Am I a little late on the December favourites? I really needed to share my love for some of these products so I'm doing the post anyway! I've been so into all things sparkly lately, probably due to Christmas and it being Winter. I've also been into a matte lip because sparkly eyes, lips, and cheeks would probably be all a bit too much at one time. Anyway, here's some of my favourites!
The first has been the Too Faced Joy To The Girls palette which I got around Christmas time last year. According to the 12 month rule it needs to be thrown away now but I'm holding onto this puppy for as long as I possibly can. It's pretty much all I wore through December. More specifically, the shades 'Cheers', 'Prancer' and 'Chestnut'. A nice goldy bronzey sort of eye with a dark brown crease and a sort of brownish cream highlight (sparkliest shade EVER!). You can't buy this palette any more but Too Faced shadows in general are great. They seem to do really great super sparkly colours and also really great mattes. I also loved the Too Faced Christmas packaging last year. By 'last year' I mean 2013 Christmas, by the way. Since I just realised last year is actually 2014 now. HELP.
Still on the topic of eyes, I also found my love for Rimmel Scandaleyes again. I stopped using this for a while in favour of Too Faced and Revlon but I'm back to Rimmel again. I'd forgotten just how much thickness and volume this mascara gives and how amazing the brush is. It's super fat and super fluffy which is exactly how I like them. I have no problems with it like smudging and, to me, it's the perfect mascara. If you like a natural lash, this may not be the one for you but if you love thick lashes then this is perfect.
I also fell in love with the Soap & Glory Supercat eyeliner. I'd been using L'Oreal before but it started to get a little dry so I purchased something new for the sake of trying it out. I think that I find the L'Oreal one easier for a thinner line but the Supercat is definitely easier for winged eyeliner, in my opinion. It's a really intense black and stays on all day so another perfect product for me which I really can't fault.
To go with my sparkly eyes has been matte lips. There have been a lot of matte lip colours I've been using but I think of them all, the Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in Red Square has come out on top. It's insanely long-wearing so I find I can wear it all day and night and it still looks great even without reapplying. I love that it's a slightly more orangey red but definitely still a red because I tend to swing towards blue-toned reds so it's a really nice change for me. I've been wearing this a lot recently with plain grey / black / white outfits to add a bit of colour.
And what's a monthly favourites post without a bit of MAC? This month I've been loving a blush in the shade Well Dressed. I'm not sure if I've mentioned this in a favourites before. If I have, I apologise. It's a good one for pale skin and just gives a slight flush and a subtle shimmer so looks really natural. I've been having a lot going on with lips and eyes and sparkles lately so I've been toning down the blush. This makes a bit of a change from NARS Mata Hari which is what I'd been using a lot before.
And finally, it's Soap & Glory skincare. I've been using a lot of it in general lately but thought I'd mention The Righteous Butter as a standout favourite. I'm sure you've heard all about them before but I've just been really attracted to the smell rather than the usual fruity scents I go for.
And that's everything for December faves! I also did a yearly favourites video for 2014 so give it a watch. You will discover that I actually CAN'T COUNT at all.