Monday, May 2, 2011

Favorites of the Month: April

Wow! What a month April was!! I was jam packed with work and I think I experimented with new products more than any other month in my entire life! lol Alright so, I had a list of about 15 favorites and had to narrow it down, so I picked 9 that were my top favorites for this month! Here goes!

Left to Right: MAC Lipstick 'Candy Yum Yum', mark. Lipclick 'Bare Hug', mark. Glowdacious 'Amped Up', Anastasia Brow Duo 'Brunette', Too Faced Shadow Insurance, MAC Plushglass 'Bubble Tea', Jack Black Lip Therapy 'Lemon and Chamomile', UD 24/7 Eyeliner 'Zero', MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil 'So There Jade'
 MAC Lipstick 'Candy Yum-Yum' $14.50
Do I need to say why this made my favorites list? Just look at that color!!! Its bright bright fuschia pink, glides on well, super creamy, and lasts long. What more can a girl ask for in a lipstick! Perfect color for spring or summer! It came with the 'Quite Cute' Collection, so I think most places are sold out =( But if you can find one, definetly pick one up if you like bold bright colors!

mark. Lipclick 'Bare Hug' $10
This is now my favorite nude lipstick which I wear almost everyday for work. Its full coverage so its very pigmented and it has a glossy finish which is really nice, you dont even need lipgloss for this baby! I have light skin with yellow/olive undertones which matches me perfectly!

mark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder 'Amped Up' $12
Nars 'Laguna' is still one of my favorites, but this mark. Bronzer booted 'Laguna' out of the number one spot! Its not too shimmery and it has a peachy glow to it thats sutle enough and not too overbearing. Because of this peachy undertone, its been great for spring! Its also pigmented enough so you can use it as a contour color =)

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo 'Brunette' $22
As you might have read in my review, I have been looking for a brow color for some time now that didnt give me that ruddy tone. This brow duo was 'the one'! I absolutely love love love it because it matches my dark brown hair and it goes on very lightly enough where I dont get splotches of color. I think the lighter shade is even good enough to use for blonde hair as well, so this product is very diverse and can be use to create different hues for your brows depending on what look you are going for!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance $18
I was a dedicated UD Primer Potion user for YEARS, and refused to try anything else until I discovered this product! In my opinion, its the best eye primer out there right now. It amplifies color, glides on smoothly, keeps shadow from creasing, and lasts for days! Even though it adheres to color, its still easy to blend! I also like that it comes in a squeeze tube instead of having a wand. I like keeping my products sanitary so this tube worked a lot better for me.

MAC Plushglass 'Bubble Tea' $18.50
This was also part of the MAC 'Quite Cute' Collection, and the color is similar to the Cremesheen glass in 'Boy Bait'. Its a nice pinky nude lipgloss that looks fantastic by itself or over a nude lipstick. I also like the tingly feeling it gives your lips, and its not too sticky. It lasts very long throughout the day, I had about 5-6 hours of wear with this even when I was drinking coffee in between =)

Jack Black Intensive Lip Therapy 'Lemon and Chamomile' $7.50
I heard so many beauty bloggers raving about this lip balm and now I know why! Its perfect for wearing under lipstick because it doesnt give it too much slip. It has a thick gel like consistency which moisturizes your lips completely, and keeps them moist throughout the entire day! The smell of the 'Lemon and Chamomile' is so lovely =)

Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in 'Zero' $18
I actually bought the anniversary set for these eyeliners which came with 15 pencils I believe, for $92, but I chose the color 'Zero' which is just a regular black color because I use it almost everyday. Its super duper creamy, which is rare to find with waterproof liners, and it actually stays on without smudging or smearing! Perfect for those who have oily lids or your eyes tend to water like mines because of my contacts. Amazing amazing liners, if you havent tried these yet, I would highly recommend them!

MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil 'So There Jade' $14.50
Of course, my favorite color in the entire world is 'Mint Green' and I absolutely love the color of this pencil, its so UNIQUE! Its a turquoise jade green color that is so vibrant, you could still probably see it in a dark nightclub or something! lol I use it on my bottom lash line sometimes when I just feel like a need a pop of color. It does last long too because it is a waterproof formula, and it glides on well. I would suggest doing a few swipes though because its not as creamy as the UD ones.

Got any favorites from April? Any of the same favorites that I had?


Aly7 said...

I love the UD pencils. My favorites are Stash and Bourbon.
My April Favorites are......
1)UD Primer Potion
2)Nivea A Kiss Of Recovery Healing Lip Balm
3)Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Eye Pencil in Black
4) Stila Eyeshdow in Kitten, Sun, and Chloe
5)CARGO Blush in "The Big Easy"
6)Covergirl Aqua Smoothers Tinted Moisture in Light/Medium
7)Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder

Great post!!

VijiiS said...

I adore TFSI! Great favorites post. =]

**rk** said...

Jana! I wanted the yum-yum, but they're sold out at kahala already. I think you need to do a FOTD with your april everyone that cute mug. ;)

Red lips, Black hair said...

Everything looks great! I bet Candy Yum Yum looks beautiful on you. :)

Aly7 said...

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6 How long have you been interested in makeup?
7 Do you prefer drugstore or high end?


Janalyn said...

Thanks for the comments!! I will definetly be doing a look including the Candy Yum-Yum pretty soon! Its not going to be an FOTD, but I have a photoshoot lined up where I can incorporate that lipstick into the look =)) stay tuned! lol

Ke said...

love your choices! :) i love the shadow insurance and the 24/7 liners but i just blogged about my NEW favorite pencil eyeliner that I find even better than the UD ones!!! :D please check out my makeup blog when u have a moment.


Aly7 said...

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Susan Ko said...

seriously??? too faced knocks out UD??? & mark. bronzer knocks out Nars Laguna??? WOW... your making me think twice now about using those products. hahaha. bring your makeup on saturday when i see you! hahha.

Janalyn said...

@Susan - Ya Ill bring my makeup too so I can show you!! lol And yes the Too Faced I feel is slightly better than the UD, I think its easier to work with and really makes eyeshadow pop even though it goes on clear! The mark bronzer is not as dark as the laguna and it gives a more peachy tone, soooo pretty! I gotta show you! lol but ill see ya on saturday!!