Hi guys! Today I’m doing my very first “Favorites” post. Funny, ’cause this blog is almost a year old. I’ve never really been able to get on the bandwagon with monthly favorites – every time they roll around I’m caught by surprise and by the time I’m ready to post it’s already time for the next month’s favorites! LOL. So instead, I’ll be doing quarterly favorites by seasons. Here are my 10 favorites for December 2009 – February 2010 (Winter). Click the links to see posts about or looks I’ve done with the products. =)
- Shu Uemura Glow On Blush P Wine 25
I just got this in the middle of February so it’s a bit late in the whole favorites game, but I’ve probably used it more than any of my other blushes for the entire 3 months. It gives the prettiest pink flush with two taps of my EcoTools mineral powder/blush brush in the pan. I love the Glow On formula so much I seriously considered replacing all my blushes with Shu Glow Ons.
- Laura Mercier Petite Eye Palette Holiday 2009 – Warm
This palette doesn’t look like much, but it’s a super portable quad of really pretty neutrals. I got it mid-January in preparation for my graduate school interviews. (That third color is almost a dead dupe color-wise for UD Underground, my favorite taupe!)
- NYX Single Eyeshadows, 54 Cherry
I got my first NYX shadows because of Jen’s Valentine’s Day Look and I’m so glad I did! I really love Cherry. A few of the other ones fade on me a bit, but I still think they’re overall fabulous for the price (especially when they’re BOGO at Ulta!).
- Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura Holiday 2009 Duo Highlighter in Golden Snow
Love it. It gives me a subtle glow during the daytime and it works great to spruce up a look for evening. And it’s just so darn cute!
- MAC Spiced Chocolate Quad
- Laura Mercier Stickgloss in Sugar Plum
The most versatile lipstick I own. Fantastic formula and looks great with all pink blushes.
- L’Occitane Green Tea EDT
Fresh and pretty!
- HIP Chrome Liner in Violet Volt
Another late in the quarter purchase, but I’ve seriously used it almost every day since I bought it. So pretty. :D
- MAC 188
From SO for our 3rd anniversary! I have to say, while I might not like it much for applying NARS Sin, it is awesome for putting anything on with precision, from blush to highlighter or what-have-you. I like to use it for putting a tad of Shu P Wine 25 on my apples to perk up other blushes.
- MAC for Hello Kitty 187SE
It still bleeds and sheds, but it’s still my favorite brush for putting on pigmented blushes. I just bounce it slightly off center of the apples of my cheeks for the perfect flush.
I seriously think one reason I have such trouble with this is because I can’t remember what I used a lot during the month or even two weeks ago…? I have such short term memory LOL. Do you keep a list of monthly “favorites?”