January Favorites: Beauty.

AHHH! It feels so good to be back to talking about some of my favorite things.

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My product junkie brain really missed doing this post in December, even though I barely wore makeup at all.

In fact, the only days I wore makeup may have been Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas?? Yes yes, I think so. I shared on instagram the few things that kept me going in December which are still staples today: the instant age rewind concealer, mascara, and the MAC cherry lipliner with relentlessy red lipstick. I also went crazy with glitter nails – and the nails INC crushed diamonds is so, so gorgeous.

MY OTHER RECIPES

While I actually did have time to do makeup last month, the truth is that I can’t stop kissing my kid’s cheeks and don’t want to irritate his skin with the junk that is all over my face. SO see… I’ve had really good reason.

This month I’ve been attempting to get back on somewhat of a schedule – granted this new normal meals that sometimes I don’t put makeup on until 3PM and I don’t go to bed, well, ever, but doing a little bit of something makes me feel more alive. Especially concealer! I think I’ve almost finished an entire tube of age rewind just this month alone. YIIIIKES.

The look that I’m currently loving is my tarte tinted moisturizer, the age rewind concealer, brows done, tons of mascara (with some single false lashes on the ends if I’m going somewhere) and a lip balm, gloss or bright lip. Lots of MAC fix+ too. Aside from those (which I talk about constantly), these are the other things I’m wacky over this month…

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For eyes, I’ve been doing two things:

First, if I just want to throw on makeup to run some quick errands or hang out with a visitor, I’ll use urban decay sin all over my lid. It brightens it up without being glittery or too shimmery for a “no makeup” look. I’ve been obsessed with sin for years and have probably mentioned it ten times here. To me, it’s one of the best colors EVER. A serious necessity.

I believe it’s in the naked palette, but I always have a separate single too.

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Second, if I want a little more oomph I’ve been going back to the it cosmetics naturally pretty palette. I used this all last fall while traveling and the shadows are so easy to blend. You can totally see my favorites from this picture. I love that most of the colors are matte but that there is a shimmer shadow to give things a little glow if needed.

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A year or two ago I swore that I’d “never wear liner on my waterline” but I am retracting that statement. I’ve been using this rimmel scandaleyes pencil in nude on the bottom waterline to make me appear to awake – and it works! I’ve used it off and on for a year or so but now it’s a bit more constant when I’m doing my makeup since I look dead to the world.

Seriously, one day I thought I had mascara smudged under my eyes and it was JUST MY EYE CIRCLES.

I’ll take whatever I can get these days.

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Since I don’t always have a ton of time to do my brows these days and they are now one of the things I hate to leave the house without – I’ve been trying the benefit gimme brow. It definitely isn’t the same as the powder/gel combo I’ve been using for the last year but it works in a pinch and gives me enough definition that I’m happy. It’s super easy to use.

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Lip colors are still fairly nonexistent. I can rarely go an hour without giving Max a kiss (god am I annoying?) so instead of constantly wiping off lipstick, I’ve been doing more of a colored balm. I’ve had this NYX balm in parfait for a year or two but have been carrying it with my everywhere lately. It’s the prettiest shade of pink!

I’ve also gone back to some of my favorite Revlon lip butters, like the strawberry shortcake shade. Love them.

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In November at the VIB sale, I grabbed a bunch of soap and glory products. This smoothie buttercream smells like HEAVEN. OH my gosh. It’s like cake but better. I have been stingy in using it because I don’t want to irritate Max’s skin, so most of the times I’ll just use it on my legs. I completely adore this stuff.

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I’ve been using lush big shampoo for a year or two – but only use it once a week. I didn’t pick up a new one once I found out I was pregnant and it wasn’t until I started using it again in December that I realized just how much I’d missed it. It really DOES add a ton of extra body to my hair. I’ll use it on the weekend and still follow with my regular conditioner (the macadamia oil deep repair masque) – and it’s awesome.

It is quite weird rubbing giant chunks of sea salt into your hair, but it rinses out, I swear.

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One thing I haven’t used daily is perfume, again because I don’t want to irritate Max. But – these two are definitely worth mentioning for that fact. I am still loving the philosophy fresh cream scent because it’s quite mild. It’s also DELICIOUS. It’s practically edible. I find that wearing a tiny bit of this doesn’t bother him, so if I put on something at home, this is it.

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And if I happen to be going somewhere and want a little something extra, I’ve been using this 31 scent from j. crew. You know I love my rollerballs! My friend Natalie got me this for my birthday and i.love.it. The scent lasts forever! Seriously, I can still smell it the next day.

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I haven’t done my nails in January since rocking all the glitter over the holidays.

But I’m feeling a lot of new nude nail colors! Want want.

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In terms of new things I want to try? I’m really dying for the new MAC miley lipstick and lipglass (even though I have ten million similar pinks), along with the Anastasia liquid lipsticks. I adore Anastasia all products. I’m curious to see how/if my makeup changes more once my baby is mobile and we are out and about more often, but in the meantime, this is it!

Soooo tell me what you’ve been loving the last month or two! I totally missed out last month. I need my fix.

{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 a few amazon affiliate links above. thank you for being here!}