2019 Makeup Favorites

These were the products that I consistently reached for when I was getting ready this year:

By Terry hyaluronic hydra-primer – blurs imperfections and hydrates the skin

BareMinerals complexion rescue hydrating foundation stick – like colored water. this is just so hydrating

First Aid Beauty bendy avocado concealer – this is my second tube. that’s how much I like this

Glossier stretch concealer – this is what I always use when I don’t want to put foundation on and just want some really light coverage

Onomie radical setting mist – I like spraying this on my brush before applying foundation. This just makes everything look better

Trestique highlight and perfect multipurpose stick – the subtle glow it gives is my favorite. It’s also so easy to blend.

Kosas color and light creme: velvet melon – I’ve always been an 8th muse girl but this year was the year of velvet melon for me. The peach tone of this one makes my face look healthy and fun. Like I just spent the weekend by the beach.

Innisfree petal blusher – easy to use, natural-looking, and gives a subtle-looking, pinch-on-the-cheek like blush

Kosas 10-second eyeshadow – I love all the colors but supreme just really takes the throne. It’s metallic, high-impact, yet so easy to apply and blend

Ilia Beauty the necessary eyeshadow palette, cool nude – this is my everyday palette. it doesn’t contain the usual neutrals which I really like but it still works in any setting.

Em Cosmetics fine liner brow pencil-thin, sturdy, and pigmented. Everything I need in a brow pencil

Lilah B glisten and glow skin illuminator – the shade b. captivating just gives my skin a healthy glow. I also like using this on my lids for a creamy-looking shimmer

Benefit Cosmetics they’re real mascara – forever and always

Pat McGrath Labs matte trance, flesh 3 – the most pigmented and longest wearing matte lipstick I’ve tried that doesn’t cake or settle between the lines. Flesh 3 is my go-to when going out

Makeup Review: Trestique Good Vibes Mascara

A mascara at one end and a curler in the other? Sign me up.

The Good Vibes Mascara from Trestique is the first ever curler/mascara product that promises to curve, lengthen and volumize the lashes. The half-curler works to provide an all-day lasting curl while the mascara defines and separates lashes without any flaking or smudging.

Honestly, I always either forget my mascara or my curler, or both if it’s a really good day, so this really came in handy.

The curler is a bit difficult to use though. It curls just fine and can easily do its magic to my lashes in one push. However, since it’s black, it’s a bit difficult to apply under normal lighting. It takes a bit of getting used to and I had nicked my skin a few times. I had. O problems with its effects, though, so I wish the curler would come in a different color.

The mascara is unlike anything I’ve tried before. I usually go for rubber wands and this one is a brush, which I usually stay away from because I suck at applying mascara. I can easily smudge it in one swipe. So, I stayed away from brush wands altogether.

This one, though, amazingly makes my lashes fluffier. Something I’ve never experienced with other mascaras. It’s a whole new world, honestly. It’s a look I never thought I would go for. I also like that my lashes hold the curl and the fluffiness the whole day. It doesn’t smudge or transfer as well. It was also easy to remove with a cleansing balm. I was glad to receive this as PR because it’s a product I never knew I needed.

The Trestique Good Vibes Mascara was provided by @trestique. Available for $25 at trestique.com

Brand Overview: Peripera

 

#peripera, the cute little sister of Clio, launched in @cvspharmacy last June and these are some of the products available.

The Milk Blur Pang Primers (I have the one in Banana Milk) moisturizes the skin with VITA COMPLEX10 (Vitamin B5, B7, B9, C, E, A, B1, B2, B3, and B4) and leaves a velvet finish. It blurs and smoothens areas with texture. It leaves a bit of a white cast so this would be best suited for fair skin tones. Because of the thick, creamy texture, this feels more like a moisturizer than a primer. What I liked most was that I thought it’s not going to work with my oily skin but it did. I still have an oily t-zone at the end of the day but it’s better than usual. I don’t look shiny at all and this didn’t make my makeup move.

The Oil Capture Pact is a powder in a cute little compact that blots the shine on your face and makes it look matte and soft. This helps mattify the skin but best suited to those who have fair skin as the powder applies a bit white.

The Ink Cara create a full eye look by lengthening the eyelashes. It has a curved brush to grab every single lash from corner to corner. The color of the mascara is exactly like its packaging. It’s auburn so I had to add a black mascara on top to tame it a bit. The curl of my lashes lasts all day whenever I use this. It clumps a bit but not spider eye levels, just enough to make the lashes defined and thick.

Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint is a long-lasting lip color that won’t leave your lips feeling heavy or sticky. I actually have this before and they are not kidding with the long-lasting part. It really lasts even after drinks. The formula was weird at first, a liquid that feels gel-like after some time. The color looks exactly the same from the applicator as well.

The Cushion Pang Lip Tint provides the lips with a glossy finish while nourishing them. This doesn’t feel sticky or heavy at all, something that for me set #kbeauty lip products apart from the others. It is not long lasting but because of the cushion applicator, it’s fun to touch-up. It applies milky but doesn’t feel creamy. It almost feels like a light balm. It looks bright pink on the cushion but appears light on my lips. The cushion makes it’s easy to apply, even in the corners.

*Available at cvs.com. These products were provided by peripera for review.