Today I thought I’d share my April go-to beauty products. Some of these you might be familiar with, some might be new to you.
My April Go-To Beauty Products
Paula’s Choice RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster (vegan)
Don’t be afraid because acid is in the name. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the best skincare ingredients to help plump the skin and fine lines. I’ve been trying this out and I like the texture. It’s a liquid gel formula that can be applied under a moisturizer or mixed into a moisturizer.
Mineral Fusion SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer (vegan)
I was finally able to buy another tube of this stuff and have been using it during the day. It moisturizes nicely as well as protects me from the sun. With the weather being hotter and more humid, I do have to blot about 15-20 minutes after application to remove excess oil from my face.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment
I started using this after I washed my hair and it really does soften, add shine and volume. I love it. I like to use it when I braid my hair, too, so that when I take the braids out it gives me waves.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask in Champagne
I put this on multiple times a day if I’m not wearing lipstick. It’s the last thing I put on before I go to bed. I put it on after breakfast. I put it on before I go to the gym.
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops in N10 (vegan)
I’ve been mixing Custom Cover Drops with other skincare products and foundations experimenting so that I can put together another video to show you more custom mixings.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral (vegan)
This has been the concealer I’ve reached for more than any other lately because it’s light texture is easy to work with under my eyes, which are still very sensitive. See swatches here.
Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Score
This peachy-pink has been perfect for my low key daily looks on my ultra pale skin. Now available at Urban Decay’s website! I think these blushes are amazing and can’t be missed! See me wearing all the blushes here.
NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
I use this to set my concealer and blur imperfections in my skin. I love it and I’ve been using it for 2 years and repurchased it as I feel it’s money well spent. See my review.
Notoriously Morbid Osteomancy (vegan)
I love my silvery white glow from this highlighter. Can’t be beat!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Granite
While I love love love Senna Cosmetics Mink, I need something cooler toned with my hair right now and Granite fits the bill.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Pencils (vegan)
When putting on lip color, I reach for OCC Colour Pencils to line my lips first because I love how they feel on my lips and they go with most everything I own. Hoochie, NSFW, & Anime are everything! I wish there was a Technopagan pencil!
Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss in Savage
When I pair Savage with Hoochie or Anime, the color looks amazing and it’s very moisturizing and comfortable on my lips. See me wearing the UD Revolution glosses here.
Too Faced Melted Metal Lipsticks (vegan)
Dream House and Debutante are the two I’ve worn the most. Dream House looks great with OCC Anime and Debutante works well with OCC Grandma or NARS Anse Soleil. See me wearing them here.
Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (vegan)
I have a huge 32 oz jar of coconut oil that I use for removing makeup from my eyes, face and lips. It gets almost everything off in one go. It also is moisturizing and non irritating on my skin.
Embryolisse Micellar Lotion
This is the other product that I like to use to remove makeup. I’ve been using this to carefully remove mascara and liner from my eyes, which are super sensitive right now. I feel like my mascara is the worst to get off, and I have to very, very gently brush downwards with a cotton pad to remove my mascara from my lashes.
I’d love to have some eyeshadows to list but I’m still being very careful with my eyes. Thankfully I can play with my lips.
Speaking of lip products, as many of you know I was a huge fan of the LASplash matte liquid lipsticks. I’d bought a ton (almost $200 worth) and then I found out that they may or may not be cruelty free, so I’m really upset because I feel I can’t currently recommend them or wear them. My emails to the company have gone unanswered. It’s really upsetting because originally they said they were cruelty free, then they said they were vegan too. Then they told people they weren’t cruelty free or vegan. Then they said that someone who didn’t know the truth said that and that they are 100% cruelty free and that the liquid lipsticks are vegan. So it’s like the Milani thing all over again. I’m just sickened that I spent so much money on them and that they can’t be bothered to answer my email.
So If you’re looking for matte liquid lipsticks, the only brands I currently recommend are Fyrinnae, Jeffree Star, Aromi and Kat Von D. Ofra’s long wearing liquid lipsticks don’t dry down matte, but they’re great too. I plan on buying a few Anastasia Beverly Hills to test out so that I can tell you whether or not I recommend them.
Finally, I’m thankfully all caught up with work outside of my blog, but I have a lot of stressful things going on in my personal life right now, so if I’m posting less frequently, that’s why. I’m hoping to have things resolved in a few weeks.
What have you worn the most this month? Let me know!