Well, it's that time of the month folks. 31 more days have gone by, and they were filled with some incredible beauty favorites. Products and tips and tricks oh my! I'd love to hear yours too. So follow through to the end of the post and make sure to list your favorite things down below in the comments! Here we go.
1. First of all, January is an extremely dry month, so you have to have a great moisturizer. When that fails, you need a great face mask. I love the Innisfree "It's A Real Squeeze" face masks.
The Rose one is by far the most hydrating! You can purchase these online, or if you ever happen to be in South Korea, for around 79 cents American! Unfortunately online they jack up the prices, so be weary of that. Honestly, these things are a miracle they can transform dull, dry skin into hydrated, smooth skin. Trust me, these masks are revolutionary.
2. The perfect remedy for dark circles, Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat Neutralizer in Violet.
If you're like me and experience that ever so common "death around the eyes" phenomenon, as I've lovingly called my dark circles, fear not, because this product will change your life. If you want an in-depth review, you can read it here. But in short, it's going to make your eye-ball pits look like a megawatt flashbulb is constantly pointing at you. Never look tired again.
3. For the clearest, most platinum blonde hair? Schwartzpkof Purple Shampoo.
Enough said! But don't leave it on too long, unless you're going for that white-silver look, which I kind of am, so it's all good. Seriously if you're a dumb blonde like me you have to add this shampoo to your hair routine. I use it at least three times a week, maybe more if I'm looking a little brassy. It's color depositing, so if you're a virgin blonde, I wouldn't go with this. But if you're fake, like me, it does the trick better than any other shampoo I've tried. Plus the John Frieda Go Blonder Shampoo doesn't work at all.
4. For lip color? My favorite shade right now is ColourPop Cosmetics' Matte Lippie Stick in Brills
This is one of those purpley pink colors that doesn't come around often. I really love the blue tinge to it too. It works really well for those of us with that transparent pale thing going on. It's really long wearing too. Honestly, the formula of the Lippie Stix is waayyy better than the formula of the Liquid Lipsticks. It's much less drying, and that's really important for winter.
5. My favorite Palette of the moment? Too Faced's Rock and Roll Palette!
I picked this up at Nordstrom Rack so I'm not sure if it's still available, but I love Too Faced cosmetics. This was a release for Summertime, but it works in all seasons!
I use Too Faced foundation religiously (another favorite to come) and their face powder, but I've never tried their shadows. As one of those brands that costs a little bit more than the average luxury make-up I only use it for essentials, but this deal was too good to pass up. The color payoff on this palette is unparalleled, honestly some of the most pigmented shadows I've ever used in my life. If you love a good smoky or vivid look on the eye, this is a great investment!
6. The best foundation for dry skin: Too Faced's "Born This Way" and Cocoa Powder Foundations.
If you're anything like me, the winter does a number on your skin. I get flakes and dry patches, it looks dull an dim. I hate it. Then I discovered this foundation. It's a little pricey, but when MAC's ProLongwear Hydrating Foundation failed me, I had to switch over.
In combination with the Cocoa Powder foundation on top it creates a flawless look that lasts literally all day. No touch-up needed. Pair this combo with the YSL neutralizing hi-lighter I mentioned before, and your face will be beat for THE GODS. Seriously.