For May, nothing is more exciting than knowing that Summer is finally here. It has started to get really warm last week where I live and it felt so good! There was no Spring at all. The weather just went from windy 40°F to 96°F in just a few days. Crazy! Makeup-wise, I didn't buy much at all this month, only the Just Peachy Velvet Matte eyeshadow palette from Too Faced and a few other skincare staples. Obviously, I've become more picky about what I buy now. :)
Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C
I'm a believer in this face cleanser from Clinique! It's basically a Vitamin C-infused powder cleanser where the active ingredient is activated upon wetting with water. It lathers so well and really does a great job at purifying and refining the texture of my skin. After a week of use, my complexion appeared brighter and my skin felt so much softer. With continued use, I noticed that it helped lessen the appearance of hyperpigmentation spots on my cheeks and jawline, too. It has the full power of high-potency Vitamin C but is gentle enough to use every day without causing skin irritation. I'm on my box #3 now and will definitely continue to repurchase! :)
Lifeford Paris Hi-Precise Eye Pen
I purchased these Lifeford eyeliner pens just before I left Thailand. They worked so well that I went back to the store the next day to grab a couple more as a back-up! Shown here are the black and brown colors. It has a brush-type tip that is so precise and glides along the eyelid without tugging. The formula is opaque and rich in color. It stays on all day through humidity, heat, and sweat. No fading or smudging! To me, it rivals the performance of other high-end eyeliner pens but with a much lesser price tag. If you can get your hands on one, I definitely recommend it!
Benefit Gogotint Cheek & Lip Stain
I collect Benefit makeup. There, I said it. ;D I probably have about 90% of their products in my collection. Newest addition is this liquid stain called Gogotint which is a bright cherry red that you can use on the lips and cheeks. It stains immediately and leaves a really bright tint so start small and build as needed. It isn't as foolproof as the Chachatint and can transfer a little but once stained, it stays pretty much unbudged! I absolutely love the color. It instantly brightens and adds a youthful look to my face every time I put it on. Another great product from Benefit that I absolutely recommend!
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight
This product is a classic, a cult favorite, and one that I reach for very often. It's so easy to use and nearly impossible to overdo because the colors are on the subtle side (best for NC35 and lower). The formula blends superbly and becomes one with your skin so you'll never look cakey wearing it. The highlighting powder has the perfect amount of shimmer that catches the light in the most beautiful way and you have to see it to believe it. The bronzing/sculpting powder is buttery smooth and free of the orange tinge so that's always good. The palette itself is so light and very portable; perfect for on the go. If you are looking to splurge on a good highlighter/bronzer combo, look no further as this one won't disappoint! :)
Supergoop! Forever Young Body Butter with Sea Buckthorn SPF 40 PA+++
It seems that Supergoop! can do no wrong when it comes to sunscreen! This one is a body lotion with chemical filters (Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 7.5%, Octinoxate 7.5%, and Octisalate 5%) so it sinks into the skin nicely without leaving a white cast. It has broad spectrum protection to safeguard your skin from both UVA and UVB. The lotion (the brand calls it “butter” but it feels like a lotion to me) applies smoothly and keeps my skin perfectly moisturized throughout the day. There is a very nice, fruity scent that is not overpowering. Overall, a very nice body lotion with sun protection worthy of investment!
Well, that's all for this month. I hope you enjoyed my picks! Let me know your thoughts in the comments if you have tried any of these products!
Lifeford Paris Hi-Precise Eye Pen:
US$12.99 at Amazon
Lifeford Paris Hi-Precise Eye Pen:
฿240 at Big C
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight:
Supergoop! Forever Young Body Butter with Sea Buckthorn SPF 40 PA+++:
Maybe available at Sephora Thailand