Monday, February 13, 2012

My January 2012 Hit List (Favorites)


I hope that you all are having a wonderful Monday post-Grammys, I know I am, I wasn't able to watch the entire show because I got bored after the first hour and decided to go work on homework, LOL.  In between writing  a thesis and watching Youtube videos I felt it right to create a blog post.  : )  See how things just work out?

Today I come to you with my hit list for the month of January.  These are products I used the most and enjoyed and I hope that this list can assist you on your cosmetic lust for the future.  Let's begin, shall we.....

First up is EOS lip balm, this is the smoothest lip balm I've ever had and trust me, I've used plenty from various brands.  I use this under all my lipcolors and it never fails me.  It leaves a matte finish and is comfortable and best yet, it doesn't leave white film on the corners of your mouth over time (I know, I know, we've all been there).

Black Opal Invisible Oil Blotting Powder is the bees knees!  Ever since I got this late last year I've recommended to everyone I know looking for a great powder to set their foundation.  Looking to keep your oil in check?  Run to your nearest drugstore and buy this, you can thank me later. ; )  It's translucent and it is one of the few that I know of that don't leave a white cast on the face after application.

Up next is a MAC product that I've been loyal to since my years in undergrad for those nights I stayed up longer than I should have despite me having an 8 AM class, we won't get into It's the ever so popular Studio Finish Concealer in NW45.  It's thick, it's creamy, and it works!  All I have to do is dab a little underneath my eyes and on blemish marks and set it with the Black Opal blotting powder and I'm good to go, otherwise it will crease.  Say no to the broken roof shingles look ladies!  

L'Oreal Voluminous Lashes mascara is the best mascara I've come across, I love the way it makes me look like I have Bambi lashes, it provides volume and a curl that I can't obtain naturally. 

Here's a friend to many, MAC Groundwork paint pot, the perfect base for neutral eyeshadow looks or any eyeshadow look for that matter.  It's creamy and leaves a matte finish, the dry time is instant, perfect for me!  You can also use it as an all over color for those "fresh face" days.

And finally, Revlon PhotoReady face primer, great product from Revlon!  It's great for keeping me from looking like an oil slick by the end of the day.  If you're a fan of the foundation you'll love this, and if your're not you'll still love it.  Be on the look out for my full product review coming soon!  

What do you think?  What were some of your favorites for the month of January?


  1. Joanne, girl...... I have to say, "THANK YOU" for suggesting the Revlon PhotoReady face primer. I had doubts, but I purchased it anyway. I've been using it for 2 days now, and I absolutely love it. I like it better than my Ulta face primer.I also ended up finding my Holy Grail mascara at Target too lol.

    1. You're very much welcome Kay!! I'm glad you like it :) what's your HG mascara?? I love Target too, i'm in there way too often lol

  2. I HATED that EOS crap! lol, sorry. I have large lips and they aren't normally dry, but I found that I had to reapply that stuff every 10 minutes! I did not provide enough moisture for me, so I threw it away. but I do like the groundwork paintpot! :)


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