January Makeup and Skincare Favorites 2022

Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury.com

I have been rotating a few foundations every month and the one I stuck to for the month of January was the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish foundation. It gave me medium to full coverage, which I love. It wore beautifully throughout the day and I didn’t have to touch up very much.

Photo Courtesy of Catrice .com

The concealer that has stolen my heart is the Catrice True Skin high coverage concealer. This one was a real hidden gem at the drugstore. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s light and full coverage, and blends like a dream. It wears for a long time, and I don’t notice any creasing. This concealer also works great with my favorite setting powder.

Photo Courtesy of Laura Mercier.com

My favorite setting powder has been the Laura Mercier loose setting powder in the new Translucent Honey. This is the greatest thing that Laura Mercier could have done with her iconic, translucent loose setting powder. This is my perfect setting powder. It’s the same cult favorite with a little hint of color.

I don’t have a new pressed powder because I am currently on a no buy/ low buy. I’ll have an update on that at the end of the quarter. I’m currently working through two MAC mineralized skin finishes and a Studio Fix powder.

Photo Courtesy of Natasha Denona.com

My favorite blush, highlight and eyeshadows are all in one palette. The Natasha Denona glam face palette. I’m currently working on finishing that palette and I will have an update on how that is going and how long it’s going to take. The Natasha Denona glam face palette is so beautiful and not just the outer packaging but the products inside are just gorgeous. Just add liner and mascara and you’re good to go. I like to just tight line for day and winged liner for night. This palette is a true staple for the simple makeup lover.

Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury.com

Finally, to finish off the complexion, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush bronzer. This bronzer is exactly as it says. It gives an airbrushed bronze to my skin like no other. If I want a subtle contour, I apply with a tight brush. If I want a bronze, I use a fluffy fanned out brush. Either way, the bronzer is gorgeous. I got the deep shade, and I am an NC50 in MAC and it is perfection.

Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury.com

I have a kit that is my skincare favorite, and I am so glad I brought this into my Routine. It is the Charlotte Tilbury Magic skin Icons. This kit is a supercharged quartet of proucts that gives you supermodel skin. After using this kit in the trial size for a month, I had to get the full sizes.

Discover the results observed in a user study for Charlotte’s Magic Cream moisturizer: Charlotte’s Magic Cream is infused with supercharged skincare ingredients!

  • 100% agree that WRINKLES appear REDUCED!
  • 100% felt their skin was instantly MOISTURISED
  • 100% agree dull skin was instantly TRANSFORMED

Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir: 

Discover the results observed in a user trial for Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

  • 93% AGREE SKIN LOOKS YOUNGER!
  • 97% agree skin feels INTENSELY HYDRATED!
  • 94% agree skin looks and feels FIRMER!

Magic Night Cream: 

RESULTS OBSERVED IN A USER STUDY:

  • 100% agree skin looks and feels SMOOTHER
  • 96% agree skin looks and feels PLUMPER

Magic Eye Rescue:

RESULTS OBSERVED IN A CLINICAL STUDY:

  • 100% agree DARK CIRCLES are significantly BRIGHTENED
  • 100% agree skin looks and feels SMOOTHER
  • 100% agree skin looks and feels FIRMER

Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir: 

Discover the clinically proven results of Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir.

  • Lip volume appears boosted by up to 70% in 28 days
  • MOISTURISES for up to 24 HOURS***
  • BOOSTS HYDRATION by up to 157% in 1 hour!***
  • Visibly REDUCES the appearance of LIP LINES by up to 20%

This kit is amazing and actually does what the clinical trial says it does. You get these awesome results from a company that really stands behind their products. A true “Supermodel” skin brand. Charlotte has magic elves working in her lab. I swear they are really putting pixie dust or something in these products to make them so amazing. You really do get what you pay for.

Well, that’s all of my makeup and skincare favorites. I’m going to give an update on my low buy in a future.

A Makeup Love Affair

I have been asked the question so many times…. With all of the makeup out there and all the brands you’ve tried why do you go back to Elf?

Simple. I like to save money especially when it’s a good quality product. Elf is a brand that has stood the test of time from regular women to seasoned pros, They’ve held their own out here in this cruel makeup world where one bad product could mean the end of your company. I’m never afraid to say that when it comes to some things I am a “Penny Pincher”. Not to downplay any high end brands. I have a lot of high end brands in my stash but none that get as much use as all of my ELF products.

I got introduced to ELF cosmetics six years ago when I started doing YouTube. I ordered a few things and fell in love. I couldn’t believe what I got for the money I spent. It was unbelievable. I maybe spent $50 and got a huge amount of products. At the time I only ordered things that I knew I would use on a daily basis like brushes, lipglosses, and some powder products. I just knew that I would regret my entire purchase. To my surprise, I reached for those products every day.

ELF cosmetics has become a very trusted brand for me. The quality of the products is amazing and so is the value. I could not be more pleased with the company, products, or customer service. I love ELF products. I must say that it started with the lip products though. Those Hypershine glosses hooked me from day one.

I was always on a quest to find a good lipgloss that didn’t make my lips too sticky and well I found them. And they were only $1. I have a ton of them in my makeup collection. Their blushes and bronzers were a hit with me too. Not all of their products work for me but I’m not disappointed. They keep expanding the lines so there are more products to get to know and love than I could ever imagine. I don’t ever regret an ELF purchase. I also have staples that I only get from the ELF line.

From their studio to the basic line to now the skincare line, ELF has become a trusted and household name to women and men all over. It’s no wonder ELF is so successful. Quality products at rock bottom prices. I hope they continue to bring us these awesome products and keep expanding their lines. I can’t wait to see what they bring to us next.

Mary Kay Timewise Miracle Set Review

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This set was a true miracle worker on my skin. I have acne and early signs of aging and this set really helped my skin. Before I started using this set I was just washing with soap and water and using lotion for a moisturizer. By the time I was 25, I noticed the wrinkles and patchy skin rearing it’s ugly self on my face. I got a sample of this and I loved it so much. I couldn’t wait to get the full size version. The independent clinical Study on this set was conducted on age-fighting and rosacea.
Here are the results:

AGE-FIGHTING BENEFITS AND CLAIMS
 As seen by a dermatologist on panelists in a  12-week clinical study: 

  • 83% had a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Up to 25% improvement in skin elasticity 
  • 100% had softer, more supple skin 
  • 46% improvement in more even skin
 
ROSACEA BENEFITS AND CLAIMS
 As seen in a 2 week study on individuals with rosacea:
  •  87% felt it soothed their skin  
  • 72% felt it provided a healthy glow 
  • 59% felt it improved the condition of visible red skin
The TimeWise® Miracle Set® is not a cure for rosacea and does not treat it but it is a skin care regimen that’s highly compatible for those who have this super sensitive skin.
 
About each product in the system:
  • The TimeWise Cleanser combines age-fighting benefits, plus three essential skin care benefits in one product to cleanse, exfoliate, and refresh – revealing younger-looking skin. Gentle cleansing beads in TimeWise® cleansers remove dead skin cells through exfoliation.  A patented complex in TimeWise® cleansers reduces fine lines and wrinkles by accelerating the skin’s natural renewal process.
  • The TimeWise Moisturizer is formulated with an exclusive dream humectant blend, plus powerful antioxidants that help guard against free radicals to help skin look and feel smooth and radiant. It hydrates for up to 10 hours while helping control excess oil.
  • Together, TimeWise Day Solution Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 and TimeWise® Night Solution deliver an exclusive Pronewal® system around the clock with crucial protection during the day and boosted renewal at night.
  • TimeWise Night Solution contains an age-fighting peptide that enhances the production of new collagen to smooth and firm the skin.
This set is also:
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Suitable for sensitive skin 
  • Clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy 
  • Oil-free 
  • Fragrance-free 
  •  Hypoallergenic 
  •  Non-comedogenic
 
Now, I don’t know about you but I do love Facts. When I can see it in black and white then I can see myself using the product in good faith knowing the benefits of it. This set is available in two formulas, combination/oily or normal/dry. I currently use the combination/oily. I can’t say enough about this system and the products it contains. It has 11 skin loving benefits, 19 patents worldwide, has the Good Housekeeping Seal, one of the most successful products ever sold by Mary Kay and clinically proven results. You can’t go wrong with this system it will help your skin and if you add the firming eye cream and Microdermabrasion like I did, you now have the ultimate miracle set which, targets all skincare issues across the board. This is an awesome regime. I have not used anything else that even come close to this and most likely never will. Contact your Mary Kay Independent beauty consultant today is you haven’t already discovered this miracle set or Click the picture to find one in your area.