I can’t believe we’re in April! Time is just zooming by, isn’t it?
It’s been a while since I posted any favorites on here due to my blogging break but fear not, I have some really great items to share with you today.
Let’s get started. 🙂
Nature Republic Nature Origin Tinted CC SPF 30 PA/++
A few months ago, South Korean cosmetics brand Nature Republic opened at my local mall so of course the ever beauty enthusiast in me had to check it out. With testers for virtually every product and sinks to rinse everything off, the store did not disappoint. After a quick scan of the store, I focused on what I came there for: a CC cream. The sales associate recommended the Nature Origin Tinted CC for my combination skin and I love it. The coverage is sheer but is enough to cover up my redness and it gives my skin a dewy look. The product comes in a pump bottle, making application effortless. The only downside is that the color selection is very limited (maybe 3 shades?) so the color isn’t exactly spot on but it looks great after I add some blush.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
I’ve had this setting powder for a while but I recently started using it again. Sometimes the Nature Republic Tinted CC gives my skin too much of a dewy finish, so I dust a bit of this all over to tone down the shine. It sets my makeup nicely and is undetectable.
Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Nudist Peach
I’ve seen these floating around Instagram and my latest trip to CVS include this gem at checkout. At about $5, I found this liquid lipstick to be pretty impressive! It has a mousse-like consistency and glides on very easy on lips. The shade Nudist Peach is very beautiful pink/peach nude shade. After the lipstick sets, it feels like you have nothing on and isn’t uncomfortably drying. I forget I have it on sometimes. Since this shade is light, it’s not too long-lasting, especially when eating, and it does slightly accentuate imperfections on your lips. However, exfoliating lips prior really helps. It’s also really easy to reapply.
Too Faced Lip Injection Lip Gloss
Here’s swatches of the Tinted CC and Nudist Peach.
Lush Dream Cream
The same mall trip I made to explore Nature republic also found me at the Lush store. I was excited to try the Dream Cream as I had tested it in the store months prior and really liked it. Infused with ingredients like cocoa butter, olive oil, soothing oat milk and calming rose, lavender and chamomile oils, this has a consistency more similar to a lotion rather than a cream as it’s kind of runny. The smell is very unique- the prominent scents that jump out at me are the oat milk and chamomile blue oil- so it may be a deal breaker for some; I don’t mind it at all. Despite the thinner consistency, this hydrates my body really well and makes a great massage cream as it has a nice slip.
Pore Clearing Cleanser
At the latest UCLA Cosmetic Chemistry class I took, we were given a plastic travel case filled with products to try out, courtesy of YG Laboratories. This cleanser quickly became a favorite as the gentle, sulfate-free formula deep cleans without feeling harsh or drying. Natural salicylic acid from Willow bark as well as tea tree oil make this great for blemish-prone skin. When I start getting a few breakouts, I use this and it helps clear my skin.
Calming Bio Lipid Repair Creme
Another product from YG Laboratories, I almost didn’t try this product as it is pretty thick and is best used for extremely dry and sensitive skin. After using the Pore Clearing Cleanser, I tried this on as a moisturizer and really love it. It contains sea whip and green tea to help calm and soothe redness and is formulated with no fragrance, essential oils, lanolin, parabens or other commonly used sensitizers. I haven’t broken out with this product and my face feels so nice and hydrated in the morning when I wake up.
That’s it for my March favorites.
What were your favorites this month?