Hello and Happy Almost November! I cannot believe how quickly the month has flown by. Today I have my monthly likes and dislikes for you. Tomorrow, I will post my monthly empties report and mini reviews, and on Friday I will post Zoya's latest collection for you to help you get ready for the holidays.
Let's start with my monthly favorites!
First, this item is not available in stores! My bestie Katie made this special concoction of essential oils to help combat wrinkles and dry skin. I don't know exactly what's in it, but I love it and I love her, so of course it made the list!
I recently posted about this brush on my instagram (@myboyfriendhatesmakeup) because I have been loving it all month! This is by a brand called iBeauty. I found it at TJ Maxx and it was $10. It is SO soft and blends foundation really well. I am looking forward to trying smaller sizes for eyeshadow and highlighter.
I tried my first matte ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Hanky Panky, and, to no one's surprise, I love it. It is exactly the color I was looking for - matte, my skin but better, colored. Perfect!
NyX is a brand I always forget about until I purchase something after I read a review. I forget where I saw this #nofilter finishing powder, but I ran right out to Ulta to get it. I wish it made me more matte, but it does give a pretty flawless finish (I've only used it over full coverage foundation.) I am still on the hunt for a matte powder, though.
I wish you could touch this ColourPop shadow! The texture is like nothing you've tried before - it has almost a cold, spongy feel to it. I know that sounds weird but it's awesome. Swatches at the end of the post!
I am still on a matte liquid lipstick kick! This Anastasia Beverly Hills matte lip is in the color Dusty Rose. The Smashbox liquid lipstick came in October's PLAY! box, but the name wasn't listed.
Swatches! The ABH lippie is on the left, SmashBox in the middle, and Hanky Panky on the right side.
Have you tried any of these products? Love them? Hate them? Let me know!
Now, for the not so fun part of the post: Dislikes!
I received these Pacifica Lotion Wipes from a swap. I wasn't sure what to expect but I don't really like them. The wipes smell decent but barely have any lotion to them. I need one per arm, one per calf, one for neck/shoulders, and the list goes on. I can see having these on hand for travel, especially since it's not a liquid, but for every day use, I will stick to bottled lotions.
ColourPop's brow pencil, in Dope Taupe, was a nice color and a small pencil, which was easy to use, but unfortunately, this makes the Dislikes list. The pencil was only $5 but it had barely any product in it. The wax was too soft, or something, and broke off in chunks while applying. For the same price point, I'll stick to my $2 NYC pencils.
Estee Edit's Pore Stick is also making the list. I actually think I included it in my Favorites post a few months ago, but picking it up again proved to be a disappointment. I applied it under my Kat Von D Lock It foundation and it completely showed every dry spot, line, discoloration and flaw. I use the foundation constantly, so I know it was the primer underneath that caused the issues. Bye, bye.
Ok, so that's it for the month!
Tell me what you're loving in the comments!