My Hits & Misses

Top Five: February Favorites

It’s been quite a while since I posted a Top Five Favorites list, but I’ve acquired a lot of goodies over the last few months and a few of them have completely stolen my contoured heart. Here are my top five favorites for the month of February!

Sugarpill CosmeticsPoison Plum eyeshadow ($12/0.12oz) – This was my first ever purchase from Sugarpill and now I want to try damn near everything! The single eyeshadow is massive (3x the size of a MAC Pro pan), and one of the best purples I have ever had the extreme pleasure of working with. It’s a gorgeous deep matte shade with a bit of hidden sparkle to it and has become a major player in my go-to look lately.

Melt Cosmeticsย Radioactive eyeshadow stack ($48)ย – I don’t want to say too too much about this right now as I’ve got a massive Melt Cosmetics post coming up in the near future, but know that I am absolutely stunned by this brand and completely in love with their newest eyeshadow stack. The $48 “palette” comes with four massive eyeshadow pans and a mirror which all stack together in a lovely little magnetic tower. Yes these shadows are very powdery and will kick up an absolute storm, but they are just so bright and so pigmented and the color payoff is so fantastic that I have no complaints about the fallout. I have been using the glowing pink namesake shadow constantly, and it pairs great with Sugarpill’s Poison Plum.

Wowowow. ๐Ÿ˜ What a great mail day. ๐Ÿ“ฌ My @meltcosmetics order arrived in gorgeous pink packaging, my @sugarpill order arrived a day early, we got a Valentine's Day card from The Boyfriend's mom (I love her), and a Save the Date for one of my best friend's wedding! ๐Ÿ’‹ Over the moon right now. ๐ŸŒ– So pleased to have pretty new things to put on my face, and soo excited for a trip back to Philly this summer for a gorgeous wedding! ๐Ÿ˜ #happygirl #happyday #USPS #winning #newmakeup #meltcosmetics #sugarpill #meltradioactive #meltdarkroom #beautyblogger #boyfriend #girlfriend #bestfriend #love #oregonadventures #oregonlife #phillygirl #philthadelphia #beauty #fashion #style #makeup

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Yves Saint LaurentTouche Eclat Neutralizer in Bisque ($38/0.08oz) – My first high-end dip into the world of color correcting, this pen blew me away. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it works well considering the price tag, but this peach-toned pen is fantastic at correcting dark tones under my eyes. The formula is creamy, but not too thick, and blends out beautifully with just a finger. I apply it after my primer, but underneath my foundation to offset under-eye darkness and help my face appear brighter.

Jeffree Star CosmeticsVelour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts (LE) – I hate to put a limited edition product in favorites list, but this has quickly become my go-to in a relatively large collection of liquid lipsticks. It is a perfect pink, totally acceptable for daytime wear, and one of the best liquid lipstick formulas available on the market. The doe-foot style applicator is also a completely unique shape which makes it so easy to use and apply (the applicator is the same for all JSC liquid lipsticks). I regret not buying two of these, but thankfully, Kat Von D’sย Everlasting liquid lipstick in “Mother” is a near-identical dupe… I know this because I may own both.

 

Bosciaย Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks ($15/3 pairs) – Full disclosure: I have only used these once so far, but I was so impressed with the results that I felt like they should be in my favorites for the month. This type of mask is new for me as sheet-masks have never really been my thing, but they felt pleasant while they were on and left my under-eye area feeling simultaneously more plump and more firm. There is a full first impression mini-review in the Instagram image below.

Hydrating eye mask offsets the wine I had tonight, right? ๐Ÿ˜‚ FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Mask ($15 for three treatments) โžก๏ธ When I opened the package, the masks took me a second to figure out – there is one for each eye (obviously), they are separated with a thin sheet of plastic, but the eye mask is also on a sheet of plastic that needs to be peeled away (didn't realize this at first). It also says to put the smaller end towards the inner corner of your eye, but I had a hard time telling the difference – they look near identical on each end. That said, the masks felt really nice, a little cold at first, I thought it was refreshing and relaxing. They did start to itch a little, but I think it was just from having a thing on my face and it was gone in a few minutes. Towards the end of the time frame (15-20 min), I could definitely feel the masks drying and getting a bit tighter, but it was more just a thing I noticed and not really unpleasant. โžก๏ธ RESULTS? My under eye area definitely feels more hydrated, I'd even say more plump, and surprisingly more firm as well! I don't know if these masks have any longterm effects, and (as an FYI) sake is the very last ingredient, but I think they're great for a special treat or to prep for an important day/event. Overall, they felt pretty nice and I will definitely use them again.

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