5 Faves January 2017

The weather has been unusual in Virginia this January. We have had days that the temperature was in the teens with single digit or below 0 wind chills. We have had snow too. But we have also had sunny days in the upper 50’s, 60’s, even 1 day that reached 70. I feel as though I am straddling winter and spring. In looking over my list for this month none of them are the typical winter favorites. I haven’t had to use heavy lotions or moisturizers because the air hasn’t been that dry. Here are the products I have been reaching for in the month of January.

Swisspers Mini Blending Sponge – This is available at Walmart and is back with the cotton balls. They come in a 2 pack and were $2.98 at my Walmart. These are wonderful. They are soft and blend my undereye concealer like a dream. I am so happy that I found these.

Pur Lip Lure Hydrating Lip Lacquer in Mystic – Let your lips speak for you with beautifully bold color and brilliant shine! PÜR’s richly pigmented lip lacquers saturate your lips in true color and pout-perfecting hydration. Using a unique, flocked showerhead applicator, this creamy, full-coverage liquid formula creates a showstopping look in just one stroke. This came in my September Boxycharm.  This is a deep, rich berry shade that is perfect for fall and winter. It has a sponge tip applicator that makes putting it on a breeze. It goes on creamy and a bit thick. It takes awhile but it dries down to a vibrant matte look.It lasted through breakfast and lunch. It is long wearing and did not dry my lips out at all. I love this formula and included it in My Favorite Fall Lip Colors. It works just as well for winter, too.wp-1480080951456.jpg

Clinique Even Better Makeup – Wear oil-free, dermatologist-developed Even Better Makeup SPF 15 and something amazing happens: Without any makeup, see improved clarity, a more even skin tone, visibly diminished age spots. To be honest I can’t see that my age spots have been diminished. I love this foundation for the almost matte finish. It lasts all day and offers medium coverage. It looks good on the skin. I used it in my Blogmas #10 – Holiday Look with High End Products.

Fresh Soy Face Cleansing Milk – Soy Face Cleansing Milk is a gentle, conditioning cleanser for all skin types that is enriched with amino acid-rich soy proteins and white hibiscus flower extract. The super sensorial, milky formula removes impurities and dissolves facial makeup while it comforts and moisturizes the skin for a soft, supple, soothed complexion. I actually wrote a full review on this cleanser. It leaves my face feeling so very soft and it cleans thoroughly. It is one of the best cleansers I have ever used.

IT Cosmetics Your Naturally Pretty Holiday Matte Eyeshadow Palette – Your Naturally Pretty Holiday Matte Eyeshadow Palette is the IT Cosmetics breakthrough eye shadow formula in shades for your most naturally pretty holiday. These 14 luxe, antiaging, silk-infused eye shadows are all matte, perfect for women of all ages. The Transforming Ombre Radiance Ribbon is a completely unique shade, designed to be added to each of the matte shades, creating a new pearlized color or adding a sheer golden veil with a simple swipe of a brush! Plus, there’s an allover shadow/liner brush for a flawless airbrushed application. This is the perfect palette for when you don’t want to think about what to grab. It is a beautiful matte palette that allows me to create both subtle and smoky looks. The shadows are buttery smooth and blend like a dream. This is a very versatile palette.

These are the 5 products that have been particular favorites in January. This has been a lazy month so it has been nice to have a basic eyeshadow palette to use and a beautiful rich, berry lip color that matches so many of my winter clothes. The cleanser is a good one for colder, dryer weather. It cleans without drying. The mini sponges have been a wonderful find.

Have you tried any of my favorites? Do you love them too? What are you loving in January?

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8 thoughts on “5 Faves January 2017

  1. It is the most amazing product ever! In addition to the beautiful shade it is a super long lasting lip stain that doesn’t dry my lips at all. It is the perfect lip product.


    1. Have you tried the Clinique Stay Matte foundation? It is my go-to summer foundation. It really does stay matte all. day. long. I used it when I was on vacation in South Carolina last summer and it held up even in that heat and humidity.


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