April Favorites: Beauty. (plus, what I bought at the Sephora VIB sale!)

Happy end of April!

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I don’t have too many new favorites this month, but I do have a list below of the things I got at the recent VIB sale! I’m still waiting for a few of them to come. With the warmer weather coming, I’m AGAIN wearing a lot less makeup, but my go-to’s since last month’s post have been the Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color (that stuff is incredible and I get so many compliments on it! I swear it twinkles under the lights!) and the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick. Alllll about the glow.

On to this month! My favorites are… 

the Moroccan Oil Classic Brush. This may be a weird thing to mention and I sort of think it’s gross to show a used hairbrush, but I have to talk about how much I love this. And another brush (the P80) that I got. Guys, it has been a horrifically long time since I have bought new hair brushes. Like I can’t even tell you how long because you will think it’s sick. A really, really long time. (Actually, I’ve purchased a new brush or two but they never felt as great as my older ones and quickly broke.) I grabbed two moroccan oil brushes from amazon and have not looked back. The boar bristle one? I use at night to come through my hair before bed. It does cause a little bit of static, but I’m going to bed so who cares. It feels amazing on the scalp. The other one is for morning use and anytime I style my hair. I LOVE THEM. Totally worth it, because the few brushes I’ve bought have been much cheaper and fall apart quickly.

MY OTHER RECIPES


It Cosmetics CC Illumination Cream. A repeat mention but I’ve almost finished the bottle of the illuminating CC cream and will never get the regular version again. This gives SO much glow to my face… I’m sure some people think it gives too much. The only downside to this is that sometimes when I rub my cheek against Max’s cheek, he gets some sparkle on his face. Still. I love it.

CoverFX Illuminating Setting Spray. I know that I mentioned this last month, but now that I’ve used it for another full month, I can tell you how fully obsessed I am with it! I’ve even been using it in cases where I don’t need a setting spray (like just have on a bit of tinted moisturizer) because it is SO illuminating. Really loving it.

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Crayon in Grapevine. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ll know that for YEARS (like maybe 10 years?) I solely used the Urban Decay 24/7 liner if I ever used any eyeliners. It has been ages since I bought one, but I do have a few of these highliner crayons and find that they are so similar. This is so soft and blendable, and I love that it’s matte too. I’ve always worn purple on my eyes and while I’ve majorly toned down any color in the last few years, I love smudging this as eyeliner – it doesn’t look to bright or harsh.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind. FOREVER favorite. I just bought another one and have been grabbing this super often this month as I need to swipe something on quickly since we have people here remodeling the kitchen EARLY. This is the best stuff.

Rosebud Tropical Ambrosia Balm. I haven’t ever been a huge rosebud salve fan (especially in the pot) and probably haven’t bought any since high school. I was instantly dying over this scent, however, and couldn’t resist! I am loving this balm and it tastes like the tropics. Perfect.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips lipstick in Bosworth’s Beauty. This has been my go-to shade this month for lips because it’s SO bright, but not in a too-shocking way. If that makes sense, ha. These lipsticks are awesome, though I do like them best with a light lip balm (like Burt’s Bees underneath). They stay on forever too. And you can easily add gloss over top!

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Now for things I bought at the sale? Not a ton of fun an interesting stuff, really. I bought some things we always use, like the FAB Ultra Repair Cream (Eddie and I use it daily), a new bottle of St Tropez and two mitts for self tan purposes, a new beauty blender and a new eyeshadow brush (just the sephora collection one). In terms of fun things, I bought one of the new Hourglass strobing blushes, the Coola Face Self Tan Serum and my most exciting purchase, the Briogeo Charcoal and Coconut Exfoliating Shampoo.

I can’t wait to try that! I’m old.

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Annnd that was my month! Nothing too exciting. I don’t think I have anything else I’m dyyyying over for summer. What is on your list?!

{as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are some amazon and general reward style affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}