February 2014 Favorites – Hourglass, Bumble and Bumble, Burberry, and By Terry (squared)

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February 2014 Favorites Where has the month gone?! I know that February is the short month, but I still can’t believe it’s time for my February 2014 Favorites. (Even though, because of the weather, it’s also felt endless!)

1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta
Unsurprising, given my glowing review, and yet surprising, as well—I was not expecting to love this so much, but it’s a must for those days I want a gorgeous rosy glow!

2. Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder
A purchase this month that went unreported, this dry shampoo/volumizer was getting such rave reviews, I had to give it a try. I’ve been stocking up on volumizers that seem to work for other people, but not for me, so I was hoping it would work— having to wear a hood and/or a hat all the time really does a number on my already fine hair.

This product sounded very much to me like the L’Anza Powder Up Texturizer I have, but with the added dry shampoo aspect. And hopefully leaving less grit/residue than the L’Anza.

And, success! It’s not perfect. I mean, I’m not looking Big Hair with it, but considering my hair looks dirty after one day from wearing winter headwear and this makes my hair presentable, I can’t complain. It smells delicious, blends in very easily (no white residue, like a lot of spray products), and my hair is a bit volumized…until my hat goes on. Sigh. (Spring, I want you now!!)

3. Burberry Pale Barley Sheer Eyeshadow
It’s gorgeous, it’s neutral, it’s versatile, it looks amazing with plum and wine lipsticks, it’s been on my eyelids a LOT this month.

4. By Terry Rouge Terrybly lipstick in Carnal Attraction
My new favorite lipstick formula (and it’s not even matte!), in a gorgeous plummy shade I’ve been told looks even better than MAC Rebel, and that’s enough for me. I’m getting in as much of this shade while it’s seasonal as I can!

5. By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow in Ombre Mercure
Another under-the-radar purchase, though not under the radar in my everyday looks. It very much resembles its namesake, mercury (let’s all observe a moment of silence for the now-banned thermometers. Remember how much fun they were to break open and play with the mercury? Who knew it was dangerous?!). I don’t know how pewter manages to be both silver and gold at the same time, but so does this eyeshadow.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow in Ombre Mercure I’ve read reviews of this where people mentioned it went on patchy and/or didn’t last that long. I always use an eyeshadow primer, even under “long lasting” shadows. And I applied it to my eyelid and then spread it around evenly with the MAC 242 brush that I bought specifically to use for cream/gel eyeshadows. It creases a tiny drop by the end of the work day, but nothing terrible. And the color is just stunning.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow in Ombre Mercure

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By Terry Ombre Blackstar Melting Eyeshadow in Ombre Mercure

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I’m sure you’ll be seeing several looks with this coming up!

Have you tried any of these? What were your favorite products this month?

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