Thursday, 29 May 2014

Monthly Favorites / May

beauty favorites, MAC Vanilla, Barry M Gelly Green Berry, Too faced Chocolate Soleil, Loreal True Match

Loreal True Match Foundation

Too Faced chocolate soleil bronzer

Revlon Colorburst Crayon Matte Balm in Shameless

MAC Vanilla eye shadow

For once I will upload my Monthly Favorites post on time. That has to be a first and there is one proud blogger right here *waving* haha! That’s probably because May was a total blast on the beauty field and I barely contained my excitement for this post. I’ve found some brilliant beauty bits that left me completely smitten. Foundation and bronzer for flawless face, stunning purple lippy and beaut eye shadow to make my eyes pop and gorgeous turquoise nail polish to make me dream about summer vacation. Dream team.

Finding a new favorite foundation doesn’t happen very often but when it does it usually deserves to be banged about a lot. Meet the new love of my beauty loving heart – the incredible L’Oreal True Match foundation (here). This supposed-to-be drugstore version of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk ticks all the boxes and left me completely smitten. It offers beautiful medium-full coverage, which covers all imperfections and leaves my complexion look flawless. True Match blends so seamlessly into the skin for an oh-so-natural look, which I adore. It wears for hours and hours and the gorgeous semi-matte, yet dewy finish is to die for. Love. It.

Gorgeous non-orange bronzer, which smells of cocoa? Yes please! I confessed my love for the incredible Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer (here) last summer and this year it is back on. It’s the best bronzer for pale gals I’ve found and I swear by it! It’s matte, which makes it perfect both for contouring and for dusting all over the face and I adore that it’s not muddy or orange. The pigmentation of Chocolate Soleil is spot on and it applies like breeze. The bronzer feels almost hydrating and doesn’t look powdery or cake-y as well. And if you are a chocolate lover – the divine scent will capture your heart in no time. Full review here.

I’ve been into the whole ‘make your eyes pop’ thing this past month and to help me with that I dug out my first ever MAC product – the Vanilla eye shadow (here). This muted white with very subtle sheen is the perfect brow bone highlighter but I cheated a bit and have been using it all over the lid instead. It adds such beautiful light into the look and I love how it illuminates my eye area. The shadow could also be used as base color and the pigmentation is pretty decent and is not chalky. Score.

The most exciting product discovery for the month of May has been this absolutely gorgeous Revlon Colorboost Crayon Matte Balm in Shameless (here). It’s the most unique deep purple lippy I’ve found and I am obsessed with it. I know that I should probably be rocking more vibrant and brighter colors this time of the year but I couldn't help it – it’s just too beautiful. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I adore intense shades like this. Plus purple lips and green eyes is quite the combo, don’t you think? The formula is far from ideal as it does cling to dry patches and fine lines but after a good scrub and under lip balm it’s all good. Review is coming your way veeeery soon.

For the majority of May I have been sporting Essie Mezmerised on my nails but since I raved about it enough here, I thought I’d talk about number two in my May most-loved-lacquers list. The ever so gorgeous Barry M Gelly in Greenberry (review here) has been keeping me a great company and I fell in love with it all over again. It is this beautiful turquoise polish with perfect blend of green and blue, which reminds me of nothing but summer and beaches. Greenberry is bright and bold and the faff-free formula allows easy application and days of wear without chipping. Get involved!

Have you tried any of these products before? Which is the one product that you have been loving during May?

Lots of love,
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25 comments

  1. Love love love! That purple lip colour looks gorgeous!

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  2. I used to love the True Match foundation, although my skin type has been changing recently and now my skin hates it. I'm devastated!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  3. I'm so desperate to try the lip crayons! They are sooo hyped!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY HERE

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  4. The Too Faced bronzer sounds amazing. I can't make my mind up with the L'Oreal True Match foundation though, I seem to love it one minute then hate it the next hmm. A great selection of products.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Yes to the Revlon Matte Balm in Shameless! It is by far one of my favorite purple lip colors I own. I actually think it goes on pretty smooth for a matte lip product and can be easily worn. I also just love how wonderfully pigmented in it!! Plus, I do like the mint in it. I did a review of this about half a year ago here!

    kfclovesyou.blogspot.com

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  6. I've been using Vanilla all over the lid recently too - it's so easy for making your eyes look more awake!

    Amy | The Little Koala Blog ♥
    Blog Designs at | Little Koala Designs

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  7. You are right ... the true match foundation is really great. It's one of my favorite foundations I've ever used, because it has full coverage (in my case) and is inexpensive.

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  8. Whoaa Shameless looks like a beauty!

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

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  9. I'm LOVING Revlon Colour Burst balms too :D xx
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. That Revlon matte balm looks amazing, definitely going to have to give that one a try, gorgeous colour :)

    Emily xx Beauty Bunny

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  11. I also love the foundation, too bad I took a wrong shade, bit darker..

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  12. I really want to try the Too Faced bronzer! Looks beautiful- I'm glad you have reviewed it as I have had my eye on it for a while!

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  13. Excellent post as always - lovely selection of favourites xx

    kittyheartsblog

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  14. Beautiful photos! That revlon balm looks like such an amazing color!
    Kallie - But First, Coffee

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  15. Lovely favourites, I definitely need to try the True Match foundation!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  16. I absolutely LOVE True Match foundation! I go through phases with it but it's definitely a staple fave. Also really wanting to buy the MAC eyeshadow :)
    xx

    http://izzbizzz.blogspot.com.au

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  17. The color of this Revlon lip crayon is awesome! I need to get a closer look at it! :)

    <3

    AlinaErmilova.com

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  18. I've owned and used and loved the true match but the older packaging! I'd love to have that barry m polish too! I don't have any but need some of their gel ones!

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  19. The Chocolate Soleil bronzer is on my "May Beauty Favorites' as well:)...isn't it gorgeous? I just love it! I would like to try the foundation, I've never had any L'Oreal foundation. What shade is yours?

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  20. Monthly favorites are always my favorite posts to read/check out! Just discovered your blog and I am obsessed with your photos! So clean and fresh!

    xxkelly

    http://sandysatisfashion.blogspot.com

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  21. how is your photography so beautiful?! Love the nail varnish!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  22. That Berry M nail polish looks adorable.
    Lovely favourites!
    TarteTanya

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  23. Beautiful picks! I love the Revlon Matte Balms and this shade looks so fun! And so wish Barry M. polishes were available here in Canada!

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  24. I absolutely love that Barry M shade, I've been wearing it a lot recently too! I'm dying to try the l'Oreal True Match too! Love the post :) xxx

    thebeautybombuk.blogspot.co.uk

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