January favourites 2016
Today is January favourites day, and I do have quite a few makeup favourites, but before I get into them, I thought I would tell you about my 'random' favourites.
First of, THE RETURN OF PRETTY LITTLE LIARS! Everyone knows by now that I am absolutely 100% obsessed with PLL, and the fact it has come back after a 6 month hiatus makes me so happy! I know everything about PLL, it is a little bit ridiculous. Ask me a quiz question on it, I will get it right. I'm not trying to bloat here, but I do get 99 or 100% on all the quizzes I do. *round of applause to me* Anyway, back to the actual programme, I am loving the new storyline and seeing how the characters have developed after the 5 year time jump. I did have mixed emotions about the A reveal back in August - but PLL have outdone themselves with season 6B so far. Episode 13 has to be one of my new favourite episodes EVER, and if you have seen it, you'll probably know why... #teamspaleb. I am not going to lie, Spoby were (and probably still are) my number one ship, but the tension and the feelings between Spencer and Caleb is too much to handle! I love it.
I have 5 song favourites this month and they are:
"stitches" by Shaun Mendes
I have liked this song for ages, since it came out probably, but for some reason it has been played on the radio so much this month and I have just fell back in love with it again!
"somebody to lean on" by Major Lazer and DJ Snake
I really love this song! It makes me feel really happy and instantly puts me in a good mood! It also reminds me of Youtube Rewind 2015, which has to be another fave!
"history" by One Direction
I wouldn't say I am a directioner, but I wouldn't say I am a directionhater (is that even a thing?!) In short, I like some of their songs and this one is definitely one of them! I really really like it. It's catchy and I like the lyrics a lot.
"eyes shut" by Years and Years
Another great song, I do love all of Years and Years songs.
"don't be so hard on yourself" by Jess Glynne
I find this song so motivational and again it instantly puts me in a good mood.
Moving onto makeup faves!
I have loved the L'Oreal infallible foundation this month. It is full coverage, but very blendable and not cakey! It is a little drying on my nose (because I have dry skin) but if I apply lots of moisturiser in the morning it is fine!
To apply that, I have been loving my Real Techniques buffing brush all over again. However, I am using it in a different way than I used to. Now, instead of buffing it into the skin, I have been stippling it mostly and then lightly buffing it at the end to ensure it looks even. This way provides the most coverage and a beautiful finish.
Concealer wise I have been loving my Maybeline fit me concealer. It is super creamy and again really blendable, and lightweight under the eyes. It is quite yellow toned which does a good job of brightening up my dark areas.
To set that in place, the Soap and Glory kick ass powder has been my go to. It is again yellow toned which helps to brighten up my face even more.
I have liked to use my Sephora cheekbone blush brush to set my under eyes and T-Zone. It is the perfect size to prevent you from over powdering. Because I have dry skin, I don't like to use a lot of powder so this is beneficial to me.
Bronzer wise, I have again reached for another Soap and Glory product, the solar powder bronzer. I bought this because of Lily Pebbles, as she raves about it a lot. She revealed in a recent video that she has gone through about 5 of these which must mean it is a winner. It is perfect for an everyday natural bronze, and if you have pale skin, this would be a great colour for you!
I am not going to speak loads about this product loads because I spoke a lot about it in my top ten holy grail products post but I do love it very much. It is the bare minerals loose brow powder in the shade medium brown. It creates such a defined yet natural look brow and I am totally head over heels with it. (You can tell I'm single)
My favourite 4 Mac shadows of the month are Nylon (an intense shimmery highlight), Naked Lunch (a gorgeous pale pink all over the lid colour), Sable (my absolute fave, a red toned cool bronze) and Omega (a light brown transition shade). I have been wearing these colours on an everyday basis, naked lunch all over the lid, sable in the outer corners, omega in the crease and nylon in the inner corners and on the brow bone. It is a perfect every day look.
My favourite lip balm of January is the Nivea essential care. It is very thick and moisturising, and in the colder months it is perfect to prevent any lip chapping.
A lip gloss fave has to be this Tanya Burr one in the shade sugar and spice. It came out in a Christmas set and I love it. It is a orangey/brown nude and looks gorgeous over most lipsticks. I feel as if the formula is better than her standard lip glosses, these are more creamy and less sticky. I don't reach for her other lip gloss too much as I can't actually stand the smell (they smell like watermelon) but these have a very Christmassy scent to them. they smell like cake and cookies and baking. mmmm.
And my final faves are the benebalm and benetint from benefit, together. I wore this combination every night for my pantomime, and they made a really gorgeous subtle red colour. The top one is the balm alone and the bottom is them together.
That is it for my January favourites, I hope you enjoyed this long rambly post, but hey ho, they are the best kind. What have been your favourite products in January? Leave be a comment down below and let me know! I'm intrigued, and also desperate to find some new beauty loves of course!
Bye for now,