April Favorites

I told you in my Lovin' Lately post earlier in the month that I was going to have a monstrosity of a post for my April Favorites, so here I am. April was a good month for me. Between my Kylie lip kits being delivered, my birthday, and the Sephora VIB Sale, I tried a lot of new things. And remarkably, I loved pretty much everything.

I've only got one skincare favorite, so let's start there. This month I was sent a lovely package full of goodies from Purlisse, and so far the standout has been the Pur~Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser*. This is a perfect cleanser for both the morning and evening for me. It doesn't foam up, so it doesn't strip the skin, and it's just a nice gentle daily cleanser. It'll also remove non-waterproof makeup which is a plus.

I wrote up a full review on the three shades of the Kylie Lip Kits I got late last month, and they really are worth the hype for me. Candy K is my favorite so far of the three I got, and it's just a lovely, incredibly long-lasting formula. 

I've got two eye favorites, one I picked up with a birthday gift card and the other I got in the Sephora sale. I've been wanting a Burberry Wet & Dry Silk Shadow for the longest time, so once I had a Sephora giftcard in my pocket I took the plunge. I ended up getting the shade Rosewood, which is just a perfect rosy taupe shade that's good for everyday. The formula of this is UNREAL - it's probably the softest, creamiest (powder) eyeshadow I've ever tried. The other bit for the eyes I've been loving is the Milk Makeup Ubame Mascara in Inked. I wrote about my first impressions of Milk Makeup products here, and I think the mascara is so far the standout for me. It's got the perfect amount of drama for everyday without being too over-the-top, and the unique wand catches and coats every lash.

Speaking of Milk Makeup, I also want to mention their Matte Bronzer in Baked. This is what started my obsession with the brand - I've really been into bronzers lately, and this cream version is right up my alley. It's the perfect shade and blends unbelievably easily, leaving a lovely sunkissed glow to the skin.

My last two makeup products are all about the glow. I finally got my hands on the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter (with the same gift card I used on that Burberry eyeshadow), and I've been obsessed ever since. It adds such a beautiful glow to the skin, and I've been loving wearing it on its own, under base products, and mixed into my base products. It's really quite versatile. The last makeup bit was of course going to end up here - the Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight is just stunning, isn't it? It looks even more stunning on the skin. I've been using both shades pretty much all over to pretty much look like a beacon of glowing skin. I'm in love. To apply this I've been loving the NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush, which I got for my birthday as well. It's the perfect shape and size for applying pretty much all cheek products - I've been using it for powder blushes, bronzers, and highlights.

My last favorite of the month is the Calvin Klein CK2 Fragrance. I talked about this in my Birthday Haul, but it's really such a perfect spring fragrance. It's not floral like all the other perfumes I own, but it still smells quite fresh and green - something about it reminds me of freshly cut grass. It settles down to a more masculine scent which I still really love - I've been trying to refrain from dousing myself in this 24/7.

What were your favorites this month?


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