February 2012 Favorites

Hello everyone!  It is scary that February is over already, where did the month go?  Oh well!  February is the month of all things love and no surprise, I fell head over heels for quite a few products.  I actually wanted to add a lot more to this post but some were too new to justifiably include them.  ;)  I forgot all about this post until late this afternoon.  The sun was going down so I had to take pictures inside with a flash (which is why they aren’t of the best quality).  You may notice that the a couple of the brushes I mention aren’t clean.  It is because I use them everyday, including this morning, and I came straight home and took a picture immediately to get this post up.  

MAC 263
This is one of my favorite brushes that I have ever used for eyeliner.  It is synthetic and very thin.  I can get a very refined line and can make a wing with almost no effort.  It is a MUST HAVE brush for gel liner!

I have been using this brush everytime I have applied foundation in the last month.  It is so dense and amazing.  The synthetic hairs may have a lot to do with the perfection in which it blends out the foundation.  I can do my entire face in less than a minute with this brush compared to 2-5 minutes it used to take me to blend.
I adore this brush for concealer.  I received the Precision Kit from Sigma in a Twitter contest and I have tried and liked them all but I have CLUNG to this brush for my everyday concealer application.  It applies and blends out in the same step.  Again, I think it is the synthetic fibers that Sigma is using in these that make their Sigmax line so fantastic. 

Rock & Republic Blush Brush
This is my favorite of the Rock & Republic brushes I own.  I use it all the time every month and I never think to discuss it.  It has a great shape and density to give a nice deposit of color on the cheeks: not too much or too little.  I know that these are no longer offered for sale but it is a favorite and it would be unfair to my stash not to include it.  :)

Edward Bess Daydream Bronzer
I purchased this a little over a month ago in a blog sale and I have been using it daily since then.  It is one of those perfect shades.  It can be as subtle as I want or as deep and dark as I need.  It reminds me of a sophisticated NARS Laguna.  It also has a very nice fragrance. 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Orpheline
This is the blush that should be nicknamed “O” instead of NARS Orgasm.  This color could give me an… ahem… err… beautiful glow.  :)  I think I wore this blush around 75% of the time I wore makeup this month.  It is one of those colors that makes my face brighten up and look alive.  I recommend it to ANYONE!  Not only is the color beautiful but the texture is amazing!  If you wanna read more about my thoughts on this blush click here

MISA Cho Bo Yang
I think that this is one of my favorite BB creams ever.  It does a good job at suppressing the amount of oil my skin produces and it also has a nice dewy finish.  That is something that is rare in a foundation and I for one PREFER a dewy finish because it is the most reminiscent of what skin actually looks like.  
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
This is a GREAT product.  Though I believe it is a foundation, I actually use it as a concealer.  It is a nice pigmented thick texture but it blends out and can look very natural.  It is one of the only concealers that I have found that do a good job at covering up my redness and blemishes.  


Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
I have been using UDPP in Sin for years but I have been all about easy simple looks this past month.  It is one of those primers that you don’t need to add much to and you can walk out the door and feel/look like you actually took a bit of time to do your eye makeup.  

Essence Gel Liner in London Baby
London Baby has been my go-to eyeliner all month.  It isn’t as stark as a black but at the same time it is dark enough to add some drama.  It is a beautiful taupe shade and it lasts all day.  I have never had a problem with this eyeliner transferring or moving around.  I can’t even say the same about MAC or Bobbi Brown gel liner.  There is a swatch of this eye liner here.  

Maybelline Color Tattoo in 25 Bad to the Bronze
These Color Tattoo cream eye shadows are amazing.  They are pigmented and last and last.  Bad to the Bronze has been one of my favorite lid colors/bases this month because it is so wearable and so many colors pair with it well.  When I have been doing something other than a wash of UDPP Sin this has likely been in the look.  

L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in 888 Iced Latte
This color is gorgeous as an inner corner highlight as well as a lid color.  It really brightens my eye up and gives me a fresher, younger appearance.  I did a beautiful look that I am extremely happy about with this color.  
Like I mentioned before, I could have listed about 15-20 more items this month but I honestly didn’t want to make this post too long and I didn’t want to repeat too many of my past favorites.  What have you been loving this past month and is there anything that I listed that you love/hate and why?  Hope you had a fabulous February and BRING ON MARCH!  


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15950907039833058046 adthenshesmiled

    LOVE your favorites! I have the F80 brush too and it’s so easy to blend foundations. I also had the Bad to the Bronze on my favorites this month. It’s my go to shadow for when I’m in a hurry.

    I’m really interested in the BB cream. Where would I look to get it?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03450370567246414141 Jeimy777

    Lovely products, the brushes must be amazing. I hope one day I’ll have the pleasure and honor to try Sigma!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 LauraJean396

      You definitely need to give the Sigmax brushes a try. They are phenomenal!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06793209252130304720 MarciaF

    I especially like the L’Oreal eyeshadow and Maybelline Bad to the Bronze. I think I have that R&R brush unused so I need to track it down.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 LauraJean396

      The eyeshadows are really nice! Very excited about drugstore makeup this season. U need to dig that brush up and play with it. It took me a while to realize how much it is the one I reach for the most.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15411965461282059124 Miranda

    nice favorites! I really need to get sin primer potion!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 LauraJean396

      It is such a nice primer for lazy days. Primer plus e/s in one!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06336169683515242616 This passenger’s element

    Great favorites! I wish there were more color choices in BB creams. Keep em coming LJ!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 LauraJean396

      I know… Seems like things are coming along time. <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 bettzy93

    I have not tried none of your favorites but they look amazing:)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 LauraJean396

      You better get on that! haha! What are you favorites?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15095417308050617330 Tracy D

    You have some great & unique favourites..that blush sounds amazing. I need those Sigma precision brushes too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10257506303683672137 Jess

    love this favorites list! i wish i got a hold of rock n republic brushes before they all sold out :(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08090454528220241490 Charisse

    You always make me want to get those Sigmax brushes… and the KA SSE, is it easy to apply? I don’t usually conceal on the face so it may be wasted on me.