I do believe it is time to share my May favorites with you!
Rimmel LASTING FINISH BREATHABLE FOUNDATION
I purchased this foundation on one of my pilgrimages to Kmart. It sparked my interest to see something new and I quickly picked one up. I later read a blog post here on WordPress about the foundation which was highly recommended. I am not crazy that it is not completely full coverage, however, it does mix well with thicker full coverage foundations which is exactly what I do with it. I also love the large doe foot applicator which makes it so much easier, and less wasteful when applying to the face rather that slathering it on with a brush or beauty blender.
LORAC TANtalizer Baked Brozer
I picked this bronzer up on a shopping trip in NYC at a TJMaxx and I am so glad that I did. This bronzer is matte, no shimmer at all, making it great for not only all over face application, but layering for contour as well-it is a very build-able bronzer product. I love the packaging and there seems to be a lot of product inside. Super great find for me and highly recommended for you!
Covergirl truBLEND Pressed Powder
YOU GUYS. It has been such a long time since I have found a really great pressed powder. For years I have been trying to get myself to enjoy using loose powder such as airspun, but it just isn’t 100% for me. I find loose powders to be WAY too messy and hard to apply to the face, I also feel as though I do not get enough coverage. One day while browsing in CVS on my lunch break I found this pressed powder which had a $2.50 off coupon on it and I also had a $3.00 off coupon through my CVS rewards, so I knew it was a sign that I had to try it. This powder applies like a dream. I use the applicator sponge provided as well as a brush to get under the eyes and areas where my foundation/concealer tend to crease. My makeup stays put with this and I already have one on hand as back up!
MAKEUP REVOLUTION Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal & Contour
Jumped on the bandwagon with this one and I absolutely love it. Its defiantly not a dry concealer and it is easy to work with however it does get slippery at times and tend to crease when not set properly. I don’t find that it breaks apart around or near my t-zone area where some concealers tend to do. I am certainly glad that I purchased this and it has become a product that I frequently reach for.
AOA Studio Wonder Cover Concealer
Unlike the Conceal and Define by Makeup Revolution, Shop Miss A’s Wonder Cover Concealer is a dryer formula that almost turns into a powdery finish. You must work quickly with this product, however, the finish is impeccable. I have used this more frequently, and to be honest, I really didn’t like it at first. The more I use it the more I love it. No creasing, no breaking down, no problem. And for the price of one dollar, its worth every penny!
Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse
I have yet to compile all of my data regarding self tanning products, however, I will tell you this is a total winner. The mousse is so easy to apply and it gives me the most even tan that I have ever experienced using self tanners. It dries quickly and has less of an odor to it than other products. If you want an even tan that lasts I highly suggest this product.Flower Beauty SHIMMER & STROBE HIGHLIGHTING PALETTE
I have always been skeptical about Flower Beauty since I first spotted it at Walmart. I was always scared to purchase it as there were no test samples to try out and I clearly didn’t want to waste my money on something that didn’t work. Highlighters can definitely be a tricky product to purchase if you can’t test them out…Once Ulta started selling Flower Beauty and I was able to swatch this palette in store I was shook. This highlight palette is BEAUTIFUL. The shimmer is a forced to be reckoned with. When I use this palette I mix all of the colors together to get a blinding glow, just apply with a fan brush and you will be glowing for the Gods.
Hard Candy Stick it to Pores Mattifying Primer Stick
YOU. GUYS. this is the holy grail if you have large pore problems like I do. I use this primer on my problem areas and it truly does blur out my pores. I wouldn’t suggest using this on a daily basis as I believe it would start to cause some clogged pores and breakouts, but it is great for a night out in addition to your all over primer. It truly makes your makeup last all night and completely bulletproof!
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer
I had been having so much trouble using various primers that would not stop my makeup from breaking down in my problem areas on my face…I was in Ulta one day and I decided that no matter what the price I was going to buy a good primer once and for all and to put an end to this irritating problem of mine. I did a quick google search on best primers for oily skin and found my favorite brand Soap & Glory had a highly rated primer just for my skin type and I knew I had to try it. Let me tell you, this primer did not disappoint me at all. My makeup stopped breaking down and became bulletproof with this primer in conjunction with the Hard Candy Stick it to Pores Mattifying Primer Stick.
MAKEUP REVOLUTION Rose Gold Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
UGHHHHH!!!! THIS….is….INCREDIBLE. I kept seeing so many reviews on WordPress about this palette and it looked so beautiful I just knew I had to have it. I would have never even thought twice about purchasing this if it had not been for the reviews, swatches, and looks I seen from other bloggers. There are so many beautiful looks that you can create with this palette, I have used it once and I am in love. I cannot wait to create more looks with this gorgeous palette!!!
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation
My foundation preference is ALWAYS full coverage, all the way. If I am going to wear foundation I am going to wear it laid on thick with bold strokes! This is my current “go to” foundation. I use the Rimmel LASTING FINISH BREATHABLE FOUNDATION first, bounce off the excess with a makeup sponge, then use a brush to apply this foundation. When used with my other May favorites my makeup is sealed and locked in for hours!!! I have finally found a combination of products that work so well together and create a long lasting look with a beautiful finish!
No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum
Hopefully you guys have seen my blog post reviewing this amazing serum and you know how incredible the before and after photos are with just seven days of use. This serum made my skin noticeably brighter and smoother. I was in complete shock. Its hard to find products that are not gimmicks with a hefty price tag that actually work. The formula is light and does not make already oily skin feel any oilier, which is a huge concern of mine when choosing serums and moisturizers. It does not leave an unwanted film on your face and gives a nice moisturizing effect to the skin. I highly suggest this product to anyone and everyone looking to try a brightening serum.