Once again, I'm starting a monthly favorites post with "where has the month gone?!" But seriously, how is it the end of November? Every month seems to be going faster than the last. This month I got a fair few new things because of the Sephora VIB sale (haul here, but I ended up buying more than that oops) and also through PR. A couple old favorites have resurfaced this month, too.
Starting with skincare, I was sent a few bits from the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair range earlier this month, and I've been loving them all (I'll be writing a roundup post on the collection soon). The standout for me so far has been the Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum.* It's a lightweight, hydrating serum that's meant to use the power of tiger grass to heal and soothe the skin. I'm just amazed by this because I added it into my skincare routine without changing anything else, and a couple large under-the-skin spots that were starting to emerge were gone in one day. Usually those kind of blemishes last actual months for me, so I'm just in awe that this has been getting rid of them that quickly. I still have a few popping up, but I think this serum is just helping to keep them in check and go down more quickly.
I was also sent some things from Belif this month, and my favorite was the True Cream Moisturizing Bomb.* I had used samples of this before and loved it, so I was so excited to finally have the full size. I've been using this pretty much every morning and night, and it's really been keeping my winter skin (my true lizard self) at bay. It packs such a punch of moisture despite feeling quite lightweight on the skin. I'd recommend this one for dry skin and the Aqua Bomb if you're more oily. Since I loved the face cream so much, I had to pick up the new Moisturizing Eye Bomb in the VIB Sale. It has a creamy gel consistency that really smooths out and plumps up my undereyes. It's amazingly hydrating without feeling too rich, and I find my undereye concealer doesn't crease nearly as much when I've applied this eye cream first. This is my go-to in the mornings.
The last skincare bit is a tool that I've been wanting to try for ages. My Glossier Rep friend Stephanie recently launched Mount Lai with her friend, specializing in Jade Rollers and other facial rollers. I was sent the Jade Roller* and I'm officially obsessed. I use this every night to help press in my face oil before applying my night cream, and it's made a huge difference in my skin. I've noticed my skin seems more plump and taut, my redness is reduced, and I'm not nearly as puffy in the mornings anymore. The stone feels cooling on the skin, so it's so refreshing and my favorite part of my evening skincare routine. They've also just come out with a Pink Quartz Roller that I'll need to get my hands on (because pink, duh).
I've got a couple new makeup favorites I got in the sale that I just can't step away from. I finally bit the bullet and got the Lilah b. Bronzed Beauty Bronzer Duo and I'm in love. It contains a lighter and a darker shade, but I just mix the two when I apply it. It has a little bit of a glow to it, and the shade is perfect for making me look sunkissed and healthy. I like that the pigmentation is buildable so I can customize the amount of bronze I want. Also- that packaging though. It speaks to me as someone who needed to stop at every rock garden and pick up the prettiest rock when I was little. It's like a nice, weighty pebble and I'm going to need a million more of their products now. I picked up the Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant on a whim during the Sephora sale (the Sephora in Boston was wild that day and I don't know what happened), and it's one of my favorite impulse buys to date. It has the coolest texture - it's super light and creamy, not oily or slippery like most lip balms I'm used to. The Radiant shade leaves a soft cool pink tint, and I loved it so much that I picked up the Suji Red shade before the sale ended. Safe to say I'm hooked.
Lastly, I fell for two old favorites again this month. Since discovering how easy it is to smear a lip product into my lip balm and create a more subtle stain, I've been getting a lot more use out of all of my lip product collection. My latest favorite to dot on the center of my lips and blend out is the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in Chutney. These have the loveliest creamy formula that blends out so easily and feels so comfortable on the lips. Chutney is a beautiful dusty mauve shade that adds a nice brown/berry stain when I blend it out. I'll be writing a post soon on all my favorite lip products to apply with this technique, and Chutney will definitely be included. An old, old favorite I'm loving again on the eyes is the MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters. I've been into just a sheer wash of one color on the lids lately, and this shade is perfection. It's the perfect kind of peachy pink sheen and it makes the eyelids look a little glossy. I know they're not talked about much anymore, but MAC Eyeshadows are still some of my favorites!
What were your favorites this month?
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