January 2017 Beauty Favourites

It’s like only yesterday I was writing about my favourite makeup products of 2016, and today I am already sharing about the favourites of the first month of 2017. Where did time go?

And it feels like I am talking about the same things over, and over again but I do love those products. However, I did discover some new gems this month.

Beauty 

REN  Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil (from Cult Beauty, Feel UniqueLook Fantastic and  SEPHORA).

This is definitely my favourite oil of the moment, it works even for my extremely dry skin type, saves it from being flaky and itchy, and smells amazing.  Finally, a product I love as much, as my other REN Holy Grail.

J. R. Watkins Shea Butter Hand Cream (from Amazon)

My fried got this one in America, and she told me how this is a very rich and nourishing cream, and it is. While some people find such textures to be too much for their taste, I am a big fan, the cream leaves the  skin ridiculously soft and smooth. And smells of honey and coconuts.

Carmex Moisture Lip Balm (from Amazon)

Another present, this time from my lovely Farrah. This product does not need an introduction, it is a cult favourite for a reason. I personally love the

Are Lip Scrubs The New Black?

I like observing those micro-trends in beauty, they are quite fascinating.  Do you remember that craze about the lip oils a while ago (I have a Clarins one)? It seems like now scrubs are the new “It” thing lips-cosmetics-wise.

While Lush and  Sara Happ  lip scrubs have been around for years, a lot of brands are releasing their option. And while some people say that mixing olive, or any oil of your choice, with sugar will give you the same effect, lip scrubs are popular as ever.

They come in a convenient stick formula; from such brands as Dior, Sephora, Tarte and Ciate, among others.

Or you can

Tom Ford Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

Tom Ford’s makeup collection for Spring 2017 is a well edited small release of only two kinds of products in different colour variations. Let’s take a look.

So, Mr. Ford offers Shade and Illuminate Cheeks ($80) in Scintillate and Sublimate

And also

YSL Street and I Makeup Collection for Spring 2017

YSL Street and I Makeup collection for Spring 2017 was inspired by the urban art and is all about the white, orange and grey shades. There are also cool new blush/lipstick cute little duos.

Here is a video preview of the look:

Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick ($34) are the cool new products in the line. These were inspired by the  Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lip and Cheek, these colours can be used separately or blended together. They have a smooth and matte finish and can be used both on cheeks and lips.

The shades are:

  • N°1 from Marrakech to Paris – the brightest coral, the most intense fuchsia.
  • N°3 from Cute to Devilish – a gentle coral, a warm, rich orange.
  • N°4 from Me to You – a pretty pale rose teams up with a blush pink.
  • N°5 from Darling to Hottie – burst into neon pink or drift into raspberry red.
  • N°6 from Prude to Nude – a rosy nude melts into a mocha nude.
  • N°7 from Mild to Spicy – a cherry red segues into a plum-brown.

Couture Eye Palette Collector,  $60

“KEEP AN EYE ON ME,” compact includes the following shades: a shimmering pale pink to bring light under the brow; a hard city grey for lining or creating a smoky eye; a flash of orange, a duo of pinks to brighten up the evening cityscape.

Face Palette Collector, $47

“I HAVE A BLUSH ON YOU” compact,  and an

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Surprise Eye Shadows

I have posted about the newest Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadow offering two months ago on my Instagram, and am finally getting around writing more details.
So, what is the deal about it?
A limited edition Surprise Eye Shadow Palette ‘Phanes’ for only €50 (value more than €100) or receive it as a gift with orders* of €150 or more.
By the way, Rouge Bunny Rouge kindly offered my readers the 20% discount, and not only for this palette. The code is RBR-MAKEUP4ALL20. The code is valid until the end of March.
And, since I have already posted so many detailed reviews of the Rouge Bunny Rouge eye shadows (which you can read by clicking the link), this feature is more of a preview.
So what eye shadows are you actually getting? As it turned out, I already had 3 out of 5, so I have included the links, too.
 
ALABASTER STARLING, metallic silvery-white, with a hint of pinky beige – Excellent highlighting eye shadow
DELICATE HUMMINGBIRD, cool, dusky sugar-frosted plum, iridescent with pink shimmer (review and swatches)
TRUMPETER KOEL, dark lead-grey with lilac-blue iridescence (review and swatches)
UMBER FIREFINCH,  iridescent dark umber chocolate (review and swatches)
UNFORGETTABLE ORIOLE,  delicate, metallic white gold – perfect as a highlighting eye shadow or full-on dazzle effect for the evening.
They come in a LE five pan palette, which is like this one, only without red, it is all white.
So, if you are thinking of placing an order to qualify for this gift, here are my reviews of the brand’s products.
My personal top 5 favourites have to be: