And since I told Arabelle to do a May favorites, I decided to do a favorites post too. I would like to say that we’ll try to do these more often but…whelp. I promise we’ll at least try.
- Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Rendezvous (~$7 to 10): Revlon has really been hitting it out of the park with their lip products, and they have completely surpassed their Lip Butters with these balm stains! Rendezvous is a red-based orange stain with the shortest amount of staying power out of the three I own (around five hours), but the moisturizing factor is amazing. I also own one of the Tarte Lipsurgence Natural Lip Luster and I must say, liking the Revlon version just a tad more. The price point is certainly better!
- Sigma E47 Brush - Shader - Crease (part of the Perfomance Eyes Kit) | link: A brush! :O I got the Performance Eyes Kit a while ago because I felt like my makeup application hit a kind of…lull with the brushes I had available. Absolutely adore the kit, and this crease brush fits perfectly in my crease and applies shadows wonderfully. Super soft and dense as well.
- Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup ($35) | link: Purchased this about a month ago, and I like the fact that it comes in my skintone, and is a light foundation that I can build to medium coverage without being too cakey. My acne scars aren’t faded enough that I can use a powder foundation during the summer, so this has been a great find. Lasts for around eight hours with light oil-blotting throughout the day.
- Etude House Water Jelly Sun Toner SPF 30PA++ (price varies) | link: This is my current summer sun protection. It’s a milk-like texture, sinks into the skin almost immediately, doesn’t leave a white cast and creates a great base for makeup. I just wish it came in a bigger bottle. ;;
- Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Astringent ($5.99) | link: I really did not need another toner when I purchased it (to the point of where I’m considering giving away one of my unopened Etude House toners because how many toners do I actually need), but this has been a godsend when the weather decides to be humid. Not too drying, controls the oil on my oily/combination skin so my face does not become an oil slick. I believe I found my summer toner. (It also randomly goes on sale at Walgreens almost every month, so check it out. I purchased mine for $2.99)