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Top Five Favourites Of The Month – April 2013

My 5 All Time Favourites - 04-2013

Hello everyone, picking this month’s favourites was an easy task. I have been testing them since end March, early April and I have been enjoying each item almost every day.

This month’s favourites consists of a good mix I think, from complexion, to cheeks and highlight to lips. I hope the selection sparks your interest – and hope this post is helpful in any way. Let me know what you have been enjoying this month too, I would love to know.

First up, we have the much-anticipated, highly raved about NARS Satin Lip Pencils. No one I know left the store with just one – it’s hard to even pick two.

As an avid fan of their Velvet Matte Lip Pencils and despite my lack of interest in their Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils, I must say, these Satin Lip Pencils* did not disappoint one bit. In fact, I think I am enjoying them more than the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils.

But of course, Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is still one of my favourites – it’s hard to change, I love it too much.

Stay tuned for my review about them, I am still trying to get hold of a few more shades – all the pretty shades are out of stock when I visited TANGS the last time.

Next, we have the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Lilac Rose. I am a highlighter lover but was never drawn into the brand’s shimmer brick arsenal – currently a proud owner of three, I am enjoying them like no other.

For more pictures and swatches of this beautiful piece, check out this post.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint In 10 Sheer Cherry (3) Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint In 10 Sheer Cherry (4)

Also from Bobbi Brown, I may have found the red blush. Very often, red blushes are quite intimidating – I have one or two but I hardly reach out for them. This Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Cherry is – no doubt sheer but provides just the right amount of hue for my skin tone.

It makes me look as if I am blushing. Texture is light, creamy and blends like a dream.

I have been trying a number of BB and CC creams lately. I must say, some of them are really impressive – in terms of coverage and staying power. Take this Clarins UV Plus | HP BB Cream* for example – it provides adequate coverage on its own. And with a little loose powder on top, it lasts throughout the day.

What I like most about this BB Cream, apart from the medium coverage is – it helps smoothen my skin’s texture including the appearance of open pores.

I have also reviewed this product here.

Last but not least, the Clinique Even Better Concealer* has been giving me a hand in concealing my pimples, scars and pigmentations.

This highly pigmented and dense concealer is rich and creamy. A little goes a long way. I prefer not to apply it under the eyes because of its thick texture – it can feel a little heavy. But for rest of the face, this concealer does a great job.

I like patting it onto problem areas with my ring finger. I find this way offers the best coverage and finish. I use a small, pointed brush for spot concealing if I want to create a flawless look. To set, either I use my trusty Benefit Powderflage or simply any setting powder will do too.

Thank you for reading.

8 thoughts on “Top Five Favourites Of The Month – April 2013

    • Hi Jenni,
      So happy you are enjoying the Clarins BB Cream too =)
      Give the Clinique Concealer a try over the counter, I feel that some people will find it too heavy but it’s great for spot concealing!!

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