March 2012 Beauty Favorites!5:55 PM
I'm so glad it's almost April! This month has marked a clear change from Winter to Spring and some of my favorites have followed accordingly. For one, my skin has gone a little crazy (for reasons I talked more about in the video) but I've also transitioned some of my favorites into brighter, Spring-appropriate shades.
In the video I also talked a bit about my personalized Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette which I received on my trip to Urban Decay's Headquarters. I swatched each shade for you for those who wanted to see each color life-action style. What can I say, I only bring exciting things for you here at From Head To Toe. Haha.
Check out the video and products mentioned below!
Silicone Pore Cleansing Pad
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Maybelline Mineral Power Concealer in Cream (new Lumi Touch Concealer)
NYX HD Eyeshadow Base (NYX potted eyeshadow base)
Elisha Coy Mineral Touch Velvet Blusher in 02 Sweet Orange
Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in James and Colin
Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette (Virgin, Buck, Busted, X, Psychadelic Sister, and Loaded)
Revlon Whimsical Nailpolish
Shirt is from Forever 21 last year (similar plain/PINK)
Tank top is from J. Crew (similar/similar)
Nail polish is Revlon Whimsical
So some products I wanted to highlight from this month's video are (no surprise here) the Urban Decay eyeshadows that I chose to put in my palette.
Here I am giving my best "fighting" fist which contains all of my excitement. Yes.
The individual shadows come in this subway token-inspired pot.
The back shows the name of the shadow in the same color as the shadow itself, so it's easy to know which color it is. You can see the round seam of where you can push out the middle part to depot.
The shadow popped out!
And here are swatches of all the colors in my palette:
Loaded / Psychadelic Sister / X
Busted / Buck / Virgin
Also, just because it's funny, I wanted to add my favorite Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipglosses in shades Colin and James. Colin (the firefighter on the left) is actually the boyfriend of famous fashion blogger Rumi of Fashion Toast!
Fun Fact: The names of the Pocket Rockets are actually the real names of the models featured on each cap. Another Fun Fact: If you tilt the holographic image, you get to see each guy in their undies. Teehee! ;)
Here are my swatches of the two shades. Colin is a nice tomato orange-red (which I have a sheer layer on in the video) while James is a gorgeous iridescent pink. The nice shimmer flash doesn't really show up on the lips but it does give a lovely pink flush which is perfect for everyday looks.
These can both be applied sheerly or thicker for more opacity but they aren't completely opaque. The formula is also super sticky which makes it generally longer-lasting but also hair-sticking if you are turned off by that. The biggest love it or hate it deal breaker is the smell. They straight up smell like cereal so if you don't mind that then definitely try it out! The scent thankfully doesn't last after application but it's something to note since it's so polarizing.
I'll definitely do a bigger post on all of the Pocket Rocket lipglosses that I own with lip swatches if you'd be interested. Let me know in the comments if that's something you'd like to see. :)
Anyway I hope you guys enjoyed this month's favorites! If you like my glowy face makeup here, I recorded a How to Apply Blush video which includes contoured blush and highlighting. I will try to edit and post that very soon for you guys so be sure to check back in!