Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25
I start off my makeup routine with the Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25 moisturizer. This moisturizer has been my go-to during the cold month of January. With its dewy and hydrating formula, it works wonders on my dry skin. Not only does it provide the necessary moisture, but it also revives my skin, giving it a beautiful glow. The only thing to note is that it has a fragrance, but personally, I don’t mind it.
Rare Beauty Always and Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer
For those days when I don’t have many outdoor activities, my everyday favorite for winter is the Rare Beauty Always and Optimist Pore Diffusing Primer. Compared to other silicone-based primers, this one feels hydrating on my skin. It not only does its job in preventing greasing, but it also gives a natural and smooth finish to my makeup.
KIRO Daily Dey Serum Foundation
Next up is the KIRO Daily Dey Serum Foundation in the shade ‘Spiced Beige’. This foundation is packed with all the good ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin C. When applied, it gives a super sheer layer of product on the skin, allowing it to breathe. To blend this foundation seamlessly, I use the Pro Foundation Brush from Sephora. It works like a charm with serum foundations, tinted moisturizers, BB creams, and any other product with less coverage.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
When it comes to concealing any imperfections or dark circles, the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is my holy grail. It has a creamy texture that blends effortlessly into the skin, providing a smooth and flawless coverage. It brightens up the under-eye area and gives a natural glow, making me look more awake even on the gloomiest winter mornings.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
No makeup look is complete without well-groomed eyebrows, and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is the perfect tool for that. With its fine tip, it allows me to create precise and natural-looking strokes, filling in any sparse areas. The formula is long-lasting and smudge-proof, ensuring my brows stay in place throughout the day.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
To add some volume and length to my lashes, I reach for the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Its hourglass-shaped brush grabs every single lash, coating them with a jet-black formula. It gives a full and dramatic effect without clumping or flaking. A few coats of this mascara and my lashes are transformed into fluttery and bold beauties.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Finally, for the perfect finishing touch, I apply the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer. This lip gloss has a beautiful glossy finish that makes my lips look plump and luscious. It has a non-sticky formula and a sweet scent, making it a pleasure to wear. The shade ‘Fenty Glow’ is a universal nude that complements any makeup look, giving the perfect pout.
In just five minutes, these makeup favorites have become essential staples in my January beauty routine. From hydrating
Foundation: My Go-To for a Fresh Look
I have been using this foundation for a long time. They added new shades to the range, which is amazing. The infusion of skincare ingredients in this product is a game-changer for me. It not only gives me a flawless makeup look but also keeps my skin fresh throughout the day. I prefer a natural finish, and this foundation provides just the right amount of coverage. If you have any questions about this foundation, feel free to ask.
Concealer: My Magic Wand
Next, I reach for the Nars radiant creamy concealer. Caramel is the perfect shade for me. I use it to conceal imperfections all over my face, including dark circles. It’s also great for contouring. To add depth to my features, I use the shade bake Brown from the pack take cover concealer. The color complements my skin tone beautifully, giving a natural look. I apply it on my forehead, cheekbones, and jawline, then blend everything in.
The Perfect Blending Brush
To seamlessly blend my contour, I rely on an old favorite, the pack 234 brush. Although it may not be available anymore, it remains my go-to brush for blending cream or liquid contour and bronzer. Its soft bristles and precise shape ensure a flawless blend every time. I even use it for blending cream blush. Sometimes, when I use the concealer, it effortlessly merges with my skin, creating a natural shadow.
Finishing Touches with the pack 28 Brush
After blending the concealer, I grab the pack 28 brush to perfect the look. This brush helps blend in the product seamlessly, leaving no streaks or harsh lines behind. It’s the ideal tool for creating a flawless finish. Its soft bristles delicately merge the concealer with the foundation, creating a seamless and natural look.
With my January makeup favorites, achieving a fresh and radiant look takes no more than 5 minutes. The combination of the right foundation, concealer, and brushes is key to a flawless finish. If you’re looking for a simple yet stunning makeup look, give these products a try.
My Go-To Blending Brush
This brush is my absolute favorite for blending. Whether I’m working with concealers or other types of makeup, this brush always delivers flawless results. Its unique design allows for seamless blending, making it a must-have in my makeup collection. The formula of this brush is truly remarkable, and it works well with all skin types. It blends like butter and feels incredibly comfortable on the skin.
The KIRO Wonder Wand Multi-Stick
I have recently fallen in love with the KIRO Wonder Wand Multi-Stick, and I can’t get enough of it. One of my favorite shades is Pink Chiffon, which is a gorgeous berry-pink color that looks stunning on my skin tone. These blush sticks are incredibly blendable and buildable, making them easy to use and carry around. The best part is that the shades are adaptable, meaning they can work for a wide range of skin tones. Even though I initially thought this shade wouldn’t suit me, it actually looks pretty and cute on my skin. The blush has just the right amount of glow without being too dewy.
The Ruby Organics Compact
When it comes to setting my face, I reach for the Ruby Organics compact in the shade SP3. This product has become my go-to alternative for the MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation. Though it may not last as long as the MAC powder, it still provides excellent coverage without drying out my skin or appearing overly matte. During the winter months, when I need my makeup to stay matte all day, the MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation is my top choice. However, for everyday wear, the Ruby Organics compact is a fantastic option.
The Lakm Absolute Explore
Lastly, I will be using the Lakm Absolute Explore.
Eyeshadow stick in Hawaiian pink
One of my favorite makeup products this month is the eyeshadow stick in Hawaiian pink. The brand offers a wide range of shades, and the one I have is a cool-toned pink. However, I must warn you that color theory plays a significant role here. If you have a deep skin tone with a very warm undertone, this shade may wash you out. Personally, I’ve noticed that my skin tone leans towards the neutral side with a hint of olive, which allows these cool tones to work for me. While warm shades look better on me, these cool tones don’t look bad either.
Mascara: Maybelline Sky High
Next, I can never skip curling my lashes and applying mascara. For this month, my go-to mascara has been the Maybelline Sky High. Regardless of the month, this mascara will always be my favorite. It works wonders in making my lashes look longer and more voluminous.
Hydra bomb Plumping gloss in Pink Guava
When it comes to my lips, I’ve been obsessed with the Hydra Bomb Plumping gloss. I can’t believe I tried it so late! This gloss is absolutely amazing. It provides a bit of sheerness and gives a light pink tint to my lips. I’m currently using the shade Pink Guava, and it gives my lips a glazed look. The best part is that it’s long-lasting and keeps my lips hydrated throughout the day. I didn’t experience any cooling or tingling sensations, but I adore the color options. Both Peach Crush and Pink Guava are really good choices.
This completes my finished look for this month. If you’re interested in trying any of these products, you can find all the links in the description. I’m considering making a video like this every month so that I can share more of my favorite products with you at the end of each month. Stay tuned!
My January makeup favorites have been an absolute game-changer in enhancing my daily beauty routine. Starting off with skincare, it is essential to prepare your canvas before diving into the vibrant world of makeup. This month, I stumbled upon the holy grail of moisturizers, the one that keeps my skin glowing throughout the day. The Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer has been revitalizing my skin, leaving it plump, hydrated, and prepped for a flawless makeup application. Its lightweight formula delicately melts into the skin, creating an ideal base for any makeup look.
A flawless foundation is the building block for any successful makeup look. January introduced me to the Velvet Finish Foundation, and boy, was I blown away! This foundation is a game-changer, providing superb coverage and a luxurious velvet-like finish. Not only does it camouflage imperfections, but it also illuminates the skin, leaving behind a refined and radiant complexion. It effortlessly blends with my skin tone, making it a delight to apply. This foundation truly stands the test of time, as it stays put all day without any touch-ups needed.
January wouldn’t be complete without mentioning my newfound eyeshadow obsession. Enter the magical Shimmering Shadows Palette. This palette is a treasure trove of stunning shades that allow you to unleash your creativity and effortlessly transform your eyes into a mesmerizing masterpiece. The velvety texture and high pigmentation make each shade a joy to work with. From neutral mattes to glimmering metallics, this palette has it all. I am in awe of the versatility it offers, allowing me to create both subtle daytime looks and glamorous evening statements with ease.
No makeup look is complete without fluttery, voluminous lashes. My January mascara obsession has been the Lash Amplifier Mascara. This little gem adds instant drama to my lashes, effortlessly lengthening and volumizing them. With just a few coats, my lashes go from timid to bold, accentuating my eyes and adding that extra oomph to my overall appearance. The brush ensures a clump-free application, separating each lash and providing a long-lasting, smudge-proof formula.
My January makeup favorites venture into the world of lip products. The Glossy Lip Lacquer has stolen my heart. Its intense pigment and mirror-like shine create a truly irresistible pout. Whether I’m going for a bold statement or a subtle, natural look, this lip lacquer breathes life into my lips. Its hydrating formula ensures a comfortable wear throughout the day, without any dryness or flakiness. The impeccable finish and long-lasting power make it my go-to lip product for any occasion.
Remember, the world of makeup is a playground of endless possibilities. Exploring new products and discovering your own favorites is the beauty of this art form. Embrace the journey, experiment fearlessly, and create your own January makeup favorites in a breeze!