April Favorites: Beauty.

Favvvvorite time ever.

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What’s up! What’s new in your beauty-loving world?!

I’m in the midst of trying a bunch of other new tinted moisturizers (Urban Decay, Erborian BB) because I’m a psychotic product junkie and can’t get enough. I also can’t stop with the old-school OPI shade Strawberry Margarita. Plus, I want a margarita too. AND I’m shockingly still loving that Stila mascara from last month!

Oh! Also, I tried the Batiste in the brown shade again (grabbed at Target) and I don’t hate it as much as I initially did. Crazy.

Let’s get to this month…

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Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer. This was an impulse purchase when I was shopping online at Bloomingdales for their friends and family sale. OF COURSE it wasn’t included in the friends and fam, but I had seen some reviews and was interested in it, so decided to bite the bullet. Totally loving it. It’s completely natural looking! It’s a bit thicker than the Complexion Rescue that I wear everyday, but I really really like it. It’s enough coverage for me right now and I think it will be fine in the summer too. And yes, I agree that it’s stupidly priced.

Dr Jart Illuminating Sunscreen. It’s no secret that I love anything dewy, glowy, shimmering – not GLITTERY, at least not on my face – but anything to make my face look luminous? I’m in. This is a bit thick but I’ve been wearing it on the days where I don’t put on tinted moisturizer. It gives the PRETTIEST sheen. I’ve only been using it for a little over three weeks (I got it during the sephora sale) but so far, so good.

Sunday Riley Tidal. It’s basically my mission to make my entire skincare regime Sunday Riley. There isn’t one product I haven’t loved. This is ridiculously moisturizing for my dry skin, which I was skeptical of since it’s a gel. I can also wear it under makeup easily. It’s probably my favorite of all her products I use (the Luna Oil, Good Genes) and it goes on my face every single night.

MAC Warm Soul Blush. This is an oldie but goodie, and I’ve been loving it recently. It’s odd because I rarely gravitate towards warm-toned makeup. But this works on my very cool-toned and pink skin. It’s sort of like a shimmery version of Tarte Exposed? But it’s not overly shimmery at all. It gives a very nice natural flush.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. This is the time of year where I break out my favorite summer perfume. I don’t really believe in wearing different scents at different times of the year, but this is a nostalgic thing for me and I love wearing it in the summer only. And of course, rollerball, because it’s permanently stashed in my purse.

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Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette. This was another impulse purchase when I was waiting in line at Sephora. I hadn’t even seen reviews on this (if I had, I probably wouldn’t have bought it – Temptalia is my go-to and she gave it terrible ratings) but am so glad I picked it up. First, the pigmentation is not wonderful, especially for the center shade. It’s slightly chalky, but not so bad that I can’t use it as a wash of color on my eyelids. I love that this is like an all-in-one palette, and since I’m all about the highlighting in the summer, I’m all over it. I’ve used it on my lids and as highlighter on the cheeks. I can totally see me using JUST this palette along with some mascara, concealer and blush!

Cover FX Click Enhance stick in Celestial. Okay, I realize I’m a little out of control with the highlighting products in this post. But this!! It’s awesome. I love Benefit Highbeam and last year, used the Clinique chubby stick highlighter. But this is a lot more natural and a bit creamier. It’s super easy to work with. And the perfect shade for my skin. Easy to swipe right on.

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Pickled Ginger. More of my bright coral obsession, right here. This is another shade similar to the Maybelline Shocking Coral. It’s a bit more matte but not completely uncomfortable. Obviously, I’m obsessed.

Anastasia Brow Definer in Chocolate. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still a slave to the Benefit Gimme Brow. I use it every single day. And I never loved the Anastasia Brow Wiz. What I love this for though it to give my brows a bit more definition if I’m going out. The Gimme Brow only can do so much with shaping, so I add a bit of shape with this. It’s the perfect angle!

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That’s all I’ve got! I’m dying over the new Urban Decay Alice line but since I’m not loving color on my eyes any more, I see no reason to get it. How sad. Whomp whomp. What are you loving right now?! What lipstick? What nailpolish? What’s your go-to sunscreen? And do you like a self tanner better than St. Tropez? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

{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!}