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Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray / NARS Foundation / Laura Mercier Primer / Smashbox Cream Eyeshadow (in Riches)

I’m so excited to start my monthly favourites again this year! I can’t believe we’re already at the end of January. This month has flown by, but I remembered to keep track of the products I’ve been loving this past month. Some of these I’ve had for a while and have fallen back in love with them and some are new to my makeup routine! I love trying new products and seeing what works and what doesn’t work. Leave a comment below to let me know your favourites from this past month or any suggestions of products I should try!

Jan. Favourites1

Setting Spray: I started using this in the summer and rediscovered it again this past month. I love that it not only makes your makeup last longer but leaves your skin with a great glow after spraying it on your face. I’ve also started spraying it on my foundation brush before apply my foundation and find that it really helps it go on better.

NARS Foundation: Over the past month or so, I was really wanting to find a more dewy foundation. Since we are in the middle of winter, my skin is a little lack lustre to say the least. So I figured a luminous foundation (and some highlighter) might help my skin and overall complexion. I decided on the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation after hearing many great things about it. So far I’ve been loving it and the glow it gives my skin after I’ve applied it is amazing. I will say that I’ve noticed it applies a lot nicer after I’ve exfoliated as it can cling to dry spots.

Laura Mercier Primer: I got this primer as a sample from Sephora months ago and honestly never gave it much thought. A few weeks ago it caught my eye since I’m all about that glowy/dewy look right now (or trying to create it). The results have been great. My foundation lasts longer and stays in place and you can notice a slight glow after putting on your foundation. I’ve tried a few luminous primers and this one is definitely at the top of my list.

Smashbox Cream Eyeshadow: I purchased this cream eyeshadow right before New Years Eve after seeing a few girls wear similar ones. I never gave cream eyeshadow much thought and even strayed away from it a bit. But after trying this one and playing around with it, I can say that I really love it. I apply it all over my eyelid and then add some darker powder shadow to my crease. It cuts my eye makeup time in half and is such a quick and easy way to finish off your eyes. I also bought a Maybelline cream eyeshadow and it’s very similar to the Smashbox one and about half the price!