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January Beauty Favorites <3

A list of all of my newest beauty finds from January that I am absolutely loving & obsessed with and I guarantee you will be as well! Everything about this post makes me thankful to be a girl! xOxO


I have reeeeeally sensitive eyes and am super picky about any and all eyeliner/mascara/lashes I use. The Esqido Lashes are by far the most comfortable, non-irritating lashes you will find. They’re carefully crafted from the softest naturally shed mink hair and a thin, comfortable cotton band. The pair pictured are the “Unforgettable” lashes, they’re perfect for everyday wear, look so natural and can easily be worn for 10+ hours without any irritation. You will definitely get your moneys worth with these as they can be worn time after time with proper care.


I’m a sucker for chic packaging and this Cargo Costmetics The Essentials Eye Shadow Palette, offers that AND a beautiful selection of neutral everyday colors. I’m a huge fan of the Lorac Pro  palettes, but this… has definitely taken its place. The colors were influenced by the hues of urban architecture and will flatter any eye color. The colors are really rich and pigmented, blend out well and can easily be intensified for a day to night look.Included in the palette are a dual-ended eye shadow brush & eye liner to complete the look.


Also from Cargo Cosmetics, the Liquid Foundation (shade F-20 Sunny Translucent Beige). I’ve been using SO many different foundations lately searching for the perfect one to match my pale winter skin tone (can it be summer soon please?!!) and keep my skin matte and flawless ALL day. This formula goes on super light and offers medium to full coverage depending on the amount you use. I use two pea sized drops and it covers every single flaw and any uneven areas. The packaging is really cool to, it’s designed to be portable as well as allow you to get use of every last drop. I love Cargo Cosmetics for creating this!


If you’re a mom you’ve probably already heard of The Honest Company, shout out to the cutest diapers ever. 😉 But did you know they have a full skincare & makeup line? SO glad I came across this! The Honest Beauty Everything Makeup Palette has become one of my daily go-to makeup products for just about everything. The palette really has it all, five eye shadows, a cream blush and two lip colors. My favorite eye shadow color is the Champagne Shimmer, it’s such a beautiful neutral color and looks amazing on any eye color. Honest Beauty makes their gorgeous makeup and skincare without parabens, talc, silicone, paraffins, mineral oil, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances and all that other unnecessary junk.


If you’re not a pro at contouring – like me, finding the right product that works well and is great even for beginners can be somewhat of a task. I’ve been using the Smashbox Contour Sticks for the last 6 weeks and am finally ready to share my thoughts. These are actually sold as a trio, a bronzer is included, but I’m writing only about the contour & highlighting sticks because I rarely use the bronzer. First impression: I used a super light hand the first time, so I didn’t really notice a difference. After a few uses I finally got the hang of the whole contouring thing and the results really showed. Contouring my nose has become a daily must in my beauty routine! These are ultra creamy, blend SO well and are a cult favorite, with good reason.


The Fusion Beauty InFATuation Liquid Plumping Lipstick collection became my favorite lip products ever ever ever, in an instant. In nine gorgeous shades, these smooth liquid lipsticks trigger protein in the skin to offer immediate plump, full lips. The amplifat technology will provide improved size and volume with continued use. I love every single color offered, but my favorites are, In The Flesh, Angelic and Big & Bare. Along with the liquid plumping lipsticks, I love their Plump + Shine Lipsticks. They come in 12 bold shades inspired by strong female leaders and boost your natural lipid content with Microscopic Spheres for increased firmness and volume with color that stays put all day.


Before I apply my lipgloss, I always apply a thin layer of the Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion. The results are instant and my lips appear smoother and fuller. The texture is really light and packs a ton of moisture and will keep your lips hydrated for hours. I don’t have any lip lines or wrinkles but love this solely for the fact that its super moisturizing and I don’t have to reapply it every few minutes much like you do with other chapstick type products.


Last but not definitely not least, the Guerlain Météorites. This might possibly be is one of the coolest things in beauty. These multi-colored powder pearls have a cult following and hold the secret to Stardust technology. They have the power to transform light invisible to the naked eye into a pure glow on the skin. The fragrance is heavenly and this is 100% necessary in my daily beauty routine for a soft glow with zero effort on my part. It is really hard to describe the benefits and amazingness of these tiny Meteorite pearls, but you will notice the instant gorgeous illuminating radiance everywhere you’ve applied this instantly. The shade pictured is  4 Doré. I apply this ALL over my face concentrating mostly on my cheeks and it’s the step in my morning beauty routine that I look forward to most. In love!


Disclaimer: This is a personal blog and I do not receive monetary compensation for any of my product reviews. All reviews are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.



6 thoughts on “January Beauty Favorites <3

  1. Your photography is goals!! Btw the Esqido lashes look so good, I have a friend here on wordpress who teamed up with them & has worn the Unforgettable lashes for 30 days straight, and they were as good as new at the end of the trial!
    Mari xx

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