January 2013 Beauty Favourites

I used to write about my monthly favourites back in 2009, I think, but somehow stopped doing that. So I thought why not giving it another go in 2013?

So here is the list of my January 2013 Favourites and this time I’ve chosen only makeup, not to make a huge list. But next time I will probably add some of my beauty favourites, too. What do you think?

So here we go…

Lips

If I could choose only one favourite product of January – that would be Clarins Gloss Prodige in 09 Water Lily which is now my favourite lip gloss!  It is  hydrating, smoothing and looks  beautiful on the lips. And it smells delicious, too.

Face

Another product from Clarins would be their Beauty Flash Balm which is a must have for me in winter months, it makes my face look polished and brings back the glow. I also like how the foundation applies afterwards.

Speaking of foundation –  my top pick would be Rouge Bunny Rouge Tinted Moisturizer Sketches on Water. If you have dry skin, I would totally recommend, it blends into the skin and

shu uemura Blossom Dream Makeup Collection for Spring 2013

This Spring shu uemura offer a beautiful colourful collection called Blossom Dream with blue, green, coral and yellow eye shadows and matching eye lashes. There are also nine new lip products and five blushes.

Eyes

Unmask Palettes ( £50/$65) in Green, Pink and Blue

Drawing Pencil (£16/$21) in  Gold and White

Rainbow Feather L False Eyelashes, £34/$30

Rainbow Feather S False Eyelashes, £24/$25

Lips

Rouge Unlimited Blossom Dream (LE, £19/$30) Dark Beige and Bright Orange

Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Blossom Dream (LE, £19/$30) Bright Pink and

Eye Lash Makeup Routine: From Curlers to Top Coat

I’m not gonna lie, I am super jealous when I see girls with long, thick lashes…Unfortunately, it is not the case with mine. It could be worse, so I should not complain really.

But there are certain things I can do about it. I have never tried lash extensions for some reason and wearing false lashes every day is not an option, for me at least.

So here are the products that I use to get a make my lashes look decent:

First of all, I curl my lashes with shu uemura lash curlers, they open up the eyes and the curl lasts all day long. It is a great investment.

Then I use a lash primer, currently it’s Urban Decay’s Eyelash Primer Potion, it adds some length and volume without making the lashes look clumpy.

Next step is mascara – black Diorshow New Look or

Top Three Most Luxurious Beauty Gifts

Here is the list of top three super expensive  luxurious beauty gifts for this holiday season.  I don’t think I could ever buy any of those, so this is purely for “entertainment”, at least for me.

Shu Uemura Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Ruby Eyelashes , £900

Yes, they have real rubies on them…

There is also a Tom Ford Vanity Case, £1,000.00. Looks properly luxurious but not sure that

shu uemura Chocolat Donna Makeup Collection for AW 2012

The AW 2012 makeup collection by shu uemura is inspired by chocolate and is called Chocolat Donna.

This collection includes:

Eye Shadow Palettes – £50

Six pre-set eye shadows in a chocolate inspired palette. You can also customize it.

Orange & Pistachio Palette 

A hint of spicy orange glitter; nutty pistachio, hazelnut and crystallized ginger peel-with gold accents- in pearl. Blend with rich shades of matte milk chocolate with golden accents or define the eyeline with cacao.

Mint & Vanilla Palette 

A fresh spice and savory herb selection that includes glittery golden vanilla and mint, and powdery matte vanilla shades; complimented with pearl mocha with gold accents and rich cacao for defining the eyeline.

 Raspberry & Mocha Palette 

This fruit infused set includes glittery mocha; raspberry, creme mocha and gold accented mocha in pearl; blend or layer with matte milk chocolate with subtle gold accent or rich cacao to define your eye.

 Glow On – £16

 Framboisier, a touch of this luscious berry shade will delight the senses.

 Apricot, dip into this sun kissed shade to