Friday, February 27, 2015

February Favourites

Not going to lie, I had a particularly hard time picking this month's favourites. Using mostly the same products over and over again leaves little to talk about. Nonetheless, there were a few products that snuck into my daily makeup routine without my noticing. I've talked about most of them in previous posts, so in a way they are old new favourites, save for one.

This was also the month I switched things up and went for lighter bases. Whether its the fact that putting on too much was getting tiring, or that I wanted an extra 10 or so minutes sleeping, I opted for a base that felt light but didn't make me feel too conscious about the redness in my face or my spots. If anyone has any more base recommendations, let me know!

Benefit Porefessional

I now know that I cannot go without primer - it's as essential as BB Cream/Foundation is for me. With my skin getting oilier, I knew I had to put my Etude House Primer to the side for a while since that one is a little more hydrating. I've ignored this for a good few months but now it's a staple for me and I appreciate what it does for my makeup. I learned that its best not to use a lot of this, else any base on top tends to go patchy after a few hours. It doesn't feel heavy or make me feel like my skin is suffocating under it. I guess I can see why there's so much hype around this!

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Another recurring favourite, but I felt like I finally learned how to use this properly this month. I wore very light bases, not caring much if my redness was completely covered, but used this to hide any evil spots. You also don't need a lot to cover things up, which is probably why this has lasted for so long even after using it almost everyday since June last year. I was debating on whether or not to repurchase, and now I think I will!

Benefit Watts Up

I got this in my first impulse haul and wear this on most makeup days. Whenever I forget to wear this I feel like my skin lacks a bit of luminosity, especially in the inner eye corner. It's a very blendable, easy to apply cream champagne highlighter that you won't need much of to add some brightness to your face. Definitely repurchasing the full sized one when I run out, but it seems like a long time before I do.

NYX Butter Gloss (Strawberry Parfait)

Giving you a bit of a spoiler for my Spring/Summer haul post! This is one of the first products I picked up because of all the recommendations from several beauty bloggers. I didn't expect this to be as great as it is but as soon as I tried it on I didn't go a day without wearing it! The colour is a really nice sheer fuchsia pink and the formula is really moisturizing. Highly recommended for an everyday wash of colour on the lips. Out of all the products I think this is my ultimate favourite this month!

And there you have it! What do you think of these products? What were your favourites for this month? Let me know down in the comments! :)


  1. I really need that Nars concealer huhu tell me when it's in stock, please? Then we can get new ones together :D

    1. I'll check in Central + Shang but I haven't been out for a while :c and yes lets please! I'm so scared of suddenly running out!

  2. I'm waiting for a sale, because I am gaga over Watt's Up.

    1. Same! Lucky you get sales, because Benefit never goes on sale here :(

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    1. One of the best all-rounder concealers I've tried so far, Mia! :)

  4. I heard so many good things about this concealer by NARS, maybe I'll try this one out now (:

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  6. Love the favorites! I need to try the that highlight, it looks gorgeous!

    1. Hi, Rachel! Yay, that's great to hear! Highly recommended if you want a champagne coloured highlighter :)