April Beauty Favorites features a good mixture of high end and more affordable products. I absolutely love finding excellent quality products at the drugstore because it becomes a beauty staple from then on. I am excited to share this month’s favorites because these are all great items and ones I have had on constant rotation in this month’s beauty routine.
CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup L2 – I bought this makeup because it was a new product and I was curious to see how well it would work. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the makeup had longer lasting power than I had anticipated. The coverage is sheer to medium but blends easily and dries completely. All things I look for in a great foundation. Sadly, I also found that it is a tiny bit too dark for my skin tone so I mix it with the Revlon PhotoReady foundation (from this post) which creates the perfect shade. If you have fair skin like I do then I would opt for the L1 shade when purchasing.
MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze – This is a great powder for contouring. It is a matte shade so it doesn’t give off any shimmer which is perfect for creating natural definition under the cheekbones and along the hairline. The powder is also a neutral brown, instead of an orange like many other bronzers, which also attributes to the natural look desired from a great contour shade. It is such an easy powder to blend as well which is so important when creating definition throughout the face and achieving a natural appearance.
Milani Blush in Luminoso – I cannot get enough of this blush. It is a peach-pink shade and perfect for creating a natural flush to the cheeks. It goes on subtly and blends easily. It is perfect for those with warmer skin tones though I would like to think it is perfect for everyone since it is the perfect combination of peach and pink tones.
Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up – I received this as a free gift and was so excited to try it out. It is a highlighter and perfect for adding an easy glow to the cheekbones. It has a cream to powder consistency and is a gorgeous champagne color. The mini size is perfect too for tossing in my bag to reapply after work when I am heading out to dinner.
BareMinerals Eyeshadow Quad in The True Romantic – I literally cannot get enough of this little eyeshadow quad. Especially the pretty champagne pink color which is perfect for wearing by itself. I love to apply it when I am in a hurry to add a quick shimmer to the lids. I did an entire eye makeup tutorial with this little baby if you want to watch it. You can find it here –> bareMinerals Full Flawless Face Routine.
MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger – I did a post recently about orange lipsticks, the Ultimate Orange Lipstick Guide, and received a few comments about needing to try Lady Danger. When I finally purchased it I was so excited to add it to my beauty routine especially after all the great things I had heard about it. It is a perfect orange-red shade and adds an intense amount of color to the lips. Perfect for a red based lipstick. It is also a matte lipstick which is my preferred choice of texture because it stays in place and lasts throughout the day.