I believe it was 2011 when I stopped posting a regular Favorites post. You will see my favorites don't tend to change very much, and repeat items pop up just about every single time. Since trying out a new base, and thus other base products to coincide and mesh it all together, I decided to pop this on, and let you peek into my current favorites.
Holika Holika Aqua Petite Moist BB Cream #2
I think I may have found something I actually prefer over the beautiful and well received Dior BB Cream.
Dang, I had this in my collection before buying the Dior, and I think I love it more!
Leaving a more matte finish perfect for summer, this jelly type BB cream provides a nice finish for summer, not heavy coverage, but has a brightening effect. Shade 2 is suitable for about NC 23 in MAC terms. I am back to my normal NC 25 and this looks just brightening enough on my skin, not too light. I bronze myself up to even out though.
Best applied with fingers in my opinion and the spf 20 is a plus!
Chanel Tan de Soilel
After discovering the results of this product when mixed with a bit of moisturizer and the loose application of the MAC 187, this Chanel product has been a daily staple that I look forward to using it each morning.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder:
Not being the biggest powder fan, this one fits the bill for this terrible sticky season ( I admit defeat when I have to) I take a huge kabuki brush and tap it in the powder once. Shake off the excess and just press it on my T zone. Leaves me looking matte enough without being dead. This powder can make you look dead people, so apply strategically.
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell
Viewed mainly as more of a spring scent this airy light fragrance has been carrying me through the seasons.
Avéne Thermal Water
Just a spritz of this through the day to help just give my face a bit of a boost from the very warm sun.
Some formerly featured products that have returned for month two! ( very common for me)
Now that I have had more time to play with these, I am able to review them in a bit more depth.
I have been using this palette daily. The color offerings may be a bit of a yawn to some but they are called perfection for a conservative work environment.
Now I own a few Dior quints and they are known to have a very buttery texture in their shadows, but this quint is a bit different.
Admit tingly most of the shades are quite dry in comparison to most Dior shadows I have tried.
The beige shade is very dry but the perfect shade to use as a base. The white shade is dry also, with some shimmer. The peach is a very nice daily wash shade - think MAC's Naked Lunch with a better texture and color payoff. The brown is perfection. That gorgeous texture Dior is known for, perfect brown with shimmer. The taupe I never really use. It leans grey which does not flatter me but the texture is ok.
Though the quint did have a bit of let down for me in terms of texture, I overlook that, to what seems daily because the shades are so easily used and work appropriate. A no brainer item for early mornings.
By Terry Touche Volupte
The best highlighting pen I have tried. Best coverage and very nice brightening effect, but, yes there is a but, it dries DRY.
The best way to apply this product is pretty much nano seconds after applying your eye cream. If you wait a few seconds, or a few minutes for your eye cream to dry this tends to go on a bit patchy, and dries so dry that your under eyes look flaky and quite a drab really. Not good!
Now that I know how it works, by adding an emollient base it goes on smoothly and lasts all day. Sounds counter intuitive, but works best this way I found.
Won’t say much about this, spoken about this to nauceum
$ 7 dollar gem J
So tell me ladies, how do you feel about Favorites posts? Do you always reap in repeat winners?