December has flown by in the blink of an eye. I definitely saw a peak in my social engagements and a change-up in the beauty products I have been reaching for on a daily basis. When I first used the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer (shade light neutral) I hated it…now I NEED it in my life! I re-purchased it this month due to its minimally-creasing formula and great coverage. Speaking of great coverage I have renewed my love of the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation (shade 1N1 ivory nude) and found that I was reaching for this on a daily basis wearing it on top of the Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm (as a primer) that I cannot get enough of (see previous review on this here…). These three products have given me a solid base and enabled me to create a lot of day-to-night makeup looks that I have needed this month.
Shoot me now (*ducks*), but I never really got MAC lipsticks! I mean the shade range was great but I used to find myself reaching for cheap and cheerful drugstore brands or fancy schmancy high-end brands…I never really had a reason to reach for MAC. Until now. All I can say is…WHAT WAS I THINKING! I now need to buy all the lipsticks and MAC Mehr has been the one I have been reaching for this month. Described as a dirty blue-pink shade with a comfortable matte finish, I cannot get enough of it. Whirl is next on my hit list! Oh yes! 🙂 I have several perfumes and I like to change my scent every-so-often. December always feels like a Jo Malone kind-of month to me and I have been rekindling my love for the Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne. I bought this last December and the fresh smell of it now makes me think of Christmas. I have also been loving the Dr Lipp nipple balm for lips to help my dry and cracked suffering lips. With its lovely glossy finish it has helped me have a bit more of a put-together look when I haven’t been wearing lipstick. And finally I have to mention my most loved product of the month…the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. I have been smooshing this all over my face and revelling in the lit-from-within glowing goodness it gives to my skin. I don’t even care about the high price…although remind me of that when I hit pan and I am crying!