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february beauty favorites I howsweeteats.com

Welcome to my faaaaavorite post of the month. There are so many things I’m loving right now, but most aren’t new – they are things I’ve been using for awhile. I’m still reeeeally all about the dewy, glowy highlight. I’d even be all about the sparkle if it didn’t make me feel like a child.

One thing I didn’t include but wanted to mention is that Hourglass Lip Stylo I talked about last month. I am so crazy about it! They feel great on my lips.

Now for this month… 

Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop. This is an oldie but goodie and I brought it out this month to bring some life to my face. I love this bright coral and the cheek pop blushes are awesome.

Glam Glow Glowstarter Moisturizer. Guess what? I actually misplaced this product and thought I had left it at a friend’s house, but I found it this week in one of my bags! I love this stuff. I use it under moisturizer or on it’s own. This is the original illuminating one that I talked about here – not the matte. I’ve read a lot of negative reviews on this, but I love love love it! I need to use the heck out of it now because it’s probably almost expired. Eeeek. I’ve been mixing a drop of the drunk elephant vitamic c serum that I mentioned last month in with this in the mornings.

YSL Touche Eclat in #1. Another oldie but goodie – I think this was one of the first products I ever talked about here on the blog, waaay before my beauty faves. This was one of my first higher end concealers and I used it for years – I even used when it was only available in one shade. I do like using #1 because it has a pink tone to it. On days where I’m running somewhere quickly and not putting on makeup, I’ll throw this on and it’s so brightening. It’s similar to the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind that I also love, but I find it to be more liquid like. I can even use it under a concealer.

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Sunday Riley Good Genes. Since my skin was super weird this month (I’m blaming crazy weather changes and my laziness on using makeup wipes only a few times – ugh!), I started using the Good Genes every other night again. I swear this stuff is magic. It improves any texture on my skin within days. I don’t know why I ever set this aside! As long as I still moisturize after using it, my skin is good.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. I’ve heard about this for years, but I rarely have breakouts. I know that I’m lucky and I’m almost positive it’s due to having super dry skin. I had one stubborn semi-breakout this month (I hesitate to call it a breakout because if you saw it, you’d probably be like… you’re insane. which I am.) and bought this on a whim. I LOVE the idea of using a cotton swab to apply it because you can get it right on the area. As opposed to trying to put it right on the area with your fingers. This works SO fast. Only downside is that it is drying, so if you get it on non-affected skin, it makes it flake a bit.

Weleda Skin Food. OHHH my love! Skin Food is something I’ve used for ages and in the winter, I actually will sometimes use it on my entire body, mixed with another cream or oil to stretch the product because it’s so pricey. But this month, my hands have been a MESS. They are so dry, most likely from doing an asinine amount of dishes while shooting cookbook recipes. I’ve kept one exclusively in my kitchen and use it a few times a day. Savior.

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Unite Expanda Dust. Okay, so wait until I tell you what I do with this! When I got my hair done at the beginning of the month, my stylist threw the TINIEST bit of this into my hair (not at the roots!) to help it hold curl. Oh my gosh. It was life changing. My hair actually holds curl really well, except right after I wash and blow dry it. I’ve done this a few times at home and am loving how well it works on those days. The key is that you MUST only use a small amount. I actually put some in my hand (it gets sticky), rub them together, and run my hands through my hair before curling. Looooove.

Sol de Janiero Brazilian Crush Fragrance Mist. OH MY GOSH!!! When I opened my email one day and saw a sephora blast about this mist, I was so excited. I mean, how many times did I mention the bum bum cream last year? Five straight months? I think at some point I said that I even wished it was a perfume. Well – I’m so glad it’s a mist and not a perfume. This is HUGE and it smells exactly like the bum bum cream. I love it so, so much. It’s going to be permanently on rotation come warm weather.

Hourglass Long Wear Lipliner in Empress. I bought this in January and have been wearing it when I don’t do a brighter lip. I like it with some lipgloss over it (or even the Hourglass lip stylo I mentioned above) and the shade is more on the browner/purple/neutral shade, but one that works with my really cool skin tone!

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Things I’m super excited about? Those CoverFX enhancer drops in the new shades (omg), the Glam Glow makeup setting spray and I’m kind of thinking about that Becca amethyst highlighter. What are you loving right now?!

{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 general links above. thank you for being here!}