Monthly Makeup Favorites – Feb 2013

February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized by Penny


Other bloggers do this. YouTubers do this. Instagramers do this. (Including myself on occasion.)

I love seeing other peoples monthly makeup favorites. It occurred to me about a week ago that this is something I NEED to be doing on my blog. Like bigtime whoa.

You can officially expect a blog post like this at the end of every month. Unless I forget. Which I won’t.


Important notes:

1. You may see a few identical items every month, because there are certain products I use religiously.

2. You won’t see much in the way of eyeshadow and lip products, because I wear something different in both categories every single day.




First up:

Eye products.


Urban Decay Primer Potion.  Can never be without this stuff.

(mine got swiped out of my makeup drawers by my 3-year-old, and then the dog found it and gave the end a little nibble. It wasn’t punctured, so it’s still good to go.)


Marbella Permanent Eyeliner. Great for lining under my lower lashline. No smudging will happen whatsoever. (This can be difficult to find.)


The Body Builder mascara by The Balm. Long full lashes, zero smudging or clumping. Stays on as long as you need it to, with no touchups, and it melts off like butter when you take your makeup off. It’s genius.


Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner.  For lining my upper lash line. Easy to use. Great pigmentation. No smudging or fading.


Elf Mineral Eyeliner. I use this to line my upper and lower waterlines. I love this.



For years (and years) I avoided Covergirl products like they were an infectious disease. I HATED Covergirl. I viewed it as cheap, crappy makeup. However, I recently tried a few of their products, and now I’m totally and completely obsessed. The Covergirl products I have are some of my most favorite items.

This foundation has good coverage, long staying power, and it is moisturizing on my dry skin. I love the way it looks.

The concealer is the best undereye concealer in the world. The End.

The Beauty Blender. The Beauty Blender is the most wonderful makeup tool a girl could ever have. It’s expensive, but totally and completely worth every penny. Cheaper substitutes do not compare. I know this from experience.



I can not live my life without the ELF HD powder. That is all.

I have been using the Neutrogena Powder Foundation for somewhere in the vicinity of 8 years. I having been switching up powder here and there, but I always, always, come back to this.



The new Flower blush/bronzer duos. Great, long-wearing color. Adorable packaging.

I found the Neutrogena bronzer and the blush/bronzer duos on clearance at Walgreens. And I’m SOOOOO happy I did because I never would have purchased these otherwise. They are stinkin’ AMAZING and I love them. I have four different shades in the duos and I love every single one of them. I can not rave about these enough. Please…..go buy one.



The new Flower lip butters.  Again….go buy one. Or six.

Beautiful color, moisturizing, long-wearing (at least they are for me), ADORABLE packaging.

I know I said I wouldn’t talk about lip products, but this was an exception. I‘ve been using these pretty obsessively.



This is ever so slightly unrelated, but I’m totally obsessed with my homemade body scrub. I use it every single day and I can’t imagine NOT using it.



And that’s it for this month.

That was fun.

I liked this.

I’m excited.

I can’t wait to do March.


Bye now.