Been wanting to do a favorites video for a looooong time, but I have been either lacking time to make the video or lacking time to use products. One of my new year's resolutions for 2011 is to use makeup everyday (except when I'm cramming my socks off for exams and such) and be able to dish out these favorites videos every month. I have used a lot of good stuff and I wouldn't be much of a blogger if I didn't share them with you. The Youtube video will essentially say almost exactly what will be on this blog, but I leave it to you to either enjoy it in video or text form. Personally, I prefer text so that's why I leave the choice up to you. And without further ado.....
L'oreal HIP Cream Liners in Teal and Midnight Blue
Bought these maybe 8 months ago, and for some reason did not use them until the last month. These are dense but very creamy. The color pay off is simply amazing. I use these babies both as a base and as an eyeliner. My first black cream liner was L'oreal HIP but it dried up pretty quickly. Hopefully, these will stay creamy and wonderful till I've finished the pots!
Stila Backstage Eye Shadow Palette
I believe this was part of the holiday collection for 2010. It went on sale at Sephora and I had to snag it. Although it was pretty pricey at $19, it was definitely well worth the price. All the shadows are soft, pigmented, and blendable. Definitely look forward to seeing tutorials and a full review of this palette!
NARS Blush in Oasis
The picture does not do the product justice. I can't seem to get my lighting right! In the pan it looks like a warm golden brown with shimmer, but it applies as a beautiful pink blush that makes your cheeks glow. I have been reaching for this blush for both day and night wear.
ELF Studio Blush in Peachy Keen
Fie upon thee, camera. This is a wonderful peach blush that I always reach for when I do deep, smokey looks. It adds just enough glow to my cheeks as to not overpower my eye makeup. It is not as soft as NARS blushes, but I think it is almost if not just as good.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks in On the Mauve and Warm Me Up
Warm Me Up does just what it says it does, it adds more coloring to my lips in a very flattering way while still staying neutral. This lipstick is a soft pinky nude with a cream finish. On the Mauve is a lovely almost purple lipstick with a slightly metallic finish. This lippie is fantastic with many smokey eye looks. The texture of these lipsticks are smooth. They're not as creamy or soft as say MAC or Lancome, but they were great products nonetheless.