I haven’t done one of these monthly favorites in a while because my skincare and beauty routines have been pretty stable for the past few months. I haven’t tried a lot of new products because I am still loving the ones I’ve been using. This month, I narrowed down my favorites based on my everyday go-to look.
I know that a lot of my posts have to do with beauty and makeup, but I don’t like to depend on makeup to create a flawless complexion. I don’t have perfect skin, but I do take care of it so my breakouts have decreased over the past few years.
One of my favorite skincare items is Aesop’s Parsley Seed Masque. It’s very gentle, but it does a great job of cleaning out pores and extracting all impurities in the skin. I like to use this once a week, but you can use it up to two.
When it comes down to applying my actual makeup, my goal is to create a very natural and healthy complexion. In order to achieve this look, I use a lot of highlighting products so that my skin looks very dewy and plump.
Benefit’s Dallas blush has been my favorite blush for the winter time because it’s a medium-toned rosy-bronze shade and it warms up the skin as well as give it a very subtle flush. Since the blush has a bit of a shimmer in it, it can double has a highlighter.
After concealer and powder, my face can often look very flat, so I like to bring some light back into my under eyes and to the tops of my cheekbones. Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Palette does the job beautifully. These powders are not glittery or shimmery, but they give the face a beautiful sheen and the results are very natural. If I really want an extra glow, I will use this palette and dust Dim Light all over my face and doing this really gives that dewy finish.
I don’t normally do my eyes, but if I have a special event and want to put in a little extra effort, I reach for my Lorac Pro Palette. This palette, to me, is the best neutral palette out on the market right now. It is super sleek and easy to travel with and it has every color you could possibly need for a neutral or dramatic smokey eye look. The eyeshadows are great quality and it’s cheaper than a lot of the competing neutral eye palettes.
For my hair, I have been on a real “wavy/loose curls” kick and I really like my Hot Tools 1-1/4″ curling iron because it gives me big loose curls that make my ombré hair look more natural and effortless. To get the look I want, I just wrap my hair around the barrel instead of using the clamp.
As always, I want to know what you guys loved in the month of February!