March 2013 Beauty Favorites

It’s April Fool’s Day today, but I ain’t foolin’ you with my beauty favorites. This month I’ve got a few unconventional items on my beauty favorites list that I have been loving lately! No joke.

vaseline, rimmel stay matte, monistat anti-chafing, naked flushed, ysl rouge volupte shine
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This is something I never thought I would ever add to a beauty favorites list. I don’t know how I stumbled on reading about Vaseline, but I’m glad I did. I have been using this on my lips, as eye cream at night, and even on my face at night! I am acne prone and I haven’t broken out whatsoever. Apparently this stuff is unable to clog pores because the molecular composition of this stuff is too big to clog pores. The FDA has also labeled  petroleum jelly as “non-comedogenic” (meaning it will not clog pores). If you’re scared to use it, try it on just your eyes first and then patch test it. I use Retin-A (it’s a prescription) so this definitely helps with the dry skin associated with it.
I have been loving this setting powder lately! And the best part is it’s under $5! It really does help me stay matte. The only down side is I’ve noticed that it does sort of whiten up my face a bit (I use the translucent one), so I will have to use it before my contour, blush, and highlight.
Have you heard that this stuff is almost an exact dupe for Smashbox Primer? I actually think I like this better than Smashbox, because that one tends to make me a bit oily. I am not a huge fan of silicone-based primers, but for some reason, I just love this! My friend Tara wrote a pretty awesome review of it here if you want more details!
If you have read my blog recently, you know how much I love this palette. It is darn near perfect and I have been seriously using it almost every day. Read my more in depth review of this palette here. You can even watch my tutorial of me using it!
This lipstick has been on my beauty wish list for a while and I finally purchased it! I am so in love with it. I am so glad that I went with the ‘shine’ version and a bright pink color. I find it to be universally flattering. The packaging is so darn beautiful and probably the best lipstick I’ve ever owned. I want to slowly purchase more colors. The hefty price tag is a little of a turnoff, but it is YSL and it is a lovely splurge item.
What have you been loving lately? Leave me a comment so I can add it to my ever-growing wish list!
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    April 1, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I love the Monistat gel as a face primer! I’ll have to find that Rimmel matte powder, those powders are a must for me! I never would have thought to use Vaseline on my face, interesting!

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    Life With Lauren
    April 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

    The YSL shade is so pretty! I really want to get teh Urban Decay!!

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    April 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I love that I got to use some of these products while at Blissdom! 🙂

    Once I finish my primers, I’m definitely getting the monistat chafe cream. It worked awesomely!

    YSL lip color is universally flattering, you’re right. I think it’s the perfect pink for everyone!

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    April 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    There’s a Naked Blush Palette. How did I not know this??

    Memoirs & Mochas

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    Kristen @ KV Confessions
    April 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Kind of cool how the Vaseline and Monistat can work beyond their description! I love a good beauty trick 🙂

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    April 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    who would have thought that rubbing a monistat product all over your face would change your life!?

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    April 2, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I use the rimmel powder as well. I actually prefer it to my mac mineralized skin finish!

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    April 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I definitely want to try the anti-chafing gel as a primer – I have heard nothing but great things 🙂

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    April 3, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    OMG this is so funny because last night I randomly used vaseline to take my eye makeup off (the primer makes it hard to take off when I use it) and it was so easy! I had forgotten about that trick. And I was thinking about blogging it and then I saw this. Love it!! One step ahead of me 😉

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