Hi All! I’m glad January is almost over. It has been a cold, snowy month and I am looking forward to warmer weather. Of course, we have to get through February, but it’s a short month. Easy peasy, right? LOL!
As I was getting ready to create this post, I realized that the last monthly favorites post I did was for October 2018! I skipped November because I was so busy with work and holiday posts, and I skipped December because I was working on my annual favorites. Excuses, excuses! I am going to try to do one each month in 2019.
My faves for January are:
Laneige Bright Dew Original Essence ($55 USD) — This concentrated essence contains antioxidant rich Vitamin C , to help brighten the skin’s overall complexion. The formula also contains Pro-vitamin B5 and Beta-glucan to hydrate and soothe the skin. It feels so nice on my skin. It sinks into my skin and makes it really soft. And it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I have been using this without a heavy cream at night (I’m too hot at night for heavy products) and my skin is still soft and glowy in the morning.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($25 USD) — I’m really enjoying this mask. It’s a very hydrating night treatment. I feel super dry lately, because of the cold air. Sometimes I even wear this in the morning! I use a lot at night and when I wake up, my lips are still a little dry, but they aren’t cracked or flaking. And they do look nice and plump, which I love!
Derma E Firming DMAE Eye Lift ($24.95 USD) — This multi-action eye cream claims too visibly lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area while smoothing crow’s feet. I really do see a difference in the firmness around my eye. I apply it all around my eyelids and my top lid is so firm and has stopped drooping (I was started to get hooded eyelids)! And I find that it helps my crows feet.
Oxygenetix Acne Control Foundation ($76 USD) — This has a natural to soft matte finish, but doesn’t looking drying on my skin. It actually just looks like skin! Just flawless, healthy skin! I have been breaking out lately and I use this during breakouts. I do find it helps clear them up, but it also applies so smoothly over blemishes and helps conceal them so nicely! This foundation wears all day.
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder ($27 USD) — I won this in a giveaway last fall and have been loving it ever since. It sets my skin with a soft matte finish. It’s almost too matte for me, but I make sure I hydrate under my foundation and powder and I use highlight and spritz on a nice setting spray. Plus I use just enough to set my face, too much and it can look cakey.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter ($28 USD) — Oh no! It’s out of stock again. I purchased this in the beginning of December (I think). I bought it at Ulta with the Dose of Colors Friendcation palette. The palette was half off plus I had a 20% off my entire purchase coupon so I threw in this highlighter to get free shipping! It’s very nice. It’s a little dark on my skin tone, so it’s more glowy than blinding on me. But I like that look for every day. It doesn’t emphasize my texture, which is amazing for ladies of a certain age!
Ulta Full Coverage Liquid Concealer ($9 USD) — This lightweight, creamy and super blend-able formula offers full coverage, flawless matte finish. The ULTA Full Coverage Liquid concealer contains special ingredients known to promote healing, concealing imperfections, and evening skin tone. Our formula wears beautifully, doesn’t cake or crease and offers long lasting wear.
Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara ($23 USD) — Dress your lashes like you style your hair with this lengthening, curling and volumizing mascara. With a soft-flex brush and lightweight triple-black formula, it lifts lashes at the root, styles and fans them out to create amped-up fluttery fullness with no flaking or clumping. The custom molded brush features hundreds of flexible bristles to curl and coat lashes with even, intense pigment for 23x more volume powered by lash-strengthening jojoba and carnauba wax.
It’s funny that I don’t have an eyeshadow palette in here. I have started Shop My Stash in January and I have two palettes I was using. You can read about that here and the conclusion here. I’m about to post my February Shop My Stash, and that will have three palettes! Stay tuned!
What were your favorites in January?