Throughout the month of May I seriously broke my no-buy. I spent a little too much money on makeup that I probably didn’t need. But I received my tax return at the beginning of the month so that’s how I justified it all haha.
I tried out a lot of new products this month because of that and I included some of my favourites in this post. Some of these products I had for a while though and I just finally got around to using them!
Every week I love playing around with new makeup products. My biggest addiction is lipstick products. I have way more products than I could ever need. Recently I’ve decided that I need to try to get out of my comfort zone and wear more products on a regular basis. Keeping a weekly lip diary has been a really fun way to keep track of everything and it holds me accountable for wearing more lip products.
I haven’t posted a week in lipstick for a while because I feel like I’ve had a bit of a boring May for the most part. Most of my days are spent just working. I’ve also been using a lot of lip colours more often so I haven’t really tried to branch out and make the most of my collection.
But this past week I had a jam packed fun week so I really wanted to share it with my readers.
Ipsy is one of my all time favourite subscription services. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy long before I even had an idea of how to use a majority of the products that I received. It’s an inexpensive way to try out a bunch of different beauty products on a regular basis. Each month, subscribers receive a Glam Bag with 5 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. The service costs $10 USD, shipping is free within the US and an additional $4.95 USD to ship to Canada.
This month’s Ipsy theme is Summer Friday. Ipsy seemed to be going for a very fun pool weekend vibe. The makeup bag was inspired by the best treats for a Friday during the summer. I loved the theme and I think it’s perfect for the season.
I’m a huge believer in the constant use of primer. I never put foundation on without having some sort of primer underneath it. Since I have this huge obsession with primer I am always on the hunt for the ultimate product. I really just want a product that keeps my foundation looking fresh and lasting throughout the day. I don’t think that’s too much to ask, but trust me when I say it’s difficult to find that product.
Over the past few years I have spiraled into having quite the makeup collection. Now my all time favourite makeup products are definitely lip products (hence the name of my blog). But I would probably have to say that my next favourite area of makeup is highlighters. I don’t know what it is but I just feel that much more confident when my skin looks glowy and my cheekbones are poppin’. I decided it was time to post a list of some of my favourite highlight products. It was pretty difficult to even come up with a top 5 but I did my best to narrow down the best face highlighters that I think are worth it!