Monthly Favourites – February 2016

With my collection of beauty products getting bigger and bigger each day, sometimes it’s nice to take a little buying break and “shop” my current collection. February was all about searching through the products that have fallen by the wayside over the past few months.

NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder ($52): This is one of those old cult products that a lot of people love, which right now I only own in this Limited Edition palette, but of course, it can be bought on its own. I really forgot how great this bronzer is. It adds a great warmth to skin without leaving an orange or dirty finish. It blends so evenly and the very light gold shimmer leaves a natural glow that’s not glittery or shiny. Just a great, go-to product whether you just want to warm up your complexion or contour.

CHANEL Ombres Contraste Duo in Taupe Delicat ($51): Sometimes it’s great to  just go back to basic. This classic duo is one of those products that I always go back to. The gorgeous brown/taupe colour and the very pale blush shade can be used on their own or as transition colours. These shadows are creamy, buttery and can be built up for a more smokey look or just a quick wash on the lid and through the crease will  give you the perfect clean eye.

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey ($20): Near the beginning of February had an itch for coloured mascara again. I love the Black Honey shade, it definitely has a noticeable burgundy/aborigine tint but it’s still quite dark. The wand also does a great job a separating every single lash and adding a good amount of volume.

Beautyblender Pro ($28): This is one of those products that a lot of people swear by but for some reason, I always go back to makeup brushes to apply my foundation and concealer. That being said, I really craved picking up the old beautyblender last month. It's so easy to create a completely even base with this sponge. You can also pick up any excess product on your skin, which I think helps to prevent my makeup from moving throughout the day. I also like that it’s so quick to clean after each application, which is great when you’re traveling. I’m still using this daily right now – I think I’m becoming a beautyblender convert.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color in Drake ($50): I’m born and raised in Toronto and very proud of it so of course, I’m a huge Drake fan. When I heard that Tom Ford created a lipstick shade called Drake, I had to pick it up. Even though my initial attraction was to the name, the colour is gorgeous. It’s a lovely purple tone berry shade that’s particularly flattering this time of year. Like all Tom Ford lipsticks,  it's very comfortable and pigmented, and the packaging is killer.