Monthly Favorites #59: November, 2015

Fall/winter fashion is such a difficult thing for me. I can’t wear wool because it causes rashes, so big chunky sweaters are completely out. I can’t wear turtlenecks and I strongly prefer 3/4 length sleeves. I go shopping every winter looking for something interesting, but I always end up  lost!


On to my favorites!


Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Many dupes of the Beauty Blender sponge have come out, but I usually prefer the original because it is softer. In this case, I found that the Real Techniques sponge is as soft and bouncy as the Beauty Blender. In fact, the flat side makes it even easier to apply and blend foundation!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge


YSL Le Teint Encre De Peau foundation

It looks like this foundation has been discontinued in the US. It feels very light on the skin but the coverage is really good!

YSL le tent encore de peau


Milani Shadow Eyez in Sand Dunes (link goes to my review)

I also mentioned this product last month, and I am still enjoying using this as an eyeshadow base. It really doesn’t crease throughout the day!

Milani Shadow Eyez


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

I have a love-hate relationship with this blush. I love how it looks on my skin, but I hate how it looks completely different in the pan versus on my skin. For example, see the mauve tone at the end of the palette? It’s called Mood Exposure, and while it looks plummy in the pan, it looks bright pink on my skin!



Using essence / lotion as a daily face mask (link goes to a previous post)

This is a very common skin care technique in Japan. I tend to skip doing it in the summer, but as the weather gets colder, I have been putting more moisturizing products on my skin.


What have you liked this past month?


xoxo, K

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