You know when you have one of those months where you seem to switch up everything in your usual routine and find a tonne of new products to get your mitts into? Well, February was one of those months for me. I fell in love with yet another contouring product, discovered that I actually do suit pink blush and I found an amazing alternative to endless root-backcombing. Waheyy! Sounds like a jolly good month, I hear you say? Without further ado, I shall get cracking with my February favourites. Grab a brew - there's a few ;)
Mac Lipstick in 'Fanfare'
I've finally found my perfect 'every day' pink lip. The kind that isn't so nude it looks barely there or washed out, but just vibrant enough to make an impression - Mac's 'Fanfare' really is such a stunner. I wrote a full post on this beauty earlier in the week (you can have a read of that here) and I really cannot live without this in my handbag at the moment. It brightens up my complexion in a flash and is so super creamy and pigmented. It seems to work really well against my skin tone.
Nars Blush in 'Deep Throat'
I don't usually reach for pink blushes. I tend to opt for corals, peaches and oranges purely because I feel safer with them and I often think my skin tone works best with a warmer flush of colour. However, this month, I've fallen head over heels for Nars' 'Deep Throat' - a beautiful pink with slight coral undertones (which is why I think it works so well for me). It's so warming and brightening on the complexion and is super buildable and easy to blend. I adore it. I wrote a full post on this blush earlier in the month (you can find it here) so if you fancy reading more on my thoughts, head on over!
Illamasqua Sculpting Duo
Oh look! Another contouring product is featured on Beth's blog... I have written a full post on this product here, so I won't go into this one too much - but I think I may have found my new favourite contour powder. The highlighting shade is simply stunning - honestly, I can't even begin to explain how much I love it. Just the lightest touch of a brush is all you need and it brings light to the face without going all 'disco ball, jazz hands and glitter' - perfect! The contour shade leans ever so slightly grey - making it the perfect companion for scultping out those cheekbones. Slightly pricey - but worth every penny if you're a contouring addict like me.
Lauren's Way Glam Tan - Darker than Dark Spray*
I must admit, I wasn't expecting to love this half as much as I do. But I'm addicted! I'm planning on doing a full post on this soon so I won't say too much - but it really is such an amazing fake tan and I can see why it receives so much hype on Twitter! I usually opt for mousses or gel-like consistencies when it comes to my fake tan, but I reckon Lauren's Way has converted me to a spray. I simply spray a few pumps onto a mitt, or onto my skin depending on where I'm tanning, and blend away. It's easy to see where you've been and it's so easy to blend - honestly, it's fool proof! No streaky business here! What I love about it though is the fact it doesn't smell whatsoever. Seriously?! Has anyone else tried this and been super impressed at the lack of biscuit aroma?! Blow me down with a feather - I'm amazed! I usually put off fake tanning purely because I can't stand smelling like a digestive for an entire night/day - but I could quite happily let this develop for the 8 hours without getting a whiff of fake tan whatsoever. The colour is also really natural - it's quite dark, but it's very olive toned and doesn't look false at all. Hats off to you Lauren - your fake tan really is as good as everyone says.
Benefit Gimme Brow*
Again, I've already written a full review of these earlier in the month (link). They received a rave review from me and I'm still loving them just as much. They've completely altered my brow routine and for someone who's brows lack in the volume department, they're a god send. I love the fact they're so buildable and provide such natural results. My eyebrows have never looked so defined! They really do stay put all day as well.
Lord & Berry Smudge Proof Liner in 'Smoke'*
Why wear black when you can go grey?! I've discovered a love for grey liner this month - it provides definition to the eyes without looking too smokey or heavy for day time. I usually find black can look a little heavy and has a tendency to smudge on me - but Lord & Berry's 'Smoke' pencil stays put all day without fail and gives my eyes that much desired definition without looking too 'OTT'. I received this in one of my Love Me Beauty boxes (post here) and was impressed with it from the start - the texture is quite waxy but it's very easy to apply and it lasts amazingly well.
Loreal '#TXT' Volume Supersizing Spray
Again, another product I wasn't expecting miracles from but I was pleasantly surprised. This stuff is seriously good! It beats any volume powder I've tried by a mile. It smells beautiful and fresh too. Just a quick spritz of this through roots/mid-lengths of my hair and a quick 'fluff' about, and I'm left with a seriously voluminous barnet in a jiffy. It doesn't last amazingly well, however, it's perfect when you need a bit of a boost and it puts some much needed 'oomph' back in when your hair has lost it's mojo. I take this everywhere with me now. I couldn't live without it. . I've had this can for a few weeks now too - so you definitely get your money's worth.
Sanctuary Skin Comforting Body Butter
I know body butters aren't the most exciting product to speak about but I reckon I've found a new favourite. I adore the texture of this one - it's so moisturising and blends and sinks into the skin like an absolute dream. It smells really pretty - like almonds, milk and powdery-freshness (fab explanation there, Beth...) I'm going to dash out and repurchase another tub as soon as this one runs out - I really recommend trying this if you're after a richly moisturising body butter. It leaves the skin feeling so baby soft and smooth.
Organic Surge 2 Minute Moisture Mask*
I have a lot to thank this hair mask for, I really do. It is so easy to use and works a treat on thirst-deprived hair. It leaves my hair feeling silky, smooth and easier to manage and gets rid of any frizz. I was actually sent this a while back (you can read my review here) and I will 100% be grabbing myself another tub now that I've finished this one.
Have you tried and loved any of these products as much as me?