My top 5 favorite Colorupop products!

I have said on several occation both on my Instagram and here that I cannot possably pick a favorite Colourpop palette. I could fairly easily pick out a few that would not be my favorte (Like She, Golden State Of Mind, Yes Please), but I just would not be able to pick say a top 5. There are just too many I love.

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But what I can do is to talk about my top 5 products from the brand! I haven’t tried everything, but I have actually been through quite a lot of their line. I am missing a few producuts like the jelly much shadows, the stick foundation and a few other items, but for the most part I know my way around the brand. So I want to talk to you about the things I treasure the most! So in no specific order, here are my top 5 products from Colourpop:

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1.Pressed Powder Eyeshadows: Even though I find it to be an impossible task to pick my favorite palettes from Colourpop, they are just too many good ones, I can’t make a post about my favorites withouth talking about their eyeshadows. They are just fantastic for the price, actually they are fantastic regardless of the price, but it’s nice to get great stuff for little money. Now I am specifically thinking about their pressed powder eyeshadows, and both the single pan ones and the ones in the palettes are equally good. The general quality of the shadows are usually very consistent, and that’s one of the very great things. When I order a Colourpop palette, no matter what color or finish it is, I can trust the quality to be great. I am pretty sure these are one of the finest eyeshadows within this price range. And since Colourpop is Colourpop and release palettes almost faster than people change their socks, they naturally have a palette option avaliable for every preference out there. I just love these palettes, and keep on buying them. I am actually a bit scared to think about how big my Colourpop Eyeshadow collection must be 2 years from now, but I just enjoy them so much!

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2. No Filter Concealer: The No Filter Concealer is also a big hit for me. By far my favorite item of all the items in the No Filter line. I love how it looks like a concealer. It gives nice coverage, blend easily, it does not rease or emphasize fine lines, and I just really like how it looks. It also works great as an eyeshadow base for me, and since the tip is very presice and easy to control I also use this concealer to cut the crease, and I don’t even have to go in with a brush because the applicator is fine enough. So this is just a great concealer and a great multi-tasker for only 6.50$.

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3. Colourpop BFF Mascara: Do you know any other brand that has as many colorful mascaras as Colourpop have? Coloeful mascaras has been a gap in my collectino that I have been unable to fill. Before these released, a colorful liquid lipstick or liquid liner was what I would have to use to get some colorful lashes. Now I got it a whole lot easier just applying some fancy colors with a mascara wand. Also these mascaras are very volumizing and pigmented so the colors actually show up! Such a lovely and unique product. Or, maybe not the product is unique, but the amazing range of colors surely is. In this department I think Colourpop is unmatched. I am not aware of any other brands that offers something even close.

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4. Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter: The Super Shock Highlighters is one of their really old school products. These highlihgters was actually one of the very first products I picked up from Colourpop. At first I liked them, but I did not love them. It just took me some time to figure out how to properly make them work for me. I don’t like applying things with my fingers, so the key to falling in love with these highlighters was just a matter of finding the right tool to apply. And now that I do (it’s a synthetic highlighter brush) these is among my all time favorite highlighter formula. Not just a favorite among Colourpop products but these highlighters are a highly valued addition to my fairly large highlighter collection. I have some in singles and some in palettes, and the formula is just so lovely. My oldest one, Lunch Money, is three years old now and still works like a charm (It’s almost finished actually) so I don’t experience having a problem with these drying out as with the Super Shock Shadows. Just the loveliest highighters and I much prefer these to their pressed powder highlighters.

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5. Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed Glitter Gel: The final amazing Colourop product I want to talk about it their Glitterally Obsessed glitter gels! These are by far my most used glitters because they are so mess free and easy to apply. It’s just so easy to add a bit of sparkle to a look with these glitter gels withouth making a mess on your vanity, and withouth having glitter fallout all over your face after a few hours. These just stay in place, and these’s no need for a glitter glue. Plus they also come in a whole lot of stunning sparkly colors!

What are your favorite products from Colourpop?

XOXO

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Top 3 High End Brands in 2018!

You may have seen my top three affordable brands of 2018 recently, and it’s about time we get on to the high-end brands I have been loving the most in 2018 (There will also be a top 3 luxury brands too). The brands I put in the ranking must be brands I have been purchasing new items from and really been using and loving the past year. I do know brands that I like equally good as some of these, but I may not have picked any products from the brand (or just very few) the past year. I also have some brands that I really really like the products of, but since I only have maybe a few products I don’t think I know them well enough to put them in a ranking like this. But, here are the top three selected in no particular order!

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MAC Cosmetics: What an amazing cult makeup brand this is! I have always loved MAC as a brand but I feel I got a bit back to the brand this year. I got plenty of new MAC makeup items. I have grown my single pan collection, grabbed some new nice lipsticks and blushes and tried out a few more of their products. They really have everything you could need in their line and it’s such a cult classic brand that I just could not give them a mention. Their lipsticks are among my most used bullet lipsticks.

I remember back a decade that MAC was THE brand to own. Everyone with an interest in makeup collected their single pans, and people went crazy with all the limited edition releases. Back then I can’t think of another brand with such a gigantic line of products. Even though MAC is a great brand and still much loved, I don’t feel it is the one and only brand to own anymore. There are too much makeup brands and too many choices out there now. But they are and always will be a favorite of mine. A cult classic brand for sure!

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Smashbox: This one was an easy pick too. I never really used Smashbox that much until the last couple of years. I picked up a few items here and there and generally speaking I am very happy with how the products perform. I am not the biggest fan of their eyeshadow formula, but so many of the other things I’ve tried have been such great hits that this brands deserve a spot on this list even though their eyeshadow formula is far from my favorite one. Smashbox are off course famous for their primers, which I use and love, but the stand out item for me must be the Always On Liquid Lipsticks that are simply fantastic! I am also loving their Halo powder.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics: I have been a fan of their liquid lipsticks for such a long time now. Actually, since I tried them for the first time they have been my very favorite dry down liquid lipsticks. Only matched by the Smashbox Always On. I do have to say though that Jeffree Star has a much more tempting color selection than what Smashbox does offer. I am also a fan of the JS eyeshadow palettes. Always with unique color stories and different and daring packaging! For the most part I own liquid lipsticks and eyeshadows from the brand, but I know there is a lot in store for us in 2019 and I am sure there will be a lot of great products released. I heard rumors that there will be a concealer soon, and I am all for that!

If you had to pick some favorite high-end brands what would you pick? What have you been loving in 2018?

And remember that I am also on Instagram!

XOXO

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Makeup Favorites – November 2018!

It’s time to share the good stuff again! As usual I have been testing and trying a bunch of products this month. Some of the made it to the monthly favorites, and I even god some old goodies to share as well!


Revolution Pro Radiance: This is an amazing highlighter. I picked this up because it looked like a limited edition highlighter from MAC that I broke. I was so sad about that because I really loved it (the shade was “By Candlelight” if anyone are curious), but this one looked so similar. Now, I don’t have the best memory in the world, but as I can recall that highlighter it is very very similar to Radiance. Regardless of if it’s an exact dupe or not, it is similar enough and it is absolutely gorgeous. So pretty that I picked up another one in the shade “Luminous” that I just tried out. I have my suspicions that this one will also be a favorite. So you should definitely check out these and see if they have a color you fancy, because I am in love now (and I need more!).

Tarte Blush Book: I picked this one up just for the packaging! I have to admit that. But it is so cute and clever made just like a book and it holds 10 powders! 8 blushers, one glowy bronzer and a highlighter. The blush formula by Tarte is famous and for good reason. They are just as good in this palette. But what I like about this the most is that you get so much product in such a nice handy packaging. It’s in great contrast to the huge wagon wheel they released last year! I hope to see more books in the future!

House Of Lashes “Midnight Luxe”: I have been raving about House of Lashes before, and Iconic is right now the only lashes I feel like I always NEED to have available. I always repurchase that one as soon as the pair I have are worn out. Midnight Luxe is a new style I haven’t tried before, but this won’t be the last time I pick up this style for sure. These lashes are so fluffy and feathery and look just gorgeous. They are slightly less dramatic than the Iconic, but more luxurious and glamorous looking in a way. They just look like high-class lashes.

Soph X Makeup Revolution Lipstick “Cake”: Just a super simple fuzz free everyday shade you can just slap on and you’re going to look good anyway. No need to do a tidy application, use a lip liner or even a mirror. This is just so simple and fool proof to wear as well as being creamy and comfortable. Excellent as an everyday lippie!

KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Very Brewtiful” : Another nice nude everyday lipstick I have been using over and over again this November. This was my lipstick of choice when I wanted something to last all day. I actually had this on for 9 hours straight including breakfast, lunch (non-greasy foods) and a bunch) of coffee cups and it still looked decent so i have to say I am quite impressed.

What have been your favorite makeup items in November? I would love to know what you have been using and loving!

XOXO

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Makeup Favorites – September 2018!

One of my very favorite posts to write is these where I can share my favorites with you. I know I have also said that one of my favorite post to write are haul posts, empties post, makeup looks and reviews as well. It’s all true though, I guess it just means I like to share this stuff in general.

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But the reason why writing favorites posts are so fun is because when I find something I really like and use over and over again I feel like my fellow makeup lovers need to know about them! So this is the makeup products you need to know about this month.

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Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish “Whisper Of Gilt”. I have already written a raving review of this iconic product and I guess I don’t have to go in depth about it. You can read the full review here. I just could not put this down this month. I used it almost every day with just a few days in exception. It gives a beautiful pale golden metallic sheen. I am a bit sad to take this out of my everyday makeup bag and put it in my drawer, but I need to give my other highlighters some attention too. This is a great one though!

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The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup (why is it called makeup and not foundation? I am confused) is a beautiful very long lasting foundation. I am impressed by how long lasting it is in fact. It has good coverage while still being light weight. This just does not budge on me throughout the day. Unfortunately the shade I have “Shell Beige” is only suitable for me when I am very tan (in hat world am I shell beige? what was I thinking?). I would love to pick up this in a lighter color because I want to use it more often than just those three weeks I am tan enough!

Guerlain Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil is the finest most light weight powder you can imagine. As you can see the packaging is quite messy. The puff is under the lid, but it has to stay there in order to keep powder from leaking out of the wholes and create a dust-cloud every time you open. So the puff looks disgusting, but the powder inside is really amazing, and the packaging do look pretty (before you open it that is!). This powder has that classic Guerlain scent. It smells like old fancy lady, but I like it. In fact my inner 80-year-ol lady is thrilled. If you want a light weight translucent powder that is mattifying (and expensive) this was a big hit for me at least!

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Juvia’s Place Saharan II Eyeshadow Palette is the palette of the month for sure. I have been loving using this while preparing for it’s review, but it has also been the one I’ve been reaching for the most besides the palettes in my everyday makeup bag. I would say I used this 2-3 times every week through September which is pretty good for me. It’s just something about these gorgeous metallics and warm rich brown and red crease shades that makes me so happy. And the quality of Juvia’s Place palettes are amazing off course!

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Off course I have some listick goodies as well!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks has been my favorite dry-down liquid lipstick formula for a while, and the shade “Celebrity Skin” is a nice everyday nude. Everyday nudes are off course what I reach for the most, and I don’t mind it being light weight and lasting all day either!

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip is a formula I don’t have very many of, but that I really really like. I love the soft blurred out effect it gives my lips. They are not as long lasting as their Ultra Matte or Ultra Satin lips, but they fade away very nicely so it does not really matter if you don’t have time to do touch-ups, you can just refresh it when you want and not worry too much. This is the shade “Soda Pop” which is a nice MLBB color.

H&M Creme Lipsticks are so underrated. These lipsticks are so good and comfy. It does not at all feel like a cheap lipstick. The packaging feels cheap, but the product is so nice and luxurious it might as well be a high end product. The formula on these are just amazing and I can’t belive not more people talk about them, This is the shade “Cream Chestnut” but I am absolutely getting more shades!

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Lastly the Sleek Distorted Dreams Highlighter Palette. This one has two powder highlighters and three cream highlighters in quite interesting and bold colors. At first I actually had my regrets buying this. The powders where not that good, and the cream highlighters have quite a lot of glitter. But I started using this in the inner corner with more bold looks, and for that purpose these looks absolutely stunning. Especially the blue will give an out-of-this-world inner corner glow to blue looks. As you can probably tell, I suddenly used this quite a lot, and as for now these are my go-to highlighters for colorful looks! Plus it’s in a neat, small packaging.

And that’s it for this months favorites! What have you been loving this month? Do we have any favorites in common, or is it something here among my favorites that you just can’t stand? Let me know! I always love hearing your opinions about products, and it’s so interesting getting different views!

Remember that you can also find me on Bloglovin and Instagram!

XOXO

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Makeup Favorites – August 2018

I know August is not completely over, but I doubt I fill find a new favorite in a day or two, so here are my monthly favorites!

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August has been divided. It has been partly makeup free with building roof and walking in the mountains, and partly vigorous testing to prepare for reviews. So I got some fun stuff to share with you all!

The L’Oreal Back to Bronze bronzer was a total hit for me. This is such a foolproof bronzer that is so easy to apply. It’s not to dark so I think lighter or maybe medium skin-tones could use this, but even I can use a quite heavy hand without it looking weird so some may find it too light. I really like it though because it is so easy to use, looks nice and even on the skin and you don’t have to worry too much because it’s so easy yo blend. I like easy going bronzers!

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While we are on the bronzing theme my next favorite is Smashbox The Cali Contour. This one has one bronzer, one contour, one matte brightening powder, one blush and two highlighter and they all go so well together! I won’t say too much in detail because I have a upcoming review with this, but I’ve been digging it all month!

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Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick “Stone”. I fell in love with both the formula and the shade. The formula is a very comfy dry-down liquid lipstick with great longevity, and the color is a beautiful cool-toned nude. I find myself wanting more colors in this formula. Do you have a favorite shade to recommend?

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Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation. I finally got my tan and could start wearing the foundation I bought a long while back in a slightly to dark color. Now in summer the color is fine. And I have used this foundation almost every single day I put foundation on my face this month. This is like butter on a stick, and I love the dewy finish and great coverage it gives.

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Revolution Define & Conceal has become famous quickly, and everyone knows about it by know. I had it for quite a while, and I always enjoyed it, but this month I just could not put it down. It works so nice with the foundation stick! I am close to running out of it now, so it’s just perfect timing that Revolution PRO release a super size version (and a foundation version!) of it. Guess what I will be picking up on my next order!

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The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks I’ve mentioned before, and the shade “Driver’s Seat” has been featured in my favorites before, The formula is absolutely fantatic, and are right up there with my favorite dry down formula from Jeffree Star. This month the gorgeous red shade “Bawse” stole a piece of my heart. A red lip that lasts forever!

I picked up a highlighter palette on impulse last month without knowing anything about it. The L’Oreal La Vie En Glow . Why does not more people talk about this? This is amazing! The formula is so smooth and creamy. The way the apply on the cheeks really remind me of the Ofra highlighter formula. The shades are not glittery, but has a lot of shimmer and glow. They blend like a dream and gives such a pretty look to your cheekbones. I also found that all shades work for me, which rarely happens with a palette.

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My last favorite is very precious to me and that is the Ceritfeye Tropical Wonders palette. I had this for a while now, and I’ve already put up a review of it quite some time ago (read here). This is also in my project pan 2018. so I have off course used it regularly, and it’s been my favorite colorful palette for quite some time. I just feels like ti deserves a mention again. I have been working a bit with a collective makeup look post where I am sharing an array of different makeup looks, and this palette have been some fun and helpful in that process. I actually think I am about to hit pan on a few of the shades quite soon, which I find so exciting. I have never ever panned colorful shades before, only the regular base and crease shades we all use all of the time. This palette really is something special!

That’s all my favorites this month. Do we have some in common? Do you have some favorites you like? If you did a favorites post or video please drop a link in the comments so I and the rest of my readers can have a look. I love reading these post from you guys!

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XOXO

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May Makeup Favorites 2018

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Every month I am so excited about this post, obviously because I have so much good stuff to share with you. I only talk about products that I’ve used a fair bit and truly love the quality of, so they are always so fun to talk to you about. At least I think it is a lot more fun to write and share a great review than a bad one, and these posts are nothing but great reviews of things I’ve loved. I got quite a few highlighters to talk about this month, so are you ready?

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Stile Heaven’s Hue Highlighter “Kitten” – I was inspired to take this out of the drawer after seeing those new shades being released. I purchased his in June 2017, but I had so much makeup coming in at the time so I just used it a few times and put it back in my drawer. Such a shame! I started using this in April actually, and regularly picked it out through May as well, and I do love the gorgeous metallic wet look it gives to my cheeks. I am now eyeing the new shades to try figuring out if theyre are any good shades among the selection I would like to pick up next, because the formula is great and the packaging is gorgeous too. There’s nothing not to like except maybe them being a bit expensive. Totally worth it though.

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H&M Illumination Lustre Powder “Delicate Pearl” – This is a cheap one, which is always great. The quality surprised me though. This one can be both. A light hand will give you a subtle glow, but if you build it up you got a metallic light beam! The formula is smooth and rich and blends out so easy, and best of all, there is no glitter at all! Really a low cost bargain.

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Ora Feelin’ Myself Highlighter Palette – I never tried Ofra highlighters before, so I figured a handy little palette with three of their well known shades would be a nice place to start. The palette has the shades Blissful, Pillow Talk and Rodeo Drive. Blissful is a tiny bit to dark for me right now, but will be no problem later in summer. The other two are perfect all-year-round shade. Also, they are just as intense as everyone say they are. I will for sure get myself more Ofra highlighters because I am for sure feelin’myself glowing when I am wearing these. These are not for the faint of heart!

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Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette – I was impressed with this first launch from the brand. A handy, well-put together eyeshadow palette for everyday use with a few multi-task colors in there that can be used as setting powder, bronzer or highlighter. Just a very well put together palette with great quality. I am excited to see what else this brand brings out, and I will fur sure pick up the Lemonade palette!

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KissMe Liquid Lipstick “Butterfly” – I have talked over and over again about the KissMe formula so I don’t want to  get into that, but this color is so stunning and I loved wearing this in the evenings throughout May. I just can’t get over how gorgeous the dark fuchsia pink with satin finish is!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick “Druglord” – I can’t emphasize enough how retarded I look with white matte liquid lipstick on my lips, and we shall not forget how a  blinding white lipstick also makes my teeth look like brown horse teeth in comparison (I had to try though). So obviously this is not my go-to lipstick when I want to look cute.

But this is really great to carve out the crease if I want the color I am layering on top to really pop. Or just a base for any vibrant pale color, or even as an white eyeliner.

It is also a nice mixer if you want to get one of the other liquid lipstick shades a bit paler. So considering it looks like an absolute nightmare on my lips it’s probably my most handy liquid lipstick of them all.

MakeupGeek Blush “Bliss” – I have been using all 5 of my MakeupGeek blushes this month. Off course I use mainly the blush I am panning for my day makeup, but when I get home from work and need to redo my makeup (I run home from work every day and have a shower so I usually apply my makeup again after) I have been reaching a lot for Bliss. Is is the perfect spring blush for me. Peachy but still pale enough to match my skin. It is also so wearable.

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Isadora Bronzing Powder 94 Matte Tan – This is HUGE! with 35 g of product I won’t be running out any time soon. This one is perfect for this time of year. It is way too pale for  me in summer and winter, but right now it is perfect. The powder goes on so smooth and is so blendable as well. It really is fool-proof to apply and always looks nice and even. This really is a gem and I don’t know why I never hear people talk about it!

Do you have any fun favorites this month? Leave a comment!

XOXO

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Favorite Makeup and Beauty – February 2018!

Since February sadly is over (It’s my birthday month) I also have accumulated some favorite products to shade with you! As usual that makes me very excited because when I know about something really great, I want all you lovely readers to know it too!

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Tarte Tartelette Toasted: This have been such a great companion lately. This has been my absolute go-to for weekends and I’ve done anything from dark smoky eyes. cut-creases and very natural looks. All with the warm delicious tones the Toasted palette can offer. I even managed to wear off some of the Tarte imprints in the most used shadows. I didn’t even get around to swatch or make a review of this palette for you yet, but I am sure I will because I have been loving this lately!

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Becca Apres Skis Face Palette: This one has a bit of everything. Blush, highlighter and bronzer. I have been using all shades over and over again except the one dark bronze highlight that just does not work for my skin-tone right now (maybe in summer). At first I thought that maybe the bronzer would be too shimmery, but the finish on the skin is just glowing and beautiful, as you can tell it is even the most used product in the palette!

So great having a palette that holds a bunch of the face products I need all in one, and I actually do love the highlighters (hello Opal), blushes and bronzer all together. And the packaging is a piece of work too! Stunning palette from head to toe.

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Essence Pure Nude Highlight: I love love love LOVE this! The perfect subtle glowing goddess kind of product. Can be built up as a highlighter on the cheeks, but it can also be used with a bigger brush and used with a light hand all over the face for the most amazing glow-from-within-I-just-happen-to-be-perfect-skin. And who does not want that!

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Bareminerals Stroke Of Light Concealer: To be honest I didn’t think I would like this to begin with. I though it would be too natural and give too little coverage. And it does give little coverage. This is not the concealer for you if you want heavy duty coverage. But it brightens the skin so beautifully. It just lifts and give life to your under eye area a way that a concealer with coverage could never do. Since I don’t have that dark under-eyes and not much to cover anyway, this is so beautiful and just makes me look younger! Your girl here just turned 31, I need all the help I can get looking younger, so this is a win for me!

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Emma S Enzyme Peel: Don’t you just love rediscovering old favorites you used to use years ago, and when you start using them again you just really can’t understand how you ever stopped because the product is so fantastic? That’s where me and Emma S are right now! This is an peel with AHA- and BHA-acids that removes dead skin cells, dissolves blackheads and leaves your skin glowing and fresh. This stuff really works, and it only takes a moment to do the treatment. By the time you are done shampooing your hair, the peel is done as well and you just rinse it off. Skincare that works on speed!

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Lastly I adore these two lippies from Colourpop and Kathleen Lights most recent collection. Moon Child is such a beautiful nude gloss with fine glitter, and Dreamy is the most gorgeous terracotta nude satin lip. Both perfect for everyday wear, and works with almost any look.

I am also happy to realize that I didn’t have any misses to talk about this month, simply because I didn’t find anything new that doesn’t work. And thats always good news!

What are your favorites for February?

XOXO

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