April Favorites 2016!

April Faves 2016

Hello everyone!  We’re a few days shy of the end of April and I’ve got a great collection of items to share so let’s get started!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare

One of the items I picked up at the Sephora sale, I can’t get over this beautiful shade.  If you’re in the market for a great liquid lipstick, pick this one up, if you can find it.

Colour Pop Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park

If you’re looking for an affordable liquid lipstick, then Colour Pop is your brand.  At $6, this warm peachy nude applies smoothly and surprisingly lasts even though it’s not a matte formula.  It does come off as it never fully dries and I did find this to be on the drying side but lip balm underneath helps.

The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder The Barest Lip Color in So Bare

A collection I initially dismissed, I’m glad I went back to take a closer look.  A lipstick/lip balm hybrid, this feels creamy, hydrating and imparts good pigmentation

Lancome Juicy Shaker in 252 Vanilla Pop

Lancome’s newest take on the original Juicy Tubes, this lip oil is unique.  You shake the bottle to mix the lip oils and pigments to create a nice, albeit sheer, wash of color.  The applicator is a stubby sponge attached to the cap which feels plush and melts the product onto your lips.  This product gets addicting so you have been warned. 😉

Lipstick Swatches

 

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion in C3 

I was a fan of the Laneige BB Cushion Compact so I wanted to give this one a try.  This does give a nice luminous look to skin that doesn’t feel heavy.  I’m not a big fan of the sponge that’s included so I use my beauty blender to apply the product.  Overall, I’m happy with this one.

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation #3

I requested a sample of this foundation at the Charlotte Tilbury counter and this one is pretty much perfection.  It’s light-weight and provides enough coverage for me where it doesn’t look cakey and covers up my redness.  I was worried that this would be to glowy for my combination skin but so far it gives a nice sheen without looking like an oily mess.

Foundation Swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow

Another iconic item from Charotte Tilbury, I had to pick up this Film Star Bronze and Glow palette after one of the makeup artists tried it on me.  I will say that the Sculpt shade is lighter than expected but it sculpts cheek bones in a not-so-obvious way.  It blends in pretty nicely too.  The highlighter is also not that obvious looking but adds a subtle ethereal glow.

Becca Mineral Blush in Wild Honey

I love using this blush as it blends effortlessly and looks great applied over bronzer.  It’s not matte and has small shimmer particles but when it’s on me, it looks a bit matte.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

A perfect shade for sculpting and contouring, I’m only sad I didn’t try this sooner.  Love that the color is dark enough to define cheekbones but not overpowering.  I use this instead of the CT Sculpt shade when I want more definition.

Blush Swatches

Renee Rouleau Soothing Eye Makeup Remover

I received this when Renee was in town and I have to say that this did not irritate my sensitive eyes. Sometimes certain makeup remover wipes or formulas sting my eyes but this one was very gentle with no burning feeling.  It did well in removing minimal eye makeup but I had to use something more oil based if I had heavier eye makeup.

Skin Script Glycolic Cleanser

I ordered a few samples of these and boy these are very active products.  Containing 17% glycolic acid, I use this about twice a week when I’m experiencing some breakouts.  It’s also doubling as my beauty blender cleanser as it effectively removes all the gunk that accumulates on it.

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

I’ve been impressed by this hair mask.  As soon as I apply this, it leaves my color treated hair softer and smoother feeling.

 

Skincare Hair

Govino Go-Anywhere Carafe and Water Glass Set

I know this is missing from the main picture, but I didn’t have it with me at the time.  I received this carafe and water glass set in my March PopSugar Must Have Box and since I’ve kept it with me at work, I’ve been staying way more hydrated than I normally do.  The carafe is 28 oz and I refill it a few times a day.  I also love the fact that it’s easy to store and doesn’t take up too much space as you can place the water glass upside down on top of the carafe.

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 Please let me know your favorites this month and if you’d want a full review of any of these products!

Stephanie

 

15 thoughts on “April Favorites 2016!

  1. ColourPop Echo Park looks AMAZING! And the formula sounds like something I’d wear (I can’t handle mattes)
    I’ve not heard much about the CT foundations – have you done a review of it?
    Mental note: go to Becca to oogle over the blushes. I think I might “need” one.
    That carafe looks so sleek – and it’s a great way to encourage you to drink water!

    • No these are definitely not matte but they can be a bit drying though nothing unbearable. I don’t own the full size bottle of the CT Light Wonder-just the sample I got. I would love to purchase it though once I make a bigger dent in my other foundations though. I have a sample of the CT Magic Foundation too but that one wasn’t my favorite. I can do a first impressions review for these two foundations as a lot of people have asked me about it. Yes swatch the Becca blushes-I guarantee you’ll like them. 🙂 Keeping this carafe around has really made a difference in how I feel throughout the day with all the water I’m remembering to consume. Good job PopSugar!

  2. I want to try those ColourPop Ultra Satins. I have one of the Ultra Mattes and it is just way too drying on my lips, which is sad because I love the color (I got Bumble – warm terracotta). But I saw they make pretty much the same shade in the satins (Frick N Frack), so I want to get that but I also want Dopey, so I’m waiting until the latter is back in stock.

    • I heard the Ultra Mattes were by far one of the driest formulas out there which is why I avoided them. I was planning on getting Frick N Frack too as I was wondering if it was a dupe for the Lolita II. I don’t think these are unbearably dry but I do find lip balm helps. Oh Dopey sells out so fast. It was out of stock when I ordered this one.

      • I tend to wear a balm under any lippie these days as it helps for smoother application over my old lips.

      • Lol. I have to use lip balm most if not all the time anyway because I have this habit of biting my lips and then they get really dry. I have to carry lipgloss, lipstick or something to avoid this.

  3. Oooh that colour Echo Park is gorgeous!!! Such a fabulous shade 🙂 Great list Stephie, lovely to get over to see you huni, hope all well & you’re enjoying what’s left of the weekend hehe xXXX

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