If you’ve read (or watched the video) of my previous Raya 2014 Tag post, you’d already know that I’m spending my Raya this year in Langkawi. I just came back from Langkawi. It was a fun holiday with my fam indeed. Nonetheless, I still want to share my beauty favourites of the month. I did skip June as it was a pretty busy month for me. But, you’ll notice there are whole new stuff that I have been loving especially the products that I got during my birthday haul.
NYX Natural Eye Palette
I bought this because I already had the Smokey eye palette and even though I do have other neutral palettes, I wanted this little palette so it can stay next to my NYX Smokey palette and be a matchy-matchy companion and it’ll look good on my vanity.
Well, it does. I am surprised that for such light shades it does look good on my lids. It gives my lids as the name said – au naturèl look. I wore this every day to work, my lids look polished, non-oily and perfect. On top of eye primer, it lasted a good 8-10hours. I love using the matte dark brown shade to line my upper lash line. I like to combine the shades in NYX Natural and Smokey eye palette too.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation
Since Bourjois has arrived in Malaysia, I sorta fell into the same bandwagon and have been using this foundation. I felt that for my oily skin, the foundation doesn’t last very long. I found myself blotting away excess oil at my T-zone and chin by the afternoon around 2-3pm.
Otherwise its medium coverage is perfect for every day. It is easy to buff into the skin (I’m using Sigma Round Kabuki brush) and I can do really fast (1-2min), which is great when I’m rushing to work in early mornings. On application it felt smooth, non cake, felt hydrating too. I love how light it felt on the skin. That’s why this is my current favourite foundation.
I am currently experimenting Bourjois Healthy mix foundation with a matte powder foundation. I hope that it will work in controlling the oil by the end of day.
Collection Cosmetics Cream Puff Lip Cream
These are the cheap dupe for NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream. There are only 4 shades available – I love 3 out of 4, as the lightest shade is really bad for my skin tone. Angel Delight is my perfect nude. Love wearing this to work.
Full review and swatches will be posted soon.
Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush
I bought this during my trip to Bangkok (Watsons) and I am really thrilled that I picked this up. The cute packaging really drawn me in the first place. But now, I’m really glad as the formula is silky and smooth. This is a natural peachy shade that is perfect for my skin tone. There’s no glitter at all but this little blush gives my cheek the natural sheen effect. Pigmentation is great. I use my RT stippling brush to work the product in and I really like the finish. Been using this everyday. Sometimes, even when I don’t get out of the house on weekend, I would just apply this, smile and be happy.
Miss Hana Water Proof Gel Eyeliner
Oooh…I am so excited to talk about this gel eyeliner pencil. It is amazingly waterproof, smudge proof and pigmented. I love the tiny glitter particles in the gel eyeliner – it makes my eyes looks awake. I love how smooth and easy it glides across the lid.
Full review in my last post HERE. (Click as there’s a special coupon code for my readers too)
Random Favourite of the Month
My random favourite of the month is a present from my beloved sister, soft pink rose earrings by Pandora. I have been wanting a new stud earrings. This sweet-looking, dainty earrings are the perfect shape and size for every day wear under hijab. (If only someone would be kind enough to give its matching Pandora charm too. :-P)
That’s the end of my favourites this month. Do comment below sharing yours, I would love to see what others are loving too.