We’re already more than a week into May, and it’s only now that I remembered to do my Best Makeup Products to Buy monthly round-up post.
I’ve been forgetting some stuff I needed to do even though I have them all listed in Evernote. I know it’s not because I’m turning 40 next month. To be honest, I don’t really feel that old. My friends all tell me I don’t look my age. I certainly hope that it’s true, because they’re my friends after all. 😀
I had realized that 40 is not really a scary age at all. I used to be afraid of this number, but it’s just that… a number! I could stress about aging, but it would only make me look older. So aside from using anti-aging products, I also don’t think much about it. Besides, they say that “Life begins at 40“!
Anyways, aside from my 40th birthday coming up soon, I also have another major life event next month. My husband and I are getting married in the Philippines. We first got married in the US more than a decade ago, and it’s only now that we’re finally tying the knot in our country.
So you see why this June bride (and birthday girl) had been out of sorts lately. I’ve been, and still am, very busy preparing for these events. I want everything to go smoothly, even though it’s just a small wedding. I didn’t want a grand celebration, especially because this is already our second wedding. Besides, what’s important is the eternal love within the marriage, right? Some might say that there is no “Forever“, but there is an Eternity. Calvin Klein Eternity! Lol!
BEST MAKEUP PRODUCTS TO BUY
Getting back to the topic of this post, this is a list of makeup items I’ve bought in the past month which are some of the best products out in the market today.
LANEIGE TWO TONE LIP BAR
First on the list is Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar. This new line of lipstick from the Korean brand, Laneige, helps you create your custom two tone lip color mix easily. Each lipstick has 2 colors which are perfect for gradation or ombre lips.
You can achieve natural gradation with its diagonal cut design. This design, when applied correctly, blurs the color boundaries between the two shades. It also has a moisturizing formula, which is a really big plus.
My favorite shades are Daring Darling and Red Blossom. If you want to read more about the Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar shades I’ve reviewed, click the following links:
Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Daring Darling
Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Red Blossom
Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar in Dolly Grape
MAKE UP FOR EVER LIQUID LIFT FOUNDATION
Next on the list is my current Holy Grail foundation for evening makeup. Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation gives a dewy finish which I’m really loving lately.
This foundation doesn’t contain any SPF, so it doesn’t create a white cast in photos. But because of its lack of sun protection, I only use this for nights out.
MUFE Liquid Lift is ideal for dry, combination, and mature skin. It promises to have a “lifting effect” which should smoothen wrinkles out and tone down signs of tiredness. However, I don’t really notice any lifting effect.
What I love most about it is its dewy finish. Applying a setting powder on top of it removes some of the luminosity, though. So, if I want a really dewy look, I don’t use a powder with it. Another thing to love about this foundation is its longevity. It lasts around 7 to 8 hours on my combination oily/dry skin.
For the full review, click the link:
Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation
Who doesn’t love a MAC lipstick, right? It’s what made MAC famous in the first place, so it’s just right that they produce more wonderful lipstick shades. But the lipsticks I’ve purchased in the past month are mostly permanent shades which have been released years ago.
Well, I did purchase a newly released Limited Edition lipstick and lipglass, MAC Viva Glam Miley. I think I should also mention it here if I don’t want Miley Cyrus throwing a wrecking ball at me, lol!
Seriously, though, it’s really nice. However, it’s not one of my favorite MAC lipsticks which I’ve bought last month. You know why? It’s because of these 4 bestselling MAC lipsticks: Ruby Woo, Russian Red, Impassioned and Ravishing.
I won’t delve into them deeper, so if you want to read the full review on each of these lipsticks please click on each of the links below:
MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass
MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
MAC Impassioned Lipstick
MAC Ravishing Lipstick
Tomorrow is Mothers Day. Have you already bought a gift for your mother or mother-in-law (or even for yourself)? If they love makeup, too, then these are some makeup items that might interest them (and probably you, too!). Especially the MUFE Liquid Lift foundation! It’s the perfect gift for all makeup-loving mothers out there.
MAC lipsticks are also a great gift idea for moms. For the young-at-heart mothers like myself, Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar and Etude House Dear My Wish Lips Talk RD301 are best.
Happy Mothers Day and have a great weekend everyone! With this list of the Best Makeup Products to Buy, I hope you’ll have an idea on what to buy for tomorrow’s celebration.
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“