Being the start of February, naturally it made sense to do my January favourites! So here's what I've been loving throughout the month of January...
1. Urban Decay Vice Palette 3
I visited Urban Decay late last year with no intentions of buying this palette but as soon as I swatched it, I knew I literally needed it. I haven't put it down since I bought it and have used it for every make-up look I've done when using eyeshadow.
It has a great mix of mattes and shimmers and is a warm palette with plenty of neutrals. The only downside for me is the packaging. I'm personally not a fan of the green and silver colour scheme and the material makes it impossible for the palette not to get covered in fingerprints, however I LOVE the slimline case it comes in which also fits my iPad mini perfectly! I will be doing a full swatch and review post on the Vice Palette 3.
2. L'oréal Super Liner Perfect Slim - Intense Black
This liner has saved my life. I always struggled with liquid liner but the thin pen shaped tip on this liner makes it so easy to get a straight flowing line. It rarely smudges and lasts for hours, is incredibly black and doesn't crack or flake, what more could you want!
3. No.7 Precision Lips Pencil - Fire
I purchased this product about 4 months ago however just put it with the rest of my makeup and completely forgot about it. Recently I've been trying to get more into drugstore makeup seeing as I'm a student now and on a tight budget, so I pulled this out of my collection! I always wear a lipliner under any lipstick I wear but especially with red. This liner is honestly amazing, its the perfect bright red which can be darkened or lightened depending on the lipstick used but once that lipstick has come off, this liner also maintains as a base no matter what you're eating or drinking that day! Definitely want to try more from this range.
4. Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso
I got this blush last year on holiday in St Lucia as they don't sell Milani in England and i'd heard great things about the brand. I've never really been a blush person as I'd usually just reach for a bronzer but this blush leaves such a nice, natural glow that it's hard to put down. Retailing at $8.49 (Around £5.64) it really is great value for money and is a great dupe for Nars Orgasm blush however it has slightly more peach undertones.
5. Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wearing Lipstick - Melted Nude
I picked this up last year in Sephora in Paris as it was the first time i'd seen them in person so I thought i'd get one to try out. It wasn't until the new colours were released recently that I got into this lipstick as I seem to forget I buy a lot of things! The shade is a perfect browny nude and the smell is incredible, it really is long wearing and is perfect with just a nude lipliner underneath. I'm dying to get my hands on some of the new colours, especially velvet!
6. Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
This palette is the perfect neutrals shade and is what it says on the tin; the basics. I find that when i'm travelling this is the perfect palette to take to rock a neutral eye or a smokey eye and the palette is so slim and pocket sized.
The shadows are very pigmented, especially the black but my favourite shade has to be naked 2! A definite must for your collection.
7. Maybelline Instant Anti-Age The Eraser Eye - Light
And finally the infamous Maybelline concealer! This seems to be the holy grail drugstore concealer as it doesn't crease or flake and is so affordable. I love the application as the sponge tip makes it so easy to apply particularly under the eyes. I think they could provide a few more shades but for a drugstore brand this product is incredible!
So that's all of my favourites for January! What were you loving last month?
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