Thursday, February 28, 2013

My February Beauty Favorites!

Most Loved Beauty Products February 2013

I haven't done a monthly favorite in ages and I feel like I have so many products to talk about with so little time! I used so many different products throughout February, but I wanted to keep the list short and sweet. All of the products in this post have been used and loved throughout the whole month of February. Reviews will be up shortly for several of the products!

Physicians Formula Super BB Cream - $15

A moisturizer, foundation and SPF all wrapped up in one product. I honestly didn't have high expectations for this product but I seriously love it. It's been my go-to makeup every day for my "no makeup" makeup days and I even like it so much that I've been wearing it on nights out. The coverage is great for a BB cream and it makes my skin look like my skin but better!

YSL Multi-Action Concealer - $35

Two words when I first tried this. HELL. YES. This concealer is amazing and I don't think it gets the proper attention it deserves. This is by far the silkiest concealer stick I've ever tried and it glides on the skin like butter. (I know some of you hate that analogy, but it's seriously smooth - like a rouge volupte in concealer form.) It provides full coverage while remaining lightweight.

NARS Oasis Blush - $29

The moment I thought I didn't need another Nars Blush, I discovered this beauty. It's a really pretty rosy pink with a hint of plum and sparkles. Somewhat similar to Nars Sin, but rosier. Although it looks scary sparkly in the pan, they thankfully play a disappearing act once applied to the cheeks. I've been wearing this just about every day. Love!

MAC Please Me Lipstick - $15

This doesn't really look appealing in the tube, but it's a really great natural medium pink. When I'm tan, it gives off more of a bubble gum pink color, but when I'm not tan, it shows up a little darker and more natural. I love wearing this when I want my lips to look a little fuller.

Burt's Bee's Lip Balm - $3

I rarely ever venture out and purchase lip balms because none of them are ever moisturizing enough for my lips, but I've been loving Burt's Bee's Lip Balm. I apply it generously to my lips throughout the day and they stay super soft and hydrated.

MAC NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil - $16

I've been loving this fleshtone colored pencil to define my eyebrows and cupids bow, as well as my waterline to brighten and open up my eyes.

MAC Soar Lip Pencil - $15

A great plummy pink shade for pairing with pink lipsticks and glosses. I've been using it almost every day!

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream - $18

I've started a new skincare regimen using all Mario Badescu products and the hyaluronic eye cream has been one of my favorites. I was really surprised to see the low review on Makeupalley (2.9/5 w/ 35% repurchase rate), but I guess it just goes to show that if a product doesn't work for one, it doesn't mean that it won't work for another. I've been using this cream every night and I love the creaminess of it and how rejuvenated it makes my under eyes look. 

Mario Badescu Glycolic Cleanser - $15

This is a favorite among many, and I can completely see why. The more I'm using it, the clearer my skin has been looking and any blemish scars (from popping my pimples.. bad habit) are almost completely faded.

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Med/Dark - $30

I recently rediscovered this past favorite of mine and I'm in love all over again. I've been applying this mostly on my arms and hands (no one is seeing my pale legs in the winter) and I love the color it gives me. It's definitely not as orange as Jergens, and holds up really well throughout the week without looking patchy.

From left to right: MAC Please Me Lipstick, MAC Soar Lip Liner, NARS Oasis, MAC NC15/NW20 Chromagraphic Pencil, YSL Multi-action Concealer #2, Physicians Formula Super BB Cream Light/Medium.

What were some of your favorites?


  1. Oh, this blush from Nars is gorgeous <3

  2. I reli want to try that Blusher ! Looks so pretty !!! :D xx

  3. Oh no, you did it again!! I really wanna try that St Tropez self tanner now. Like I need another bottle of self tanner.. *sigh*

  4. Great post! I need to try the Mario Badescu cleanser. I have the toner and I love it!

  5. Great post! Mac's Please Me lipstick and Soar lip liner look gorgeous!

    Alara x x

  6. That blush looks great! And I've been interested in that cleanser too. I know you have fairly normal skin so do you find it to be drying at all?

  7. That YSL concealer looks amazing. I need to try it! I've only ever tried YSL's teint resist and their glossy stains.

  8. Great post! I love to find out someone's favorite beauty products. I am quite eager to discover the YSL concealer. One of my favorite pick this month has been the VICHY ProEven eye cream, which has done magic for my dark circles.
    Catherine xo

  9. I love ur blogs!! I read them religiously and have gotten so many ideas. Thank you for sharing the products you use...I think I'm gonna get that blush my next check!! You can never go wrong with Nars blushes..

  10. Burts Bees lip balm is amazing! they smell gorgeous and moisturize my lips like no other x

  11. the blush really does look amazing, I'll have to look at it next time I'm out shopping. Thank you for all the effort you put into your photos and reviews. It's always a pleasure visiting your blog; have a great weekend!! :) Sarah

  12. That NARS Oasis blush is so pretty. It's along the lines of what I've been searching for. Thanks for the swatches!

  13. I'm so glad you enjoyed the hyaluronic eye cream...i purchased it a few months ago and loooove it to. Can't wait to try the glycolic foaming cleanser.

  14. Thank you for the cleanser tip! I've been looking for a good cleanser to help fade blemishes/scars.

  15. Great post. I've added the Glycolic Cleanser to my wish list :)

  16. I can see just how creamy the concealer is! Does it crease after you set it though, since it is so creamy? & also, have you tried any other bb creams (and if you have how does the physician's formula one compare?)

  17. I really like all the products in this post. I kinda want to try the YSL concealer now.

  18. You've pushed me to give Please Me another chance!

  19. Oh! I'm glad you're enjoying that BB cream! I picked it up yesterday and haven't had the chance to try it out yet!
    Figured it would be not so great! Now I'm excited to try it out :) thanks for the mini review <3

  20. Very Enjoyable! I hope you write more on this subject! I found your website perfect for my needs. Thanks for sharing the great ideas. I hope you write more on this subject!

  21. Can you use the Mario cleanser with a clarasonic?

  22. Amazing products! I must check out the YSL concealer.. Sounds like something that should be in my collection!