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Top Five Favourites Of The Month – January 2013

My 5 All Time Favourites - 01-2013

Hello everyone, here comes the first issue of my top five monthly favourites. This series has been going on since 2010 and I create new layouts each year – do you like this new layout? It’s slightly louder and bears a magazine style. I have also added a little space bottom left for “beauty quote of the month”.

This month’s favourites are all over the place – no specific theme but they are indeed items I enjoy wearing a lot.

First up, we have the Shu Uemura Tokyo Lights Palette in 01 (reviewed here). Love the colours, texture and results from using this palette. Have been using it so much, I need to put it away so I can start trying other palettes. The shades are so wearable and work friendly – even the glittery shades provide a sheer wash of sparkles across my lids.

Chanel Joues Contraste in Fleur de Lotus is a gorgeous coral blush which brightens up my complexion instantly. This blush pairs very well with the eyeshadow palette above and a coral nude lip colour.

Have you tried the Burberry Lip Velvet? I am absolutely in love with the one I have – in 308 Pink Azalea. Thoughts and swatches will soon follow. Basically, I like how lightweight it feels on the lips – as if I am not wearing anything and it’s not drying at all.

I have been wearing lots of bright colours on my toe nails recently; and one of my favourites is Estée Lauder Absinthe* (reviewed here).

Last but not least, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. Many thanks to Mag, who has kindly included a sample of this in my Christmas gift last year. I can’t remember which primer I tried from the brand before but I recall not liking it. This came as a surprise. I tested it out and immediately loved it.

It seems to smooth out my skin’s texture and foundation glides on so beautifully. I think it helps to reduce the appearance of pores too. I need a full size real soon.

What are your favourites this month? Share them with me below.

Thank you for looking.

6 thoughts on “Top Five Favourites Of The Month – January 2013

  1. Loving Bobbi Brown’s Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer (perfect for SG’s weather!), YSL Faux Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara and Sleek’s Blush in Pumpkin 😉

    Have also tried LM’s Foundation Primer – it’s really lightweight and glides on smoothly!

    And also, how much does the Chanel blush retail for? 🙂 I have pink and orange blushes but not coral blushes. Do you think it is worth investing?

    Thanks! 😉


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