Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April Beauty Favorites

This month I've picked up a few new things, and rediscovered some old ones. As always I have tried to pull together some high end products and some drugstore ones (though this month leans heavy on the high end, woops).


april favorites

1. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle -- This came in my April Birchbox (post coming soon, I promise) and let me tell you, I will never be caught with out this stuff again. DARE I say it's better than my it's a 10. I don't know y'all. My hair is thicker, stronger, shinier and I definitely have less fly-aways.

2. Kate Spade Twirl perfume-- I got this stuff in a birchbox a long time ago, and it has been one of my favorites ever since. After I heard that this perfection in a bottle was being discontinued and was making its way into TJ Maxx stores across the country I've been on the hunt. Well... I finally found it when I was in New Orleans, and I've already gone through a good chunk of the 1.7 oz bottle. Guess I needed to buy it in bulk.

3. Maybelline Color Whisper in "Who Wore It Red-er"- I just picked this up last week at CVS. Y'all know I'm all about the Revlon Lip Butters, but I was curious... While my allegience still lies with Revlon, this is a great product. Super creamy, decent pigmentation and tons of moisture.

4. Supergoop CC Cream-- Now that warm weather is quickly approaching I'm a bit concerned about my face melting off... ha. Last year it was all about the BB, this year I'm sure it will be the CC, oh and did you hear? The DD creams are coming. While it's starting to get a bit out of hand, I liked what the CC claims to offer a little more coverage while still being lighter than your average foundation. While this one is a bit pricy, I really think it delivers.

5. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly-- I think I'm the last beauty enthusiast to hop on the paint pot trend, but y'all this stuff is awesome. If you aren't familiar, it's essentially a super thick tinted cream shadow/ base. You can use primer with this, but you really don't need it. I can't believe the staying power this stuff has, and it makes my other shadows pop!

6. Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder-- I've actually had this stuff for a while now, but never loved the coverage it gave me. In an effort to shop my stash I reached for this and paired it with the CC cream and absolutely loved the effect! As someone with oily skin this stuff keeps me matte for a good 7-8 hours. Just touch up a bit for happy hour and you're ready to go!

So those are my April Beauty Favorites. What have you been loving this month?

20 comments:

Penniless Socialite said...

I really want to try out cc cream...bb cream was great and now I am ready for the next level. I LOVE the color whisper lip sticks. I have 3 of them now I think.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

I love that lipstick!! I have it in a plum color (can't remember the name for the life of me!) and I love how smooth it is and how long it lasts!! Great april faves!

Andrea @ Momma in Flip Flops2 said...

I really want to try the red lipstick. I'm so nervous. I have it in my hand and always put it back.

BREI said...

That MAC Paint Pot looks awesome!

Beth Rowland said...

I use the paint pots as a primer for my eyes too! Since I've got oily eyelids it's the only thing that will keep my eye make up in place.

birdie to be said...

Great lineup! I need to get myself some cc cream!

Christina Heflin said...

I love discovering beauty products! I really need to try out the color whispers, everyone is talking about them. I also need to try Painterly Paint Pot, I can't believe I don't already own it. Please check out my blog and enter my Friday Link Up! :)

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Lacey said...

Better than "It's a 10"?? Oh my. I will have to try it. Also, thanks for the tip on the Rimmel Stay Matte. I may have to get some. I currently use PTR mattifying gel (awesome!), but at $30 a pop it's not very wallet friendly. Great tips!

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Lindsay Kauffman said...

Love all these beauty picks! I wear Color Whisper almost every day! I need to try out that Kate Spade perfume, I've been looking for a new scent. Glad I stumbled upon your blog! New follower!
xoxo, Lindsay

Alissa Kelly said...

LOVE the Maybelline lipstick! I have a shade and it's perfect! Very soft, too. Great picks!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

My-cliffnotes said...

You always share the best stuff

Lala H said...

thanks for sharing this, i have to try the rimmel pressed powder now.

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Jen said...

I'm definitely going to try that Maybelline lip color. :)

Katelyn said...

I am with you on so many of your favorites! I seriously can't go a day without my painterly paint pot! You have gotten me curious about the CC cream- haha I think I have to try it out now!

Suzanne S. said...

I love paint pots! I think they are amazing as a base and as a all over lid colour. I also love using jumbo lip pencils :)
xoxo
Suzanne

Stacey @ Likes to Smile said...

It's so funny, I was just reading about CC cream last night in Glamour magazine and I was all, "CC Cream?!?! HUH?!?! But I just barely figured out what BB Cream is."

fleurani said...

The CC Cream came out in germany beginning of april and I jumped on the train. Must admitt, really love the consistency and coverage. Usually I have acne problems but for some reason I dont break out of it, so pretty amazed :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Allyssa said...

I've yet to try BB, let alone CC cream, but they sound perfect for summer! I'll have to give them a try!

Nicole said...

Twirl is by far my favorite perfume eva! TJMaxx is a goldmine for it, too. Keep looking!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I love the Mac paint pots, I've never tried this color, but now I'll have to!

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