december beauty favorites I howsweeteats.com

How is it (the end of) DECEMBER?!

My December faves don’t consist of a huuuuge list, mostly because I did my November favorites late and I magically didn’t buy any new product (with the exception of the concealer) as I was shopping for others. And even though I wore a lot more makeup this month than I had been since we had the holidays, I did the same thing over and over since it was quick and easy.

Let’s talk about my saddest thing of all December – that the sephora formula x line is being discontinued. WAH!!! Why?! I love that nail polish formula so, so much and especially the erase cuticle cream. The only upside is that I’ve bought a lot of great shades on major sale. Still super sad though.

There is so many great product sets left right now, and if you need a list of my general favorites or all time faves, here are my gift guide suggestions as well as my VIB must have list! One thing I’m still using every single day, even when I barely wear any makeup, is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette. Obsessed. And I just bought FOUR It’s a 10 sprays for my hair on amazon because I”m a psycho.

On to this month!

december beauty favorites I howsweeteats.com

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette. I’ve been waiting to talk about this since the VIB sale, and oh my gosh I LOVE this. I have used it nonstop in December – I don’t even think I’ve used any other eye shadow. The colors are so gorgeous and the formula is so smooth. I don’t love the super warm and orangey shades, but everything else is perfect.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. I bit the bullet and bought this at ulta because I’ve heard so many amazing things. This is a REALLY great concealer. The applicator is huge and amazing. It reminds me of the MAC prolongwear concealer that I’ve worn for years, but usually skip in the winter because it’s so dry. This is like that, but not drying. And my undereyes are SOOO dry. Super loving this.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipstick in Underage Red. I’ve had this for most of the year, but it’s been my go-to holiday red. It is very matte and it can be sliiiightly drying, but what I adore is the staying power and how it seriously stains your lips. Perfect for long nights and parties.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. This has been a go-to for years, but guess what I’ve been using it on this month? My hands! I’ve found no better hand cream than this. I actually hate hand cream but my hands are a freaking trainwreck this season. I do prefer the tube for my kitchen, but I have the large jar upstairs because both Eddie and I use this on our face.

december beauty favorites I howsweeteats.com

Fresh Sugar Advanced Lip Therapy. Another winter must have that I talk about everrrry year. It saves my lips like nothing else.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Pencil in Amethyst. I bought this back in the summer and wasn’t impressed, because I didn’t like how it looked on my entire lid. However! This month I’ve been using it as a liner and it’s fantastic. So smooth and creamy, and my purple loving self freaks out over it.

MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Eros. I can’t stop loving these. They are so smooth and creamy! They don’t stain like the lips like the Kat Von D does above, but they have the prettiest shades.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon. I KNOW. I’m such a broken record. This is the longest I’ve worn a perfume in ages! I love this scent so much. I’m trying to figure out if I want to carry it regularly into 2017 (like everyday wear) or use something new and keep this scent as 2016’s memory! I’m such a nostalgia scent freak.

december beauty favorites I howsweeteats.com

I’d love to hear your favorite product of 2016 – as well as what you’re looking forward to in 2017! And what you got for Christmas?! The perfume above is probably my favorite product of 2016… as well as the cover FX highlighting drops!

{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!}