It’s already May which means it’s time for a new monthly favourites! I’ve had an exciting but busy few months with travelling and getting back into work. This month’s faves is a combination of February to April since it’s been a while since my last one!
I’m currently loving the VDL + Pantone Lip Cube in the shade 504 Marsala, which like the shade name is a lovely reddish-brown wine colour. The texture is really creamy, soft and moisturising and has a satin finish. I found that even without using lip balm before applying it went on smoothly and evenly, and did not accentuate any dry patches at all! The Lip Cube is very pigmented so you only need to apply one layer to get the shade. I love that the packaging itself looks simple and sleek. The lipstick is shaped into a small triangle to allow easy and precise application on the cupids bow.
Yes, it’s another VDL + Pantone collaboration product on my favourites list (what can I say, I’m a sucker for packaging!). The eyeshadow palettes some in a pretty nude pink case with a large mirror that is more than big enough to use for applying your makeup, so it’s perfect for when you’re travelling. I love the cute and fun little details of the Pantone numbers being listed below each shade. The brush that comes with the palette isn’t particularly good at applying/blending and I found it to just flick the powder around, making a mess with lots of fallout under my eyes. Though that isn’t much of an issue for me as I like to use my fingers to apply and blend out eyeshadows anyways. Other than the nice Pantone collaboration packaging, I did really love the shades on this palette too. On my recent trip overseas I brought this palette along with me as it had a great selection of 12 beautiful everyday shades ranging from nude pinks to browns, and included matte, shimmer and glitter eyeshadows. The eyeshadows were easy to blend and not the most pigmented but this is easily solved by applying a good eyeshadow primer before application or layering up til you reach the desired shade.
Travelling means long days which is why I’ve been loving this Banila Co Primer. I’ve been using this to prime my face before applying my makeup and found it to really help my makeup last longer especially during my time in Singapore where the humid weather really makes it difficult for any makeup to survive very long! The primer also helps to fill in my pores, has a nice matte finish and leaves skin feeling really soft and silky. The texture reminds me a bit of Benefits Porefessional Pore Primer.