is not drying at all but still leaves a very long-lasting tint on the lips. I’ve tried three colours: Cashmere Nude, Burgandy Love, and Dolly Grape. If you are not into the Korean trend of very bright, almost neon pinks, the most suitable colours in this collection are Burgandy Love (a deep red and light pink) or Cashmere Nude (a very light salmon pink and nude). For a full review and swatches, click here.
Another option is The Face Shop Tint-in-oil. It is much more affordable, and also stains without drying out the lips. As the name implies, this is an oil-based formula, so it is harder to do the traditional Korean gradient lip style. But for those who aren’t interested in gradient lips, this is a fantastic alternative!