January Beauty Favorites

January Beauty Favorites

Happy (belated) February, friends!

I don’t know about you, but I feel like January FLEW by. I don’t mind, though, because that means there’s one less month until Spring Break!!

Over the past month, I tried some new beauty products that I thought I’d share with y’all. Two of these products are drugstore brands, and the other two are on the higher end. I know y’all aren’t here to listen to me ramble on, so I’ll just jump right into my beauty favorites for the month of January!

1. L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Retail: $6.50


If you haven’t heard about this mascara, let me be the first one to do so (and subsequently blow your mind while I’m at it.) This mascara is the drugstore dupe for the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara, and I am in love. I’m a sucker for a good ol’ bargain deal and this is truly my new staple product that I’ve been using everyday. Costing around 7 dollars at Target, this dupe is nearly 16 dollars less than the original higher-end product. Let me just tell you, this mascara makes my eyelashes look incredible and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them over the past month! This is probably my favorite product on this list and I can’t recommend it enough.


2. Mac’s “Creme in Your Coffee” Cremesheen Lipstick

Retail: $17.50

I first saw this lipstick in a video by Kristin Johns, and after seeing what the color looked like on her, I instantly wrote it down on a wishlist that I have on my phone. I mean, just look at it!


Please don’t mind my chipped nail polish! 🙊

This shade is a perfect warm color for everyday-wear and I’ve been loving the creaminess of the formula. This is my first cremesheen lipstick by Mac and I can definitely see myself buying other cremesheen lipsticks in the near future!


3. Neutrogena Shine Control Foundation

Retail: $8.69 (Target)

As someone who has skin that falls closer to the oily end of the “skin spectrum,” I’m always struggling to find a foundation that doesn’t further worsen that oiliness I deal with. I took a random solo trip to Target to get vitamins and paper plates at the beginning of January and found myself straying closer to the makeup section and further away from the sections I needed to be in (as usual.) I never really took the time to look into Neutrogena’s makeup products, but boy am I glad I did!




This foundation not only keeps my skin feeling light and refreshed, but it also contains SPF in the formula, which is always an added perk to any makeup product. This would be a perfect foundation to have in your spring break-beach trip makeup bag, as it melts right into your skin, has fairly medium coverage, and to me, I don’t even feel like I need to set this foundation with any powders. The next time I make a drugstore beauty run, I’ll definitely be checking out Neutrogena’s section for any new hidden gems.


4. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Retail: $27

Okay, Okay. I know I’m a little late to the game, but I decided to splurge and buy this product at the beginning of the month. I had been wanting this concealer for such a long time, but never felt like spending the money on it. I’m glad I did, though, because this has easily become another staple in my makeup bag.


This concealer will last you a lifetime and a little definitely goes a long ways due to it’s high coverage. Although there has been some recent drama surrounding the new Shape Tape Foundation, I still love this product and I imagine I’ll be keeping this around in my makeup routine for a while.

So, that was my short list of beauty products that I loved over the month of January! I apologize for posting this so late; life has been very busy recently. I’ve been getting highly involved in clubs on campus and trying to make time for my studies, which has caused me to put my blog on the back burner for a little bit. Hopefully, I’ll be able to work on some more posts this weekend, but if not, I’m so sorry if I’m absent for a little while. School will always come first for me!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thursday, and I’ll see you in my next post!

|| Isaiah 54:10 ||


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