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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January 2018 Beauty Favourites

Favourite Beauty Products of January 2018


Of the plethora of bronzers that I have in my stash, this is the one that I've been reaching for almost every time lately. The colour is perfect for lighter complexions and the texture of the powder is soft - I love it for everyday wear. I usually detest bronzers with shimmer in them, but I think that the subtle gold flecks are actually what I like most about this one in particular. They're not big ol' chunky, glittery pieces in the slightest, they just add a lovely sun-kissed luminosity to the face. I would have preferred if it were in a proper pan rather than the chocolate bar themed (and scented) flippy cardboard box, but that's neither here nor there.

Two: M.A.C. Chili
This dang shade has been on every birthday and Christmas wishlist I ever created for years, I don't know why or how it took me this long to get my hands on it. I think it's safe to assume that most people have tried a M.A.C. lipstick at least once in their life, so I won't go on about the formula. It's pretty standard throughout (pigmented, long wear-time, mattes can be a little drying).. It's more about the shade itself today. Chili is a beautiful matte orangey terracotta colour, perfect for Autumn. I can't get enough of it, especially when paired with a warm smokey eye.

Three: AESOP Fabulous Face Cleanser*
I was on the search for something with a little more oomph that my regular daily cleanser and I think that I've found it. I usually shy away from gel cleansers as anything foaming is generally a bad idea on my dry skin but this is so low-foaming and hydrating that it works wonderfully in conjunction with my difficult skin. This cleanser is suited to sensitive skin, so it is very gentle.. I don't usually feel overly cleansed when using a gentle formula, but this still manages to leave my face feeling like it has actually been cleaned, without feeling stripped - ka-ching!
I love that this has the potential to be a 2-in-1 product, covering your moisturising and priming bases in one. As I have very dry skin, I always wear a moisturiser underneath, but those with skin that is more towards the normal side can definitely get away without it. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, which we all know is great for hydrating the skin and Niacinamide, which has amazing skin-restoring properties. I actually don't know if I prefer this or my beloved Hangover primer. The fact that this even compares to Hangover in my books means that it's good. It's super light-weight, fast-absorbing and non-greasy, leaving my skin feeling soft, plump and prepped for foundation.

Five: Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette
I recently asked you guys in my Collective Beauty Haul post whether this palette was worth it after umm-ing and ahh-ing for quite some time. Jesse ended up getting it for me for Christmas and I've used it exclusively since. First off, the shade range is amazing! There are so many different shades: bright purples, warm shades, metallics, duochromes, glitters, neutrals.. It has been so fun experimenting with new colours, combos and looks all from the one palette! It's so versatile! Formula-wise, the quality of these shadows is great. Almost all shades have very good pigmentation and are highly saturated, you only need a light hand. They also blend out like a dream and the wear-time is fantastic. There are a few complaints around the ol' interwebz about the amount of fallout.. Yes, there is a bit of fallout but the more pigmented a shadow, the more fallout there is and I personally don't think that there is a horrendous amount of fallout.


What products have you been loving lately?














As always, this post has not been sponsored in any way, meaning that none of the items mentioned have been sent to me, endorsed or paid for by anyone other than me, myself and I. This post does, however, contain affiliate links. I will always disclose such information with an asterisk (*) for full disclosure to my readers.

Feel free to find and purchase these products elsewhere if you don't get down like that. :)


32 comments:

  1. so want the HUDA beauty palette! Everything she makes is so lust-worthy

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  2. I have been wanting to try out that Smashbox primer for a long time now - you've reminded me that I need to get on it!

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  3. Ohh I love the shades in that Huda Beauty palette! And the MAC chili lipstick looks amazing! Even just the name of it makes me want to buy it :)

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  4. That Huda palette is so pretty! I LOVE those shades!

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  5. Tasheena N. WomackFebruary 1, 2018 at 9:28 PM

    I need the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette. It looks like it has so many beautiful color shades included.

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  6. From some time, I have been looking out for some really cool palette and I guess Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette works awesome. Great that the colour mixing gives so much beauty to life.

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  7. I love the shimmer shades in the Huda palette! Great picks!

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  8. I've been wanting to try MAC Chili too! I think I gotta!!

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  9. What a wonderful list for of items - just in time for Valentine’s Day. I’ve never tried a primerizer before but love what you’ve shared about it. I’ll give it a try!

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  10. The MAC Chili shade lipstick looks nice. It is winter here so it would be a nice pop of color. I have a foaming cleanser upstairs that I received as a sample and I like it but not sue of the brand but, would get another foaming cleanser. Lastly, that desert dusk palette has some great colors.

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  11. I love all this products. I was looking for a new bronzer and I should give this one a try. I also absolutely love the lipstick as well.

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  12. Shannon - Fit SlowCooker QueenFebruary 2, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    I'm really loving the MAC lipstick. That color is killer; I'm definitely going to look for it next time I'm at MAC, thank you!

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  13. I love a good MAC lipstick. This colour looks nice though I usually use darker shades.

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  14. I'm not much into makeup but Lipsticks are my all time favourite cosmetic item. Liked your list of beauty favourites.

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  15. These are great! Now that I turned 40 I might think of getting more professional with my make up!

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  16. That Huda palette has been on my list since it came out! Every time I go into Sephora I swatch it, it's just so beautiful!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  17. It's a lovely primer for dry skin, girl. I definitely recommend trying it out. :) x

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  18. I LOVE Huda's products! This palette is gorgeous - worth the spend if you ask me. :) x

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  19. Aha they're both awesome products. Chili is a beautiful shade (especially for Autumn) and the Desert Dusk palette is so versatile. :) x

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  20. Isn't is stunning?! So many looks can be made with the one palette! x

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  21. I like your choice of words there, girl: NEED, not want hehe. It's an amazing palette, definitely worth a splurge. Treat yo'self! ;) x

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  22. It's got such a variety of shades and finishes, definitely a good palette if you're in the market for something new. :) x

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  23. The Primerizer is a pretty neat little product - great for drier skin types. :) x

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  24. Chili is a wonderful shade for the colder months (or even Spring). :)
    Huda Beauty's palette is lovely - such a variety of shades. x

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  25. I do hope you get the chance to try the Bourjois bronzer. It's very pretty, as is the lipstick. Definitely bot worth a try. :) x

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  26. It's an amazing colour! Especially for Autumn (which it currently is here in Australia). I hope you can find it for yourself. :) x

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  27. I love a good lipstick for a nice pop. :) x

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  28. You would suit the darker shades beautifully! I'm really loving vampy lips these days, which is perfect because we're coming in to Autumn/Winter here in Australia. ;) x

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  29. It's never too late to start. :) x

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  30. Aha it's beautiful. :) I hope you get your hands on it soon, Sami. x

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