Friday, February 21, 2014

Favorite Five Friday!

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All five favorites -- read on to get to know 'em. Click for larger image.
I thought I'd take this idea from another blog that I follow and list out my current top 5! Please note, I forgot to place a white piece of paper for white balance, so the colors may not be the most accurate, they will be accurate next time..

#5 Holika Holika BB Cream in Clearing -- click for larger image.
#5 is Holika Holika Petit BB in Clearing.
Let's face it, my face is not blemish free at all. Every girl needs a BB cream, and this one here is my current favorite. I've cycled through a bunch of asian BB creams, Skin79 (good but I wanted better), Missha (too oily), Etude House Cotton Fit (too dry -- can you believe that?), Dr Jart (too dark and also too oily) and Dr.Ci:Labo (too hard to get). I've also tried the Julep DD Creme, which I will review later on, but spoiler alert -- it sucks. This BB cream however, when used with my Rimmel Stay Matte, reduces the need for me to blot very often (I probably blot once in the workday, if any), but also doesn't feel too dry on my skin, which basically makes it a godsend. Yes, a BB comparison swatch post is coming soonTM, and no, I still have unopened BB creams in my vanity.

#4 Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Honey -- click for larger image.
#4 is Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Honey.
Recently, I've been reaching for this lip color as an everyday, just-an-office-lady-natural-MLBB color. It's perfect because the color is literally is my lips but better, and it's moisturizing. I probably reapply twice in one workday. I cannot vouch for the staying power because honestly the staying power is nothing compared to like OCC lip tars, but it's just a really nice and convenient color for those lazy 'natural' days.

#3 Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Petal -- click for larger image.
#3 is Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Petal.
Best lipbalm ever. I bought my boyfriend one in clear and he's almost done with that one. That ought to tell you how nice it is, since he's a guy and he never touches makeup-y things. It's super moisturizing, but also super spendy ($22.50 for .15oz), but by god does it make me feel all fancypants and moisturized when I use it. It's definitely a splurge kind of item, because I can definitely live without it, but it's nice to have. Petal is a nice color, and yes, there WILL be a swatch post with colors.. coming soonTM, when I can finally peel myself from watching/playing league of legends.

#2 Sleek iDivine palette in Lagoon -- click for larger image.
#2 is Sleek iDivine palette in Lagoon.
This is currently my everyday palette, I went from a NYX palette to the Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette to this one because I was kinda getting sick of mattes. The pigmentation in this palette is godsend and it was super inexpensive for this kind of quality, with lots of different colors, although I have been just sticking to three of them (the shimmery white, black and gold). Swatches coming soon! This was my first Sleek palette and I am very impressed and will probably buy more.. although I do have too many palettes and too little eyelid space. Oh, what I would give for bigger eyes with larger lidspace..

#1 Wet 'n' Wild Pearlescent Pink -- click for larger image.
#1 is Wet 'n' Wild Pearlescent Pink!
Hands down, it's the cheapest and most reliable item in my vanity, I love it to death because it gives this soft rosy glow and it's sooo pigmented, and a little really does go a long way. I've also been reaching for it more than I have Nars Orgasm (I know, blasphemy!), because I find that Nars Orgasm tends to look more glittery instead of pinky -- and I want my cheeks to look pink, you know? Love this blush and I always go back to it.

So, what are your favorite 5? Is there something you think I should try out? Thanks for joining me today!
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