| Loves | April 2019 Favorites


| Loves | April 2019 Favorites

April was a busy month. I did some nearby traveling and had many birthdays to celebrate, so I really appreciated some travel-friendly beauty. Also, pretty much every brand released their summer collection and they're all beautiful! I can't resist some beautiful bronze shades and intense shimmers! It may be still raining out here but it's already summer in my makeup wardrobe. I'm so ready to rock the bronze skin and shimmer eyes! Hope your month was a good one and let me know what you have been loving this past month! 

SKINCARE



Paula's Choice Omega Complex Moisturizer - What can I say about this moisturizer? I'm obsessed with the glow this gives my skin! It makes my skin so healthy and fresh while I have it on and it improved my radiance over time! This moisturizer has a rich gel texture and it smooths and plumps out my skin. The radiance you get is so healthy and fresh but without any shimmer. I use this day and night and I love it!


SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum - This serum is new to my collection but became a fast favorite. The serum is packed with very potent antioxidants to help prevent environmental damage and help brighten and fight existing damage to the skin.


Herbal Dynamics Squalane and Argan Oil Serum - This isn't really much of a serum but more of a lightweight oil blend that is super nourishing! I have been using this so consistently for the past two months because it makes my skin hydrated and soft. I love the texture of this oil for layering with the rest of my skincare in the evening. It really keeps my skin hydrated and balanced.


PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Booster Serum - I think I have been talking about this serum for three months straight but it's all I've been using! This hydrating serum is so good! It really locks in all the moisture and makes my skin fresh and plump. My skin is never dry or parched when I use this serum, even in the winter when it was really taking a toll on my skin. Right now, spring is attacking me with allergies and causing my skin to go a little crazy with it but with this serum, I hardly notice a difference because it keeps my skin in balance.



MAKEUP 

YSL All-In-One BB Cream - This is a real throwback and I'm pretty sure they don't even sell this product anymore but it's a beautiful BB cream. This BB cream gives great medium coverage and a beautiful natural glow. The texture is lovely gel-cream and it's so quick and easy to apply. I would like to see this product make a comeback but I know BB creams are not as popular as they used to be.


La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation - This made a huge comeback in my routine this month. This cushion foundation has a beautiful full-coverage and a naturally luminous finish. I love that this foundation has a full coverage but doesn't feel or look heavy on the skin. It just gives a super flawless finish to my skin. I have been using it most mornings and when I went out of town for a couple days. It works well for day or night. I have a full and detailed review here.


Tom Ford Traceless Touch Cushion Foundation - This cushion foundation has finally made its way to the U.S. Unfortunately, the shade range is still horrendous. The cushion is really quite nice and offers a very natural skin finish. The coverage is medium to full and it's super easy to apply. You can read more about this foundation in my review here.


Tom Ford Hydrating Glow Tone Up Cushions - Released for summer 2019, these cushions come in two different formulas one for correcting and adding a glow, and one for adding a touch of bronze to the skin. I personally think the bronzing formula is the only one worth getting. The bronzing cushion offers the most beautiful and radiant finish to the skin. It also lasts all day long! You can read more about these cushions in my review here.


Tom Ford Aqua Metal Eyeshadow in Violet Argente - While I wasn't too crazy about the other two shades, I think this shade is truly stunning! The rose gold bronze shadow applies evenly and offer the most intense metallic finish. This formula wears like iron and doesn't fade or crease throughout the day. Read more about this new liquid shadow formula in my review here.


Dior Wild Earth 5 Couleurs in Terra and Sienna - These two stunning summer eyeshadow palettes have a dreamy formula that blends beautifully. The complex earthy tones are so easy to combine together to create a multi-dimensional and sultry look. The shades in each palette are so well thought out and the pigmentation of the shades is intense. I have not been able to put down these stunning summer palettes. Full review and swatches here.


Pat McGrath Eye Ecstasy Eyeshadow and Mascara Kit - Truly a beautifully rich and pigmented formula. This set although mini, doesn't disappoint! The shadows are so buttery and belndable. All the shadow work so well together and create an effortless smokey eye. I like the multi-dimensional glitter included, it adds a ton of beautiful fine sparkle. Also, the mini mascara is fantastic! Read my full review here.


NARS Summer Lights & Hot Nights Face Palettes - These summer palettes are STUNNING! I love the inclusion of the bronzer and highlighter. It's literally all you need for a full face look. The formula of all the products is absolutely divine! The formula is extremely pigmented, buttery, and creamy. All the powders blend like a dream and the color combinations are perfect for spring and summer. Check out the swatches in my review here.


NARS Exposed Cheek Palette - Another hit from NARS this year, their blush palette. This palette includes a beautiful range of nuetrals to vibrant pinks for spring and summer. The texture of these blushes is silky smooth and they blend into the skin seamlessly! I love the fresh spring palette, there's a shade for any look you'd like to do. Check out the swatches in my review here.


Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Luminous Bronze - Another rediscovery, this glowing bronzer offers such a lovely glow to the skin and a wonderful warmth overall. The powder is very soft and finely milled, so it glides on the skin effortlessly. While it has a luminosity, it isn't overwhelmingly shimmery or luminous. It just offers a very natural glow that will suit all skin types.



OTHER



Bali Body Face Tan Water - This is the easiest self-tanning formula I have ever used! This tan water applies like a toner and will develop into a very healthy and natural tan over time. It doesn't smell bad or develops a funky smell over time. I love how much control I have over the intensity of the tan by slowly adding more color day after day. You can learn more about this amazing formula in my review here.


COOLA Sunless Tanning Mousse - For a quick body bronze, I LOVE this easy to apply tanning mousse! It develops relatively quickly, within 4 -8 hours and it looks so natural. While you can use a mitt to apply it, it really isn't necessary. I just use many hands and rub it all over, then wash my hand thoroughly afterward. The tan la whole lasts for the whole week and it fades so naturally, you can't tell it was fake tanner.

L'Oreal Lash Solution - I was extremely skeptical about this product but after dousing my lashes in it consistently for the past month and a half, I'm obsessed! My lashes are significantly longer and fuller than before! While I haven't noticed an increase in thickness, I have noticed that I have more lashes than before! I didn't think this simple lash conditioner could actually help my lashes grow but it truly has and it's a miracle product! You have to be consistent though, so I have been applying the serum every night for 3 weeks and I noticed my lashes looking so much longer and fuller.  I have been using it still regularly in the evening to maintain my results and my lashes have never looked better! Try it out, it's at the drugstore!


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  1. So many beautiful products in your favourites this month. My store's delivery of the new Dior Summer collection has been delayed, so I'm on the waiting list for the Sienna eyeshadow palette.

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