June Favorites (beauty edition)
① Anthelios 45 Ultra-light Sunscreen Fluid | When I was in my tween stage, my skin was so terribly dry and flaky - to apply a liquid, matte-finish sunscreen on my face would be a disaster. Nowadays, my skin gets quite oily (especially in the heat) and this product is perfect for my face. Made by La Roche-Posay, this sunscreen applies on as a liquid with a viscosity of a watery oil and dries matte. I apply this immediately after cleansing and drying off my face and my skin gratefully drinks it up. I double it up as a moisturizer and it works wonderfully to lock in moisture and protect my skin with its SPF 45 UVA and UVB filters. It does have a slight smell and applies on white, but both aren't too much of a problem since it does dry clear.
② Vaseline Lip Therapy Advanced Healing | I don't think I've enjoyed and appreciated a lip balm as much as I have this one. Sure, it's just basic petroleum jelly but it's fantastic in this type of packaging. I've always used Vaseline out of the large tubs, religiously applying it every night. Thinking that to be too much of hassle for me, my mom decided to buy me this balm for easier application. It's convenient, portable, and, well, simple! Thanks, mom.
③ Wet 'n Wild Fergie "Take On the Day" Eye Shadow Primer | I've searched long and far for a drugstore primer that will live up to its name and successfully prevent creasing on my oily lids (which other primers fail to do). After much makeupalley research, I decided to settle on this inexpensive find. It definitely primes my lids well and greatly decreases eye shadow creasing in my monolids. I do find the occasional creasing resting beneath the fold of my eyelid, but it usually occurs with a combination of a cream shadow or a 12+ hours day. Especially near the end of the year, I attended many events that had me donning a made-up face. This primer has does its job well enough for my thumbs-up!
④ E.L.F Studio Eyebrow Kit in "Dark" | Brows really are the frame to your face. Only recently did I understand why so many people place emphasis on this facial feature. Now, I almost can't go out without drawing on my brows. This is my first official "eyebrow kit" and it works rather well (at least better than using an eye shadow... haha). I use the darkest option (it's brown based for all the palette options) and appreciate how it comes with a two-sided brush and mirror for application. The E.L.F Studio Line packaging is also sturdy and sophisticated-looking.
⑤ Eye Glasses | Remember the last time I got new glasses? Well, that pair broke on me last Christmas, and I had to revert back to the ones I started with 3 years ago. It's time for a change and these spectacles are a little more "grown-up" and better built. Its frames are made from a brown-tinted metal and sport a slight brow line glasses look. I was actually looking for tortoise shell, browline glasses but Costco doesn't offer ones that I was looking for. Nevertheless, it's nice to have new eyesight!
What are your June Favorites?