After being sick for a good half of the month of January, I needed a good pick me up to get me back in the swing of things. Enter a few cult products - an amazing foundation, a new tube of mascara, and a bright berry lip.
The Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Smitten was such a happy surprise. I guess I haven't tried too many balm stains in my lifetime, but I wasn't really expecting it to stain the lips as well as it did. It is a really nice texture and does as the tube says - goes on like a balm and leaves a beautiful stain on the lips [through the night until the next day on me]. I'm so glad I branched out and got this deep berry color - it's not as harsh as some reds can be; it gives me a bold lip that I'm not afraid to wear out.
I don't wear foundation often, but when I do I love using the Bourjois Healthy Mix in shade no. 52 Vanilla. It has a slightly more liquid consistency than other foundations I've tried in the past which is why I think it is so easy to build up without looking cakey. It blends like a dream with the real techniques buffing brush. I wouldn't say it gives a dewey finish, but it has been working with my dry skin.
Lancome Hypnose Drama - I love the packaging of this mascara, but I'm not sure I'm completely sold on the product inside. As a freshly opened tube, it is too wet for my liking, and it applies too thickly so it clumps my lashes. I can see myself liking it more as it dries out a little more, but for now I wish I still had some Diorshow left.
I've also been enjoying my christmas present from Alyssa - Stella by Stella McCartney. There are no words to describe how I feel about this perfume (besides "A:SLDKJ!"). You should all go and smell this because it is heavenly. It is super expensive, but I can't imagine being without this scent, and I hope to get the 3.3 oz bottle when this one is done.
Hope you all have a great week, and thank you to all the readers who have stuck with me!