Beauty: April Favorites

For as much as I love beauty (skincare, makeup, haircare), I rarely post about it on the blog. I hope to change that, as I really enjoy researching products that work and trying out new fun goodies. Here’s the first of a monthly favorites series!
This month’s favorite products: primer, contour powder, highlighter, and lip mask

L: Dolce&Gabbana Sheer Radiance Makeup Base SPF 30 – I have combination skin, so I like using this primer for spring and summer (especially with the built-in SPF), because it’s light and lets my skin glow. It’s “radiant” but without any shimmer, which I appreciate.

R: Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder (Medium) – I use this contour powder before warming up my face with bronzer. It’s a cool-toned medium brown so it mimics the natural shadows of your bone structure, but the color is smooth and not muddy. This powder is pricey, but it’s so pigmented I literally use two light dabs on my contour brush, so it’ll last forever.

L: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Champagne Pop) – This highlighter lives up to its name and really pops, which is why I use it for nights out. It’s hyper-shimmery, and a little goes a long way. I use a couple dabs on my highlighter brush and sweep above my cheekbones for a bomb highlight.

R: Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask (Natural) – I love a good chapstick and have a dozen kinds stashed everywhere so I’m never without lip care. This lip mask is by far my favorite for the evening! It’s so luxuriously thick and sticks all night so I wake up with hydrated lips.

If you’re a VIB member, Sephora is currently having a 15% off sale with the code: VIBNOTE. I just bought a bunch of Drunk Elephant skincare because I’ve heard so many good things about their quality ingredients, so I’ll be trying that out and reporting back!

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  1. April 9, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Oh I've heard about the Dolce & Gabbana makeup face! Dying to try is out 🙂 x Alona

  2. April 10, 2016 / 4:42 am

    I love your photos :3 Where is that background print from? D: I'm so tempted to get a few things from Sephora with this sale going on, especially some essentials.

  3. April 10, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I love your April picks, the BITE Lip mask sounds incredible, I'd really like to give it a go! 😀

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  4. April 10, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    I love your April picks, the BITE Lip mask sounds incredible, I'd really like to give it a go! 😀

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  5. April 10, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    So many awesome products! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    – Raysa

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