Christmas is in less than a month – I’m so excited! The Christmas tree is up, Christmas carols are playing in the background everywhere, and snow is coming! Well, snow is coming, just not here. The day snow falls in Malaysia would pretty much be the apocalypse. Anyway, it’s almost December and December comes with full holiday cheer! I don’t know if it’s too soon to have Christmas decorations as photo backdrops, but that’s what you’re getting today! Anyway, as with November coming to an end, I thought I’d do a November Beauty Favourites post because I’ve actually found quite a few amazing things!
November’s Beauty Favourites are almost all makeup, apart from one hair product. I haven’t tried any new skincare that knocked my Christmas stockings off, so there aren’t any in this post. I would like to give a quick mention to this adorable Christmas tree that I found at Daiso though! Not only does it make a gorgeous deco piece on my desk, it also serves as an amazing backdrop, don’t you think? Anyway, on to the actual beauty favourites!
Getting the only non-makeup product out of the way first, this MoroccanOil Treatment has done wonders for my hair! After getting my hair bleached and coloured multiple times, my hair just isn’t the same anymore. It got frizzy, dry and super damaged! After using this for almost a month after washing my hair, my hair feels so smooth and dries down to a smoother finish. It also smells so good! Even though I’ve used it for a month now, you can see the product level barely went down. The pump controls it so that the amount pumped each time is just enough for the whole head. I only use this on my ends, and it doesn’t make my hair feel greasy or weigh it down.
I have combination skin that can get super oily on my T-zone, and I like a radiant finish when it comes to my base makeup. Unfortunately, oily skin + dewy finish = disaster in 30 minutes. Because of this, I’ve always mixed a glowy primer and a matte foundation to achieve a radiant look. After a ton of people suggested it, I picked up the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Deauville and the rest was history. The finish of this foundation is radiant, gorgeous and makes my skin look super healthy. Even though the finish is beautiful without powder, I still apply the Rimmel Stay Matte powder over top to mattify it a little bit. After the powder wears off throughout the day, I’m still left with glowy, smooth skin. I’m obsessed!
When the Benefit Rockateur Box O’ Powder Blush first came out, I was very sceptical because it was marketed as a “one shade for all” blush. I redeemed this for free (blog post coming soon on how!) and fell in love with it! It’s a light dusty rose shade with some shimmer and it makes my cheeks glow! It gives my skin a gorgeous natural flush and has amazing staying power. However, I’m still not sold on the fact that it’s a one shade for all blush. On my light-medium skin, it shows up just enough to look natural so I’m not sure how this would be on darker skin tones.
I had one of this Benefit Gimme Brow about two years ago. I remember loving it to bits and wearing it every single day. It was the perfect product for lazy girls – it was like it was made for me! It ran out in like a month though, and with that price tag, I never picked up a new one until a month and a half ago. With their new gorgeous packaging, I decided to give it a go and I remember why I loved it so much! It fills in my brows so easily and looks super natural. This works really well if you have eyebrow hairs that are shaped, but sparse, like mine.
When I first got this ColourPop Lippie Stix in Brink, I wasn’t a huge fan! It’s a warm dusty peachy pink matte shade and it’s definitely drying on the lips. Because it is so matte, it does tend to cling on to the chapped areas. However, it is such a pretty colour that I couldn’t possibly just pass it up. So I put on some lip balm underneath and then this on top.. and holy shiz! It’s so beautiful! I’ve been wearing this so much just because it pretty much goes with any makeup look. It’s my perfect nude lippie shade!
The Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette is so beautiful! It has a mixture of shimmer and matte shades with both warm and cool undertones. It smells like chocolate, too! This palette is so versatile and can be used for so many different makeup looks. I use this pretty much every time I do eyeshadow now. For a super natural look, I just dust a light brown matte in my crease. When I go out, I use the shimmery bronze all over my lids – gorgeous! To smoke it out for the night time, I just smoke it out with any one of the shades in the last column (mostly the lowest one!).
So those were my November Beauty Favourites! November was a good year for me, and I’ve found a ton of amazing beauty favourites. I can’t wait to try more new makeup in December (from Black Friday shopping, of course!) and hopefully find some beauty gems! Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourite beauty products that you’ve tried in November? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
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