Monday, May 5, 2014

My Monthly Favorites: April 2014

Hello Pinay Beauties! Another month has passed, so it is time for my monthly favorites post! These are the products that I have been loving and are my go-to the past month. Ready to see what's on the list? :)

XOBEAUTY BRUSHES
This is on the top of my list for my favorites last month. I have been enjoying these brushes ever since I started using them. I actually received the 9 pc. Synthetic Brush Set and a few individual brushes, but here are some of my favorites:

Angled Top Synthetic Face Brush - Love using this for foundation or concealer application. I love how soft this baby is, and I can say that it is softer than the Sigma Sigmax brushes.
Small Tapered Face Brush - This has natural hairs, but I love using it for setting my undereye area. This also works for contouring as well as highlighting.
Bronzer Brush - The softest brush that I have ever touched! Oh my god, it applies and blends bronzer beautifully.
Shimmer Brush - If you love highlighting, or if you want to start highlighting, grab a small fan brush. It's just the perfect tool for applying highlighter.
Eyeshadow Blender Brush - It is their version of a MAC 217 brush, and it works amazingly well. It changed how I apply eyeshadow, specifically smokey eye. It can also work for liquid or cream products too.
Angled Eyeshadow Brush - This is my go-to brush for contouring my nose. It blends it beautifully and the slight angle of the brush us perfect for that.
Eye Definer Brush - It is my first time to own this kind of brush, and I love using it on my lower lashline. It also works well on smudging liners.
Lip Brush - I never thought that this brush will work so well on lipstick application, because it is a bit stiffer and wider than other brushes I tried before, but trust me, for precise application, this works well.

If you want to see these brushes in action, I filmed a GRWM Video using these brushes here.

ELLANA MINERAL LET'S MAKE IT LAST MAKEUP PRIMER &
PRESSED MINERAL BLUSH DUO IN LIGHT ROAST/BUTTER RUM COFFEE
I've been loving this brand, and for a good reason too. I think my super oily skin is meant with mineral makeup primers because they work so well on me. And since it is summer, this bronzing and highlighting duo is perfect for me. For swatches, click here.

BOBBIE COSMETICS LIPSTICKS
For ₱85, these lipsticks works really well and they are the perfect everyday lipsticks. I love the sweet scent, the finish as well as the long lasting stain. I have reviewed the LS-04 (pink) lipstick here, while LS-01 (reddish brown) just gives a nice natural color on the lips.

PIXY COSMETICS ULTIMATE MAKEUP CAKE &
COLORS OF DELIGHT WATERPROOF MASCARA
These 2 are my go-to makeup products up until today. The powder foundation is just perfect for this hot summer weather, and the mascara lengthens my lashes really well. I got these items from my April BDJ Box, and if you want to see how these products work, check it out here.

RED CHERRY LASHES
I can't rave enough about these lashes! If you are a false eyelash kind-of girl, you need to check these lashes out. They are very easy to put on, they are super lightweight and they really blend well with your natural lashes. To see how these look like, check out my review + try-on here.

COLORVUE GLAMOUR HONEY LENSES
This pair was my go-to lenses for the past month, because of its high water content of 45%. If you suffer dry eyes like me and you want to wear contacts, make sure that it has high water content. I will be posting a review of these lenses super soon so watch out for it.

And that is it for my favorites for April! Thank you so much for reading guys and I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you have any questions on the comments below. I will see you in my next post guys, goodluck!

-- Maica :)

1 comment:

  1. Juvy | Plump CheeksMay 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Those brushes are gorgeous! I love Shaanxo so much hehe. Anyway, I will be picking up that primer. I have used it before but want to try again. :D

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