Skip to main content

Faves In Five | February 2016

I watch a lot of monthly favourites videos on YouTube because it's usually - gotta say usually since some folks are paid to mention/show things in those videos - a good way to discover products that actually work. I hope these posts will do the same thing for you.

Wayne Goss Brush 19

The softest brush that has ever graced my eyelid as I mentioned here.

Wayne Goss Brush 19 www.modenmakeup.com
Brush 19 is sold separately or as a part of The Eye Set

Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick 'Pink Chocolate'

I already knew that I loved the formula and this shade is my kinda nude.

Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick 'Pink Chocolate' swatch www.modenmakeup.com
Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lipstick 'Pink Chocolate' www.modenmakeup.com

thisworks sleep plus pillow spray

I got one of these for The Wife recently and she gave it high marks so I had to go back to Pure Source and get one for myself.

thisworks sleep plus pillow spray www.modenmakeup.com
[Click photo to shop]

Benjabelle Sunflower Brush Tree and Brush Tree Spinner

This is something I wish I had made. Makeup brush drying made a whole lot easier.

Benjabelle Sunflower Brush Tree and Brush Tree Spinner www.modenmakeup.com

Perfume samples

I really appreciate the ability to try new scents without the full on purchasing commitment. Especially since social media might hype up a scent that's totally not for you. The best of this lot was the one from Tory Burch.

Perfume samples www.modenmakeup.com

What's been on your 'Loves List' recently? Let us know in the comments.

Popular posts from this blog

Sunday Riley Good Genes versus Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

If you're an avid YouTube watcher you've probably heard about these products. Both brands blew up on the skincare seen in short order as expensive, but effective. If you're like me you quickly began to wonder: which is better? Short answer: it depends.


Long answer...

I've mentioned Good Genes a few times before on the blog. This 'all-in-one lactic acid treatment' is raved about by the likes of Stephanie Nicole and Caroline Hirons.

From the box: "Deeply exfoliates the dull surface of the skin for clarity, radiance, and younger-looking skin. Visibly brightens the appearance of age spots and discolorations. Instantly plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes*

*Clinically tested and proven to significantly improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 minutes. Results obtained via profilometry analysis.

With Key Ingredients:

Purified Lactic Acid: One of the most hydrating Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), Lactic Acid exfoliates the surface layers of t…

It's A Dupe!

Long time no dupe.

Corny? I know. I try.

Faithful readers would have seen me rave about the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, a.k.a Face Cement, numerous times. Well, we have a dupe: The Make Up For Ever (MUFE) Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer. I knew it instantly. So instantly that I've used the MUFE twice and decided that it's ridiculous to keep both since they are the same.

You can read all about the Becca primer in the link above so I'm just going to talk about the MUFE version here.

swatches straight from the tubes swatches blended out
Can you tell which is which? No? Well, neither can I.
From the MUFE site -  "Details: STEP1 Skin Equalizer triples the power of your foundation: easier application, optimized makeup result, improved wear. STEP1 is the range of skin equalizers developed to refine, smooth and even out. Our exclusive Equalizer Complex delivers 3 key actions:

- APPLICATION : makeup goes on seamlessly
- RESULT : optimized color & finis…