april favorites

Ahhh I’m so excited!

It’s been a few months since I did a beauty faves! Last year I really fell off the wagon of sharing my monthly favorites, because with quarantine it was the same thing every single month. I also went so many days without wearing any sort of makeup or anything, and my skin care stayed the same. But! At the end of last year I told you how my skin has been a WRECK this entire pregnancy (it’s crazy!) and while not much has changed, now that I’m in the third trimester it does seem to be getting sliiiiightly better. I feel like I’ve been able to wear makeup a bit more and have got to pick up my skincare routine again.

Also, I’m super excited for the sephora VIB spring sale! It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve been excited for MAKEUP (and not just skincare, which is mostly what I care about these days), but I’ve found some great things this year. I narrowed it down to 15 products I use all the time and absolutely love – skin, makeup, body, etc. Some are repeats you’ve heard me rave about, but some are new since the start of this year!

For a lot more of my favorites, you can check out my VIB sale post from this last October, as well as the one from last spring!

15 Products I’m Loving Right Now

Supergoop Glowscreen. I can’t handle how much I love this sunscreen for my face and neck. I use it both on non-makeup days and under light makeup. It evens out my complexion so much and the glow is incredible. Only thing is – don’t get it too close to your eyes or it will migrate into them.

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser. This has been my favorite cleanser for a few years and one I’ve repurchased probably ten times. I love how it cleanses, how it smells and the texture. It doesn’t dry out my skin at all.

Sol de Janiero Bum Bum Cream. Forever favorite! I buy one of these in spring every year for the summer – it’s now a nostalgic scent for me. It’s a bit shimmery too and I love it on legs/arms in the sunlight.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream. I started using this cream early last fall and throughout my pregnancy, this has single handedly saved my skin. This is also what I use as an eye cream. It is so expensive but you can often find it on sale – and now sephora has it! I love it and cannot imagine being without it.

Westman Atelier Peau de Peche Tinted Highlight. This may be my favorite new product of 2021. Despite the name, this isn’t so much a highlight. I look at it as a highlight + blush + almost bronzy color for my skin. It really warms up my skin, but not in a bad way because I’m very cool toned. Adore it!

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush in Poppet. This is the only blush I’ve used for the last few months. The color looks crazy but once blended it’s the perfect shade of pink. Such a good pop!

Sephora Pro Foundation Brush. This is the brush that I use for both products above. I love how it blends! It’s super soft and I find it to be a great brush for the price.

Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlighter. I really love all the highlighters from WA, but this one is probably my favorite. It’s so glowy and natural, you can put it anyway. It’s effortless and super easy to use, especially in a pinch.

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint Foundation. I still don’t like heavy foundation on my skin, and this is my current fave if I want a little more coverage. I’ve used this since last summer and love how it works and evens my skintone.

Saie Super Gel Dewy Highlighter in Starglow. Another amazing gel-like highlight! I mix this with the Ilia serum above for a really good glow.

Kosas Moisturizing Baked Bronzer. Fell in love with this bronzer last year and it’s amazing. I use the light shade. Such a good shade if you’re cool toned (won’t make you look orange) and blends so nicely.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Bloom. I always buy two or three of these during a sale. Another effortless product – perfect color, without needing to use a mirror. And super moisturizing too. Plus it has SPF!

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. This is my favorite warm weather scent and since perfumes (especially Tom Ford!) never go on sale, it’s the best time to get one. This is a light, summery fragrance with a hint of beachy coconut – but not sweet coconut. It’s fantastic.

St Tropez Bronzing Water Face Mist. When it comes to self tanning, this face mist is unbeatable. I discovered it last summer and it is SO easy to use, especially since tanning products never last on my face with my skincare. It doesn’t turn my skin orange and is so even.

Tan Luxe The Butter Illuminating Cream. I’ve repurchased this so many times – it blends incredibly and is such a nice self tanning cream to use. It is a gradual tanner and doesn’t transfer to clothes once dry. The smell isn’t terrible either.

[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!]