January Favorites

I thought I’d start a ‘favorites’ series for 2013… and highlight one item from each category of any given beauty routine.

So here are my January Favorites:

Skin: Koh Gen D Oriental Plants Balm

 

This stuff is so good. I use it for just about everything now, from emergency eye cream and lip balm, to a little TLC for clients with really dry skin. It’s amazing. It’s light and versatile and has become an absolute keeper for me.

Foundation: Dior Skin NUDE

 

 My skin has been up, down, and all around the briar patch… and it’s just not behaving right now. Dior Skin NUDE foundation keeps it looking hydrated and smooth. And because I’ve been dry lately (instead of my normal oily self), it stays put with no problem.

Powder: Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

 

I’ve made no secret of my absolute love for this product. A little bit goes such a long way. It sets my foundation without ‘adding’ to anything on my face. Definite keeper.

Mascara: Chanel Volume de Chanel Mascara

This stuff is amazing. I seriously can’t believe how awesome this mascara is. Chanel really hit this one out of the park. They need to just discontinue all those other formulas and just keep this one. It’s absolutely fabulous.

Lip Gloss: Haughty Cosmetics Polish It Off

I’ve been using this stuff nearly every day, like it is just going out of style. Polish it off is the most perfect nude… ever. Although it’s a gloss, the formula is totally opaque so my lips don’t shine through. And it’s completely weightless. I love this lip gloss. At the rate I’m going, I’ll need to get another tube soon. Just this gloss and a little mascara… and I’m good to go.

Those are my January Favorites! Ciao for now!

Lip Service: Haughty Cosmetics Swatches

As promised, here are swatches of the Haughty Cosmetics Lip Glosses. I cannot tell you guys how good these glosses feel! I’ve never used anything like them. They are not greasy, not sticky, and highly pigmented. I don’t know how they formulated these glosses, but the payoff is well worth it.

Break a Leg
(orange/coral)
Polish It Off
(nude)
Know Your Audience
(copper)
Speak Up
(peach)
Take a Risk
(Strawberry Pink)
Overdeliver
(violet/pink)
Make A Statement
(brown)

If you notice, the color and finish of these glosses are very similar to Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine. Polish It Of reminds me of Canotier, Take a Risk reminds me of Monte Carlo,  and Break A Leg reminds me of Sari d’Eau.
They are more weightless than Rouge Coco Shine (if you can imagine that. The Chanel Lippies are pretty weightless), but the finish is mostly pigment, with just a hint of shine.