May Favorites

Am I the only one feeling the time going by quicker and quicker each month? It seems like only last week I was in the Rose Bowl parade and in reality, half of 2014 is over already! I have a handful of products that I really enjoyed using in May and I’m sure they’ll stay in my makeup bag for a while!

I’ve mentioned my affection for the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer in recent blog posts, sharing how the primer has completely changed the way I apply my makeup. As a face primer noob I’m not one to add the extra step into my routine, but this one changed my mind in a good way! The Stay Matte Primer really smooths out my skin to leave it poreless while covering over blemishes and spots. It makes my makeup last all day with the odd shine patch here and there but overall, it has changed my life (a bit dramatic, I know). The Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Mascara is one of my all time favorite mascaras, but I rediscovered my love for it this past month. The formulation is amazing as it really defines and volumizes my lashes without making them spidery or clumpy. It’s a fantastic mascara that doesn’t get enough attention in the beauty world. The Revlon Powder Blush in Racy Rose was an excellent drugstore find for me in May. The reformulated blush lasts a lot longer than the old version and the new colors are fabulous for the spring and summer time! Racy Rose is a pink-peach shade that is very similar to my Chanel Joues Contraste in Rose Petalé, which might even be a dupe. It’s a smooth texture and it applies easily on the apples of my cheeks to add a hint of color. My love for the Lancôme Lip Lover in Rose Contre-Temps has increased still in May. The lip gloss/balm hybrid is so refreshing as it’s not sticky and has incredible pigmentation. The rose shade is similar to my natural lip color and adds a nice sheen to my lips without making them look thick and gloopy. Last but not least is my holy grail Chloé Eau de Parfum Rollerball that I picked up a few weeks ago. The rollerball is filled with my all time favorite perfume scent and it makes it really easy to apply and touch up on the go!