My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 22-28, 2016

Are you watching the Oscars tonight? I have Downton Abbey and the Walking Dead to enjoy, but I do appreciate the glamour of the Academy Awards.

Speaking of glamour, I have been loving sexy, nude lip colors and volumizing hair products:

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate ($5.79 USD) — Nude lips are having a major moment. Whether you’re a delicate rose or a caramel beauty, every girl needs the perfect au naturel lipstick. The Nude Collection stars ten new shades of Lasting Finish Lipstick, each carefully created by Kate. You’ll love the tan nude hue of shade #043, flattering for girls with warm undertone. Add warmth to skin with three pretty nude pink shades: #040, #041 and #042. Brighten-up your look with coral-hued #044, rose-tinted #045 and olive nude #046. Or give dimension to lips with the brandy, chocolate and coffee tones of #047, #048 and #049. Find your fave then go nude with total confidence and a full-on London attitude.  Don’t know which nude is right for you? Keep an eye out for Rimmel lipstick map on social media platforms to find your perfect nude. 

What I think:  I received the four lightest shades, 40-43.  They are all perfect for my skintone.  I think 41 is my favorite, because it has a pink tone to it.  I usually share makeup I receive, but I am hoarding all four shades because I love them all!  This lipstick is so moisturizing and looks amazing on.  I might have to go get a few more!  LOVE!!!

Purchase at Walmart stores.

NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color
NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color

NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color (3.99 USD) — With a comfort of a gloss and a color impact of a matte lipstick, the NYC NEW YORK COLOR Expert last matte lip lacquer offers you the most glamorous look ever. With High Impact, explosive color, a velvet smooth, non-sticky finish and full coverage, this gloss has it all. Available shades: Bowery Matte Berry, Riverdale Matte Red, Noho Matte Nude (above).

What I think: Even though it is a huge trend, I haven’t tried many matte lipsticks.  I do like this one.  It is affordable and the nude is a great color.  When I applied it, it dried down to a moisturizing matte, and it wasn’t drying at all.  I have issues with lipstick traveling under my lip, but this didn’t!

Purchase at mass market retailers.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse ($6.99 USD) — Instantly boosts volume in all 3 dimensions:  Fullness, thickness & lift. Luxurious volume line builds fullness at the roots, thickens individual strands and increases lift for noticeably thicker, full-bodied hair with up to 110% more fullness, 50% more thickness and 90% more lift.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full Hairpsray ($6.99 USD) — Lightweight, ultra-fine spray offers the extra hold and body crucial to high-volume styles.

Creates all-day volume, for fine hair. Hair looks natural; stays full and uplifted all day.

What I think:  I love some volume in my hair, so I was excited to try these products.  Both products do add lots of volume.  I apply the mousse on damp hair and it doesn’t leave it sticky.  I dry my hair and add the hairspray.  It keeps the volume going.  I also like to spray my hair, pile it up on the top of my head and let it dry.  When I take my hair down, it is big and bouncy.  Fun for going out!

What have you been loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!


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